Hi friends! Now that we’ve made it past St. Patrick’s Day, I think we can focus our full attention on Easter crafts and recipes – and we have a great one for you today – Easter Basket Cupcakes! These are again straight from Grandma’s Kitchen. My mother is probably the best baker that I know, and I love that she loves to make fun treats for our family. Last week we shared her famous Honey Caramel Corn with you, and this week we’re sharing these adorable cupcakes!
She made them in just a few easy steps…
Easter Basket Cupcakes
- Chocolate cake mix and ingredients called for on the box
- Cupcake liners
- Vanilla icing
- Shredded coconut
- Green food coloring
- Jelly beans
- Chocolate Twizzlers
Simply bake the chocolate cupcakes according to the directions on the box.
While baking, color shredded coconut with green food coloring.
Once cupcakes are baked and cool, top with vanilla frosting, green shredded coconut and jelly beans.
Insert a chocolate Twizzler like a "basket handle" into the cupcake.
And you're done!
And here’s how they turn out…
Aren’t they just the cutest? They look great and they’re tasty too! If you’ve never colored coconut before and need more detail on that step, check out this how-to by Nest of Posies! I think this would be a fun activity with the kids as well. Let each one decorate their own basket! I hope you enjoyed another installment of From Grandma’s Kitchen. Do you think we should make this a regular segment. I sure do!
These look and sound amazing, YUM! I will have to make these for next weekend, thanks for the great suggestion!
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Definately yes to make this a regular installment. The cupcakes are so adorable!! I love that you can eat the whole thing!!!
Mimi @ Irresistible Pets says
These are so cute!
Denysia Yu says
These cupcakes look super adorable! 🙂
Sara @ Mom Endeavors says
Super cute! I love the colored coconut trick–I use it for almost every fun cake I make! Lol!
Randi - Dukes and Duchesses says
Those are so cute! I saw that Walmart is actually carrying “basket handles” now … special curved colored licorice just for cute cupcakes!
Catherine Holt says
These are such a great idea. It’s always nice to have something a little bit different and the kids would love these. Fun and tasty, you can’t go wrong really!!
Bonnie and Trish @ Uncommon says
Oh how stinkin cute these are!
Lisa Gylling says
Lucy @CapturebyLucy says
So got to give these a go! Brilliant! xx
Awesome! I love to see chocolate twizzlers used in a recipe–I love them but no one seems to know they exist!
[email protected] says
This is the cutest cupcake, everrrrr!! I am SO going to do this with my little one! Great idea!!
Love this! Just bookmarked it and showed my daughter … we’re making this for Easter 🙂
Maria B says
Just letting you know that I featured your amazing project today in our Easter crafts roundup! Check it out here: https://kraftycardsetc.blogspot.com/2013/03/15-last-minute-easter-ideas.html
Have a great day!
Thanks – we shared it on Twitter!
Wow this looks great. I definitely want to try it. In February my husband gave me a perfect gift for St. Valentine’s Day – a cooking class for couples organized here in Vancouver so I’m now collecting interesting recipes to come up with during that course and this is a great source of inspiration for both of us. 🙂
Chloe @Ergo-Blog says
How fun these are!!! I love the green coconut!!
Thank you SO much! This is fantastic, can’t wait to make it!!!
This is adorable!
nest of posies says
such a darling cupcake! so cute with the handle!
thank you so much for the link love for the coconut!
Of course! I was so happy to see your coconut post because we didn’t take pictures detailing out the steps. Perfect combo! Happy Easter! xo