Sweet Easter Soirée

Sweet Easter Soirée

When the Easter ham or lamb has been put away this March 31, gather around a no-bake dessert buffet. Decorate prebaked cupcakes in pretty pastels; top a store-bought cheesecake with candies; and whip up a batch of easy Easter nests! entertaining-easter-brunch-3 neat nests In a small microwave-safe bowl, microwave one bag (16-ounce) white chocolate candy melts or white candy coating on medium for 11⁄2 minutes, stirring every 30 seconds. Gently stir in 21⁄2 cups coarsely crushed bite-size shredded whole-wheat cereal biscuits until coated. Drop by scant 1⁄4 cups onto waxed paper. Shape into nests. Fill nests with jelly beans. Let stand for 30 minutes or until set. entertaining-easter-brunch-1 lush & lovely Add lushness to your Easter table with a combination of traditional pastels and saturated bright colors—fuschia, deep robin’s egg blue, sunny yellow, lime green, bright orange, and lavender. entertaining-easter-brunch-2 candy crowned An unadorned purchased cheesecake goes from simple to spectacular with a topping of pretty Easter candies. Good choices include malted eggs, M&Ms®, Jordan almonds, nonpareils, pastel confetti disks, chocolate-covered sunflower seeds, sprinkles, gummy and mellocreme shapes, and—of course—jelly beans. Sprinkle additional candies on the cake plate for added decoration. entertaining-easter-brunch-4 blue basketini Moisten rim of a martini glass with corn syrup. Dip in green-tinted coconut. In a cocktail shaker, combine 1 ounce Smirnoff® Fluffed Marshmallow Vodka, 1 ounce blue curaçao, and a handful of ice; shake. Strain into glass. Stir in 1 ounce light cream or half-and-half. Sprinkle with ground nutmeg. Cut a slit in bottom of a Peep® chick and place on rim of glass. Makes 1 serving.
Butterfly Brunch

Butterfly Brunch

Easter Brunch

Easter Brunch