Baskets filled with candy are your nightmare on Easter. It leads to sugar-hyped kiddos and cupboards full of candy for months. I believe we were still hoarding Easter candy come Christmas last year. That’s why we don’t load our Easter baskets up with candy. Instead the kids get one plastic egg with candy inside, peeps (because they’re pretty), and a chocolate cross. Years ago, I bought this chocolate mold and started making my own to save money and it has definitely paid for itself. This year, mix up the traditional chocolate with these mint and raspberry chocolate crosses.
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Funny story… I hate white chocolate. I have no idea why, I have just never enjoyed the taste. Unfortunately, white chocolate is the best for making pretty colors and designs. You simply can’t achieve that prettiness with cocoa chocolate. Luckily, my kids have never met a candy they didn’t like so I get to enjoy the pretty colors and designs vicariously through them. That’s how these fun mint and raspberry chocolate crosses came to be.
Note: I used Duncan Hines Frosting Creations to flavor the candy melts which are no longer available. I’ve included links to my favorite candy flavoring for the same flavors. To achieve the same colors as my crosses, you will need to add some gel food coloring.
- White Candy Melts
- 2 Tbsp. Shortening
- Raspberry Flavoring
- Mint Chocolate Chip Flavoring
- Colorful Sprinkles
Start by melting your chocolate in a microwave safe bowl in 30 second increments until melted.
Next, stir your shortening into the melted chocolate. This will make it smoother and easier to pour.
Divide your melted chocolate in half and add the second half to a separate bowl.
Then add one flavoring to each bowl and stir to combine.
Add sprinkles to the bottom of your cross molds and pour the melted chocolate into them.
Let your chocolate set then pop your crosses out of the molds.
That’s all there is to these mint and raspberry chocolate crosses. They are so easy to make and a perfect treat for the kiddos’ Easter baskets. You can also control the level of chocolate. If you want your kids to have less, only fill the molds up halfway. They will still get a festive treat in their baskets without it being over-the-top.
Don’t forget to grab your cross mold. This is worth every penny and I love that I can make 2 at a time. When you have a bunch of rugrats to fill baskets for, anything that helps you save time while saving money is awesome!
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I’m a nerdy, crafty mom of three adorable little kids. I love writing and creating, but in my non-existent free time I also love karaoke, taking my kids to the zoo, and reading. I got my degree in Science (no idea how that happened) but I took every English class I could get my hands on because, yeah, I’m that girl.