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Easter Bread Baskets

The following recipe was created in collaboration with Lauren Schulte. To see more of her bites and meals, visit her Instagram @TheBiteSizePantry

With Easter right around the corner, let’s twist and shout! These personal-size braided Easter Bread Baskets make a delicious place setting at any spring table.

Whether you’re celebrating Easter or hosting a spring brunch for loved ones, place one of these seasonal confections on each plate and watch your guests fawn over the effortless elegance and mouthwatering taste.

Easter Bread Basket

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Easter Bread Baskets
Easter Bread Baskets
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For the Easter Bread Baskets

  • 5 Heinen’s cage-free brown eggs
  • 2 rolls of Pillsbury pizza dough
  • 6 oz. of white chocolate shavings, preferably shaved from a bar
  • Sprinkles of choice

For the Glaze

  • ½ cup powder sugar
  • 2 Tbsp. water or milk


  1. Preheat the oven to 450˚F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Lay another sheet of parchment paper on the kitchen counter. Pop open the rolls of pizza dough (one at a time) and slowly roll out the dough so it is even in thickness. Sprinkle with a pinch of flour. Coat your hands in flour as well to prevent sticking.
  3. Using a sharp knife, cut 6 even strips out of the dough.
  4. Using a potato peeler or cheese grater, shave the white chocolate bar. If you can’t find a bar of white chocolate, use white chocolate chips instead.
  5. Sprinkle the white chocolate shavings over the strips of dough. Pinch each strip to tuck the chocolate inside, like a stuffed crust.
  6. Pinch the ends of 3 strips together and braid them.
  7. Once you get to the end of the braid, pinch the opposite ends of the strips together.
  8. Gently stretch out the braided dough and pinch the top and bottom ends together. Repeatedly twist the braid over itself long-ways until it resembles a twisted braid.
  9. Tuck the two ends into each other and pinch to ensure they are stuck together. Form each twisted braid into a circle with an open hole in the middle.
  10. Repeat steps 6-9 with the remaining 3 strips, then start the process over with the other tube of dough. This will result in 4 bread baskets.
  11. Whisk an egg into a small bowl and brush over each bread basket.
  12. Place the baskets in the oven for 8-10 minutes, until the tops are slightly golden brown. Do not panic if some of the white chocolate leaks out.
  13. During the bake time, add four eggs to a pot of water and bring to a boil. Once boiling, turn off the heat, cover and steam the eggs for 4 minutes for soft boiled and 6 minutes for hard boiled.
  14. Transfer the eggs to a bowl of ice water and let them soak.
  15. In a small bowl, whisk together the powdered sugar and milk (or water) until a semi-thick opaque glaze forms.
  16. Remove the bread baskets from the oven and allow to cool for 10 minutes.
  17. Pour your desired amount of glaze over each bread basket.
  18. Add festive sprinkles and place one egg in the center of each basket.

Easter Bread Basket

The Bite Size Pantry, Lauren Schulte
By Lauren Schulte
Well hello there, I’m Lauren and I love food! Keeping meals simple, satisfying and accessible to all is the main purpose behind my cooking, but I always add a touch of creativity and uniqueness.I’m a family-taught cook and food is one of my greatest passion in life, but I suppose there is a little more to me than just food. I am a fur-mama to two wonderful rescue pups, Herbie and Nelly and our cat Grayson, who are all part of The Bite Size Pantry household. They love to be with me in the kitchen and they make the cleanup process a whole lot easier. Thanks to the wonderful internet world I’ve been able to pursue my dream of cooking. Sometimes it seems like a lot, but I just love food and I really love sharing that love with others who love it too.

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    Beautiful Lauren!! You are so very artistic, and so very talented.
    I always search for your recipes because they are indeed the best and most fun. You show us cooking is such an enjoyable part of life! Thank you!

    1. Hi Kathleen, thank you for your feedback! We made sure that your kind message was passed along to Lauren. Thanks again!

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