Some easy peasy Easter recipes to make with kids.

Earlier this week we had a lovely time with some of our favourite little friends making these simple chocolate Easter nests that have become an annual tradition in our house.

200g of melted chocolate, mixed together with 2 tablespoons of peanut butter and a packet of Chang’s Oriental Fried Noodles, spooned onto some baking paper.  Place some Cadbury mini eggs on top to look like little eggs in a nest and pop it in the fridge to set and your done!

MORE EASTER RECIPES:

mini Easter chocolates
We made these little Easter chocolates earlier this week when my 2 year old niece came over.  It is as simple as pouring melted chocolate into a mould.  We used vintage moulds that I kept from my childhood to make these.

mini marshmallow nests

Another twist on the Easter nest are these scrumptious looking marshmallow nests made by my clever friend Lucy the Kitchenmaid containing only rice bubbles, marshmallows and butter.  My kids would love these!
Chocolate marshmallow eggs
While we are on the topic of Lucy and her delicious recipes, she also shares the recipe for this deliciously beautiful homemade chocolate marshmallow egg over on her blog.  This one does look ever so slightly trickier and is probably one for the adults to attempt, but looks oh so worth it!
Hot cross buns
These hot cross buns from Cathie of Melbourne Epicure also look delicious and fun to make with the kids.  Along with the recipe, she also includes how to make them egg and dairy free.


Do you have any Easter recipes that have become an annual tradition at your house?

This post is part of an Easter series.  For more Easter crafts and recipes, click on the image below.  All simple activities that will keep you & your kids busy over the school holidays right up until Easter Sunday.

And even more easter eggs…

It’s become a tradition over the last four years for us to make these cute little birds nests each Easter. 
They are lots of fun & easy for kids to make. 



For the recipe head over to last year’s post.

I gave Red Tulip’s ‘Birds Eggs’ a try this year, as well as the usual jelly beans.  I think they look rather cute and they taste delicious!!  They’d look great with Cadbury’s Mini Eggs too.  Here’s a tutorial on how to make larger easter nest baskets using small foil wrapped eggs.

They make for another cute little easter gift too.  
However, I must warn you that they are made with peanut butter, so you’d have to make sure that the gift recipient had no allergies.  For this reason I had a try this year at making some with gluten free noodles & a peanut butter substitute.  Unfortunately it just tasted awful – sorry!  


If you’re looking for more simple & easy recipes, that look great without much effort, then you might like to check out FGB’s easy peasy recipes page.  Or for more Easter crafts, FGB’s kids crafts page.

KIDS EASTER ACTIVITY – CHOCOLATE NESTS

In looking through my photo archives recently I came across some photos of these cute and delicious chocolate nests that Granny and I made with the kids a couple of Easters ago.

The recipe is based on that for Chocolate Spiders on the back of a packet of Chang’s Oriental Fried Noodles. (the same place as you’ll find this yummy & easy salad) I adapted this recipe for my Easter nests.

CHOCOLATE EASTER NESTS

2 tbsp peanut butter
200g chocolate

Melt chocolate & peanut butter together in microwave or stove top. Mix well into a smooth paste. Add noodles and coat the noodles well. Spoon the mixture onto grease-proof paper or into cupcake wrappers. Place a few jelly beans on top of each nest. Place in fridge until set. When they are set, keep in an airtight container.

*I used Jelly Belly Beans as I think they look slightly more like eggs than the usual jelly beans – particularly those speckled ones. I have seen these made with mini easter eggs also. 

 Head over here for a more advanced tutorial with more classy looking nests :)

Head over here to Childhood 101 for some more inspiration for how to entertain the kids these school holidays!

Or, if you are after holiday activity inspiration for children who are 7 years or up – Goose and I are seriously, seriously impressed with this little booklet! Only $5 and you print it out yourself. Seriously good – did I say that already?


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