Would you like to know how Easter came to be? When people think about Easter for some it’s about chocolate, easter egg hunts and celebrating time with family whilst for others it’s a religious celebration. It might interest you to know the real story behind how the Easter bunny came to life.
“According to the University of Florida’s Center for Children’s Literature and Culture, the origin of the celebration — and the origin of the Easter Bunny — can be traced back to 13th-century, pre-Christian Germany, when people worshiped several gods and goddesses. The Teutonic deity Eostra was the goddess of spring and fertility, and feasts were held in her honor on the Vernal Equinox. Her symbol was the rabbit because of the animal’s high reproduction rate.” Ian O’Neill
The truth is that there is no story about a creature known as the Easter Bunny. Who would of thought! Neither is there about young children painting eggs or hunting. So really Easter is what you make it, so have fun and spend time with your family and friends.
Have a look at this link it’s a game called: Bunny Trail Maze
In this game you’re a cute bunny and you have to find the Easter egg’s. http://www.easterfun.com/bunnytrail/index.html
Easter Candy-Dipped Pretzels
Yum, who wouldn’t like to try these? Here’s how:
Melt blue and Bright White Candy Melts® candy, separately, in dipping containers according to package directions.
Melt Bright Pink, yellow and black Candy Melts® candy, separately, in disposable decorating bags. Cut a small point off of tip of disposable decorating bags when ready to decorate.
Dip some pretzels halfway in melted blue or white candy. Reserve some pretzels for chick design. Tap dipped pretzels gently on side of container to smooth and remove excess candy. Place on parchment.
For confetti pretzel, immediately sprinkle with spring confetti mix. Chill until set, about 10 to 15 minutes.
Transfer remaining melted candy to disposable decorating bags. Cut a small point off of tip of disposable decorating bags when ready to decorate.
Use melted blue and pink candy to pipe diagonal lines on pretzels. Pipe three diagonal lines for each section, alternating blue, pink and blue candy. Space sections 1 in. apart. Repeat in opposite direction to create a crisscross pattern. Chill until set, about 3 to 5 minutes.
Follow the same directions for white drizzle pretzels, using melted Bright Pink and yellow candy.
Place plain pretzels on cooling grid positioned over parchment. Starting 1½” down from top of pretzel, use melted yellow candy to pipe a rectangle to cover area on pretzel 1½” long. Tap grid gently to smooth and remove excess candy. Chill until set, about 10 to 15 minutes.
Use white melted candy to pipe a zigzag edge to cover above and below yellow area. Tap grid gently to smooth and remove excess candy. Chill until set, about 10 to 15 minutes.
Use melted black candy to pipe dot eyes.
Cut orange spice drop into triangle. Use melted yellow candy to attach. Chill until set, about 3 to 5 minutes.