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Chocolate Chip Easter Baskets

Make Easter a sweet family affair with these easy-to-bake treats for dessert! Little hands can help with steps such as pressing the cookies into the pan, adding the frosting and placing the jelly beans on top.

RECIPE: Chocolate Chip Easter Baskets

Ingredients

  • 1 package (16.5 oz.) Nestlé Toll House refrigerated chocolate chip cookie bar dough
  • 1 cup prepared white frosting
  • Green food coloring
  • 1/4 cup sweetened flaked coconut
  • Wonka SweeTarts or Spree jelly beans
  • Thin-string licorice, various colors, cut into 3-inch pieces for basket handles (optional)

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350° F. Grease and flour 24 mini-muffin cups. Place one square of cookie dough into each cup and press a thumbprint in the middle to make a basket.
  2. Bake for 14 to 17 minutes or until golden brown. Remove pans to a wire rack. If licorice handles are to be added, with tip of wooden pick, make two holes opposite each other on top edge of the cup. Make sure holes are the same size as the width of the licorice. This is best done when cups are very warm. Cool cups completely in pans on wire rack. With tip of butter knife, remove cookie cups from muffin pans. Arrange on serving platter.
  3. Combine frosting and a few drops of food coloring in small bowl, adding additional food coloring until desired shade is reached.
  4. Dissolve a few drops of food coloring in 1/4 teaspoon water in small, resealable food storage plastic bag. Add coconut. Seal bag and shake to evenly coat coconut.
  5. Spoon a small amount of frosting onto the top of each cup. Add a pinch of tinted coconut. Top grass with SweeTarts jelly beans. Insert ends of licorice into small holes in cups for handles.

Recipe and photos courtesy of Nestlé Toll House.

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