Baking is a great way to get your child interested in cooking, whilst also having fun trying new foods. In this article, we will go through some easy bakes that you can do at home with your child during the Easter period. Many people have been doing the A – Z in bakery products during lockdown so why not try this at home as it will pass some time, educate your children as well as having the added benefit of always having treats in the fridge.
Chocolate Nests are a staple food when it comes to easter, they are easy to make and fun to customise. You could even make a little nest for your nests and have little chickens etc to decorate. The great thing is they can meet most dietary requirements due to the ingredients being interchangeable so for example, if the child is vegan, you can use vegan chocolate etc.
- 200g Milk Chocolate (finely chopped)
- 200g Dark chocolate (finely chopped)
- 100g Unsalted Butter
- 100g Golden Syrup
- 6-8 Shredded Wheat (can also use other cereal if wanted)
- Easter chocolates (Mini Eggs etc)
Mini Egg Rocky Road
Rocky Road is delicious and it’s even better when there are mini eggs in it. This recipe is for all the family to enjoy and can be a great addition to the lunchbox for a snack. It only needs 4 ingredients and takes less than 10 minutes to make so it may be worth using this recipe with another if you are planning on spending the day cooking with the kids.
- 400g Melted Milk Chocolate (can swap for other chocolate)
- 100g Digestive Biscuits (broken down)
- 200g Mini Eggs
- 100g Mini Marshmallows
Creme Egg Brownies
Creme egg brownie tastes and looks fantastic. They are a great treat to have in the lunchbox and they look great for when we can have visitors around. They take less than 40 minutes in total so it won’t be long until your gorging on this delicious treat.
- 200 g Unsalted Butter
- 200 g Dark Chocolate
- 3 Large Eggs
- 275 g Caster Sugar
- 100 g Plain Flour
- 50 g Cocoa Powder
- 100 g White Chocolate Chips
- 100 g Milk Chocolate Chips
- 3x bags Mini Creme Eggs (frozen)
- 100 g White Chocolate
- Orange Food Colouring
- 8 Creme Eggs (halved)
Simple Iced Biscuits
This is a great recipe where your child can let their creative side take control. These simple icing biscuits only need a few ingredients and a lot of customising decorations like icing pens, edible glitter or little sweets. They only take 20 minutes in the oven so it won’t be long until your kids are designing their own biscuits which can be shaped into Easter shapes like bunnies or chicks etc.
- 200g unsalted butter
- 200g Caster Sugar
- 1 Large Egg
- 0.5tsp Vanilla Extract
- 400g plain flour, plus extra for dusting
Chocolate Chip Muffins
Muffins can be made with all sorts of ingredients and can be experimented with so you can add whatever sweet treat you like to these muffins. They take less than 20 minutes to prepare and are great to put in your child’s lunchbox for a snack at break time.
250 g Self-raising Flour
1tsp bicarbonate of Soda
150g Chocolate Chips (can be swapped for fruit or other healthy alternatives)
100g Caster Sugar
2 Eggs, lightly beaten
150ml Natural Yogurt
100g Unsalted Butter