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how to create a fun and colorful easter basket :: tips + giveaway #bunnytrail

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“This post is sponsored by Global Influence with products supplied by HERSHEY’S.”

Easter is right around the corner. And if you celebrate Easter, I’m sure you have thought about what goodies you will be making, er…partaking of, on the 20th of April. Outside of the REAL reason for Easter, candy and the bunny are a close second in many homes with younger children.

4 fun and different options for Easter basketsTo start our Easter holiday off on the right foot, I was supplied with an assortment of HERSHEY’s Easter candy – and my heart went pitter patter! HERSHEY’s is a favorite, even before I received all my goodies. Every time I check out at the store, I want to grab for my favorite HERSHEY’s items…

I put together a few ideas for you all to brighten up the Easter baskets you will be creating this year, using HERSHEY’s candy of course! Here are some of their yummy treats followed by my ideas:

  • HERSHEY’S Milk Chocolate
  • HERSHEY’S KISSES Milk Chocolates
  • JOLLY RANCHER Hard Candy
  • TWIZZLERS Strawberry Twists
  • REESE’S Peanut Butter Cups
  • YORK Peppermint Patties
  • ROLO Candy
  • KIT KAT Wafer Bars

Have an Easter Egg Hunt as an alternative to a basket ::
When we just had our Lili, as soon as she could walk, we did an Easter Egg Hunt. Ever since then, every Easter we pack up and head out to my folks’ home and celebrate Easter with our family there. One of the first things we do is the hunt!  It’s a pretty simple way to have some FUN while the kids grab up some goodies. We find that we have less candy too! Make HERSHEY’s the candy focus!

Decorate with ROBIN’S EGGS ::
Most everyone I know who has an Easter meal, has hard boiled, colored eggs. Make the plate even prettier and place the colorful ROBIN’S EGGS around the plate too for decorations. Then people are pleased who don’t like hard boiled eggs too!

Hershey's Easter Candy 2014Books, Toys & Bows ::
Fill the basket to the brim with HERSHEY’s goodies, and finish it off with a special little book, a fun little toy or some pretty little bows for your little lady.

A Toothbrush ::
Because that’s a very funny addition, yet a very applicable addition!

See more ideas over at Celebrate With HERSHEYS. There are SO many great ones, get ready to walk away with a day filled with FUN!

One U.S. resident SIMPLE reader will win a goodie basket filled with HERSHEY’s items (shipping coordinated by The Hershey Company)! Here is how to enter:
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  • Lily Kwan
    April 18, 2014 at 2:11 am

    My favorite Easter tradition is having dinner with loved ones. I love the Raspberry Chocolate Swirl Cheesecake recipe!

  • wen budro
    April 17, 2014 at 8:32 pm

    My fave tradition is the easter egg hunt with the kids. I like the recipe for cinnamon chip muffins….yum.

  • Corey Olomon
    April 17, 2014 at 7:49 pm

    Velvety Chocolate Cream Pie looks great!

  • Sheri bernal
    April 17, 2014 at 12:21 pm

    We have a family egg hunt. Love the bird house centerpiece craft!

  • Terra Heck
    April 17, 2014 at 5:26 am

    I like the Peanut Butter Bunnycakes
    recipe. My fave Easter tradition is gathering at my sister’s house every year and having an Easter egg hunt for the kids, as well as gorging on lots of food. Thanks.

  • trixx
    April 17, 2014 at 12:57 am

    My fave Easter tradition is going to Easter brunch with my family. I like the Perfectly Chocolate Easter Bunny Cake!

  • Gianna
    April 17, 2014 at 12:14 am

    Church/family dinner and REESE’S mini baskets.

  • Kelly Grant
    April 16, 2014 at 8:47 pm

    I like the peanut butter bunnycakes

  • Lisa L
    April 16, 2014 at 7:49 pm

    I like taking my kids to egg hunts at local parks. The recipe for Peanut Butter Easter Bonnets are adorable!

  • natalie yeoman
    April 16, 2014 at 7:00 pm

    my favorite tradition is going over my grandmas every year for easter dinner and baskets
    my favorite recipe is coconut marshmallow nests

  • Teresa Thompson
    April 16, 2014 at 2:20 pm

    My favorite tradition is our egg hunt. I would like to try the Easter Basket Cupcakes recipe.

