Marshmallow Easter Basket
Approximately 20-30 yellow, lavender, pink and/or
white marshmallow chicks
2 cups confectioners' sugar
1 (10 ounce) bag jelly beans
1 small bag shredded white coconut
Green food coloring
Take four marshmallow chicks that are still connected and flatten
with palm of your hand to create a bottom for the basket. Assemble
still-connected chicks around the perimeter of the bottom of the
basket (approximately 12-15 chicks).
In a small bowl, mix 2 cups of confectioners' sugar with enough
water to make a thick icing. Place the icing in a plastic sandwich
bag and snip the end of the bag. To hold the sides to the bottom,
squeeze the icing around the perimeter of the basket. For any gaps
between the basket and bottom, place a jelly bean in the hole and
squeeze icing around. Place basket in refrigerator until icing has
hardened, about 3 hours.
When icing has hardened, remove basket from the refrigerator. Mix
drops of green food coloring with coconut to resemble grass and fill
basket with coconut, marshmallow chicks and jelly beans (and
anything else you choose).