Brace yourselves it's that time of year again. Great ready to loosen your belt notch and enjoy all the sweet treats the Easter long weekend has to offer. It's not all about chocolate eggs and Easter bunny rabbits. From breads to chocolate crackles, enjoy making this delish collection of easy Easter recipes including Easter bread, Easter egg rocky road and an easy hot cross buns recipe.
Best of all they're great for Easter gift baskets. Time to get baking!
Hot cross buns
1. Chocolate hot cross buns: These traditional Good Friday hot cross buns taste extra special with the addition of chocolate. Give as Easter gifts or serve to the family for morning or afternoon tea.
2. Savoury caraway seed hot cross buns: We've put a savoury twist on the classic hot cross buns with the addition of fragrant caraway seeds to this traditional baked dish. Enjoy warm or cold with a light spread of butter as a light lunchbox snack or afternoon tea.
3. Pink Easter buns: This sweet and fun twist on the classic hot cross buns will delight kids and adults alike. The addition of decadent pink icing and chocolatey Easter eggs will have people reaching for more.
4. Easter bread: you can have this Easter treat on the table in less than an hour.
5. Easter bread with dyed eggs: Bake this sweet and zesty Easter bread then gather the kids and decorate your Easter eggs with bright colours.
Easter treats for kids (and big kids too)
6. Easter crackle nests: Just like a real bird's nest with an about-to-be-born chick, these delightful Easter crackle nests are a fun treat for the kids to make and share around.
7. Easter egg cake pops: Brighten up the family Easter celebration and engage the kids with these zesty, creative lollipop-style cakes.
8. Easter egg rocky road: This easy rocky road recipe will help keep the kids occupied over the Easter long weekend. With marshmallows, turkish delight and biscuits this treat makes good use of any leftover eggs the Easter Bunny left lying around.
9. Easter truffles: Using good-quality dark chocolate is what makes these truffles special. Making them as a gift? You can buy small paper or foil truffle cases from the cake-making section of the supermarket or homeware stores.
10. Soft centred chocolate Easter egg cakes: These fun cakes can be made and eaten as part of the Easter celebration ... or whipped up as a chocolate treat after the event with any leftover small eggs.