Looking for something to keep those little hands busy with the upcoming Easter break almost upon us?

How about some Easter themed baking? 

Here we’ve collated some of BBC Good Food’s best Easter bakes/recipes that are suitable for younger chefs!

https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/howto/guide/fun-easter-projects-kids

Easter Brownie Bites

Quick and easy to make; these Easter brownie bites are the perfect project for your little baker, with the classic Easter Treat, mini eggs buried inside!

Ingredients

175g butter , chopped
150g dark chocolate
250g light brown soft sugar
85g self-raising flour
50g cocoa powder
3 large eggs , beaten
100g milk chocolate chips
24 mini chocolate eggs , plus extra to decorate

Method

STEP 1

Heat oven to 180C/160C fan/gas 4. Line 24 holes of a mini muffin tray with paper cases. Put the butter, dark chocolate and sugar in a pan and heat it very gently, stirring all the time until the butter and chocolate have melted. Remove from the heat and leave to cool for a few mins.

STEP 2

Meanwhile, sift the flour, cocoa and a good pinch of salt into a large bowl. Stir in the warm, melted chocolate mixture and the beaten eggs, then add half the chocolate chips and mix until just combined. 

STEP 3

Divide the mixture between the cases and place a mini egg into the middle of each muffin, pushing down gently. Bake for 12-15 mins until cooked but still gooey in the centre – they will continue cooking a little as they cool down. Leave to cool for 10 mins in the tin before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.

STEP 4

Melt the rest of the chocolate chips in short bursts in the microwave, or in a bowl set over a pan of simmering water, stirring frequently. Leave to cool until it is quite thick, then dot a small amount on each cake and stick on some more mini eggs.

Rice Pop Doughnuts

Do you prefer a ‘no bake’ recipe? Then these are just the recipe for you! With only a few ingredients, and a shed load of sprinkles, they’ll be snapped up in no time!

Ingredients

200gdark, milk or white chocolate , chopped
25gbutter , plus extra for the moulds
2 tbspgolden syrup
2 tbspmilk
80grice pops cereal
100gwhite chocolate , for decorating
sprinkles, for decorating

Method

STEP 1

Line an A4-sized baking tray with cling film, or butter a tray of doughnut moulds. Very gently melt the chocolate, butter, golden syrup and milk together in a bowl set over a pan of simmering water, or in a microwave by heating it in short blasts and stirring between each blast.

STEP 2

Take the chocolate off the heat and mix into the rice pops, making sure they are all covered in the mixture.

STEP 3

Spoon the rice pops onto the lined baking tray and press the mixture down firmly so it fills any gaps, or divide the mixture between the moulds. Set the mixture aside somewhere cool to set hard.

STEP 4

Once set, if you used a tray, cut six doughnut shapes using a 9cm round cutter and a 2cm round cutter for the hole in the middle. Melt the white chocolate in the microwave and drizzle over the doughnuts, then top with sprinkles to decorate.

Easiest Ever Biscuits

Allegedly these are the easiest biscuits you’ll ever make with your child, so do let us know how true that is! You can even use their own toys to print and decorate on these – sounds like a winner to us!

Ingredients

200gunsalted butter, softened
200ggolden caster sugar
1large egg
½ tspvanilla extract
400gplain flour, plus extra for dusting

Method

STEP 1

Heat the oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6 and line a baking sheet with baking parchment. Put the butter in a bowl and beat it with electric beaters until soft and creamy. Beat in the sugar, then the egg and vanilla, and finally the flour to make a dough. If the dough feels a bit sticky, add a little bit more flour and knead it in.

STEP 2

Pull pieces off the dough and roll them out to about the thickness of two £1 coins on a floured surface. The easiest way to do this with small children is to roll the mixture out on a baking mat. Cut out shapes using a 9cm biscuit cutter, or a use the rim of a small glass and peel away the leftover dough around the edges. Press some clean toys gently into the biscuits, making sure you make enough of a mark without going all the way through. Re-roll off-cuts and repeat.

STEP 3

Transfer the whole mat or the individual biscuits to the baking sheet and bake for 8-10 mins or until the edges are just brown. Leave to cool for 5 mins, then serve. Will keep for three days in a biscuit tin.

Chocolate Cornflake Cakes

Would it even be Easter without the classic chocolate cornflake cake? A rite of passage for any Easter spread, and a super quick and easy one for little hands!

Ingredients

50g butter
100g milk or dark chocolate, broken into chunks
3 tbsp golden syrup
100g cornflakes

Method

STEP 1

Children: Weigh out the ingredients. Older children can do this by themselves with supervision and little ones can help to pour or spoon ingredients into the weighing scales. Put 50g butter, 100g milk or dark chocolate, broken into chunks and 3 tbsp golden syrup in a saucepan or microwavable bowl. Put 100g cornflakes in another large bowl.

STEP 2

Grown ups: Melt the weighed butter, chocolate and golden syrup in the saucepan over a low heat or briefly in the microwave. Allow to cool a little before pouring over the cornflakes.

STEP 3

Children: Stir the ingredients together gently using a wooden spoon. Spoon the mixture into 12 cupcake cases arranged on a muffin tray (or baking sheet, if you don’t have one). Grown ups will need to do this for younger children or simply arrange on a tray and let the mess happen. Put in the fridge to set.

Hopefully these will keep those little hands busy for the Easter holidays, and keep them suitably full!

For older children, check out our blog and recipes for a more independent baker!

Looking for a pack that contains everything you need to create beautiful and delicious Easter treats?  Then the Easter Egg Bake and Hunt Craft Kit from Craft and Crumb is just up your street!

 

Children will be eggstatic to receive their very own Easter egg biscuit baking kit along with a create your own egg hunt craft activity. Each kit comes with everything needed to bake and decorate a delicious batch of Easter egg shape biscuits and a craft kit to make their own hunt in the garden.