Quick & Simple Easter Treat Ideas by Dana Sue Hinkle

Such a weird Easter season, right? While nothing seems super normal right now, I challenge you to not let Easter slip by unnoticed. We could all use something to celebrate and something to change up a little bit of the monotony that can/has set in. So here are a couple quick and simple ideas that we do as a family just about every year.

Quick & Simple Easter Treat Ideas by Dana Sue Hinkle

Bunny Pancakes

My kids love these! And you do not have to be an artist to pull these off. Just make a batch of your favorite pancake recipe and create the shapes below.

Bunny Pancakes

Cook your batter and then assemble your bunny!

Whole Bunny Pancake

Don’t have whip cream, use a marshmallow. Don’t have bananas, just make smaller pancakes to set there. Our kids are not looking for perfection…just something that resembles a bunny and is edible :-)

Kid with Whole Bunny Pancake

Resurrection Rolls

Resurrection Rolls

I am a visual learner, so these have become a tradition in our house. For our family, Jesus’ resurrection is the main reason we love to celebrate Easter. It will be very bizarre to not be at church singing and celebrating that with others this year, but rather celebrating that through a computer screen via Facebook Live. Especially since the kids won’t get to hear the message from Sunday school, I will definitely be making Resurrection Rolls with them.

Kids enjoying home made Resurrection Rolls

My friend at church made this great pdf (click to download) combining all her favorite recipe tips for making resurrection rolls.


In short, the marshmallow represents Jesus, pure and spotless. The melted butter, cinnamon and sugar are the oils and spices they used in burial in those days. You wrap the marshmallow up with the crescent roll, i.e. the tomb. I would encourage you to help make sure your little ones get the roll pinched together on the seams, otherwise it leaks out and leaves a sticky mess to clean on your pan. We don’t usually do step 8- but they taste even better that way.

Kid Prepping up the Resurrection Rolls

Key tip - remember to bake on parchment paper to avoid a messy pan after. You put them in the oven, and after they have baked and cooled you cut open the “tomb”/roll. The marshmallow has melted away, leaving what looks like an empty tomb. For He Has RISEN! Great object lesson for those little hearts.

Kids' reaction to Resurrection Rolls

So while you may not be allowed to peruse down the aisle of Target, adoring all of their newest spring decor. You can still make the most of this Easter with those in your home. Let us know if you try out these adorable pancakes or make the Resurrection Rolls with your family. From the entire Hinkle Family & the Creative QT Team- Happy Easter! He is Risen!


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