Okay, so Easter Eggs can be picked up pretty cheaply now; around 80p for a fair sized egg + sweets is common.
So why make our own? Well...
1) since they are easily and cheaply picked up, doesn't this somehow take the excitement and personal touch out of it?
2) dairy free eggs are still at premium price, so you can cater for animal free and allergy/intolerance diets for a lot less
3) a supermarket chocolate bar is only 30p for 100g, so it can still more frugal to make something than to buy readymade
So, how about those easily made treats now? Read on!
- Home made fondant crème mini eggs:
Roll a little golden marzipan into a rough egg shape. Mould ready-to-roll fondant icing round the marzipan. Coat in melted chocolate. These are great decorations for Easter cakes; we like them on chocolate crispy cake nests! They are way less sickly than bought versions, smaller so easier to use portion control with, and are less messy for little ones to eat! You can package up in cellophane tied with ribbon, or do as my mother does by buying little baskets and lining with yellow tissue paper.
- Healthier Easter Basket for kids:
- Homemade chocolate eggs in a mug
- Mug of sweets
- Choc Easter Shapes
- Crisp Almond Easter Biscuits
- leave out spice
- add a couple of drops of almond essence
- use all golden syrup instead of syrup and treacle.
- cut with Easter cookie cutters or cut your own crosses out.
Are you making anything for Easter? I would love to hear about it, if you are!