Chocolate Chip Easter Baskets

Level: Easy
Prep Time: 45 min
Cook Time: 14 min
Cooling Time:
Yields: 24 baskets


These adorable Chocolate Chip Easter Baskets are a special springtime treat to be remembered.


  • 1 package (16.5 oz.) NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Refrigerated Chocolate Chip Cookie Bar Dough
  • 1 cup prepared white frosting
  • Green food coloring
  • 1/4 cup sweetened flaked coconut
  • WONKA® SweeTARTS® or SPREE® Jelly Beans
  • Thin-string licorice, various colors, cut into 3-inch pieces for basket handles (optional)


PREHEAT oven to 350° F. Grease and flour 24 mini-muffin cups. Place one square of cookie dough into each cup.

BAKE for 14 to 17 minutes or until golden brown. Remove pans to wire rack. If licorice handles are to be added, with tip of wooden pick, make two holes opposite each other on top edge of cup. Make sure holes are the same size as the width of the licorice. This is best done when cups are very warm. Cool cups completely in pans on wire rack. With tip of butter knife, remove cookie cups from muffin pans. Arrange on serving platter.

COMBINE frosting and a few drops of food coloring in small bowl, adding additional food coloring until desired shade is reached.

DISSOLVE a few drops of food coloring in 1/4 teaspoon water in small, resealable food storage plastic bag. Add coconut. Seal bag and shake to evenly coat coconut.

SPOON a small amount of frosting onto the top of each cup. Add a pinch of tinted coconut. Top grass with SweeTarts Jelly Beans. Insert ends of licorice into small holes in cups for handles.


by S. Sherri , Ohio on Mar. 2013

Worked like a charm


by L. LaDonna , Georgia on Apr. 2012

Fun, easy and the kids (old & young) loved 'em!


by b. betty , MS on Apr. 2012

A really creative idea. Will become a favorite.

Chocolate Chip Easter Baskets

by E. Elaine , California on Apr. 2012

When I made these, I used the 12 mini pan and put mini liners in the pan to make it easier to remove them for the next batch. I used the tube type dough. I cut off a 1" slice of dough and cut that into 1/4. That was the perfect size. I also couldn't find the various color licorice strings so I used the sour strings They were so cute when finished and I got rave reviews from dad, the girls at the store (where I got all the supplies) and the neighbors children. I will definetly make them again.

Very cute and fun for the kids

by J. Jessica , Holiday, fl on Apr. 2012

My 4 year old niece and I made these over the weekend and they were a hit at our Easter dinner. I made a double batch and used some sugar cookies in place of chocolate chip and also used cheesecake filling instead of icing on some as well. We really enjoyed making them and eating them!


by R. Rosalie , okc on Apr. 2012

turned out great!. I used the regular tube of cookie dough slicing it about an inch or two thick in regular cupcake pan. The middle sunk in perfectly to put the icing, grass and jelly beans.

Easy and Yummy

by K. Kathy , Brea on Apr. 2012

These were perfect for the kids to make! we made our own Nestle tollhouse cookie dough and followed the rest of the direction. Super easy for all ages!

Yummy Chocolate Chip Easter Baskets!!

by A. Audrey , California on Apr. 2012

Everyone loved them!! Also made some baskets with sugar cookie dough. those were yummy too!! thanks for the easy, cute recipe!! :)

Easter Dessert

by B. Barbara , Roselle, IL on Apr. 2011

Look great