Loads of Easter Recipes: Green Bean Haystacks & Sugar Bunny Pops

  We’ve got tons of ground to cover today, as I am SURE you can tell by the GI-NORMOUS title and let’s not forget post 2 for today is Resurrection Cookies, a meaningful activity to do with your kiddos. 

  So, enough chit-chat, on with the show…….

There are certain foods that come to mind when I think of Easter. The obvious, HAM, which by the way, is best cooked in the crock pot on low all day with a can of Coke. 

No kidding! 

Green Bean Haystacks, so unique and so yummy!

Green Bean Haystacks

(click title for easy printable)


1 pound Bacon, Cut In Half

2 bags (16 Oz. Bag) Whole Green Beans, Thawed

½ cups Butter

1/2 teaspoons Garlic Powder

½ cups Brown Sugar

1/2 teaspoons Black Pepper

Prep early in the day: thaw bacon, cook slightly, pull from pan while still soft. Bundle 10-12 green beans together and wrap with half a slice of bacon. Lay side-to-side in a 9×13 pan with bacon ends down. Place butter, garlic powder, brown sugar and black pepper in a saucepan and heat on low until sugar dissolves. Pour over bean stacks. Refrigerate for 4-6 hours.

Bake at 350ºF for 25-30 minutes.

AMAAAZING! And so pretty too! The perfect Easter side for sure!!!!


  We were in charge of snacks for Destiny’s class this year.  When I saw these homemade “Peeps” at Weekend Potluck, I knew this would be what Destiny wanted to make.  We decided to get crafty and do a mixture of marshmallow shapes and sizes and do multiple per stick, rather than following the original recipe.  A big thanks to Everyday Mom’s Meals for sharing these Homemade Peeps!!!!!

Here by renamed by the 4 little Fergusons as: 

Sugar Bunny Pops

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Original instructions:

Large marshmallows, strawberry flavored (We did all shapes and sizes.)
Candy sticks
Pastel colored sprinkles or colored sugar (Our favorite were the nonpareil!)
Piece of floral foam or Styrofoam

Place sticks in marshmallows, to make “pops”. Dip each in water to dampen. Dab lightly on a paper towel to remove excess. Roll each in sprinkles, covering evenly. Place sticks in floral foam, standing upright to dry. When dry, place in a cup for easy enjoyment!

What we did:


Dip marshmallow in water, dab off on tea towel before placing a bowl of colored sugar or non-pareils.  Use a mini wooden skewer/candy stick to stir around, carefully covering all sides. Place on a tray to dry overnight. 


Carefully thread different shaped marshmallows on the stick in various patterns.

Destiny’s class will love them!  We will take them later today for the Easter party.  I think I will even let Ty, Avery & Pax share one.  {gasp} IMG_6041

  I know, I know, I am letting up in my old age.  I am trying to be more flexible at school with the whole “No Sugar” thing.  With birthdays and class parties for holidays, I can’t always  say no to sugar, right?! 

But at home? That is a WHOLE ‘nother story!