Celebrate Easter with Teen Basket Ideas, Chocolate Peanut Butter Pies & a #Giveaway! #BunnyTrail

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Do you celebrate Easter? We love holidays, and Easter is one of my favorites. As a Christian family, we’ve always had a big celebration. We would make our girls Easter baskets and let them dive into them first thing in the morning. Later, we would head out to church, followed by family joining us for an Easter egg hunt and dinner. My dad would always fill plastic eggs with small toys, candies, and coins, and my daughters and nieces loved searching for them in the back yard. I have great memories of five little girls running around in their pretty dresses searching for those pastel eggs and squealing with delight each time they discovered another one.

You’ll find adorable basket ideas for every age on the Celebrate with Hershey’s website. I love this one for artists!

hershey art basket

Though my girls are teenagers, I still enjoy making them Easter baskets. I know I’m not alone, because I have friends who still make baskets for their college-aged kids! My mother-in-law gave us two of the baskets she used for my husband and his brothers, so they are really special to us. When our girls were little, I always added in a fun video or CD, and a small stuffed animal. Now that they’re older, I add pretty hair barrettes, headbands, nail accessories, or other items teens might like.

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This year I found some really cute gifts including a pretty compact for each girl. I added in lots of HERSHEY candy and a few decorations.

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I’ll still put the basket out the night before so the girls will find them in the morning. They may act like they are too old for an Easter basket, but I know they would secretly be disappointed if I didn’t make them one!

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We always celebrate Easter with a big dinner. I decided to try to create a delicious and fun Easter dessert using HERSHEY candy this year. The possibilities are endless when you think about all the different varieties of candy HERSHEY makes! My daughters and I spent some time experimenting, and came up with this easy recipe for Chocolate Peanut Butter Easter Pies. They turned out so pretty and festive looking!

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Ingredients
8 mini graham cracker pie crusts
16 ounces Light Cream Cheese
4 REESE’S White Peanut Butter Eggs
4 REESE’S Peanut Butter Eggs
8 HERSHEY’S KISSES Milk Chocolates, finely chopped
1 cup shredded coconut
Green food coloring (I used Nature’s Flavors)
CADBURY Mini Eggs for decoration

Directions
Empty cream cheese into large mixing bowl. Add chopped REESE’S Peanut Butter Eggs in small batches and blend until smooth using hand-held mixer.

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Add HERSHEY KISSES and blend until smooth. This can take a while, so be patient. At this point, if your kids are helping, they are going to want to lick those beaters. (Not that we did that.) Fill each pie crust with cream cheese mixture.

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Empty coconut into medium mixing bowl. Add tiny drops of food coloring until desired green color is reached. Top each pie with green coconut, and place CADBURY Mini Eggs on top of pies just before serving. This was such a quick and easy dessert! Aren’t they pretty?

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Here’s a printable version.

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Celebrate Easter with Teen Basket Ideas, Chocolate Peanut Butter Pies & a #Giveaway! #BunnyTrail
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These mini pies made with HERSHEY'S candy are perfect for your Easter dinner dessert!
Ingredients
  • 8 mini graham cracker pie crusts
  • 16 ounces Light Cream Cheese
  • 4 REESE’S White Peanut Butter Eggs
  • 4 REESE’S Peanut Butter Eggs
  • 8 HERSHEY’S KISSES Milk Chocolates, finely chopped
  • 1 cup shredded coconut
  • Green food coloring (I used Nature’s Flavors)
  • CADBURY Mini Eggs for decoration
Instructions
  1. Empty cream cheese into large mixing bowl.
  2. Add chopped REESE’S Peanut Butter Eggs in small batches and blend until smooth using hand-held mixer.
  3. Add HERSHEY KISSES and blend until smooth.
  4. Fill each pie crust with cream cheese mixture.
  5. Empty coconut into medium mixing bowl.
  6. Add tiny drops of food coloring until desired green color is reached.
  7. Top each pie with green coconut.
  8. Place CADBURY Mini Eggs on top of pies just before serving.

You can find more desserts as well as Easter crafts on the Celebrate with Hershey’s website.

Hershey wants to help one lucky reader make their own baskets and desserts by providing a HERSHEY Easter prize pack! Follow the directions to enter below. Good luck and Happy Easter!

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This post is part of a compensated campaign with Global Influence. I also received product from Hershey’s. As always, I only share my honest opinions with my readers.

