It seems that Christmas is only just behind us and here we are with Easter 2020 just around the corner. There’ll never be a better excuse to indulge in those yummy treats of chocolate, hot cross buns and delicious cakes - and it’s the one time of the year that you don’t even need to feel too guilty about it!
If you’re looking for some unique and easy DIY treats that you can create for everyone to love this Easter, we’ve got you covered. Check these out:
Wake everyone up over Easter with the delicious aroma of the freshly baked Easter bread. It’s an Italian and Greek tradition and we can’t think of a better Easter breakfast treat! This bread includes hard-boiled eggs which are dyed and pressed into the dough, but you could always replace these with chocolate eggs once the bread is cooked.
Hot cross bun pudding - with chocolate (of course!)
Easter’s not Easter without the hot cross buns (even if they do start appearing on supermarket shelves right after Christmas) right? But instead of the traditional recipe, here’s one with a twist that turns the usual buns into a creamy pudding with lots of bittersweet dark chocolate. This hot cross bun pudding with chocolate is an Easter treat to die for (think of it as a modern Easter representation of the good old bread and butter pud).
Marbled egg sugar cookies
Chocolate eggs may be traditional but nothing goes better with that afternoon coffee than these yummy marbled egg sugar cookies. They’re simple to make and the kids can have fun icing and decorating them in delicious Easter colours.
No-Bake lemon tarts
Not a fan of baking? These no-bake lemon tarts will sweep you off your feet (and everyone else you give them to). Combining a tangy lemon filling with a gorgeous biscuit crust, this is definitely a match made in heaven. Add your favourite fresh fruits on top, and you’ve got the best Easter treat ever, but without the fuss. This is an American recipe that uses Graham crackers, but you can substitute these for digestive biscuits.
Easy DIY lemon bars
We’re sticking with the lemon theme here because we think it’s a great foil to all of that Easter chocolate, and this is one sure-fire recipe to please your guests on a cold Easter day. Prepare these easy lemon bars a day before you need them as they need a long chill time. Sprinkle them with some icing sugar just before serving and garnish with lemon wedges for a perfect afternoon (or after dinner) treat.
Rainbow meringue pops
The kids will go mad for these pretty rainbow meringue pops, and they’re super-easy to make. Whip them up quickly with just 4 ingredients (eggs, sugar, salt and food colouring gels). In next to no time you’ll have created a unique Easter treat for those little rug rats. These are (almost) guilt-free little beauties, that will melt in their mouths from the very first bite.
Golden honey popcorn Easter egg nests
Eggs, eggs, and more eggs (it is Easter after all). Capture their hearts with these Golden honey popcorn Easter egg nests that are decadent and gorgeous but easy to do. Served in patty pan cases, these Easter treats are essentially home-made caramel corn with some little chocolate eggs on top, but they look and taste great.
Easter surprise cake
The kids and adults will love this Easter surprise cake. Make it with generic vanilla cake mix (no that’s not the surprise part). Cut the top off and hollow out the middle (don’t get too carried away, you don’t want the cake to collapse), then fill with chocolatey surprises. Replace the top, add some icing and voila! Cutting into this cake will be exciting, especially for those ankle-biters.
Sugar cookie bunnies and lambs
Amaze your friends and family with these Easter treats that are almost too cute to eat. Sugar cookies and bunnies are a sure win for Easter fun and festivities. Get your creative side working for you, with a little help from some cookie cutters.
Bunny sugar cookies
Among a lot of treats that you can DIY for this coming Easter, these bunny sugar cookies are probably one of the cutest. They are also versatile - you can serve them on their own or use them to decorate the sides of a cake. It’s certainly true, some of us bunnies just can’t resist the simple pleasure of sweets.
Celebrate Easter with a personal touch
Easter is one of the most celebrated events around the world and we’re sure you won’t want to miss out on enjoying it in style with your own personal touch. These DIY Easter treats will impress the family and your guests, but we know that Easter can also be an expensive time.
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