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Easter Story Bites


Making these Easter story bites is a special way to learn and remember the Easter story. As you work your way through the recipe, you’ll see some extra notes and Bible verses. These Easter story bites are traditionally made the night before Easter Sunday, left to cool in the oven overnight and then enjoyed on Easter Sunday morning.

An adult’s help, ½ cup pecans*, zip lock bag, wooden spoon, ½ cup choc chips, 1 tsp vinegar, 3 egg whites, pinch salt, 1 cup sugar, masking tape, Bible


1. Ask an adult to help you preheat oven to 150°C.

2. Place pecans in a ziplock bag and seal shut.

Jesus was betrayed by one of his friends, arrested and taken prisoner (Matthew chapter 26, verse 50).

3. Use a wooden spoon to crush the nuts into smaller pieces. Chop choc chips into smaller pieces with knife.

4. Add vinegar to a bowl. While on the cross, Jesus was thirsty and was given vinegar to drink (John chapter 19, verses 28 and 29).

5. Add egg whites to the vinegar.

Eggs represent new life, which is why they are a symbol of Easter. At Easter, Jesus gave his life to give us new life (John chapter 10, verse 10b to 11).

6. Add salt and sugar to eggs and vinegar. Use an electric mixer to beat until egg whites are stiff. This takes 5 to 10 minutes.

7. Fold in nuts and choc chips.

8. Line an oven tray with baking paper. Drop spoonfuls of meringue mixture onto tray. Each mound represents the rocky tomb where Jesus’ body was placed after he died (Matthew chapter 27, verses 57 to 60).

9. Place in oven and turn off the heat. Use some pieces of tape to seal the oven door shut. Jesus’ tomb was sealed shut with a large rock (Matthew chapter 27, verses 65 to 66). Keep oven door shut and allow to sit overnight (or about 8 hours, until oven has completely cooled).

10. On Easter Sunday morning, take the meringues out of the oven. Notice that cracked surface – what could that mean? Take a bite and discover that the meringues are hollow. On the first Easter, Jesus’ followers were amazed to discover his tomb open and empty (Matthew chapter 28, verses one to nine). He is risen!

*To make this recipe nut free, simply replace pecans with an additional ½ cup of choc chip pieces.

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