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Fun and Healthy Easter Sweet Treats

Updated on March 18, 2012


Easter gifts for the little ones can be easy if you want to get them sugary sweets. We all know how that could turn out. Children snacking on sugary sweets at home, at church not to mention school and grandma/grandpa house could be trouble. Instead, try these sweet treats with less sugar or natural sugars from fruits and veggies, they will never know the difference or introduce them to something new. Expand your child(ren) mind and healthy experiences. There are many alternatives to sugary sweets but the result is an energetic and highly excitable child with loads of sugar to burn off.


Sweet Tasty Drinks


For drinks purchase the many sweet blends of V8 juices, but hide the bottle. You could blend your own fruit drinks, try mixing sugar free drinks like the Hawaiian Punch, Wyler’s, or Kool-Aid, add strawberries, blueberries, or pineapple to enhance sweetness and a healthy dose of vitamins, add ice and blend for a sweet tasty treat. Preserve in the freezer if needed and quick blend when ready to serve.


Tasty Sweet Treats


Apples can be a great sweet treat for the young and the old. Purchase individual serving size of caramel or peanut butter, you could even buy them in bulk and purchase small plastic containers and fill them with either. Next, cut them into pieces, according to child’s age and size and place them in zip lock bags, they have small zip lock bags and the standard size. You can enhance this sweet treat by purchasing small brown bags and some white and/or pink Pom Poms, pink and/or white construction paper, artificial grass and glue. What you want to do is take your construction paper and cut out shapes that resemble rabbit ears, and glue them to back of the paper bag, glue your Pom Pom on the outside back, put your artificial grass inside and finally put the treats inside. You can store the bags in a cool area or in the refrigerator to preserve.


Try these Easter Baskets

If you would like to try something challenging and fun for the easter holiday. Try making these baskets below. Have fun

You cannot go wrong with jello. Adding fruit like grapes, pineapples, pears, or even peaches can enhance this sweet treat. Make a large amount of orange, strawberry, or lime jello and add fruit, cool in the refrigerator as instructed on box, then serve. Think parfait! This is another tasty sweet treat for the young ones, grab some vanilla low fat or sugar-free yogurt, strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, pineapples, and granola and build your own parfaits to enhance this treat, or better yet have the kids make their own with adult supervision and help when needed.


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      Browneesorchids 5 years ago from United States

      To each its own but for a parent, they realize how much candies and sweets makes a child hyper and restless. Instead why not introduce them to new and healthy ways of enjoying a sweet flavor. They will carry this on for a lifetime when taught. Kids will say they don't like this food or that food but they end up not getting their fruits, veggies or grains. So at times hiding labels with these on it will enhance your childs theory of what they think they do not like. Challenge your kids and open their minds to new experiences. Thanks for your opinion

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      laurathegentleman 5 years ago from Chapel Hill, NC

      This is a great idea - although I think I would have (... and still would!) be upset if I got gipped out of my Easter candy!

      I think that maybe a chocolate bunny AND some fruit would be a good compromise, but if it's only fruit - I'll protest ;)