Why not make an afternoon of it with these fun-to-make treats?

Image: 16 delicious Easter baking treats

Via: Sainsbury's

Looking to create some fun Easter eats that the whole family can get involved with making? Try these tasty treats...

 

1. Easter cupcake swirls

Love icing? You'll love the icing-to-sponge ratio on these beauties. Enjoy piling it high, or simply licking it from the mixing bowl and spoon afterwards. Cupcakes rule.

 

2. Surprise chocolate fairy cakes

Grown-ups and children alike will love these chocolate fairy cakes with their fudge frosting, mini egg topping and surprise centres.

 

3. Carrot cake cupcakes

Adorable individual-sized carrot cakes couldn't get much more Eastery (or delicious).

 

4. Easter cookies

These spicy, fragrant and deliciously fruity cookies are perfect for an Easter teatime treat.

 

5. Easter flower cookies

These are really simple to make and make a fun gift too, if you feel inclined to give them away.

 

6. Iced Easter biscuits

As with the iced Easter flower cookies, you can dress these up with different coloured icing, or add chocolate chips or silver balls. For something really unique, take the wooden end of a match, dip in the food colouring and create pretty patterns. Be sure to help little ones with this when handling matches.

 

7. Easter bunny cookies

These oh-so-sweet bunny cookies taste just as lovely as they look. What will you nibble on first – the ears or the tail?

 

8. Chocolate nests

We’re loving these Easter-inspired birds’ nests – great fun to make with the kids.

 

9. The ultimate Easter chocolate cake

As the name suggests, this is the ultimate in chocolatey goodness. Chocolate lovers will be in utter heaven.

 

10. Mini egg rocky road bites

These are always popular, so make sure you bake plenty. And because they're mini, you can have another – right?

 

11. Hot cross scones

Two delicious British classics combine to create one delicious baked treat. You’ll love these seasonal treats.

 

12. Chocolate cheesecake

What to eat first? Attack the crunchy biscuity base or go straight in for the smooth, chocolatey topping? Either way, your baking endeavours will be fully rewarded in taste.

 

13. No-bake chocolate tart

A dense and deliciously rich tart that looks impressive and is really easy to make.

 

14. Simnel cake

A fruity simnel cake is an Easter classic. It might not count towards one of your five-a-day, but it will certainly make a deliciously fruity alternative to all that chocolate. 

 

15. Hot cross buns

A firm Easter favourite – why not have a go at creating your own? Toast to perfection and spread with some of your favourite jam or preserve for extra deliciousness.

 

16. Hot cross bun and butter pudding

Want to wow your family and friends? Try this clever combination of spiced hot cross buns with creamy custard. Is your mouth watering yet? Get cooking!