Thursday, March 8, 2012

Free Printable Easter Treats Recipe and Labels

Please click the pink "Free Easter Treats Template" button farther down on the page to download the free printable Easter egg and pop labels.


I have a special treat for you in this post. More than one, actually: Easter crispy treats in the form of Easter eggs and lollipops with fun FREE printable labels that match my free Easter basket printable and Easter party printables kit.
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Here are some photos of my full printables kit:
The full Easter printables kit gives you virtually everything you need to decorate your house for Easter!

The photo above shows an Easter egg and lollipop with Easter baskets and a few cupcake toppers from my Easter printables kit. The kit also contains flags, napkin rings, drink labels and a place card Easter basket add-on.
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My new Easter egg and lollipop printables come in four designs: two shaped as Easter eggs and two shaped as squares. Each says "Homemade just for you" and "Happy Easter," as you can see below:

As a bonus, I have a link to a special recipe that will make a healthier version of the classic Rice Krispies treats so many of us grew up with. (Scroll down for links to the free Easter egg and lollipop label printables, the recipe, a free Easter basket template I've already posted on this blog and my full Easter printables kit.)

The recipe for the Easter eggs and lollipops is healthier because it incorporates quinoa, which most people think is a grain but really is related to plants like spinach and chard. (It doesn't taste like them though!) But where it comes from is less important than what it does. It has 8 grams of protein per serving, which you certainly can't say about Rice Krispies (it has 2.3 grams). And that protein is considered "complete," because it contains all eight of the amino acids we need to get from our food. Quinoa also has as much calcium as milk, without the cholesterol; slow-burning or "good" carbohydrates; fiber; and is a great source of magnesium, manganese, vitamin E, B2, B6, folic acid, potassium and iron.

The recipe for the crispy treats I used in the Easter eggs and pops in this post came from Wendy Polisi of CookingQuinoa.net. She's an authority on all things quinoa. In fact her latest quinoa cookbook, The Quintessential Quinoa Cookbook, was in the top 1,000 sellers of all products on Amazon the day it was launched. She knows her stuff. So I highly recommend your trying her healthier crispy treats. They still have marshmallows and butter, which makes them quite yummy. But they also have all kinds of other good things, so you can sneak some nutrition into your kids' Easter baskets.

To keep things easy, I made these Easter eggs and pops with supplies you can readily get. Instead of making you run out and get special lollipop sticks (which you can certainly use if you'd prefer), I made the pops with plastic spoons. The colored spoons, and the cellophane and tissue I put under it to give the pops some color came from the dollar store. The ribbons came from the dollar bin at Michael's but you can use whatever you have lying around. All the rest of the ingredients came from the supermarket and health food store. And the recipe has a variation that makes it easy to make it without having to go to the health food store, in case that's not practical for you. All the particulars are detailed in the instructions, which can be found in the zip file that contains the free printables.


The printables on this page match my free Easter basket template and full Easter printables kit, which can be downloaded below.

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The instructions are in PDF format. If you don't have the free Acrobat software that will allow you to read it, you'll need to download it. 
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Credits: Many thanks to Maree Truelove for the Easter images and to Wendy Polisi for the healthy quinoa crispy treats recipe.

These templates are for personal use only. For commercial use, please contact Carla Chadwick at carla [@] b2bcontentsolutions. [com]. Copyright 2012. All rights reserved.

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14 comments:

  1. You're welcome, Donna. Thanks for the comment. :-)

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  2. Hi Carla every time I try to download your Easter freebies I get a window saying "file appears to be malicious" has anyone else had this problem? I love your blog. I have been a big fan. Thank you for all the great things. If you can let me know something Hugs,Tami

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    1. I am having the same problem too.

      Shari

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    2. I'm sorry you're having a problem, Sheri!

      Read the bullet points under #5 on this page and see if any of them help: http://digitalscrapbookingsupplies.com/faq/. The issue is probably caused by one of those.

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  3. That's so weird, Tami. I'm sorry that's happening.

    The files are on Box.net, which I thought was a very clean source. Perhaps you accessed another file from there one time that wasn't so clean and your browser or anti-virus remembers it?

    *Is anyone else having this problem? If so, please let me know.*

    I would post the file on 4shared for you but that *does* have a history of viruses, so that wouldn't really help. And the file is too big to e-mail. :-(

    On the other end of the spectrum, thanks so much for the kind words. They're much appreciated. :-)

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  4. I love your free printables. I am able to open the files but it is not letting me print. I can print the instructions but not the template. Am I not understanding how to do this?? Help please.

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  5. Thanks for the kind words. I'm so sorry you're having a problem accessing the files.

    I just sent you an e-mail about this at the address listed on your Blogger profile. Please leave another comment if you don't receive it.

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  6. Thanks so much. These will work well with my large group of older folks. They love sweets and they love them dressed up.

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    1. You're welcome, Glenda. Thanks for your comment. It makes me happy to know these will go to such good use!

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  7. Thank you very much for the lovely labels.

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    1. You're welcome, BlueCat. Thanks so much for the comment!

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  8. Good Morning!

    I just wanted to let you know that I have featured you on Cuteable this morning :) I found you via Craft Juice.

    Lynsey x

    http://www.cuteable.com/

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    1. Thanks, Lyndsey! I appreciate it. :-)

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