What Is Edible Easter Grass Made Of?

Easter grass is a popular decoration that is often used in Easter baskets and other seasonal decorations. It is typically made from thin strips of brightly colored paper or plastic and is used to add color and texture to Easter-themed treats. While you might be used to seeing something creative used on Easter-related desserts — such as dyed green shredded coconut — there's actually another option available.

There's a growing trend of using edible Easter grass instead of the traditional paper or plastic varieties. Specifically, there's a German company, Galerie Candy, that makes edible Easter grass. Not only can you stuff it into baskets, but it's also perfect for topping cupcakes, layering under a cake, and bringing other sweet treats to life.

Edible Easter grass is a safer and more sustainable alternative to plastic Easter grass, especially for young children who may be tempted to eat it. This means that it not only looks great but can also be enjoyed as a delicious treat.

This is what edible Easter grass is made of

While some people might try to make their own edible grass home out of desiccated coconut, fondant, or rice paper, buying pre-made edible grass is so much easier. But if you are wondering what this Easter treat could possibly be made from and how, a few people have tried replicating it on their own. According to Walmart's product page, Galerie Candy's edible Easter grass contains potato starch, cornstarch, modified cornstarch, artificial flavor, acesulfame potassium, aspartame, and artificial colors such as yellow 5, red 40, and blue 2. Flavors of the edible grass include green apple, blueberry, strawberry, and banana.

Though we can't know exactly how the company makes its edible candy grass, there is a general way potato starch candy grass is commonly made. First, the ingredients need to be combined and poured into a very thin layer. Once the mixture has been spread thin, the mixture is sliced into long, thin strands that resemble grass. Once the strands have been created, the mixture can dry out overnight.

Find it at these retail stores

Edible Easter grass can be found at many specialty food stores or online retailers that specialize in baking and decorating supplies, as well as some large-scale retailers — you can find it both in stores and online at Walmart and Target, among other stores. Customers can also find a variety of flavors to customize their own edible Easter grass-filled basket at home. Prices vary depending on the type of edible Easter grass and the quantity purchased, but it is generally affordable and accessible for most consumers.

Ultimately, edible Easter grass is a fun and creative alternative to traditional paper or plastic Easter grass. It's safer for young children, and it can add a little more whimsy to the typical selection of chocolate bunnies and jelly bean eggs. So, to add an extra-festive touch to any Easter-themed dessert or basket, consider adding this sweet and colorful addition to your basket or baked goods.