Easter is all about kids.
Some of my happiest mothering memories are from Easter mornings spent hunting for chocolate with my daughters. I put so much effort into making these mornings magical for them and for me.
Now my girls are older, I’m lucky to have lots of little nieces and nephews – and luckier still that their parents indulge my love for making all festive moments magical.
Here are some of my favourite Easter food and decorating ideas – all designed for little kids.
I’ve sourced absolutley everything from Woolworths – so it’s super convenient and affordable.
Easter should be about family, love and chocolate – not killing yourself in the kitchen.
Wishing you and those you love a safe and happy Easter.
And lots of and lots of chocolate.
The Healthy Easter Egg.
Before the wave of chocolate begins try this super cute fried egg idea to fill young tummies with some goodness.
It’s imple as two strips of bacon, 3 chives (chopped in half) for the whiskers, two blueberries for the eyes and one egg fried sunny side up.
Bunny Ears. Always.
Never too old for bunny ears.
Love these super affordable, fluffy bunny ears which will make any egg hunt so much cuter.
Four colours and practically free.
CLICK TO BUY: Woolworths Easter Rabbit Ears, $2
My Dad and my beautiful nephew Rhett.
CLICK TO BUY: Woolworths Easter Felt Baskets, $5
Not all Hot Cross Buns are created equal.
I came up with this savoury breakfast toastie recipe when I discovered the Woolworths Mocha Hot Cross Bun – a delish combination of coffee and chocolate chip in fluffy, light bun.
This is not just reserved for Easter morning but a great way to re-purpose your hot cross buns over the weeks to follow.
Make it like this:
Grill two rashes of D’orsogna Maple Glazed Streaky Bacon from Woolworths until crisp.
Cut Woolworths Mocha Hot Cross Bun in half and light toast. Remove top half and set aside.
Add bacon to the bottom side of the bun and sprinkle generously with Woolworths Australian Mozarella Shredded Cheese and grill until melted.
Place the top half of the bun on top of the filling and prepare to have your mind blown.
My beautiful nieces Eloise and Lily. The best part about Easter morning is the hunt for chocolate treasure.
CLICK TO BUY: (Eloise wears) Play Etc Izzy Dress, $59; Woolworths Easter Rabbit Ears, $2 Woolworths Easter Felt Basket, $5; (Lily wears) Play Etc Clementine Dress, $59; Woolworths Easter Rabbit Ears, $2 Woolworths Easter Felt Basket, $5
No Bake Chocolate & Peanut Butter Treats.
Chocolate. Peanut Butter. Rice Puffs.
Melt chocolate in a small metal bowl over boiling water in a saucepan. Make sure the bottom of the bowl doesn’t touch the water.
When melted add the Woolworths Coco Puffs and peanut butter. Stir to combine.
Line a baking tray with baking paper and lightly grease or butter the cookie cutter inner rings.
Spoon mixture into the cookie cutter shapes, sprinkle the bottom half with Hundreds and Thousands and then put in the fridge for two hours or until set.
CLICK TO BUY: Woolworths Easter Ribbon, $3 (per 3 metres); Woolworths Glitter Egg Easter Hanging Decoration, $5 (9 pack)
TIP: The hunt doesn’t have to be about the amount of eggs you find. Make it fun (and healthier) with elaborate clues and substitute some egg finds for a soft toy or even another clue. Nothing better than a clue within a clue.
1 punnet raspberries
2 tablespoons brown sugar
3 hot cross buns, sliced crossways into thirds
1/4 cup Nutella or melted chocolate Easter egg
1/2 cup Woolworths Skyr Style Yoghurt
Preheat oven to 220°C. Line a small roasting pan with baking paper. Add raspberries to pan. Sprinkle with sugar and toss to coat. Roast for ten minutes until berries collapse and syrup forms.
Toast bun slices in toaster. Spread one half with Nutella or melted chocolate.
Place two bun slices on each serving plate. Add remaining fresh raspberries and spoon berry syrup over bun.
Top with a dollop of Woolworths Skyr Style Yoghurt and serve.
Going on an egg hunt, going to catch a big one…
CLICK TO BUY: Woolworths Easter DIY Felt Parade Hat, $4
Hot Cross Buns.
Gone are the days of fruit only. Now there is a Hot Cross Bun to suit every taste and protect every allergy.
My favourite find this season was the Woolworths Brioche Style Fruit Hot Cross Buns – a French twist on the English classic. They are incredible toasted with butter and even better turned into French toast.
My dog Scout. We swapped out his collar for some Easter ribbon. Cause…cute.