We all enjoy celebrating Easter for many reasons. There are usually festivals and cultural events across the country, Easter Bilby egg hunts, lots of outdoor adventures, the aroma of a roast dinner in the air, and the promise of some sweet treats heading your way.
The cost of those Easter eggs and Easter bunnies sure can get a bit on the pricey side, so here we present some Easter treats for the whole family to love – they’re all super yum and they won’t burn a hole in your hip pocket.
1. Chocolate Swirl Easter Bread
Have the best Easter Sunday breakfast with this chocolate swirl Easter bread as the star of the show. It’s beautiful, delectable, filling, and best served fresh from the oven. Partnered with a favourite drink - hot tea, coffee, or hot chocolate, and it'll be a sure hit. Our advice is to make a double batch, because the family will definitely be asking for more. Here’s the full recipe.
2. Chocolate raspberry brownies
Give in to their Easter wishes and surprise the family with something that’s familiar but different – gooey, chewy brownies that aren’t just overloaded with chocolates, but also with some fresh raspberries. Decorate your brownies with heaps of Easter eggs in different colours and sizes. Now sit back and watch them devour this beautiful and mouth-watering sweet treat. Find the recipe here.
3. Sunny-side-up meringues
Of course, Easter wouldn’t be complete without the eggs. But instead of the chocolate variety, this sweet treat uses real egg whites in lemon curd-filled meringues that are designed to look like sunny-side-up eggs. You’ll be serving a masterpiece Easter treat that everyone will want more of. Not just tasty, but budget-friendly too! Here’s the recipe.
4. 4-ingredient Bailey’s chocolate mousse
Who says the Easter treats are just for the kids? Here’s an adults-only sweet treat that’s quick and easy; that takes only a few steps and 25 minutes to make. Pretty much all you’ll be doing is melting chocolate, whipping cream and beating eggs. You can simply omit the Baileys if you want to whip up a batch for the kids. Follow the recipe here.
5. All-In Easter rocky road
You don’t actually need a special occasion like Easter Sunday to put rocky road on the table, but this one is so good we had to include it. Obviously, it starts with melted chocolate, but then you can just throw in anything you have in your pantry – chocolate peanuts, marshmallows, cherries, coconut flakes, or whatever takes your fancy - and hey presto, you’re done! A super fun sweet treat in a flash! Find the recipe here.
6. 3-ingredient pancakes
Here’s another Easter treat for the whole family to devour. It’s best for breakfast but also great anytime you feel like having some good old pancakes with a bit of twist. Don’t worry, it’s super easy and budget-friendly with only three ingredients – eggs, flour, and bananas. Cook them in different sized shapes and create your very own Easter Bunny on a plate! See how it’s done here.
7. Easy chocolate hot cross bun bread and butter pudding
Here’s a quick and easy recipe for using up slightly stale hot cross buns. Basically, you’re just buttering hot cross buns, layering them in a baking dish, sprinkling with chocolate chips, pouring over a milk, egg and sugar mixture and baking for around 45 minutes. One thing’s for sure - you can never go wrong with this delectable Easter treat that everyone will dive into. Follow this simple recipe here.
8. Vegan mushroom and walnut Easter roast roll
Feel like something a bit different for Easter Sunday dinner this year? This puff pastry roll gets its awesome flavour from the mushrooms, walnuts, and kidney beans, and it’s a delicious main dish that will make even the carnivores happy this Easter. Get the recipe here.
There you have it! Eight of the best budget-friendly Easter treats for the young and old in the family. And if you want to get busy in the kitchen but need some additional funds to buy a few new kitchen gadgets, we’re here to help. Just take a look at our cash loans up to $5,000 to find out how quick and easy it is to get your hands on some extra funds. Once a loan is approved, the cash is usually in your bank account within a few hours – so you still have time to prepare these sweet treats and make everyone’s Easter wishes come true.