Easy Mardi Gras Treats

holiday treats

The king cake is a Mardi Gras staple. The New Orleans tradition is a frosted holiday treat with a special surprise insideā€”a plastic toy baby! If your kiddos want to try out this recipe, but your baking skills fall below what is needed to bake this brioche dough goodie from scratch, these king cake-inspired recipes are perfect alternatives.

King Cupcake

This holiday baking idea is ideal for larger groups of kids, making it an easy activity for your family’s Mardi Gras party or a playdate. Pick your favorite vanilla or golden cake recipe or use a boxed mix. Instead of adding a plastic toy to unbaked cakes, use a piece of chocolate candy (this eliminates the possible choking hazard). Bake the cakes and let the cool. Frost the treats with white icing, adding purple, green and gold sprinkles on top.

Holiday S’mores

Make the kids’ favorite sweet stack with a Mardi Gras theme. Dip marshmallows into purple, green and yellow food coloring. After the marshmallows dry, stack them between graham crackers. Add a piece of chocolate inside. Microwave the stack in 10-second intervals, until the marshmallows melt. Cover the top graham with vanilla icing and have the kids sprinkle purple, green and gold crystalized sugar on top.

Creative Cookies

Use the same frost and decorate approach with your child’s favorite cookies. Try sugar, chocolate chip, oatmeal or any other type of baked sweet. Frost the tops of the cookies with white icing. Next, let the kids decorate the treats with purple, green and gold sprinkles or sugar.



Museum Quality H. Alvin Sharpe HAS Personal Notes, Illustrations,Poems Notebook picture

Museum Quality H. Alvin Sharpe HAS Personal Notes, Illustrations,Poems Notebook

$20000.00



New Orleans mardi gras doubloon picture

New Orleans mardi gras doubloon

$5000.00



MARDI GRAS Krewe Krawl Universal Studios Theme Park Prop hhn ~LIFE SIZE PIRATES  picture

MARDI GRAS Krewe Krawl Universal Studios Theme Park Prop hhn ~LIFE SIZE PIRATES

$5000.00



2022 150th Anniversary Rex Banner- Mardi Gras Krewe Favor picture

2022 150th Anniversary Rex Banner- Mardi Gras Krewe Favor

$3999.99



Rex 1966 10 KT (420) Gold Theme Doubloon New Orleans, LA Mardi Gras H5064 picture

Rex 1966 10 KT (420) Gold Theme Doubloon New Orleans, LA Mardi Gras H5064

$3599.99



1872 Momus invitation First Year  Mardi Gras krewe picture

1872 Momus invitation First Year Mardi Gras krewe

$3500.00



RARE 1928 REX CARNIVAL BULLETIN  MARDI GRAS FLOAT PRINT NEW ORLEANS,  LA 26X42 picture

RARE 1928 REX CARNIVAL BULLETIN MARDI GRAS FLOAT PRINT NEW ORLEANS, LA 26X42

$2999.99



WDW Disney Little Mermaid Ariel Princess Parti Gras Frame Pin Set LE 50 Mardi picture

WDW Disney Little Mermaid Ariel Princess Parti Gras Frame Pin Set LE 50 Mardi

$2500.00



Rex 1917 Member Ducal Badge New Orleans Mardi Gras Krewe Favor picture

Rex 1917 Member Ducal Badge New Orleans Mardi Gras Krewe Favor

$2499.99



Mardi Gras Indian Stoned Bull Skull picture

Mardi Gras Indian Stoned Bull Skull

$1800.00