Friday, March 21, 2008
A Sweeter Easter
One of the charming, little delights of Easter is the distinct candy that accompanies it. Bunny and chick-themed treats may start appearing in drugstores after Valentine's Day, but if you love candy the way I do, you probably don't mind. Everyone has there favorites. Personally, I'm a fan of bubble gum eggs, pastel M&M's
and Cadbury's mini eggs. They're
tasty, cute and all of them make fine filler for those lovably tacky and kid-friendly chocolate nests, which can be made using chow mein noodles, coconut and even shredded wheat.
I've never had much use for Peeps, except as microwavable entertainment, but some people love them. If you're one of those special individuals, check the official Peeps Web site for some...well, interesting recipe ideas, including Peep fondue. Oh the humanity! Then of course, there's the candy that'll make a bunny cluck, the Cadbury Creme Egg. To learn more about the history of the egg-shaped treat, check out this informative and entertaining "interview." And finally, there's the ever reliable chocolate bunny, available in a range of sizes to suit any appetite.
What's your favorite Easter treat?