Have a very “hoppy” Easter this Sunday by celebrating with these sweet treats. By Carly Petrone.
Easter eggs aren’t just for kids. Now the adults can get in on this fun holiday tradition by stocking up on hand-painted cacao pods from Roni Sue’s Chocolates. Not only is each one made out of their own direct-trade chocolate from Belize, but each pod is filled with even more secret bits of chocolate. Take a peek inside and you’ll find eight little cacao pod-shaped truffles, filled with fresh cacao fruit ganache. Now that’s an Easter surprise worth hiding for yourself. Order online or stop by their store in the Lower East Side.
You’ve never seen truffles quite as beautiful as the Easter Assorted Truffles that Pastry Chef/Owner Melanie Moss and Sous Chef Alex Hawkins are making at Mini Melanie. These white chocolate jewel truffles are available as a box set of 12 for $25. Nibble on six truffles with vanilla cake filling and six truffles with chocolate cake filling. Make sure to also try their adorable Salted Caramel Mini Cake ($28) that’s almost too pretty to eat, as well as their Funfetti Jewel Truffles ($28) that are filled with rainbow cake filling, covered with Belgian white chocolate and painted with a shimmering rainbow finish. No wonder their slogan is “A Bite of Bling.” Place your online order from this innovative bakery that was just recommended in the 2016 New York Michelin guide. You’ll certainly impress your guests with these little nuggets of deliciousness.
Hop on over to the newly opened Rice Cream Shoppe for a holiday treat that even Peter Cottontail can enjoy. Nosh on Bunny Tracks, their signature rice pudding that is rich, creamy and dotted with chocolate chips. Grab a quart ($20) for the whole family to try or enjoy your own in an individual cup (available in small, medium and large sizes). Looking for a gluten-free item? They’ve got you covered with plenty of delicious flavors like French Vanilla Chip, Banana Toffee, Cotton Candy, Cannoli, Corn, Kheer, and Dulce de Leche. Make sure you leave room for dessert this Easter Sunday.
Cookie lovers can stock up on Carrot Cake cookies from Schmackary’s this holiday. This Easter Bunny-approved cookie is the perfect post-egg hunt treat and is made with shredded carrots, sweetened coconut, walnuts, raisins and cinnamon, with a cream cheese frosting top. It’s like carrot cake in a smaller, more portable form. If you’re looking for something even more kid-friendly, then definitely order the “Lucky Charmed.” This sugar cookie is covered with marshmallow frosting and Lucky Charms cereal – making it a dessert that every child will want to get his/her hands on!
Take your dessert up a notch and order the Cadbury Chip cookie dough from the folks over at DO. This sweet recipe includes their classic dough mixed with Cadbury Mini Eggs (swoon) and semi-sweet chocolate chips – an utterly perfect combination. Their Spring Cake Batter is another winner, made with cake batter base, sprinkles, chocolate and white chocolate chips. But if you’re a Girl Scout cookie collector then you must try their Thin Mint – their signature dough with chocolate chips and Thin Mint cookies. Can’t decide which one to get? Order their Easter 4 Multi-Pack that comes with four 8 oz. containers of Spring Cake Batter, Sugar Cookie, Cadbury Chip and Peep S’Mores for $44. Customized orders can be placed online.