Create beautiful bundles with beans, bunnies and more.
2/3The gummy guru
3/3The vegan vixen
By Michelle Hainer|
In honor of Easter, we asked candy mavens at our favorite city confectioners—Jacques Torres Chocolate, Dewey's, Dylan's Candy Bar, Vosges Haut-Chocolat and LIC factory Sweet & Sara—to pick out their favorite spring items for DIY baskets that kids can help assemble at home. To make one, you'll first need a vessel: Choose a basket from Michaels or a bucket, which can be decorated with stickers and glitter, from Party City. Next, get "shred" to fill out the bottom (an eco-friendly bag is only $1.50 at Kmart). Line the basket, and then place the bigger items in, working from left to right. Have your tots fill in holes with all thelittle extras.
1. The chocoholic
* Backpack Bunny, $23; at Jacques Torres * Chocolate-covered Peeps, $1.50/pack of two; at Walgreens * Milk-chocolate pig, $10; at Jacques Torres * Vosges Haut-Chocolat Deep Milk Chocolate Eggs, $22/pack of four; at Vosges Haut-Chocolat * Chocolate foil-covered eggs, $11/lb; at Dewey's Candy * Cadbury Creme Eggs, $3/pack of four, and Cadbury Mini Eggs, $5.50; at Kmart * Hershey's Bunnies, $1.50/pack of two; at Walgreens. Hershey's Kisses Packs, $5.50; at Kmart
2. The gummy guru
* Jelly beans, $11/lb; at Dewey's Candy * DCB gum gift box, $10; at Dylan's Candy Bar * Gummy rabbits, $11/lb; at Dewey's Candy * Multicolored giant candy necklace, $3.50; at Dylan's Candy Bar * Rubber-duck Pez, $1.50; at Economy Candy * Starburst jelly-bean eggs, $1.25; at Walgreens * Fun Sweets cotton candy, $2.50; at Dewey's Candy * Easter Pals Jelly Candy on a Stick, $2; at Dewey's Candy
3. The vegan vixen
* Swedish Fish Eggs, $1--$1.25; at Walgreens * Sour Patch Bunnies, $1--$1.25; at Walgreens * S'mores, $4; at sweetandsara.com * Chocolate bark, $3.50; at sweetandsara.com * Pez, $1.50; at Economy Candy * Skittles plastic eggs, $1.25; at Walgreens * Glow gluten-free chocolate chip cookies, $7; at Whole Foods * Vosges Organic Dominica Noir bar, $8.50; at Vosges Haut-Chocolat