Why should the kids have all the fun? Make these decadent Easter treats for grown-ups, from chewy white chocolate and matcha tea brownies to gin and tonic marshmallows

 

The roast is browning in the oven, the eggs have been splodged with paint, and you've sneakily dotted dozens of Easter eggs and teeny-tiny yellow chicks around the garden for the little ones to discover. It seems unfair that the kids should have all the fun, not to mention all the chocolate. So how about organising an Easter egg hunt that's strictly for adults?

 

We’re talking boozy truffles, biscuits with chunks of dark chocolate and the prettiest pastel macaroons outside of Paris. How you hide them is up to you: You could hand out cryptic location clues, get guests into teams... or just spread the goodies out on the table and do away with the ‘hunt’ altogether.

 

Here are some of the most deliciously grown-up treats to give Mr Bunny a good run for his money this Easter.

 

1. White chocolate and matcha green-tea brownies

Matcha green tea powder balances out the sweetness of decadent white chocolate in this fudgy brownie recipe. They taste slightly more savoury to normal brownies and are absolutely delicious! Get the recipe for white chocolate and matcha brownies.

 

2. Chocolate courgette cake

If any kids do happen to find a square of this marvellously moist cake before you do, just tell them it’s made with vegetables. They don’t need to know how delicious it is... Get the recipe for chocolate courgette cake.  

 

3. Macaroons

The pretty pastel palette of these sweet treats makes us think of rows of beach huts or, more appropriately, painted Easter eggs. Make a tin of these the main prize. Get the recipe for macaroons

 

4. Brazilian brigadeiros

Brazilian brigadeiros

Via:  Sainsbury's

This traditional chocolate-fudge treat made with a tin of condensed milk and cocoa powder is quick to make and even quicker to disappear. Get the recipe for Brazilian brigadeiros

 

5. Gin and tonic marshmallows with candied lime peel

A refreshing G&T re-created in pillowy marshmallow squares? That’ll do. Use good quality gin for best results. Get the recipe for gin and tonic marshmallows.

 

6. Grown-up rocky road

Grown-up rocky road

Via: Sainsbury’s Magazine/Photo: Martin Poole

Packed with dark chocolate, amaretti biscuits, pistachios and morello cherries, this adult version of rocky road oozes mature sophistication. Get the Sainsbury's magazine recipe for grown-up rocky road.

 

7. Salted caramel popcorn eclairs

These pretty eclairs come in three decadent flavours: salted caramel popcorn eclairs, rhubarb and custard and an exotic yuzu, pistachio and white chocolate eclair. They're all equally delicious, but you'll be forgiven for making just one of them. So put your pastry chef hat on and get piping. 

8. 'Snickers’ energy balls

Sticky and sweet medjool dates create the ‘caramel’ layer in this sophisticated alternative to shop-bought choccy bars. Get the recipe for 'Snickers' energy balls

 

9. Peanut butter, oat and choc chip cookies

Chunks of dark chocolate take this childhood fave to the next level. Get the recipe for peanut butter, oat and choc chip cookies.

 

10. Boozy chocolate truffles

Your guests will love snuffling around for these cute truffles with edible sprinkles. A generous kick of booze makes them strictly for grown-ups. Get the recipe for boozy chocolate truffles.