Get kids in the kitchen with these fun Easter baking projects that make delightful desserts for all ages. These simple projects require minimal ingredients, some of which you may already have in your cupboards.
Easy Easter nests
Combine just three ingredients for these classic Easter nests. Melt milk chocolate, then stir in crushed shredded wheat. Scoop the mixture into cake cases and shape into nests. Fill with mini chocolate eggs and chill until set.
Lemony Easter chicks
Celebrate the season with these adorable lemony Easter chicks. Whisk egg whites with golden caster sugar until very stiff. Add cornflour, lemon juice and zest and beat until pale yellow. Pipe the meringues, then bake for 30 minutes. Decorate with icing pens to look like chicks.
Easter chocolate bark
Whip up an edible gift with this Easter chocolate bark. Spread melted milk chocolate onto a baking tray lined with baking parchment, then top with whatever you like. We used miniature chocolate eggs and freeze-dried raspberry, but feel free to experiment with sweets, nuts and dried fruit.
Chocolate truffle egg box
Reuse an ordinary egg box with this thrifty chocolate truffle egg box. Heat double cream and stir through milk and dark chocolate. Let the ganache cool, then scoop into truffles and roll in cocoa powder and chopped hazelnuts. Pop the truffles into the egg boxnand decorate with a ribbon.
Transform ready-made brownies or chocolate sponge with these choc-egg lollies. Whizz brownies in a food processor with melted dark chocolate, then shape into eggs. Coat in white chocolate and decorate with sprinkles and edible glitter.
Crackin’ cress heads
Keep kids entertained with these crackin’ cress heads, they make a great table decoration too. Remove the tops of a couple of eggs and empty them (save the eggs to cook with). Decorate the shells and fill the inside with cotton wool soaked in water and cress – the cress will start to grow in a few days.
Bake these curly twirlies for an easy Easter snack. Use ready-to-roll croissant dough, toffee sauce and chocolate chips for an incredibly quick, simple bake.
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