There's nothing like a fun Easter celebration to signal the official start of Spring!
Spring, just like Easter, signifies a new beginning. After months of winter cold and staying indoors for warmth, finally, we can enjoy the outdoors once again, as young sprouts rise up from the ground and fresh flowers blossom anew.
What better way to welcome the new season with treats that the family could bond over? Gather the whole family and make yummy treats in the kitchen together to celebrate all the beautiful things that have sprung around you!
Coconut Macaroon Nutella Nests (Wishes and Dishes)
This Coconut Macaroon Nutella Nests from Wishes and Dishes is a great recipe to make if you're a family of coconut lovers. The macaroons are basically made of condensed milk, egg white and coconut, so it's pretty much easy to make - easy enough for kids! The Bunny Mix Peanut M&Ms lends a cute pastel palette to this Easter treat. You can also try using other candies for topping if you want a different effect.
"This Coconut Macaroon Nutella Nests recipe is a wonderful cookie recipe for any Easter or spring celebration. They are the perfect addition to your Easter table or a spring party!"
- ⅔ cup sweetened condensed milk
- 1 large egg white
- 1½ teaspoons vanilla
- ⅛ teaspoon salt
- 3½ cups sweetened coconut
- 1 cup Nutella
- "Bunny Mix" Peanut M&M's (or other Easter candy)
Easter Nests (My Cupcake Addiction)
Trying this Easter Nest recipe from My Cupcake Addiction will make you discover the simple deliciousness of fried noodles with melted chocolate! Though it may seem weird at first, one bite of the crunchy, chocolatey rounds will instantly convert you into a fan! This recipe is very easy to pull off (it's no bake), so you can leave the task of making a batch of this to your kids. They'll surely enjoy making it too!
- Fried noodles (they taste like pocky!)
- Melted milk or dark chocolate
- Birds eggs
Easter Chocolate Nest Cakes (What Jessica Baked Next)
This Easter Chocolate Nest Cakes recipe from What Jessica Baked Next is another easy no-bake recipe that your kids can do by themselves. All it takes is mixing up rice crispies or cornflakes with melted chocolate, shaping them into rounds, and voila! Crunchy treats just waiting to nestle whatever egg-shaped chocolate treat you have on hand.
"Easter is all about getting creative in the kitchen and having fun! These yummy no-bake Easter Chocolate Nest Cakes are made with just 3 ingredients and are the perfect treat for Easter! Use your leftover (if any!) Easter chocolate to make these treats!"
- 100g (3.5 ounces) milk or dark chocolate (or a mix of the two – we prefer using just milk chocolate)
- 75g (3 cups) rice krispies (cornflakes or shredded wheat can be used too)
- Cadbury mini eggs, for decoration
Make cooking a lot easier and more enjoyable by using good quality silicone baking mats. Not only are silicone mats sturdy and durable. Because they're non-stick, you can also cut your clean-up time in half.