Two Sweet Treats for Easter that are not Made of Chocolate

I propose something made and something bought. Either idea makes elegant party favors for your Easter Brunch. You can select whichever suits your lifestyle and your budget.

Home Baked Party Favors

homemade easter marshmallow peeps by twig and thistle

If you have a free afternoon, Kathleen of Twig and Thistle shows us how to make awesome Easter marshmallows. She used bright colors for her. She also teaches us how to package it. You could add a ribbon around the box with a Happy Easter tag.

She used the Wilton Easter 6 pc Mini Metal Cookie Cutter Set to fashion her marshmallows.

Handmade Bought Cookies

easter cookie box by The Jewels of New York

Then, I have a solution for the busy woman who is looking for a chic party favors. You can order online a box of 4 Easter cookies from two new darlings of mine from New York for delivery in Continental US.

You could even make 4 gifts with a box since each cookie is individually wrapped in cellophane and tied with a satin bow. I will show later more impressive food ideas from the girls behind The Jewels of New York.

Beware that the silver dragees on their Faberge egg cookies are for decorative use only and should be removed before eating. The FDA does not approve them for consumption because the silver is a metal coating. All silver dragees carry that same warning. The state of California has banned them. They are still in use because they add elegance.

These are cute solutions to limit the chocolate overdose this Easter.

+ How to make your DIY Homemade Marshmallow Peeps
+ box of 4 Easter cookies $25 USD at The Jewels of New York
+ Wilton Easter 6 pc Mini Metal Cookie Cutter Set $2.44 USD at Amazon

  • Kelly V
    March 31, 2009 at 14:28

    I have got to make these! Perfect for the new cookie cutters I just received. One question…do you think I could make these and then freeze them for a week?

  • At Home with Kim Vallee
    March 31, 2009 at 15:08

    I am not a specialist when it comes to freezing techniques.

    I only freeze the obvious thing like fresh meats, fish, Bolognese sauce, a stew or a pie. Even though you can freeze baguette (I know the trick), it spoils the taste. It is an option only if you are at the cottage and do not have any other choices. I fear it would be the same for marshmallows.

    Anyone has an answer for Kelly V?

  • Sabrina
    March 31, 2009 at 15:11

    Yes Kelly, You can freeze the cookies for a week. Both the dough or the finished product.

  • Sabrina
    March 31, 2009 at 15:20

    Oh, just realized that maybe you were talking about the marshmellows. I’m not sure if you could freeze marshmellows. But maybe try one or two and see what happens over a few days?
    Best of luck Kelly.

  • Kathleen at Twig and Thistle
    March 31, 2009 at 18:31

    Thanks for posting these Kim! These can actually be stored in an air tight container for up to 3 weeks. Hope that helps!