Easter Baskets for Grown-Ups

By Ellie Sher Mar 29, 2013

Who says these treasure boxes are only for kids? Stock one for the grown-ups in your life (or yourself) with a selection of sweet and savory homemade bites.

Butterscotch Truffles

These mouthfuls of sweetness are a major step-up from drugstore chocolate. Butterscotch morsels are coated in rich chocolate and finished with a sprinkling of sea salt for a sophisticated bite.

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Chile Pesto

A trifecta of hot peppers kicks traditional pesto up a notch. Easy to package and store, this savory spread coats noodles with a hint of heat and adds depth to creamy mozzarella.

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Almond Biscotti

Sturdy and crisp, these Italian cookies are the ideal mate for a hot beverage. Enriched by the refined combination of almond and anise, these twice-baked dunking sticks are brightened by a hefty dose of orange zest.

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Cheese Crisps

These lace-like crackers come together with only two ingredients: gruyere and black pepper. In just ten minutes, crisp, delicate wafers emerge and a delightful hors d’oeuvre is ready to go.

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Ganache Kisses

Laden with a healthy swig of rum, these luxe cookies are parents’ after-hours indulgence. Two coin-shaped biscuits are glued together with bittersweet chocolate ganache.

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Pickled Red Onions

Pickling vegetables adds a tangy component to sandwiches or grilled meat. Transform simple red onions and watch them deliver a sharp, piquant flavor.

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Fig Compote

This earthy spread can go sweet or savory. Pair with creamy gorgonzola or goat cheese, or spoon on ice cream or sponge cake. Plus, the compote can be made a few days in advance and refrigerated until ready to gift.

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