Easter Recipe Roundup: Easy Treats!
One of the best parts of Easter is the food. The first thing anyone thinks of is probably all the wonderful Chocolate, but there’s lots more to this Holiday than Creme Eggs. In this post I’m happy to share some of the best Easter Recipes that I’ve found, and feature some of the best blogs that offer lots of other helpful everyday advise (not just at Easter).
Personally, my favourite Easter treat is Hot Cross Buns, it’s a tradition that has made its way into Canadian culture from England and it’s a tasty seasonal treat that you can really only find at Easter. So, on that note, I’ll start our Easter Recipe Roundup with this one:
Hot Cross Bun Muffins
These muffins are not only a modern twist on the Hot Cross Bun classic, they also happen to be Sugar-Free (Gluten-Free and Lower-Carb), a healthy alternative created by Emma Eats and Explores that I’m dying to try. In fact, she has a lot of great ideas on how to celebrate a Sugar-Free Easter (yes, it’s possible!)
Edible Flower Biscuits
These cookies are so beautiful I don’t know if I could bear to eat them. The idea of adding wonderful, seasonal edible flowers to sugar-cookies is a stroke of genius – check out more wonderful photos of these treasures, with the full recipe and method on The Twinkle Diaries.
Easy Easter Nests
This is a great activity and no-cook recipe that you can do with your little ones. Head over to Pinks Charming to get the ingredient list, and instructions. It couldn’t be easier to make these cute Easter Treat Recipe that can be enjoyed from Breakfast (gasp!) or really anytime of day.
Painted Easter Cookies
Here’s another beautiful idea for decorating Easter cookies. Using just some vibrant food coloring and a thin icing mixture you can create some stunning works of art on these cookies that look like amazing watercolour paintings. See more examples, and photographs along with the full instructions on Craft Invaders.
Easter Rocky Road
If you’re looking to indulge your sweet tooth – this one is perfect for chocoholics and super-easy to make (no-cook, you can use just the microwave to melt the chocolate if you prefer) – although you can choose any ingredients you have on hand or prefer – the treats above are from Spencer’s Arc blog, so I suggest heading over there for more details.
White Chocolate Peanut Butter Bunny Tails
How cute are these little Cheesecake bites? I love that they’re covered in coconut to make them ‘fluffy’. Another recipe on our list that’s Sugar-Free and these are actually high-fat so Keto friendly Easter treat. The recipe is available on Tales from Home, and it’s a super-quick and easy to make Easter Treat Recipe that would be perfect for an Easter party or event!
Speaking of Bunny Tails – wouldn’t those go perfect atop these adorable pancakes? These Easter Breakfast treats are courtesy of Messy Little Monster, where you can find the full recipe, which happens to be Dairy-Free! If you’re looking to surprise your kids with an Easter breakfast these are perfect (and just so adorable)!
Potato Egg Nests
Perhaps you want a savoury Breakfast option on Easter Morning. These Potato Nests fit the bill perfectly. Baked in muffin tins and using smaller quail eggs, you get the perfect little nest of savoury, tasty, eggy goodnes. Grab the details on Foodie Quine.
Tea Cake Bunny Bums
Okay so I guess we’re on a theme here, but how cute are these little bums with feets? The base of this treat is a pre-made cake, so there’s no complex baking involved. Head over to Foodie Quine for all the instructions and more precious photos of these adorable treats.
If you’re looking for something a bit more traditional, why not opt for this Easter Decorated Victoria Sponge, complete with Jam center. The full instructions and recipe is on Mummy Snowy Owl, and I just love how she covered this cake in different sized mini-eggs (they’re my favourite Easter treat!).
Creme Egg Cake
If you’re in search of something a little *less* traditional why not have a go at this dream for Creme Egg lovers – a Giant Creme Egg Cheesecake! The crust is even made from Chocolate-covered buscuits – this is one for those with the biggest sweet tooth. More photos, reicpe and instructions over on Cassie Fairy – and she adds “The whole cake has a vanilla flavour and it’s absolutely delicious – a really luxurious treat! If you want to give everyone a piece of creme egg on their portion, add in more halves.”
Chick Sugar Cookies
If you have way more skill in the kitchen than I do, why not give these stunning Chick cookies a try? The cookies themselves seem simple enough to make, here’s the full recipe on Boo Roo and Tigger Too, but you’ll have to follow her icing instructions carefully to get the desired effect. This is called ‘flooding’, and once you’ve got the technique down pat, you can make very impressive cookies like these.
If you’re looking something that requires a little less skill (or, like me, no skill at all) then I suggest you check out the recipe for Slow Cooker Fudge over on DorsetMums. The best part about this recipe is that you can add/remove any ingredients that you think would suit your family best. Add mini-eggs, or marshmallows, set it and enjoy later!
If you have even less time than that, I suggest you just head out and buy some high-end Easter Treats. There’a a rundown on The Rare Welsh Bit which includes these gorgeous eggs by M&S.