Are you looking for crackin’ good Easter recipes you can cook with the kids? From hot cross buns to chickie eggs, here are 10 of the best Easter recipes for kids to guarantee empty plates and big smiles!
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Get the kids in the kitchen – not only is it a wonderful way to spend time together, but it’s a great opportunity for your kids to learn everything from measuring and weighing to organisation skills and technical terms.
These Easter recipes for kids are fun, quirky, colourful and, of course, delicious!
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Easter Recipes to Enjoy With the Kids
#1. Chick Macaroons
These cute Easter chick macaroons from Sweet Explorations would make a beautiful gift or Easter dessert. If the kids are struggling to make the macaroons, you could buy pre-made lemon ones and let them decorate them.
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#2. Hummus with Carrots
This quick and easy hummus recipe is whizzed together in one bowl with a hand blender, making it an ideal recipe for doing with kids.
Vary up how you serve it – what about in clay pots with baby carrots sticking out the top for fun Easter lunchtime snack or party food idea, just like this spectacular version from Giggles Galore?
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#3. Easter Biscuits
This easy biscuit recipe makes dough that can be easily rolled and cut into Easter shapes using cookie cutters – or simply let the kids make their own shapes using a blunt knife.
Decorate them how you wish before you cook them (by adding nuts, chocolate chips, etc) or after they come out of the oven using icing, sprinkles and other decorations.
#4. Boiled Egg Chicks
This really simple lunch idea from Just Jenn Recipes transforms the humble boiled egg into chickie eggs with just sesame seeds and a carrot!
#5. 3-in-1 Easter Cupcakes
We love this Easter cupcakes recipe from Creations by Kara where one cupcake recipe is used to make three cute Easter cupcakes – bunny cupcakes, chick cupcakes & nest cupcakes. You can make the cupcakes using her recipe, or buy pre-made cupcakes, and then follow her instructions for decorating.
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#6. Easter Chocolate Cake
This Easter chocolate cake would be make a yummy and indulgent Easter dessert idea. It is simply a chocolate cake recipe, that is transformed into an Easter cake, by some clever decorating by a very talented young chef (check out the video of the 7yr old in action)!
The top of the cake is covered with melted chocolate/double cream to create a smooth ganache icing, and then topped with mini-eggs to make the cake deliciously seasonal.
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#7. Hot Cross Buns
One of the most traditional Easter recipes, hot cross buns are a great favourite of adults and kids alike. I used this Hot Cross Buns recipe from master baker Paul Hollywood that I found on the BBC Good Food website. The kids loved helping with the kneading, as well as eating the final product hot from the oven!
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#8. Bunny Butt Pancakes
These little bunny pancakes from This Little Pig Stayed Home would make a super cute Easter breakfast – and the kids will adore the bunny butt on their plate!
With a few carefully placed bananas, chocolate chips and whipped cream you could have bunny pancakes too.
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#9. Cute Easter Marshmallow Chicks
The kids will love making these super easy Easter marshmallow chicks from 2 Wired 2 Tired – and these would also be perfect if you’re hosting an Easter party. Finger food, particularly desserts, are great for a crowd. Who could resist these?!
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#10. Building Site Chocolate Cake
This is a great recipe to use up leftover Easter egg chocolate!
This Building Site Chocolate Biscuit Cake, from Catriona at Wholesome Ireland, is a great recipe to use up leftover Easter chocolate and is seriously easy. If you can’t use the surplus chocolate straight away, remove all the packaging and freeze the chocolate until you can make this cake. It would also make a fun birthday cake idea.
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What are your kids’ favourite Easter recipes? Leave a comment below and let us know – we’d love to hear from you!