Although the recipes are in other articles, I thought it would be interesting to show pictures of the various food items I took to our Easter Celebration. Of course, I am the dessert maker, so all the items tend to be types of desserts.
I had chocolate Easter bunnies to mold for the kids, and so while I was molding chocolate, I made some small baskets. So this first dessert is various fruits in chocolate baskets- the whole thing is edible! I had a combination of blueberries, raspberries, black berries, green grapes, red grapes, and strawberries. The strawberries I decided to dip in chocolate at the last minute, and since I had cored them, I dipped the cored end while normally you see chocolate dipped strawberries with the leaves still on them by which to hold them.
And while we are on chocolate bunnies, I also made a few larger ones this year. I had the molds for the 2 inch 3D chocolate bunnies last year, and this year I bought a new larger mold. I think these are about 6 inch 3D chocolate bunnies. I try to hollow them out as much as possible because that makes them easier to eat. They looked a little plain and lonesome before I tied ribbons around their necks.
I used the smaller 2 inch bunnies in these cupcake size cheesecakes. This is a no-bake cheesecake divided into individual servings by making it in cupcake papers. Then on top I placed the small bunnies, and a few chocolate eggs to make them festive. While the cheesecake is a no-bake type, because I made it into individual servings, I had to do a small amount of baking on my do-it-yourself crust on the bottom. Normally, as a full size 9 inch cheesecake, you would buy a pre-made graham cracker crust, and the results would be truly no-bake. The recipe uses the citrus curd, and so the cooking of the eggs is in the making of the curd, and not in the making of the cheesecake.
Finally, I took a plate of cookies. These are the Bon Bon cookies with Rolos and York Peppermint Patties filled Bon Bons. I had just finished with the experiments in making the peppermint filled cookies and I had a bag of Rolos left so I decided to finish the dough with the salted caramel filling. You can see the markings I made on the cookies to tell them apart; the peppermint cookies are dusted with green, while I used gold dust on the salted caramel cookies.