This time of year dyed coconut can come in handy. Cute little chickies with orange and yellow feathers, or edible easter grass.
It is really a simple process but thought I would show you how as well as the muffins my children created with the colored coconut.
SImply add shredded coconut into a plastic bag. Add food coloring, I only had yellow in the liquid but I am sure gel will work nicely too.
Massage the coconut into the dye until it is absorbed. If it is not dark enough add more dye, if too dark add more coconut and repeat.
I was making some lemon bread muffins for the school bake sale and thought I would transform the extra into something festive.
I cleared my hands of this one and just brought out some supplies for the kids after school.
I told them our snack was a food craft. They were more excited then I was expected. I also get kudos as my daughter had a playdate that afternoon.
I let the kids use icing to glue on the coconut and let them explore with some candies I had around the house.
I was impressed they ate the coconut.
Or at least 2 did, here is my son’s “french person”.
I love crafting with food with the kids but be prepared for a mess. After all the baking I did and then this my kitchen was less than desirable.
What do you use colored Coconut for?