Easter seems to be creeping up on us pretty quickly this year, so I thought I'd get in the spirit and post a few of my favourite Easter recipes on here.
I'm not an expert baker by any means, so all of the recipes I will be posting are all very easy to follow, but all super tasty too!
I know you're supposed to save the best until last, but I'm starting with my favourite and probably the naughtiest of them all, the Creme Eggs brownies.
I very rarely make brownies, despite them being my absolute favourite, but this is only because I can literally eat them all to myself. They're just so indulgent and delicious, it's really hard not to get carried away - but Easter gives us all the perfect excuse to tuck in.

185g plain chocolate (I always favour Bourneville)
185g unsalted butter
85g plain flour
40g cocoa powder
3 medium eggs
275g caster sugar
4 Creme Eggs (although you can use more or less if you prefer)

1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees
2. Place Creme Eggs into the freezer
3. Melt together the chocolate and the butter, then leave to cool
4. Whisk together the sugar and eggs until the mixture doubles in size
5. Add the chocolate/butter mixture and stir
6. Add the cocoa powder and flour into the mixture and fold until it turns into a batter
7. Pour the mixture into a lined baking tray and bake for 15 minutes
8. Meanwhile, take Creme Eggs out of the freezer and cut in half
9. Take the tray out of the oven and press the halved Creme Eggs into the brownie
10. Bake for a further 10-15 minutes 
11. Remove from oven when Creme Eggs have melted and the brownie is crispy yet still slightly gooey.
12. Leave to cool and then cut up and enjoy!
One bake that I never miss out at Easter time is chocolate nests. This is the perfect recipe to make with children... Elodie loves helping mix and of course licking the bowl afterwards. It's so quick and simple to do, but they're so yummy.

300g milk chocolate
6 Shredded Wheat biscuits
Mini Eggs

1. Break up the Shredded Wheat in a large mixing bowl. I use the back of a wooden spoon to do this.
2. Melt the chocolate in  separate bowl
3. When chocolate is completely melted, add to the Shredded Wheat and stir
4. Once combined, spoon the mixture into large cake cases, leaving a little dip in the middle
5. Before the mixture sets, add Mini Eggs to the middle of the nests
6. Leave to cool and set before eating.
A recipe I've developed from one of my personal favourites and made slightly more easter themed with the addition of Mini Eggs is the Mini Egg Rocky Road. So indulgent, so naughty, but again the ideal quick Easter bake... In fact, you don't even have to bake these! 

600g milk chocolate
300g Digestive biscuits
100g mini marshmallows
Mini Eggs
sprinkles to decorate

1. Break up Digestive biscuits in a large bowl, keeping some chunky size pieces
2. Add marshmallows and mini eggs to the bowl of Digestives
3. Melt the chocolate and stir into the mixture 
4. Press the mix into a lined baking tray and add sprinkles if desired
5. Leave to set in the fridge before cutting and eating.
And last but definitely not least is another no-bake, one that I have loved for years and years and just can't help but become addicted to every time I make them; Easter Rice Krispie Treats. Now I know they're not really Easter themed, but any excuse to make these is a good enough reason for me!

150g Rice Krispies
3 tbsp butter
100g mini marshmallows
sprinkles of choice 

1. Melt the butter and marshmallows together to create a sticky, marshmallow mix
2. Add the melted marshmallows to the Rice Krispies and mix together in a large bowl
3. Add the sprinkles to the mixture (I chose to use sugar coated chocolate chips, but anything colourful will work well)
4. Press the mixture into a lined baking tray
5. Leave to set in the fridge before cutting and eating.

And there we have it, my four favourite Easter recipes... Let me know if you'll be recreating any of these, I would love to see your pictures!
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