Nutritious Easter Baskets for Kids

Easter is not Easter without chocolate.  Easter baskets for kids are filled with all sorts of chocolate bunnies and chocolate eggs.  Concerned parents cringe at the idea of the kids eating so much chocolate with so little nutrition.

This Easter can be different.  Fill Easter baskets for the kids with chocolate covered berries.  The kids will be getting a little bit of goodness with the goodies.

It is as easy to do as 1… 2… 3…

  • You need fresh strawberries with the caps (leaves) still on.  The kids will use the leaves as a handle to pick up the chocolate delights.
  • 12 ounces of chocolate. Dark, semi-sweet, milk chocolate, you pick.  Chocolate chips work really well.
  • 2 Tablespoons of butter

Spread a sheet of wax paper over a cookie sheet.  The dipped berries will cool here.

Of course, wash and dry the berries.  Make sure each berry is completely dry.  The chocolate will stick better to a dry berry.

Heat the chocolate and the butter and stir it altogether until it has melted and blended.

When the chocolate-butter mixture is warm (not hot) hold each berry by the stem or leaves and dip about 3/4 into the chocolate mixture.

Place the dipped strawberries on the wax papered cookie sheet until all the berries are dipped.

Place in the refrigerator until the chocolate hardens and they are ready to eat.

Hide them from the kids!

Easter baskets for kids have never been healthier.  By the way, chocolate dipping works on all kinds of berries, so make a variety of chocolate covered goodies for your kid’s Easter basket.

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