I love holidays and Easter definitely holds a special place in my heart. Holidays are always busy and I think I'm not alone in wanting ideas and tips for easy ways to make kid friendly Easter food.
I love all the fun traditions that give us happy memories and allow us to share time together in fun and meaningful ways.
For me, food is a great way to do that.
I set out with the intent to make a few simple and festive Easter foods that all of my kids would like. I want them to enjoy treats too, but I am always looking for ways to incorporate healthier holiday foods into our festivities.
This spread is a mix of both and all of these ideas are easily adaptable.
Kid Friendly Easter Food
Easter Chex Marshmallow Mix
I started making this fun treat when my niece was going to a nearby college and she started hanging out with my family more. She has celiacs so any desserts with gluten were out. This Chex Marshmallow Mix is gluten free and only takes a few minutes to whip up.
I use the same marshmallow base that is used for rice krispies. Then I substitute the corn chex cereal for the rice krispies. For Easter we decided to use rainbow sprinkles and pastel colored chocolate candies to make them extra special.
3 Tbs butter
1 package (10 oz) marshmallows
6 cups corn chex cereal
I usually melt the butter in the microwave for 30 second to a minute. Add the marshmallows and cook for 1 to 2 more minutes or until the marshmallows are well melted. Give the mix a stir every 30 seconds to check consistency. Pour over the chex mix and gently mix everything together. I quickly transfer the mix to parchment paper so that I can sprinkle on the chex, pastel candies or anything else I'm adding to it.
This mix is easily adaptable for ANY holiday and a definite favorite at my house.
Veggie Tray Art
The sky is really the limit with this easy kid friendly Easter food idea. All you need is a plain serving platter, a bunch of different vegetables that your kids like and a little bit of time to make some kind of a picture.
Why is it so much fun to eat vegetables shaped into a carrot? I don't know, but I am not going to complain if it inspires my kids to munch on vegetables.
We usually leave the tray out as we do lots of different activities and everyone grazes on it throughout the day. I put any dips we are using in the fridge until someone wants them.
We like to use ranch, bean dip, guacamole or sometimes eat then plain.
Easter Bunny Pancakes
I have seen lots of cute ideas where people make bunnies out of multiple pancakes and make them really fancy.
They are so cute, but in reality, I need pancakes that will come together quickly and have my children eating as fast as possible. They don't want to wait around while I assemble cute pancakes, even if it's for Easter.
So, this is my take on a kid friendly Easter food breakfast that anyone can whip up in just a few minutes.
If your kids are anything like mine, they will enjoy decorating their own bunny faces. They also requested that we make mommy and baby sized bunnies.
Because I was keeping it simple I used a whole wheat, heart healthy, pancake mix from Lehi Roller Mills. It's the only pancake mix I keep on hand.
Most of the time I make my own pancakes from scratch, but on a busy holiday I like to make it as simple as possible.
We used fresh and frozen berries and marshmallows because that is what we had on hand. There are lots of different toppings that you could use depending on what your kids like.
Bunny Straw for Drinks
Holiday or not, we like to have smoothies for breakfast each day. I made this cute little bunny out of foam paper and then made two slits so that the straw would slide easily into it.
It's such a fun and simple way to make that Easter breakfast just a little more special. If you have an older child who could help cut the slits, all the better.
I hope my kid friendly Easter food ideas will ignite your creative juices and help you find the perfect foods to feed the kids in your life for Easter or any other holiday.
Do you have any kid friendly Easter food traditions at your house? I would love to hear about them in the comments below or take a picture on Instagram and tag me @peachtreedrive