Don’t be confused by the name – this is Cocoa Pebbles and coconut. No nuts!
My family is Jewish so I never got Easter baskets as a child, but I always LOVED Easter candy. Still do! My favorites have always been Cadbury Creme Eggs and Cadbury Mini Eggs. THE. BEST. Unfortunately, the timing of Easter often coincides with Passover and the Passover dietary laws prohibit Easter candy…okay, not specifically Easter candy, but corn syrup is a no-no. Not only can you not eat it, but you can’t even have it in your house.
Being one of the few, if not the only Jewish kid in my class at school, there was frequently Easter candy in the classroom. I loved Easter candy so much that I would hide it in my backpack to eat after Passover was over. (sorry, mom!) I can’t tell you how many totally smushed Cadbury Creme Eggs I would find in the bottom of my backpack weeks later and would ultimately have to throw away. But it never stopped me from hiding Easter candy in my backpack every year.
My first Easter basket came about 9 years ago when I lived with my dear friend Allison. She made me an Easter basket and I made her one. (She was also my first Christmas tree!) I, of course, loved getting the Easter basket because, hello! Easter candy galore! But I also had an absolute blast making the Easter basket for her. So much so that a couple of years into dating my husband, I was making his nieces Easter baskets full of homemade goodies. In my (limited) experience, the keys to homemade Easter basket treats are:
- They must include Easter candy (or at least pastel decor!)
- They should be easy to wrap up and store. I don’t have kids, but I’m guessing many parents don’t want their kids to eat an entire basket worth of sweets in one day!
- They should be easy to make with little clean up. I always like including a variety of treats in the baskets I make so I don’t want a lot of time consuming, complicated desserts, or a lot of clean up after making each treat (have I mentioned I don’t have a dishwasher?!)
These Cocoa Pebble coconut marshmallow Cadbury Mini Eggs treats hit all of these points. They have Cadbury Mini Eggs, they can be wrapped in plastic wrap or put into Ziplock baggies. And these use one bowl, a spatula, an 8×8 baking dish.
And if you celebrate Passover, wrap them up and hide them in your backpack!