  • Sheryl
    April 16, 2014 at 10:29 am

    My favorite Easter tradition is attending Early Dawn Service follow by breakfast in the church basement. I like the Chocolate Raspberry Dessert.

  • christine jessamine
    April 15, 2014 at 11:21 am

    we love to go easter egg hunting in the morning. I would love to try the bird nest cupcakes!

  • Desiree Dunbar
    April 15, 2014 at 10:31 am

    We love to participate in a town wide Easter Egg Hunt. I’d love to make use the Easy Stencils on the Hershey’s site to decorate our eggs with.

  • Sue Hull
    April 14, 2014 at 11:14 pm

    Every Easter my sister has all our family over for lunch and an Easter egg hunt. I’d like to make the Reeses Mini Easter Baskets. I’d also like to make some Creamy Mocha Fudge.Mmmmm yummy! Thank you for the yummy giveaway 🙂

  • Jennifer T.
    April 12, 2014 at 9:03 pm

    My favorite Easter tradition is the egg hunt at our house every year. My favorite craft is the Hershey’s Miniature Easter Egg Tree Craft.

  • Sarah Hall
    April 12, 2014 at 4:39 pm

    We always color and hide the eggs for our kids. I would like to make the Easter Bunny Egg Racers.

  • Betsy Barnes
    April 12, 2014 at 10:50 am

    My favorite Easter tradition is dyeing the eggs, love getting creative every year. I would love to make the REESE’S Miniatures Easter Baskets, so adorable 🙂

  • K Anne
    April 11, 2014 at 8:16 pm

    Our Easter traditions are to dye eggs and have an Easter Egg Hunt. My favorite recipe is the Peanut Butter Bunnycakes.

  • kelly tupick
    April 11, 2014 at 9:18 am

    My favorite Easter tradition is the egg hunt we do for our daughter. I love to see her reaction when she finds those eggs. We hide a big golden egg for her with money in it and make it a bit harder to find. Her reaction is priceless when she finds it. My favorite recipe i see is the Easter basket cupcakes. These are so cute and look to yummy to eat.

  • Gina H.
    April 11, 2014 at 2:19 am

    Favotite tradition is Easter church service. I like Cadbury Eggs.

  • xty cruz
    April 10, 2014 at 11:30 pm

    We go attend church then have a nice BBQ. Id love the Easter Basket Cupcakes

  • Melissa M
    April 10, 2014 at 10:59 pm

    We love to color eggs And I want to try the Velvety Chocolate Cream Pie

  • chickie brwer
    April 10, 2014 at 7:58 pm

    I usually go to church on easter….. I like the bunny cakes!

  • Amy Orvin
    April 10, 2014 at 4:04 pm

    My favorite recipe from Hersheys is the Chocolate Macaroon Bars and favorite Easter tradition is dying Easter eggs.

  • Jessica To
    April 10, 2014 at 3:55 pm

    My older nephews always hide eggs for their younger cousins. I like the Easter Critter Cup idea.

  • Sarah
    April 10, 2014 at 2:22 pm

    My husband and I hide the Easter baskets so it’s a mad dash around the house and yard to find them! I checked out the recipes and the raspberry chocolate swirl cheesecake looks divine!

  • janetfaye
    April 9, 2014 at 4:35 pm

    My favorite tradition is coloring eggs. I like HERSHEY’S “PERFECTLY CHOCOLATE” Easter Bunny Cake.

    janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

  • Cheryl Abdelnour
    April 9, 2014 at 4:20 pm


  • Darlene Owen
    April 9, 2014 at 11:59 am

    Our tradition is we hid the boys baskets for them to find – I love the recipe – HERSHEY’S “PERFECTLY CHOCOLATE” Chocolate Cake

  • Allison Downes
    April 9, 2014 at 8:54 am

    My favorite tradition is having an easter egg hunt and I like the REESE’S Miniatures Easter Baskets craft.

    Thanks for the nice giveaway

  • Katie Bellamy
    April 9, 2014 at 12:48 am

    We take the kids to an Easter egg hunt every year. And I want to make the HERSHEY’S “PERFECTLY CHOCOLATE” Easter Bunny Cake! Yummy!

  • Susan Christy
    April 8, 2014 at 10:00 pm

    My favorite Easter tradition is brunch with my family, then going to church. I want to make the Foil Egg Wreath.

