|Jelly beans to garnish
chocolate in heavy sauce pan over low heat,
stirring constantly. Remove from heat and add as
much flaked coconut as possible without drying
out the chocolate. Drop mixture by tablespoonful
on waxed paper. Quickly place 3 or 4 jellybeans
on top of each nest. Allow to set completely.
Wrap each one in plastic wrap.
for Easter baskets and much cheaper than
|1 cup dark
2 cups sugar
creamy peanut butter
8-12 cups dry corn flakes
and corn syrup to a boil. Remove from heat and
stir in peanut butter. Add corn flakes until
mixture is too stiff to stir. Roll into 1/2 inch
balls. Makes about 50 cookies.
The Skinny: Use your favorite
sugar substitute and low fat peanut butter.
1 cup whole pecans
1 teaspoon vinegar
3 egg whites
1 cup sugar
Preheat oven to 300°F (don't wait until you're half done with
the recipe). Place pecans in zipper baggie and let children beat
them with wooden spoon to break into small pieces. Explain that
after Jesus was arrested he was beaten by the Roman soldiers.
Read John 19:1-3
Let each child smell the vinegar. Put 1teaspoon vinegar into
mixing bowl. Explain that when Jesus was thirsty on the cross he
was given vinegar to drink.
Read John 19:28-30
Add egg whites to vinegar. Eggs represent life. Explain that
Jesus gave His life to give us life.
Read John 10:10-11
Sprinkle a little salt into each child's hand. Let them
taste it and brush the rest into the bowl. Explain that this
represents the salty tears shed by Jesus' followers, and the
bitterness of our own sin.
Read Luke 23:27
So far the ingredients are not very appetizing. Add 1cu.
sugar. Explain that the sweetest part of the story is that Jesus
died because He loves us. He wants us to know and belong to Him.
Read Psalms 34:8 and John 3:16
Beat with a mixer on high speed for 12 to 15 minutes until
stiff peaks are formed. Explain that the color white represents
the purity in God's eyes of those whose sins have been cleansed
Read Isaiah 1:18 and John 3:1-3
Fold in broken nuts. Drop by teaspoon onto waxed paper
covered cookie sheet. Explain that each mound represents the
rocky tomb where Jesus' body was laid.
Read Matthew 27:57-60
Put the cookie sheet in the oven, close the door and
turn the oven OFF. Give each child a piece of tape and seal the
oven door. Explain that Jesus tomb was sealed.
Read Matthew 27:65-66
Go to bed!
Explain that they may feel sad to leave the cookies in the oven
overnight. Jesus' followers were in despair when the tomb was
Read John 16:20 and 22
On Easter morning, open the oven and give everyone a cookie.
Notice the cracked surface and take a bite. The cookies are
hollow! On the first Easter Jesus' followers were amazed to find
the tomb open and empty.
Read Matthew 28:1-9
Now you can eat your favorite cookie!
Note: This is a fantastic way to have fun with
children and explaining the whole Ressurection story at Easter
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