No matter how old I get, there are many things I will never outgrow. Chocolate milk, coloring placemats at restaurants, watching the Little Mermaid and crafting (I am secretly still 5!). While I never turn down the opportunity to dye an Easter egg, I wanted to switch things up a bit this year.
Somehow through all our moves, the eggs that Mr. Runway Chef and I first dyed together have never broken….so of course I decide to break them instead! But only to update them in to candles. It’s a fun way to hold on to something from the past, while looking at it in a whole new
To make the easter egg candles you will need:
- Dyed eggs (I used some we had saved from the first batch of eggs we ever dyed together)
- Tea lights (use 2 per egg)
- Wick (or you can make your own)
- Tools: a double boiler, a spoon, a glass measuring cup (to help pour), foil (to cover your workspace for easy clean up), paintbrushes/pencils/wooden spoon & tape (to hold the wicks well the wax sets), and a container to set these up in
- Optional, food coloring (if you would like to color the wax) and essential oils (for scented candles)
Begin by gently breaking off the top portion of the egg.
Next, remove the wicks and metal holders from the tea lights. Set the metal holders aside, and begin melting the wax over your double boiler.
While the wax is melting, set up the eggs. Place each one in a metal holder from the tea lights. Line them up in a semi-shallow container and then lay the paintbrushes across the tops of the eggs.
Measure your wicks and cut to the appropriate length, making sure to leave enough room to allow you to tape it on to the brush. Secure the wick in place with the tape.
Once the wax has melted, if you choose to dye and scent the wax, now would be the time to do so. Otherwise, working as quickly as possible, pour the wax into the measuring cup and then into the eggs.
Let the eggs harden over night. Remove the tape and brushes, trim the wicks and enjoy!
The incredible edible egg nest…or something like that. No, not because these pack in the protein or some good health benefits (because, let’s be honest, they don’t) but mostly because they’re, well, just plain old incredible edible deliciousness.
Did anyone else ever make these when they were growing up? They are definitely a fun throwback!
Regardless of how old I get or the fact that these are super duper easy, not an Easter goes by where I don’t make these at least once….Yes, I’m that much of a kid at heart:)
This year I switched it up a bit by trying a new flavor combo and they turned out almost as good as the originals.
Edible Easter Nests
3 c. chow mein noodles
1 c. chocolate chips
Fluffer Nutter Version-
3 c. chow mein noodles
1/2 c. peanut butter
1/2 c. marshmallow fluff
To make the chocolate ones, melt the chocolate in a large bowl for one minute. Stir in the noodles and make sure everything gets well combined and coated (don’t be afraid to get your hands dirty!).
To make the fluffer nutter ones, melt the peanut butter in the microwave for 30 seconds. Add the marshmallow fluff and continue microwaving for 30 more seconds.
You can make the actual nest by shaping them in small clumps on a wax paper lined cookie sheet, or what I have found to be easier is using a greased cookie sheet. After shaping each nest, refrigerate until the chocolate has harden, at least 45 minutes. Fill with “eggs” and enjoy!
Popcorn is one of my favorite snacks.
But sometimes those little 100 calorie bags are, well, 100 calorie tasting.
Adding some additional treats (including the Easter M&M’s that were just begging to be eaten) did the trick to make this popcorn go from boring to freaking fantastic!
It probably also made it go from 100 to 400 calories….but when it’s for a holiday calories don’t count right?!
Easter Popcorn Mix
3 100-calorie bags of popcorn (or about 6 cups)
1/2 c. of peanut butter
1/2 c. peanuts
1/2 c. chow mein noodles
1 bag of white chocolate m&m’s
Pop the pop corn and set aside. In a large microwavable bowl put the peanut butter and half of the m&m’s. Microwave for 1 minute, then stir to combine (mush the m&m’s with the back of a spoon if necessary). Stir in the remaining ingredients until well combined and the peanut butter is evenly coating everything. Cool and serve.