Dairy Farmers of Canada

Easter Baskets

This is the Easter Baskets recipe.

  • Prep: 30 min
  • Cooking: 20 min
Yields 10 baskets
Easter Baskets


  • 10 chocolate or other flavoured cupcakes
  • Icing
  • 3 cups (750 mL) icing sugar
  • 1/4 cup (60 mL) sour cream
  • 3 tbsp (45 mL) melted butter
  • 1/4 tsp (1 mL) yellow food colouring
  • Garnish
  • 1/4 cup (60 mL) unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 1-2 drops of red food colouring
  • 10 red licorice sticks
  • 5 oz (150 g) of JellybeansTD
  • 30-40 egg-shaped chocolates
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Base of basket

Bake 10 chocolate or other flavoured cupcakes


Whisk all icing ingredients together until mixture is smooth and easy to spread. Using a pastry bag, spread icing around cupcakes to create a border.

In a bowl, combine coconut and red food colouring. Sprinkle icing with coconut mixture. To create basket handle, insert each end of a licorice stick into sides of cupcake. In centre of cupcake (the nest), place chocolate eggs and jellybeans or any other candy to decorate.

*Pay particular attention to the risk of choking.


Note: This recipe can be a fun activity to do with kids, where they get to create their own Easter basket.

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Nutritional information

Per serving
Energy: 438 Calories
Protein: 4 g
Carbohydrate: 78 g
Fat: 13 g
Fibre: 1.4 g
Sodium: 292 mg

Top 5 Nutrients

(% DV*)
Calcium: 11 % / 118 mg
Folate: 13 %
Iron: 11 %
Riboflavin: 12 %
Thiamin: 12 %