Do you need a last minute Easter dessert? An easy centerpiece for your table? I am sharing Easter Rocky Road and more on weekend meanderings.
Happy weekend friends! It is Saturday morning and it is Easter weekend. This morning I am joining my friends Juliet and Kim for Weekend Meanderings.
Today, I am sharing the recipe for Easter Rocky Road candy(a no bake treat), an easy floral arrangement for your Easter table, and a few of my recent purchases.
When you are done here don’t forget to hop over to their blogs to see all of the things they discovered this week.
I don’t know about you but for me holiday meals are all about dessert and the yeast rolls(friends and family are a given). What can I say, I love carbs. No doubt there will be plenty of candy laying about from the Easter bunny but why not make some candy of your own to have on the dessert buffet?
Rocky Road candy could not be easier, you simple melt your chocolate, mix in some biscuits, marshmallows and peanut M&M’s and voila and delectable chocolate treat.
Easter Rocky Road Recipe
2 cup chocolate chopped
3 tablespoons of butter
1 cup of marshmallows chopped
1 cup of biscuits(cookies) chopped or broken into pieces
1 cup of M&M’s, roughly chopped
Line an 8 x 8″ baking pan with foil, spray the foil with cooking spray, set aside. Place the butter and the chocolate in a heat proof bowl and set over a pan of simmering water, melt until smooth.
Take the biscuits, marshmallows and 3/4’s of the M&M place into a bowl, When chocolate is melted pour over the cookie mixture and mix well. Pour into prepared pan and smooth the top, sprinkle with remaining M&M’s . Place into the refrigerator for at least 1 hour.
Chocolate covered Oreo’s decorated with sprinkles, is another easy last minute treat. My nephew loves these so I make them often and will be taking them on Sunday to dinner(Find the directions here.)
If you don’t feel like baking or like making anything, assemble an Easter Candy and Cookie Dessert Board that your guests will love!
An Easy Floral Arrangement for Your Easter Table
Flower arranging is not one of my strong suits, but I love flowers and the color and texture that they add not only to the house but to a tablescape. This week my yard was awash in bright pink, fuchsia and pale green from the azaleas, geraniums and Lenten roses. So I thought they would try my hand at a small arrangement.
Then next thing I knew I was pulling out vintage ironstone pitchers, transferware sugar bowls and various other vessels but nothing seemed to work. Then I completely changed directions and decided to let the flowers take center stage. I pulled out a clear glass vase(former candle holder) and a jar and got to work.
How to make an Easy Easter Floral Arrangement
1 clear glass vase
1 glass jar
Gather Your Supplies
Place the small jar inside the larger jar, pour candy around the edges, carefully add water to the small inside jar and do not get the candy wet.
Purchase flowers and herbs or forage for them in your yard.
Cut the flowers to size, place in jar and you have a beautiful arrangement for your table or to give as a hostess gift. Lenten roses, geraniums, azaleas, mint from my garden and some parsley are included in this one.
An even easier idea, take a handful of herbs from your garden or from the store, and plop it into the vase. Parsley, cilantro, and basil look beautiful. I used parsley, it was .79 cents ,and is an inexpensive way to add color to the table.
Add one of my carrot favors or edible cones as place card holders and your table will look festive and whimisical.
I ordered a few things from Target this week and I thought I would share just in case you wanted to take advantage of the sale on shoes. A pair of cornflower blue slides, I was inspired by the slides Kim shared last week
In case you missed it, I shared “All Things Easter” on my Friday Favorites post yesterday, including recipes, books and some fun facts and interesting articles about the origins and meaning of Easter traditions, candy and more.
Carrot loaf cake has been very popular this week as well and the best part, it makes 2 loaves! You can keep one and share one, or keep them both for yourself and freeze one.
I hope that you enjoyed my weekend meanderings. If you make the Easter Rocky Road Candy or a beautiful floral arrangement for your table please take a photo and share it or tag me on instagram.
Thank you for spending part of your day with me. Have a great weekend and a very happy and blessed Easter.
Don’t forget to check out what Juliet and Kim are sharing today.
Juliet has Lily Pulitzer, outdoor spaces, denim and so much more.
Kim is sharing Mark D. Sikes, Liberty prints with J.Crew, Easter table settings and other fun things.
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