Posted on April 12, 2022
Finally… a weekend where we can eat, eat, and eat more chocolate without any judgement.. Easter is by far the best holiday after Christmas (even if we do say so yourselves!) – what’s better than a mountain of chocolate and a four-day weekend?
So, we’re sharing 4 easy and simple sweet Easter recipes to make over the Easter weekend courtesy of our Lidl Store.
From seasonal favourite chocolate nest cakes to mini egg cookies to the holy trinity o cakes, the Victoria Sponge, this blog will keep the whole family busy over the bank holiday weekend.
Chocolate nest cakes
Is it even Easter without the classic chocolate nest cakes? A super simple and easy recipe, and all you need is either rice krispes, corn flakes or rip up some shredded wheat for the ultimate nest look. Then, simply melt your chocolate of choice and mix both the melted chocolate and your choice of cereal before decorating with mini easter eggs, or golden eggs if you’re feeling a bit extra, before putting them in the fridge to set for a couple of hours before devouring with a warm cup of tea.
Head down to our Lidl store today and grab all your ingredients through the recipe here.
Mini egg cookies
Whilst we’re on the topic of mini eggs, why not opt for a gooey mini egg cookie? All you’ll need is your usual cookie making ingredients – flour, sugar, baking soda and then add as many mini eggs as you please!
To ensure that the cookies are filled and bursting with mini egg delights, chop up at least 200g of Mini Eggs to include within the gooey mix and at least 50g Mini Eggs to decorate once you’ve placed your cookies on a baking tray. If you want them extra chocolatey, why not melt some white chocolate to drizzle all over once they’re cooked and ready to enjoy?
Follow this simple recipe here and get all your ingredients from our Lidl store!
Easter chocolate bark
Another super simple and easy Easter sweet treat we have for you is this Easter Chocolate Bark, and the best thing is you don’t even need an oven.
All you need is some white chocolate, milk chocolate, sprinkles, and your choice of decorations! The easiest recipe of all. Start by melting your chocolates separately until smooth, before pouring half of each onto a tray. Then, pour on the other halves before swirling together with the end of a cake skewer or similar. To finish, sprinkle your Easter decorations and pop in the fridge to set for an hour or so. Tuck in!
Vanilla easter cake decorating
If you’re not a big fan of the Easter treats, why not put an Easter spin on a classic Victoria sponge cake?
Decorate your Victoria sponge with an en-vogue pastel blue buttercream frosting. For this you’ll need your usual buttercream ingredients such as butter, salt, vanilla extract and soft icing sugar or powdered sugar.
To get that lovely pastel blue effect, add a few tablespoons of blue food colouring or gel. Then for decorating, all you’ll need is some easter eggs, coconut flakes for the nest, some water, and some cocoa.
Toast some coconut flakes and scatter them on the top of the cake to get that nest look, and after mixing both the water and cocoa powder, scatter on top of the blue icing to get the ultimate egg look, before finishing the cake with mini eggs.
See full recipe for the icing and decorating here
Now then, what are you waiting for? Get down to our Lidl store to buy those all-important ingredients and get creative in the kitchen with the whole family this Easter weekend.
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Happy Easter from GSP x