5 Easy Family-Friendly Easter Baking Hacks and Recipes


Looking for a fun way to bring some holiday festivity to your snack game this Easter? From bunnies and burrows to chicks and eggs, these 5 holiday treats are the perfect way to add some creative Easter elements to your meal to inspire the whole family. 

Chocolate-Covered Carrot Patch

Recipe Credit: LifeMadeSimple Bakes

Have you ever seen anything as cute as this? This chocolate-coated strawberry looks just like the Easter Bunny’s favourite snack! Adorable and definitely delicious, we predict this sweet treat is going to be a favourite among all your guests.

What you’ll need:

  • 1 pack of Great Temptations Mini Choc Brownies (makes 6)
  • 1 punnet of fresh strawberries
  • 100g white baking chocolate
  • Orange food dye

Start by melting your white chocolate on the stove or in the microwave. Stir until evenly melted and slowly add 2 drops of orange food dye and mix until evenly coloured. If you don’t have orange food dye, use a mix of yellow and red dyes with a 2:1 ratio. Carefully dip each strawberry into the chocolate mixture while holding the strawberry by the cap and gently place it on a non-stick pan to dry. While drying, take the remainder of your chocolate and drizzle over the strawberries using the back of a spoon. Allow your chocolate strawberries to dry fully. Using a dessert spoon, scoop out and discard the middle of the Great Temptations Mini Choc Brownies (we recommend saving the brownie and making a dessert out of it with ice cream later on). Fit chocolate-covered strawberries into the muffin and you’re ready to serve!

Chocolate Egg Nests

Photo credit: EverydayCooks

This simple cupcake decoration definitely encapsulates the spirit of Easter - and the best part is it takes less than 5 minutes to assemble! Any eager little egg-hunters will be overjoyed to discover this delicious chocolate bird’s nest, and these delightful treats can easily be elevated with a sprinkle of edible glitter.

Here’s all you need:

  • 2 packs of Great Temptations Choc Swirls (1 dozen cupcakes)
  • 1 pack of Cadbury Mini Eggs
  • Edible glitter or sprinkles for decoration 

Remove the Choc Swirl cupcakes from their packaging and place them on a serving dish. Carefully add three Cadbury Mini Eggs in the centre of the cake facing each other. A small amount of melted chocolate can be used to help fix them in place. Finish off with a healthy sprinkle of gold glitter for decoration. 

Egg-cellent Easter Rocky Road

Photo credit: ItsNotComplicatedRecipes

This Easter-inspired rocky road is a colourful recipe idea and super easy to make in a pinch! Great Temptation’s Rocky Road is super versatile, full of a range of your favourite lollies including marshmallows, black forest lollies and rice crispies. Find out our other suggestions to pair with Rocky Road in our How to Elevate Your Dessert Game blog!

What you’ll need:

  • 1 Serve Great Temptations Rocky Road
  • 175g white baking chocolate
  • 1 packet of mini Easter eggs

Remove Great Temptations Rocky Road from the packaging and place it on a tray lined with non-stick baking paper. In a separate bowl, melt your white chocolate, stirring until evenly melted. Carefully pour the melted chocolate over the Rocky Road until it is completely covered. Before the chocolate dries, open your packet of mini Easter eggs and arrange them on the rocky road, gently placing them onto the melted chocolate. Allow to set firmly by placing in the fridge. Once fully set, remove the slice from the baking tray and transfer to a serving dish. Cut into individual slices to serve. 

Hatching Chicks Deviled Eggs

Recipe Credit: SheKnows

After a more savoury snack? These egg-citing deviled egg chicks are the cutest Easter appetisers on offer.

Ingredients needed:

  • 6 large eggs
  • 2 Tbsp mayonnaise 
  • 2 tsp yellow mustard
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 carrot
  • Black peppercorns

Start by hard boiling your eggs in a pot for a minute before removing the pan from the heat and covering for another 14 minutes. Remove each egg from the boiling water and transfer to a bowl filled with iced water. Once completely cooled, slice off the bottom end of each egg (this will be the base for the eggs to sit). Next, remove a quarter of the egg from the other end (this will become the top of the chick). Scoop out the yolk from each egg and combine in a bowl with mayonnaise, mustard and salt. Place each egg onto your serving plate sitting on its flat base with the hollow end of the egg facing up. Scoop a tablespoon of the filling into each egg, making sure to overfill the gg to leave space for the chick’s face. Add the top quarter of the egg onto the filling. 

For the chick’s features, start by peeling and slicing the carrot into small slices approximately 5mm by 3mm and 500mm long. Cut each of these slices into 6 pieces and arrange in bunches of three for each chick’s foot. Cut the remaining carrot into small triangles and add each to the chick’s face for the beak. Finally, place two peppercorns for eyes onto the filling and voila, you’re done! Refrigerate eggs until ready to serve. 

Easter Bunny Snack Platter

Photo credit: TheBakerMama

To finish off your Easter celebrations you need to include this adorable snack platter in the shape of a bunny! This idea is the perfect way to round off any holiday celebrations and family get-togethers with the dip and veggies of your choice.

What you’ll need:

  • 200g container of a dip of your choice
  • Crackers 
  • Baby carrots
  • Asparagus
  • Cherry tomatoes
  • Celery
  • Cauliflower
  • Broccoli
  • Olives
  • Radishes 

Start by washing and preparing your vegetables, cutting any large veggies into bite-sized pieces. Place your dip of choice in the middle of a large wooden chopping board. Carefully arrange you crackers lying slat to form two ovals (the ears) above the dip. Arrange vegetables of your choice around the dip and crackers. Take a cherry tomato and place in the middle of the dip for a nose. Add 6 slices of asparagus and arrange on either side of the tomato as whiskers. Finally take some olives to add eyes and draw a mouth under the whiskers. Feel free to play around with the placement of the ingredients to make the dish your own!

Read on to find out our best tips and tricks for planning the ideal picnic platter in our blog How to Create the Perfect Picnic Spread.


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