First and foremost…
I was inspired to make some yummy Easter treats when I read Zoellas blog.
And then I thought a fun idea for a blog post would be home made Easter gifts! So here are a few ideas of Easter alternatives…
1. Chocolate Easter nests.
These are a classic Easter treat and are great to make as a gift, who doesn’t love a chocolate nest?!?
These are also really easy to make and you can get the kids involved too.
I used Cadbury chocolate for mine, my favourite, and cornflakes. I topped mine with mini marshmallows as I didn’t have any eggs but mini eggs would be perfect to finish these off.
225g/8oz Cadbury chocolate, broken into pieces.
36 mini chocolate eggs
1. Line a 12 hole baking tin with paper cases.
2. Melt the chocolate in a bowl set over a pan of gently simmering water, (do not let the base of the bowl touch the water). Stir the mixture until smooth.
3. Remove the bowl from the heat and gently stir in the cornflakes until all of the cereal is coated in the chocolate.
4. Divide the mixture between the paper cases and press 3 chocolate eggs into the centre of each nest.
5. Chill in the fridge for 1 hour, or until completely set.
2. Homemade Hot cross buns
Such a yummy treat for Easter, toasted with lashings of creamy butter! So why not make some to share with friends and family?
I’ve popped a link below to Mary Berrys hot cross bun recipe.
These take a little longer to prepare but are worth the wait. They are also a great alternative if you know anyone who isn’t a chocolate fan (I know, incomprehensible).
3. Cadbury Creme egg brownies.
Don’t they look delicious?!
These are a yummy treat that everyone will love and would make a lovely alternative to Creme eggs on their own.
Below I have included a link to a recipe for these tempting treats.
This is such a simple but effect idea that I discovered on Pinterest.
10 oz white chocolate chips
10 oz dark chocolate chips
4-5 oreos, cushed
8-9 Cadbury Mini Eggs, chopped
1. Line an 8×8 pan with parchment paper or aluminum foil, set aside.
2. Melt dark chocolate in microwave until smooth and pour into prepared pan.
3. Sprinkle some oreos on top, press down so they stay put. Place pan into freezer for about 10 minutes.
4. Melt white chocolate and spread it over top of the dark evenly. Work very fast because the white chocolate will start to harden from the bottom layer being so cold!
5. Quickly sprinkle the chopped Cadbury eggs and remaining crushed oreos on top and press down so they stay put.
6. Place in freezer for another 10 minutes or until the chocolate is completely hardened.
7. Break up bark with hands or cut with a warm knife to make clean cuts. (Heat knife under hot water then wipe off and cut while it’s still hot – repeat after each cut.)
This bark will keep for up to 7 days in an airtight container, if it lasts that long!
5. Rice crispy Marsmallow eggs.
These are super easy and great to make with kids.
Below is a link to the recipe!
These can be decorate however you like and are yummy once they’ve cooled.
I hope you’ve found something to inspire your Easter gifts and have fun making them! (And eating them)
Let me know how you get on.
Happy Easter everyone
Until next time,