Similar to Santa, the Easter Bunny hopped to our house every year in the middle of the night and filled our colorful wicker baskets with festive surprises. He stuffed all of the sweets into plastic eggs, so my brother and I shook each one on Easter morning to guess what hid inside.
If the egg failed to sound, the Bunny had (miraculously) crammed in a yellow marshmallow Peep. If a few dull thuds emitted, the Bunny had left us milk chocolate eggs. And if the plastic egg rattled like a maraca, the Bunny had delivered jelly beans.
But not just any jelly beans… Starburst jelly beans!
Mom rarely bought us candy, so we depended on the Easter Bunny to get both our starburst and jelly bean fixes. And even though we scrutinized the grocery shells whenever we wandered off from the cart, we never saw starburst jelly beans any other time of the year.
Last week, I snagged a bag before the Easter Bunny could give away all of the starburst jelly beans in kids’ Easter baskets. Since I didn’t want to be a complete copy
cat rabbit, I decided against placing my candy in plastic eggs and made my own little edible nests instead!