  • Rod Jackson
    April 8, 2014 at 8:42 pm

    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

  • Susan DeVaux
    April 8, 2014 at 7:23 pm

    The peanut bunny easter bonnet cookies 🙂

  • kelly D
    April 8, 2014 at 7:19 pm

    I like taking my kids on Easter Egg hunts and I like the Easter Basket Cupcakes recipe.

  • Seyma Shabbir
    April 8, 2014 at 4:26 pm

    Favorite tradition is looking for easter Eggs and my favorite recipe is the easter basket cupcake!

  • robyn donnelly
    April 8, 2014 at 2:38 pm

    We always looked forward to going out on that day or sharing with others. Then the easter egg hunts as kids.

  • robyn donnelly
    April 8, 2014 at 2:35 pm

    The easter bunny cake with white coconut looks great and my mom has actually made this years ago. It was great.

  • Lesley M
    April 8, 2014 at 1:58 pm

    We love Easter egg hunts in our family. I would like to make the coconut honey bars.

  • danielle mitchell
    April 8, 2014 at 10:24 am

    We always do an easter egg hunt and a big easter dinner. I am thinking about making the Speckled Lemon Easter Cake this year. It looks divine with the bunny on top!

  • alesha ol
    April 8, 2014 at 8:13 am

    we egg hunt, go to church, light meal, watch sports

  • Sarah L
    April 8, 2014 at 3:45 am

    I like dying Easter eggs and making lots of egg salad sandwiches the rest of the week.
    REESE’S Miniatures Easter Baskets are very cute.

  • Noura A
    April 8, 2014 at 2:40 am

    Birds nest pudding tart looks delicious, favorite tradition is playing egg/treasure hunt with the kids x

  • heather
    April 7, 2014 at 11:45 pm

    My favorite Easter tradition is a big huge family dinner and I like the peanut butter Easter bonnet recipe.

  • Virginia Rowell
    April 7, 2014 at 9:38 pm

    We always have a family gathering, which includes an Easter egg hunt. Then we have an egg fight afterwards. My favorite recipe is the Chocolate Marble Cheesepie.

  • Sents Saver
    April 7, 2014 at 6:29 pm

    I love spending easter at my grandma’s with my whole family!! I love the Chocolate-Filled Breakfast Crescents recipe!

  • Masooma
    April 7, 2014 at 2:55 pm

    Our favorite tradition is going to the park for Easter Egg hunts. Here’s the recipe I’d like to try: https://www.hersheys.com/celebrate/easter/recipedetail.aspx?id=8064&name=KISSES-Macaroon-Cookies

  • ColleenMarie
    April 7, 2014 at 2:00 pm

    I would like to make the Decorated Peanut Butter Easter Eggs

  • David
    April 7, 2014 at 12:47 pm

    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.

  • Cori Westphal
    April 7, 2014 at 11:14 am

    Every year, I hide my kids’ Easter baskets and then in order to get all their treats, they have to find them! And I think the Hershey’s Kisses Mice are adorable!

    coriwestphal at msn dot com

  • Samantha C.
    April 7, 2014 at 9:23 am

    I like the Easter Basket Cupcakes. Our tradition is to do an egg hunt every year!

  • debbie
    April 7, 2014 at 8:11 am

    I like to color easter eggs, and I liked the peanut butter easter bonnet cookie recipe.

  • Heather B
    April 6, 2014 at 11:37 pm

    My favorite tradition is doing a scavenger hunt with the kids. I think the Peanut Butter Bunny Cakes are really cute

  • Jackie
    April 6, 2014 at 9:49 pm

    My favorite tradition is coloring eggs with my daughters.
    A recipe I like is the Peanut Butter Easter Bonnets. They are so cute and sound delicious!
    Thank you!

  • kellie rose wilson
    April 6, 2014 at 9:25 pm

    I would make the Reeses Mini baskets.

  • Joanne Gregory
    April 6, 2014 at 8:13 pm

    I’d like to make the Spring Birdhouse Centerpiece. My favorite Easter tradition is the egg hunt.

  • Karen Propes
    April 6, 2014 at 6:57 pm

    We love the Family togetherness, a great time to have a meal and play with the kids hunting eggs and other fun games. I love the Spring Hop Scotch Craft, what a great game for all year long inside and outside.
    Thanks for the chance,

  • Kate F.
    April 6, 2014 at 6:52 pm

    My favorite tradition is an egg hunt and I like the peanut butter Easter bonnets recipe.

