Food & Drink

3 quick and easy Easter dessert recipes

No Easter feast is complete without delicious, sweet treats to indulge in after (or let’s face it — before!) lunch.
 
Not sure what to bake this year? Or, don’t want to spend hours in the kitchen when you could be enjoying time with loved ones? We’ve got you sorted with these simple, no-fuss Easter dessert recipes. Requiring minimal effort and delivering maximum taste, these sweet treats tick all the right boxes.
 

1. Fairybread bunny biscuits

This Easter treat is so simple, it doesn’t even require baking! But make no mistake, it still packs a serious punch when it comes to flavour. It’s also a fun one to make with the kids for some bonding time in the kitchen.
 
Time: 20 minutes
Makes: 5
 
Ingredients:
One packet of milk arrowroot biscuits
300 grams melting chocolate or Nutella
½ cup sprinkles
½ packet Cadbury Clinkers
 
Method:
1. Line biscuits on trays with baking paper and spread with either melted chocolate or Nutella
2. Dip ends of Clinkers into the chocolate or Nutella. Stick two on the sides of each biscuit to form the ears
3. Refrigerate for 10 to 15 minutes, or until ready to serve

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2. Easter Rice Krispies treats

Time: 30 minutes
Makes: 5
 
This recipe gives this classic, crowd-pleasing treat a makeover for Easter! With zero baking involved, it’s low on the mess and fuss. Plus, It’s a great ‘light’ option for those who don’t like overly rich desserts. 
 
Ingredients:
4 cups rice bubbles cereal
1 cup desiccated coconut
250 grams marshmallows
200 grams white chocolate
150 grams butter
125 grams Cadbury mini chocolate eggs

1. Grease a pan with butter or apply a sheet of baking or parchment paper
2. Melt the butter, marshmallows and white chocolate in a large saucepan until creamy and melted
3. Stir in the cereal and coconut until completed combined
4. Let the mixture cool for 5 minutes, then add in the chocolate eggs and any other treats you’d like in there
5. Spoon the mixture into the pre-prepared pan, using the back of a spoon to smooth
6. Refrigerate for 20 minutes and it’s ready to serve. You can also add extra decorations like icing, or use bunny-shaped cutters to add some extra flair!
 

3. Baby chicks in a nest

It doesn’t get much cuter than this Easter dessert! Not only will it look adorable on the table, but it also tastes delicious. The citrus flavours add a hint of zest that will be a hit with kids and adults alike!
 
Time: 25 minutes
Serves: 8
 
Ingredients
2 cups desiccated coconut
100 grams caster sugar
2 egg whites, lightly whisked
1/4 cup thickened cream
1 strip lemon rind
150 grams white chocolate
Mini orange M&Ms
Chocolate buttons
Yellow food colouring
 
Method
1. Preheat over to 180 degrees 
2. Separate the egg whites and whisk, then mix in a bowl with coconut and sugar
3. Place the mixtures inside cupcake moulds or on a baking tray in mounds that are 7 cm wide. Use your fingers to gently press the middle of the mixture to create the ‘nest’ shape
4. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until slightly golden brown
5. While it’s baking, make the filling by placing the cream and rind into a saucepan over medium heat
6. Bring to boil, then remove from the heat for about 5 minutes
7. Return to bowl and add in the chopped white chocolate. Stir until the chocolate is melted, then add in a couple of drops of food colouring until tinted
8. Set mixture aside to cool, then spoon into the ‘nests’
9. Use chocolate buttons to make the birds’ eyes, then insert two orange M&Ms into each tart to create the beaks! 

These quick and easy treats will make your kitchen prep a breeze this Easter. But, make no mistake, they’ll taste so good that everyone will think you spent hours baking them!