Making delicious treats doesn’t have to take forever! I know that for most people time is limited but for a special event like Easter, I often find that there is just a little bit of extra time to make something with love.
These two recipes are so easy, even a child could make them (with adult supervision of course!). They were designed with tiny hands in mind. The first recipe is a South African favourite, basically, a rice crispy treat cleverly shaped into an egg shape by the cunning use of a kinder egg mould! But don’t be deceived… these eggs contain an added surprise sure to delight kids and adults alike!
Easter Egg surprise
- 2 Tablespoons Butter
- 1 cup Marshmallows
- 2 cups Rice Krispies or any puffed rice cereal
- 1 packet of M&M’s or other small candies
- 2-3 Egg shaped moulds (Two halves of a Kinder joy egg works fine
- In a large pot melt butter over low heat.
- Add marshmallows and stir until melted.
- Remove from heat and add the cereal. Mix well until all the cereal is coated
- Lightly coat the inside of your mould with a little bit of butter or olive oil. Fill both sides with the mixture.
- Make a small hole in the centre of one half and add some of the candies to the middle. Quickly press the two halves together. Hold for a couple of seconds
- Gently open the mould and remove the egg.
- Allow to set for 30 minutes.
Next, we have something inspired by spring. This bunny bark is delicious, colourful and fool-proof! Moreover, you can use any candy, nuts or dried fruit you have around the house if you don’t feel like going shopping. These treats also make a beautiful Easter gift. Just break them up into shards, package and say Hoppy Easter!
- 400 g milk or white chocolate
- ½ packet of chocolate mini eggs
- 2 tablespoons of almonds sliced
- 2 tablespoons of dried cranberries
- Any additional toppings
- Lightly grease a 20cm x 20cm baking tray and then line with parchment paper.
- In a plastic bag mix the mini eggs and almonds. With a rolling pin lightly crush the almonds and eggs until they break into smaller pieces. Add the cranberries.
- Break the chocolate into pieces and place into a large glass bowl. Bring a pot of water to a simmer, then put the bowl on top (don’t let the bottom touch the water). Melt the chocolate slowly stirring continuously.
- When the chocolate is completely melted and smooth pour it in the baking tray. Make sure that the chocolate levels out by tilting the tin. Scatter with the crushed mixture over.
- Leave to set for 2-3 hours. Turn out and break into pieces.
Feel like baking something a little more challenging? Why not try these carrot cake slices?
I hope these recipes bring you and your family as much joy as they bring me! Have a blessed and happy Easter!