With only a week left until Easter, the above title could mean a couple things. For most of us in the Christian world, it means we once again get to celebrate the Resurrection of our Lord Jesus, and we can shout from the mountain tops, "He is Risen. Risen Indeed! Hallelujah."
At the same time, those of us with kids know they are anxiously awaiting the return of their favorite bunny, Mr. Peter Cottontail himself, bringing with him their favorite sweet treats of the season.
For our family, both of these are true. We try really hard to find a happy medium between our faith and the fun of Easter. I'm proud to say yes my 10 year old loves his Easter Basket of candy, toys and books, he also knows the true reason why we celebrate renewed life this time of year.
In the spirit of the all things yummy, I wanted to share a super easy sweet bite perfect for your Easter table! How can you resist something with only 4 ingredients that looks like a fluffy bunny tail? Not to mention, being filled with one of my favorite spring time flavors...coconut!
I was so excited when I saw these because they didn't contain any chocolate. I know. Weird for a woman to say. But for me, I like chocolate, but there is so much of it everywhere this time of year, satisfying my sweet tooth cravings with something else is nice too. Plus, I love easy things the boy can help me with.
If you are looking for something cute, yummy and simple to add to your Easter menu, these should definitely be it. Make a few, make a lot, and watch them disappear quicker than the Easter Bunny's footprints!
4 oz. cream cheese
2 1/2 c. powdered sugar
1/2 tsp. coconut extract
1 1/4 c. sweetened shredded coconut, divided
Combine cream cheese and coconut extract. Beat well until smooth. Add powdered sugar, 1/2 c. at a time and beat until combined. Add 1/4 c. coconut and beat once more. Form into balls (I used my cookie scoop to make it easier.) and roll into coconut. Place on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper and chill for 15-20 minutes until set. Store in an airtight container in the fridge.
Shared on The Country Cook Mar. 27, 2015