Clever "Carrot" Snacks for Easter

Want festive snacks for Easter? Package orange foods to look like carrots for a cute, easy solution.

By: Laura James

If Easter is sneaking up on you like it is for me, you might be struggling to come up with Easter snacks to bring to events you're attending or hosting. If you’re short on time, don’t stress over trying to perfect your fondant icing skills to make intricate cupcakes or dyeing dozens of eggs. Instead, throw together these easy no-prep snacks in packaging that looks like carrots - festive and easy! These snacks are also great to pack in your kids' lunches, bring to a church picnic or gift in Easter baskets.

Snacks Packaged as Carrots

Snacks Packaged as Carrots

Package orange foods to look like carrots for Easter.

Photo by: Laura James

Laura James

First gather the supplies. You’ll need triangular shaped treat bags, which you can buy at your local craft store, green and orange tissue paper, green and white string and any and all orange foods.

Supplies for Carrot Craft Snacks

Supplies for Carrot Craft Snacks

Gather orange and green tissue paper, treat bags, green and white string and all of the orange snacks you can find.

Photo by: Laura James

Laura James

We rounded up four healthy and four not-so-healthy orange foods to get you started. From left to right, we used bell peppers, baby carrots, clementines, cheddar cheese sticks, gummy candies and goldfish crackers, crunchy cheese snacks and chocolate pieces, which you can find in the cake decorating section of most craft stores.

Orange Snacks

Orange Snacks

Gather any and all orange foods you want to snack on. Feel free to make food art before you package them.

Photo by: Laura James

Laura James

Next, fill the treat bags with the snacks, leaving about one inch of space at the top. If you're using clementines or any larger snacks, fill in empty holes with orange tissue paper.

Packaging Orange Snacks

Packaging Orange Snacks

Fill treat bags with orange snacks, leaving one inch at the top.

Photo by: Laura James

Laura James

Top the bags off with about 1/4 of a sheet of green tissue paper. Gather the end of the treat bag around the tissue paper. Using the green and white string, tie a bow to secure the bag and paper. As a final touch, cut the ends of the tissue paper into strips, creating a fringe effect.

After you've packaged the snacks, leave the non-perishable ones in a decorative tray or bowl where they can double as a centerpiece for a table. Enjoy!

Snacks Packaged as Carrots

Snacks Packaged as Carrots

Package orange foods to look like carrots for Easter.

Photo by: Laura James

Laura James

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