Thursday, April 17, 2014

Delicious Snacks for Easter (Guest Post)

Be honest, we all love good food, treats and snacks and Easter is the perfect time to indulge without guilt. Let's face it, whether you agree with the commercialisation of Easter or not, it sure does promise a wealth of delicious chocolate goodness, which is never a bad thing. But have you considered making your own? Aside from being great fun, baking for a theme opens up a world of opportunity, and is great fun for the kids.

If you’re in need of inspiration, take a look at the range of Easter desserts from Kraft. Hip-hop bunny cake, juicy egg jigglers and fluffy bunny cupcakes sound good? You bet. There's only one thing for it - get baking! Let’s take a closer look at some of these mouth-watering ideas:

Bunny Chocolate Cupcakes
Now these little goodies are sickeningly rich with chocolate goodness and topped with a beautifully colourful whip to finish. The thing I love most about these chocolate cupcakes is not just the contrasting icing colour but the freedom you have to decorate them. You can choose to use mini marshmallow bunnies or even just make sugar-coated marshmallow bunnies and chicks on their own. But the fun doesn't stop there, if you're in the mood for a full on bake-fest then stock up on all kinds of decorative goodness to create a collection of original and Easter-ified treats.

Bunny Brownies
Making brownies is always fun, but even more so when you can get hands on with cookie cutters at the end – there are some great examples on eBay. So you've gone through the measuring, mixing and baking process, and reached the cutting stage. While you carefully cut chocolate bunny after chocolate bunny, you'll see a mound of adorably scrumptious treats pile up before your eyes. But you aren’t finished there - next up is the icing! You'd think it would be impossible to make these brownies any more tantalising, but wait, top with chocolate-coconut frosting and these little creations will melt in your mouth; yum.

Bunny Patch Dessert
Last but not least to make the list of enviable sweet-toothed goodness is this pie-like cake. Ok, so my description probably doesn’t do it justice but I guess I'd describe this cake-making process as similar to the trifle, requiring you to add layers of dessert elements. The base of this number is a lining of cake slices. These are then topped with pie filling and whipped topping before being left to firm up in the fridge for an hour. Once set, the fun begins; go wild with an array of jelly beans and other sweet treats and top your dessert with all your favourites. This part is also great if you're baking with the kids, you might just need to make sure the sweets actually make it on to the cake! 

So there you have it, my top picks of Easter treat temptation. Chosen for their simplicity, fun and ease of execution, these unimaginably delicious bakes are the perfect Easter activity. Anyway, I won't keep you any longer - get baking and happy Easter!

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