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Comments

  1. Sandra VanHoey says:

    I like their Peanut Butter Bunnycakes Recipe and my tradition I love is hiding the kids Easter baskets and watching the kids search for then Easter morning

  2. D Schmidt says:

    My favorite tradition is hiding eggs around the house for the children. Visited the site and I really like the recipe for Chocolate Mint Dessert

  3. Mia Dentice Carey says:

    Hunting for Easter Eggs & Easter baskets are my favorite tradition and I LOVE the Easter Critter Cups Craft

  4. I like the Chocolate Marshmallow slices recipe. We always have an Easter egg hunt.

  5. Janet W. says:

    My favorite Easter tradition is doing an Easter egg hunt for my grandsons. They love it!
    My favorite craft is the WHOPPERS ROBIN EGGS Wreath!

  6. Amy Orvin says:

    I enjoy the easter egg hunts and I love the Velvety Chocolate Cream Pie Recipe

  7. My favorite Hershey’s Recipe is the Chocolate Marshmallow Nests. They are colorful and appeal to kids and grown-ups alike.

  8. clarissa says:

    i do not celebrate easter but the chocolate cheesecake recipe sound great

  9. Stephanie says:

    i love to paint eggs. i like the Chocolate Mint Dessert

  10. Holly Thomas says:

    My favorite recipe is the Raspberry Swirl Cheesescake, and my favorite tradition is gorging on coconut cream eggs!

  11. Mary Happymommy says:

    I like the Easter basket cupcakes. My favorite tradition is hunting for Easter eggs.

  12. My favorite Easter tradition is the Easter egg hunt. I can remember how much fun we had. My favorite recipe is the peanut butter bunnycakes. Not only are they cute, but the kids would have fun making them.

  13. Egg Hunt, and would make bunny head cake.

  14. Jessica To says:

    My favorite tradition is when my older nephews hide eggs for their younger cousins. I like the Easter Critter Cups idea on their website.

  15. Allison Downes says:

    My favorite tradition is having an Easter Egg Hunt, and I think the Spring Birdhouse Centerpiece Craft is cute!

    Thanks for the chance to win this.

  16. Crystalis says:

    Our favorite crafts are the night before Easter, we boil and then spend hours decorating eggs in all kinds of different ways. Then, on Easter, we have a huge egg hunt! Its loads of fun!

  17. Emily Chui says:

    PB bunnycakes, sounds amazing!

  18. My favorite tradition is coloring eggs.
    I like the recipe for Coconut Marshmallow Nests…so pretty!
    Thank you!

  19. Seyma Shabbir says:

    My favorite tradition is looking for easter eggs and I love the Easter Basket cupcakes recipe!

  20. Favorite Easter tradition is having a huge ham dinner with all of the fixings and decorating the house for the blessed day. I went to the sponsor’s site and I would love to make the Easter basket cupcakes.

  21. Terra Heck says:

    I really like the Peanut Butter Easter Bonnets Recipe. Thanks.
    partymix25(at)hotmail(dot)com

  22. Laura Lanza says:

    I like decorating the eggs. My favorite recipe is Sugared Chocolate Eggs.

  23. Beth Goble says:

    Our traditions are decorating the house, egg coloring and doing easter egg hunt. I’m going to make the jolly rancher jelly bean mosaic eggs for my table centerpiece for easter dinner.

  24. I love making cookies with Hersheys Kisses…. and honestly Hershey Chocolate Bars are my all time favorite…. with almonds too…. LOVE IT!!! I love the 8 or 10 pack of Solid Chocolate Hershey Bunnies that they come out with each year… for Easter! Awesome! Thanks for the giveaway!!!

  25. Jessica Beard says:

    Peanut Butter Bunnycakes look fun to make! I love hiding eggs for my son to find. So much fun at his little age!

  26. Dorothy Teel says:

    I think my family would love this cake with Mounds coconut and Cadberry eggs – Coconut Cake Nests one thing we do for Easter is my family and grandchildren all get together for a big Easter meal.

  27. Darlene Owen says:

    Our tradition is that we spend Easter at my son’s house, the whole family. My favorite recipe is the Chocolate Cherry Fudge, yummy.

  28. Jen Rodrigues says:

    Every Year we have Easter at my aunts and we eat ham and we all have a bonfire at night and eat cheeseburgers and hot dogs.

  29. Robin Abrams says:

    Our favorite tradition comes from a trick we played on my grandkids lol. We took black licorice cut it into little pieces . We made little trails to each of the kids baskets. We woke up in the morning and told the kids the Easter bunny pooped all over the floor. My grandson then 2 was walking around picking them up eating them and my 4 yr old granddaughter was having a fit. He turned around to her and told her not poop, candy lol.

  30. Debbie Jackson says:

    My favorite tradition is meeting in the park for an extended family egg hunt..after Easter dinner. My favorite craft/recipe was the Easter bonnets and the birds flock together birdhouse. http://www.hersheys.com/celebrate/easter/recipedetail.aspx?id=8729

  31. Chocolate marshmallow slices recipe. Watching all the toddlers search for Easter eggs

  32. Heather Hayes Panjon says:

    My Favorite Easter Tradition Is Family Dinner, I Love The Spring Birdhouse Centerpiece Craft.

