While we find ourselves celebrating Easter during lockdown this year, you can still delight your little ones with these fresh twists on your favourite traditions.
We’ve created a selection of healthy, delectable goodies that the whole family can make and enjoy this Easter. Make sure your little bunnies come hungry!
DIY dyed Easter eggs for breakfast
Boil eggs to your liking. While still warm, crack them by gently rolling the eggs on a kitchen surface. Fill a bowl with warm water, add a teaspoon of vinegar and a couple of drops of food colouring. Steep the eggs in the water for a few hours or overnight. Serve with warm, buttered hot- cross buns.
Carrot cake muffin bunnies
Prepare Smartbite Premix Cinnamon muffins as per the packaging instructions and add: 1⁄2 cup of chopped, shredded carrots, 1⁄4 cup of finely chopped walnuts and 1⁄4 cup of chopped, crushed pineapple. Cook as indicated or until an inserted skewer comes out clean.
Add a few drops of green colouring and a little caster sugar to a tub of low-fat cream cheese and beat well. Pop into an icing bag and ice the top of the muffins. Roll out yellow fondant and press out little bunnies or carrots to decorate the tops of the muffins.
Crispy bunny crackers
Your kids will love the bunny shapes of these crackers so much they won’t even realise how good they are for them. Prepare the Smartbite Seed Crackers mix and bake according to the packaging instructions. Use Easter-themed cookie cutters to cut into shapes while still warm, and continue baking as per instructions. Serve with hummus and peeled rainbow carrots
Chocolate egg Florentines
Mix 200g of Smartbite Nutty Granola with a bar of melted Smartbite No Added Sugar Milk Chocolate. Mould into an egg shape and leave to set for an hour. Melt more milk chocolate as well as Smartbite No Added Sugar White Chocolate, and drizzle separately over the eggs. Leave to set overnight in the fridge
Chocolate pretzel nests
Mix Smartbite Pretzel Sticks and Smartbite No Added Sugar Milk Chocolate together. Spoon into paper cupcake holders to form little nests; leave to set overnight in the fridge. Remove the nests from the cupcake holders and fill with speckled eggs.