If you’re wondering how you can keep the kids occupied this Easter without having to spend a fortune, your kitchen is the answer! Baking with children can be a great way of keeping them entertained during the school holidays, and it can turn a wet and miserable day into a fun and delicious one! Of course, you need to accept that your kitchen will be a mess, but at the end, you’ll have happy kids and some tasty treats that you can use for a family get together, or even an Easter bake sale.
The Great British Bake Off effect has been in full force since its launch on television screens in 2010 and according to the University College Birmingham, it has had a significant impact on bakery recruitment, so why not start your kids young? Baking is a great way to teach your children some essential kitchen skills and if they have an interest early in life, it’s likely they’ll carry it through to their adulthood. This Easter, pull on your aprons, dig out the mixing bowls and get creative in the kitchen with these delicious chocolate treats:
Easter Chocolate Cake
You can’t go wrong with an indulgent chocolate cake, adults and children alike love it. The children can measure, mix and beat everything together and you can take charge of the baking. Add an Easter twist and decorate with mini eggs and fluffy chicks. Visit Cream Chargers Direct for more information.
Chocolate Egg Nest Cakes
Nest cakes are synonymous with Easter. Made with shredded generic ambien wheat, cornflakes or rice crispies, covered in milk chocolate and decorated with mini eggs, these cakes allow the kids to really get stuck in and are perfect for smaller children.
Rocky Road Bars
Mini eggs, marshmallows, biscuits and chocolate, in a bar, all the things bound to make a child’s eyes light up! With no baking required, this is a great activity for the little ones to get involved with. Beware – sticky fingers and a messy kitchen is extremely likely.
Creme Egg Brownies
This is the ultimate treat for fans of the creme egg, and there are many of those as, according to The Guardian, annual UK sales are over 200 million! They consist of rich chocolate brownies with half a Cadburys crème egg wedged inside, and only take 30 minutes to make. The kids will absolutely love these gooey and soft delights, especially when served with ice cream.
Homemade Easter Eggs
Why not let the kids create their own Easter eggs this year? It’s much easier than you think; all you need is some egg moulds and chocolate, and don’t forget the icing so everyone can pipe their own designs onto the eggs. When they’re all finished, you can use them as gifts to give out to friends and family this Easter.
These treats are guaranteed to get your children excited for Easter and it’s great fun for all the family. Let them take over your kitchen this half term and see how much they adore eating all the treasures they have cooked up!