Easter Baking 🐣🍫

Hi guys 👋🏻

I love an excuse to bake and Easter is the perfect one.

Also, I can now eat chocolate again as I gave it up on the 8th of Jan until Good Friday! Horray.

So, here are two Easter bakes that I have made this Easter weekend.

They are super easy, relatively quick and even child friendly.

Let’s take a look!


Chocolate Easter Nests

Chocolate Easter Nests

I surely don’t even need to include a recipe for this Easter classic!?!

This Easter season special is great to do with kids and one of my favourite ‘cakes’ whenever I seem them on sale.

I had to use shredded wheat this time as we already had it in the cupboard but my preference is cornflakes, and of course I used Cadbury chocolate and mini eggs.


Cadbury Creme Egg Brownies

Cadbury Creme Egg Brownies
Gooey goodness!

These brownies came out super gooey and were so delicious, especially warm!

I had this ‘Brownie in a jar’ mix from Christmas, that I hadn’t used yet and all you needed to do was add 125g of butter and 2 eggs (whisked together first). Super easy!

I then cut the creme eggs in half and pushed them into the batter, fondant side up.

A brownie recipe that I use alot is a BBC Good Good one, I’ll leave a link here .


What is your favourite Easter bake?

Let me know if you have a go at these.

Have a great Easter Weekend.

Until Next Time,

Roseanne 🙂

Our Easter bakes 🍫

Here are the results of our Easter baking…

‘No bake’ Easter slices

Rice crispie cakes

Check out the full blog post here & my Easter activities too –> here.

🐣🐣 I hope you are enjoying your Easter Sunday funday! & this beautiful sunshine in the UK ☀️☀️

Until next time,

Roseanne 🙂

DIY Easter baskets for kids 🐣🍫

Last year, as my nephews were a bit older, I decided to make them Easter baskets as a little treat, for Easter Sunday.

This year my niece is a bit older too and will be able to appreciate one as well as the boys, so I have decided to do them again.


I’ve been to a few different shops in order to get the little bits and bob’s for the baskets. I’ll list everything that I bought & the prices (if I can remember haha)

I like to make them personal to each child and get a mixture of chocolate and crafty/fun bits to make them more exciting and fun!

You will see from the pictures that I have popped some ‘non Easter’ food items into my nieces basket. She isn’t a massive chocolate fan (I don’t get it either!!) So I have got her a selection pack of some of her favourite oaty Goodies Bars.

This is a great way to make a basket for a much younger child, especially under 2’s who probably won’t have/need loads of chocolate.


Buckets, Asda £1.50

Luckily for me there were three different colours!

The top two baskets are for my nephews who are aged (almost) 3 & 4.

The bottom basket is for my niece who is (almost) 2.

Cadbury Boxless eggs (with buttons inside)

Plain Cadbury boxless egg, Tesco £1

Cadbury Disney egg heads, Tesco £1

Chick marshmallows, Asda large pack £3

They also did white bunny marshmallows too, for the same price.

Milk chocolate bunnies, Tesco 2 for £1.50

Milk chocolate lollies, Tesco 2 for £1.50

Chick gingerbread kits, Tesco from £1

I also picked up these little gingerbread chick kits.

If you had a bigger basket, hamper or if you just want another little activity to do with the kids then these are really fun and super easy to do. You get some tubes of icing and little packs of hundreds and thousands to decorate your chicks, in the pack and I can guarantee the kids will love them.

The non chocolate/edible items.

Easter activity books, Tesco £1

These have got stickers, colouring & arts and crafts activities inside them so they are great for adding a bit of Easter craft fun to the weekend and will certainly keep them occupied.

Large Easter bubble wands, Tesco £1 (or £1.50, I cant quite remember!)

Easter T-Shirt, Tesco F&F £6

They had a great selection of Easter themed clothing bits in Tesco, for both boys & girls and they were very cute!

Again, this is a great option for a younger child who may not be able to enjoy the arts & craft bits of the other baskets.


Some other shops that do great Easter bits include:

•B & M

•Poundland

•TK Maxx

• Other major supermarkets such as Aldi.

It’s so easy to create these super cute little Easter baskets, full of treats, without spending a fortune! & they are a fun way to create a Easter gift for the kids.


Let me know if you have a go and what bargains you managed to find!


Happy Easter 🐣

Until next time,

Roseanne 🙂

🍫 3 easy Easter ‘bakes’! 🐣


So, these recipes are for all of my fellow chocoholics and baking lovers!

Some tasty classic treats with an Easter twist.

These recipes are super quick, easy and so yummy.

Super chocolatey & perfect to share with friends over a cuppa or at an Easter gathering.

These are great recipes to make with the kiddies in the Easter hols too. Good fun & they can choose their own choccies to decorate their ‘bakes’.

They also use lots of the same ingredients so they should be a lot cheaper to make too.

Let’s get started!


Easter Rocky Road


Ingredients:

•One large pack of plain digestives

•Butter

•X1 pack of Dark chocolate

•X2 packs of Milk chocolate

•Golden syrup

•Mini marshmallows

•Easter chocolates to decorate


Recipe

•Crush three quarters of a large pack of digestives, in a bag, using a rolling pin.

•Melt the dark chocolate and one pack of milk chocolate as well as the butter (I’m a separate bowl)
•Pour the chocolate & butter onto the digestive crumb and add the mini marshmallows and golden syrup.

•Mix until coated and then press into a tin, making sure its nice and compact.

•Chill in the fridge for 30 minutes, whilst this is chilling melt the second pack of milk chocolate.

•Pour the melted chocolate over the chilled biscuit mix to top it.

