Keeping the kids entertained this Easter is easier than you might think. We have plenty of fun, creative recipes that will keep children involved every step of the way. So whip out your aprons and get busy with all manner of Easter biscuits, cakes and crafts.
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Easter egg cookies
Easter brownie bites
Chocolate chip hot cross buns
Spend an afternoon in the kitchen and fill your home with the aroma of sugar, spice and melting chocolate with this lovely Easter recipe. The instructions in bold are for the kids, and there are steps for them to follow throughout the method. As well as kneading, shaping and piping, little chefs can also practise their division skills. Chocolate chip hot cross buns
Rice pop doughnuts
Hedgehog bread rolls
Hot cross scones
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Meringue nest cheesecake with mini eggs
This is possibly the simplest cheesecake you will ever make, so perfect for making with kids. Older children will be able to follow most of these steps without adult help, whereas young children will simply love filling the nests with mini eggs, sprinklings of coconut, hundreds & thousands and fluffy chicks. Meringue nest cheesecake with mini eggs
White rabbit biscuits
These fluffy, white bunny biscuits are sure to be a hit with the kids. Marshmallow bunny tails and pink icing feet will keep the smallest of hands happy and busy. If you don’t have a cookie cutter for the rabbit head, just cut out the circles for the bottom half and they’ll look just as good – and are sure to raise a few giggles from your young chefs.
Easter egg brownies
Whether you’re looking to complete the whole recipe with a slightly older child, or you’re prepared to let your little ones decorate your hard work, this is a lovely project for children of all ages. From mixing the cake mixture, slicing Creme eggs, crushing up chocolates and loading the brownies – this is a sure cure for holiday boredom.
Chocolate cornflake cakes
If you’re looking for a quick and easy project to keep the kids occupied, look no further than these perfect chocolate cornflake cakes. They won’t take you long to make, but you can always get creative and load with little eggs, chicks or sweets. The recipe has been specifically written for young children to follow, so if you’re cooking with older children you might even be able to live them to it and relax with a cup of tea. Chocolate cornflake cakes
Lemony Easter chicks
Introduce your child to the art of meringue-making at a tender age, and who knows what beauties they’ll be knocking up once they reach their teens. Get the children to help you make the meringues, then let them decorate the chicks by themselves. You might end up with a few that look like Angry Birds, but that’s all part of the fun.Lemony Easter chicks
Easter chocolate truffle cake
This chocolate cake is a more child-friendly version of a traditional simnel cake, made with chocolate and truffles instead of marzipan. Older children will enjoy getting stuck into making the various stages of this cake, while younger kids will love making the truffles. Plus, they’re sure to soak up the glory come Easter lunch.Easter chocolate truffle cake
Vanilla biscuit chick pops
Kids will love mixing, rolling and cutting out these cookie pops. Let them decorate with buttercream and yellow-tinted desiccated coconut and chocolate chips to make fluffy chicks that are almost too cute to eat (but not quite).Vanilla biscuit chick pops
Flowerpot chocolate chip muffins
Chocolate tiffin Easter nest
What kid isn’t going to fall in love with Frances Quinn’s fridge cake creation? This magical Easter recipe has been written especially for kids, and has been timed to hold their concentration throughout. The nest is made from a scrumptious mix of pretzels, peanuts and raisins, and filled with shiny chocolate eggs. The children are bound to draw an admiring crowd when they bring this beauty to the table.Chocolate tiffin Easter nest
Easter biscuit lollies
Make these pretty biscuit lollies as gifts for friends, or use them as place names on your Easter table. Making them will keep the kids entertained for a good hour then there is lots of decorating fun to be had so you might want to arm younger kids with some handy plastic aprons.Easter biscuit lollies
Coconut & white chocolate cupcakes
This recipe is a great one for slightly older chefs, as turning the mini eggs into little chicks is quite a fiddly business, but well worth the effort. Children are sure to be absorbed in this project for hours and they’ll be delighted with the results as well as the taste!Easter nest coconut & white chocolate cupcakes
Crackin’ cress heads
Kids will adore making these crackin’ cress heads and can get as creative as they like when it comes to decorating – no idea is too big or too small. The cress hair will start growing in a few days, and you can always give your creation a stylish haircut if you want to indulge in an egg and cress sandwich or two.
If you want to try your hand at decorating your own Easter eggs, check out our video for some inspiration.
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What will your little ones be making over Easter? Leave a comment below