  • jennifer
    April 6, 2014 at 4:53 pm

    My family would love the sunburst fruit salad

  • Amanda Hoffman
    April 6, 2014 at 4:53 pm

    my favorite tradition is easter egg hunts and i like the raspberry chocolate swirl cheesecake recipe

  • Diana Cote
    April 6, 2014 at 4:50 pm

    My favorite Easter tradition is coloring eggs, making cards, egg hunt and my favorite recipe is the Velvety Chocolate Cream Pie. 🙂

  • Dawn Monroe
    April 6, 2014 at 4:49 pm

    I get to enjoy Easter egg hunts and coloringeggs nowthat I have again, love it! Id like to try the mminiature easter egg craft.

  • Jeanna
    April 6, 2014 at 4:31 pm

    The Easter bunny always leaves an easter egg hunt in the backyard for the kids! I really like the Reese’s miniatures Easter baskets. They are adorable!

  • Diane Cooper
    April 6, 2014 at 4:00 pm

    The Perfectly Chocolate Easter Bunny Cake is my favorite recipe and my favorite Easter tradition is having a huge Easter egg hunt.

  • Jennifer Rote
    April 6, 2014 at 2:16 pm

    My favorite part is the egg hunt. I like the Hershey’s Kisses Flower Pot Bouquet.

  • Nannypanpan
    April 6, 2014 at 2:10 pm

    I like the peanut butter bunny cakes and my favorite part of Easter is our egg hunt

  • Erinn S
    April 6, 2014 at 2:02 pm

    I love my Mom’s ester Ham dinners and the love the backpack basket craft

  • Holly Thomas
    April 6, 2014 at 12:50 pm

    My favorite Easter tradition is gorging on Coconut Cream Eggs and the Raspberry Chocolate Cheesecake looks awesome.

  • Nancy
    April 6, 2014 at 12:42 pm

    From their website, I like their idea for a Hershey’s Kisses Flower Pot Bouquet!

    Our favorite Easter traditions incude coloring eggs and creating Easter baskets.

  • Sus
    April 6, 2014 at 12:15 pm

    Coloring eggs with Kool aid and loved the recipe Chocolate Peanut Butter Chip Fudge

  • Stephanie Colvin
    April 6, 2014 at 11:29 am

    My favorite Easter tradition is dying Easter Eggs and then eating tons of deviled eggs…yum!! I like the Reese’s mini baskets…they are cute!

  • Katherine Donovan
    April 6, 2014 at 11:05 am

    WE have an Easter Egg Hunt every year for the kids and they love it!

    I am going to make the Creamy Double Decker Fudge. Looks soooo good and chocolate & pb are is my favorite combo 🙂

  • stephanie
    April 6, 2014 at 10:47 am

    i love to paint eggs and i love the Reeses Mini baskets

  • Julie Wood
    April 6, 2014 at 9:17 am

    I like the Spring Surprise Chocolate Cupcakes recipe the most at Hersheys. My favorite Easter tradition that I do every year is -I like having dinner at my sister’s house and we have a big Easter egg hunt, and give Easter Baskets to all the nieces and nephews. I also bring a dish and dessert and have a great time with the whole family!

  • Patricia
    April 6, 2014 at 9:13 am

    I would make the Reeses Mini baskets. We like to color eggs and have egg hunts.

  • Susan McNeill
    April 6, 2014 at 7:48 am

    We hide the kids Easter Baskets

  • Sandra VanHoey
    April 6, 2014 at 7:24 am

    HERSHEY’S “PERFECTLY CHOCOLATE” Easter Bunny Cake I like and wish I could do that and have it turn out that way. For a tradition we have fun hiding the Easter baskets and watching the kids search Easter morning to find what the Easter bunny brought for them

  • Beth Rees
    April 5, 2014 at 10:21 pm

    The coconut marshmellow nests look really fun to make and so yummy! We love having easter egg hunts

  • Rachel H.
    April 5, 2014 at 9:37 pm

    Love the peanut butter bunnycakes,so cute! Favorite tradition is making easter brunch with my family.

  • Heather Hayes Panjon
    April 5, 2014 at 9:02 pm

    My Favorite Easter Tradition Is Easter Hunt Hunts, I Like The Peanut Butter Bunnycakes Recipe.