•Push your Easter chocolates into the melted chocolate to decorate and then chill again.

•When chilled cut into pieces and serve.



‘No bake’ Easter slice


Ingredients

•250g of rice crispies

•300g Marshmallow
•35g Butter

•Milk chocolate for the topping
•Mini eggs (or something smaller for young children)


Recipe

•Weigh the ingredients.

•Melt the marshmallows slowly in the microwave.

•Melt the butter.

•Mix the marshmallow, butter and rice crispies until it’s all combined.

•Push the mixture into a deep tin, nice and compact, and pop in the fridge.

•Melt the milk chocolate carefully in the microwave.

•Pour the milk chocolate on top of the rice crispy mix and push some little eggs or other Easter chocs into the melted chocolate.

•Refrigerate and cut into squares.


Chocolate Easter nests


A absolute Easter classic and this one is probably the easiest to make.

Ingredients

•Rice crispies

•Milk chocolate

•Mini eggs to decorate (optional)

•Cupcake cases


Recipe

•Melt your milk chocolate.

•Gradually add in rice crispies until you have a good ratio of both.

•Spoon into cupcake cases and add your chosen Easter chocs on top (optional)

•Refrigerate and enjoy!


Let me know if you try any of these out and how you get on!


Happy Easter!

Until next time,

Roseanne 🙂

Leftover Easter chocolate!

If there is some leftovers after Easter Sunday… I’d be very surprised if I have any… I thought that these would be the perfect solution!

Don’t they just look delectable!?!

Grab those creme eggs that you couldn’t manage and make something yummy for yourself, or if you want to share (you might not, they are sooooo good) make them for family and friends too.

Gooey creme egg & mini egg brownies, absolute heaven 😍

I will leave a link to the basic brownie mix that I used and of course explain my eggcellent 😂 (sorry, not sorry) extra naughty but, nice additions.

BBC Good Food ‘Best Ever Brownies’ recipe

 

 

So I made up the Brownie mix that I’ve linked above, and stirred in a pack of mini eggs, with me it’s Cadbury’s all the way people. I then halved creme eggs and pushed them into the batter so they were halfway submerged in the gooey goodness.

 

 

Perfection.

You 100% need to give these a go if you are a lover of chocolate like me, you won’t regret it.

Let me know how you get on!

Until next time,

Roseanne 🙂

Easter baskets for the kids 🐣

Easter has got to be one of my favourite celebrations. Now I’m not a Christian so I don’t celebrate it in the traditional sense, however I do enjoy the way that we ‘celebrate’ this annual occasion.

I love the giving (& recieivng of, because your lieing if you don’t enjoy receiving chocolate!!) chocolatey treats! Picking ones out you’ll know that your nearest and dearest will enjoy (FYI my fam, it’s all about Terrys choc oranges, Cadbury Mini eggs & Maltester bunnies 🤣)

I thought that since my nephews are a bit older it would be nice to get a bit creative with their Easter Gifts this year. I’ve also done a smaller scale one for my niece as she’s only 9 months old but I didn’t want to leave her out!

So let’s take a look at the goodies…

 

 

I picked up these super cute buckets from Home bargains and some ‘straw’ to fill them with.

I picked up a yellow one each for the boys and a purple one for Evie.

Now to add the treats…

In each basket the boys have got:

● A large chocolate character, one is a pig, ones a lamb.

● Mini assorted Easter chocolates

● A wind up toy, bunny & chick

● A large bubble wand

● A decorate your own chocolate egg kit

● For Noah I’ve popped in a Easter arts & crafts pack

● For Casey (as he is a bit smaller) I popped in a soft cuddly lamb teddy, super cute.

For Evie’s little basket I just filled it with some of her favourite snack bits & sweet treats, baby-tastic. I had to include her favourite banana wafers!

 

 

 

Such a cute & simple idea for the little ones.

Have a great Easter guys.

Until next time,

Roseanne 🙂

My favourite Slimming World snacks! 

As you may know from previous posts (or not? hello if you’re new 👋) I follow the Slimming World (SW) plan. We shop at Aldi and they do amazing snacks & treats that are great on SW so I thought I would share with you my favourites!

So here they are…

Let’s start with savoury as I have less of them:

  • Cup Shotz. This is Aldi’s version of  a mugshot and its 100% free! The chicken and sweet & sour flavours are free, not all are.

  • Aldi’s crisps are amazing! The cheese curls are 3 syns and the melts are 4 syns. They make such great snacks & are excellent value for money too.

Next up, Sweet treats:

  • Brooklea light yoghurts. These are sooo tasty and free. I only discovered these on our shop today and they are fab. I picked them up in vanilla and toffee flavour. (These are free a couple of the flavours are 0.5 syn) 

  • Crispy oats & honey granola bites. These are fab with a tea or coffee, crispy, oaty and delicious. 

  • Sweet and salty popcorn. This is so yummy and great as a snack or for the cinema. I love the combo of sweet and salty and this big bag is 6 syns. These are also available in multipacks and those bags are only 2.5 syns each!!

  • These groovy bars are a delicious chocolatey biscuit fix to satisfy those sweet cravings. These are 6 syns each.

So those are a few of my favourites! I hope you’ve found it useful and discovered some yummy treats that you can pick up from a local supermarket. 

I thought I would quickly mention some Easter favs and their syn values, there are a few that you can enjoy on plan and to me this is amazing, diet? What diet? 

  • Cadbury creme eggs, 9 syns each.
  • Cadbury mini eggs, 1 syn each.
  • Malteaser mini bunnies, 3 syns each.

Enjoy 👌 & don’t forget to treat yourself!!

Until next time, 

Roseanne 🙂