  33. Susan Christy says:

    Church & Brunch are my favorite traditions and I want to make the HERSHEY’S Flower Pot Bouquet Craft.

  34. We make our own Chocolate Easter Eggs with peanut butter and Hersheys chocolate

  35. We love to make jello eggs every year. I think the easter basket cupcakes on Hersheys website are really cute

  36. Peanut Butter Bunnycakes. Love to hide the eggs.

  37. Karen Propes says:

    We have already made the jelly beans or other Easter candy and a candle. I’m excited to do the Spring Scotch Hop Craft, she will love it!

  38. Can’t wait to try these peanut butter pies look delicious and such a cute way to decorate them

  39. Tiffani Jade says:

    We always dye easter eggs and have an easter egg hunt. I like the chocolate truffles recipe. Yum!

  40. Melissa M says:

    I want to try the Velvety Chocolate Cream Pie Recipe

    And we love to color eggs.

  41. Jennifer Hiles says:

    My favorite recipe is the MOUNDS Coconut Easter Basket Cake Recipe. Looks awesome!

  42. I love getting together with the family and hiding our Easter baskets around the house. I really liked their Easter Critter Cups!

  43. My favorite tradition is the Easter Egg Hunt and my favorite recipe is the Peanut Butter Chip Banana Muffins.

  44. natalie yeoman says:

    my favorite tradition is coloring easter eggs
    and my favorite recipe is chocolate surprise truffles

  45. Cynthia R says:

    My favorite craft is the vroom vroom cars.

  46. Cassandra Eastman says:

    My favorite Easter tradition is painting Easter Eggs with my children!
    I’d love to try the Sugared Chocolate Eggs recipe, and the Coconut Marshmallow Nests!

  47. shelly peterson says:

    I like the coconut cake nests and we love the Easter egg hunts every year.

  48. Terry Maigi says:

    We have a HUGE easter egg hunt at my parents every year and it is so much fun! It gets really competitive, especially with the adults! Haha
    The Easter Basket Cupcakes are really cute!

  49. Erin Carty says:

    My favorite tradition is our egg hunt outside for my kids. I love watching thier faces, priceless. I love the edible easter basket, such a cool idea!

  50. Jill Jackson says:

    No traditions but would love to make the Peanut Butter Bunny cakes

  51. Jessamine D. says:

    My daughters love the Easter Egg Hunt. :) I’d like to try the Easter Bunny Egg Racers. :)

  52. Doorsie Morrison says:

    Choco-Berry Bavarian Cream–WOW!!! My fave tradition is making a ham meal with my Mom on EasteR! Thankyou for this fun give-away!

  53. Nadine Elhathat says:

    Go away for the week as our tradition and birdhouse craft on your site

  54. I LOVE their Easter Basket Cupcakes Recipe! How cute! Our Easter Tradition is to dye eggs pastel colors!

  55. Linda Heng says:

    My favorite Easter tradition is to have an Easter egg hunt with the kids and dying the eggs and decorating! I love the cute Easter basket cupcakes! It’s super adorable :)

  56. Our annual Easter Egg Hunt is my favorite tradition and Hershey’s Velvety Chocolate Cream Pie recipe sounds great! thanks!
    Amie Olson

  57. My favorite tradition is to grill a nice ham for Easter and the Birdhouse craft project is my favorite. Thank you!

  58. Audra O'Hara says:

    Our favorite tradition is decorating Easter eggs. From their site, I like the spring birdhouse centerpiece.

  59. sheri anderson says:

    Every Sunday we go to church and then have a wonderful Easter meal with the family. We also like to enjoy Easter baskets as well. Here is the link to my favorite Hershey’s Easter recipe! Thanks so much!

    https://www.hersheys.com/celebrate/easter/recipedetail.aspx?id=4700

  60. Bonnie Traher says:

    Always make Easter baskets for my family plus this year will be adding our first grandchild(a little girl) to the list.

  61. Darlene Ysaguirre says:

    We always have a golden egg we hide with money in it .. i love the vroom vroom craft cars on the Hershey website.

  62. My favorite Easter tradition is watching my kids find the hidden eggs followed by brunch, usually consisting of French Toast and the fixins!

  63. Alan S. Gardner says:

    Reese’s Peanut Butter Eggs are one of our newer traditions. The ladies endorse the dark chocolate version. AND, as for blog posts, I’m sure we’d like amylnorton’s “Chocolate Peanut Butter ROLO Candy Cookies.”

  64. Tina Rollins says:

    We always fix our own Easter baskets, so much cheaper than purchasing from a store.

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