Healthy Easter Treats

Healthy Easter Treats

As you well know Easter is nearly here. This means loads of chocolates and yummy foods! It’s like Christmas all over again (without the presents).. Great right? However, if like us you are trying to stick to a healthy diet, are afraid of putting on a tone of weight or are just not into very sugary or fatty foods and want to discover new healthy easter treats recipes this post is for you!

Easy & Healthy Easter Treats Recipes

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Yes you read that right.. In this post I am going to give you 3 healthy easter treats recipes, plus they are super easy to make. What else can we ask for?

If I said healthy, I did not say chocolate-less. If you are not so much into chocolate only the first recipe will interest you. But for those of you that want to eat chocolate without feeling full of sugar keep on reading!

Cinnamon & Sugar Bunny Breads

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Aren’t these the cutest little breads you’ve ever seen?! I found this presentation idea on Pinterest and couldn’t not share it with you! However, I changed the recipe to make it healthier and adaptable.

For this recipe you will need:

Dough

  • 360ml warm water
  • 1 packet instant yeast
  • 530g flour

Topping

  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  1. Mix the yeast and water together until all the lumps have dissolved.
  2. Add in the flour little by little until you get a non-sticky dough. You might want to add more flour until your dough isn’t sticky.

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This dough is the simplest ever to make, right?!

Now you can start forming your bunnies. With this batch I was able to make 18 bunnies, but you are free to make bigger ones or smaller ones depending on what you prefer. To form your bunnies you just need to roll out a piece of dough with your fingers, then twist the dough until you get the base shape. Then you roll another piece of dough to form the tail and place it in the loop.

I’m sorry I don’t have any photo of video to show you how to do this, but I was on my own so not that easy.. You can find a tutorial here though if you want more details 🙂 I also found that the bunny ears looked better after flattening them a little between my fingers.

For the topping I simply mixed the sugar with the cinnamon, then I brushed the bunnies with some milk (instead of butter, little healthy trick here) for the bunnies to have a golden finish and for the topping to stick. After brushing the bunnies I sprinkled the cinnamon sugar on top.

Cook for 15min and you’re done! You can eat these with a bit of jam, butter or just as they are 🙂

I think these would be great as savory breads for a party, adding sun dried tomatoes and cheese to the dough!… Yum!

Chocolate Bird’s Nests

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Now let’s move on to the chocolatey part! This first recipe is the quickest of both, but the messiest…

I decided to make 3 big nests because I wanted to have enough room to put some eggs in the center, and I can’t get mini eggs in France so was stuck with bigger sized eggs… Anyway, they came out ok.

For this recipe you will need:

  • 200g dark baking chocolate
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • Wholewheat cornflakes

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Some people add butter, others coconut oil, I decided to add honey because I think it’s (psychologically at least) healthier than butter, and sounds nicer than oil.

For this recipe you just need to put all the ingredient (except the cornflakes) in a bowl, pop in the microwave and cook for 1m at a time until all the chocolate has melted. Stir time to time. Then when all you chocolate is melted, add the cornflakes little by little and stir in with a spatula. I found that using a flexible spatula was easier than a spoon as it is more gentle and doesn’t break the cornflakes. Once all the cornflakes are coated and you don’t have any leftover chocolate, start forming your nests on a piece of baking paper. Place in the fridge for 1h minimum, then fill with mini eggs and serve 🙂

You can also add some syrup like caramel syrup, vanilla extract, or orange syrup to give an extra flavor to your nests. You can also use shredded wheat instead of cornflakes for your nests to look more realistic, but like the mini eggs, can’t get my hands on shredded wheat in France, so no luck here 🙁

Homemade Easter Eggs

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If no-one can resist shop bought chocolates, especially good quality ones, making your own is so much fun! I never thought I would one day make my own, but when I saw easter chocolate moulds for 1€70 I couldn’t resist…

I chose different fillings for my chocolates:

  • chocolate mousse
  • biscuit
  • red fruit
  • caramel

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I wanted to make some marshmallow ones, but I think that calorie-wise it would have been a little too much.

I didn’t try to make my own chocolate base for this recipe, I found one on Pinterest that I will try soon, but didn’t have enough time this time round. So I simply melted 200g of dark baking chocolate, not adding any butter, honey or flavoring as I think the fillings are enough.

First of all you need to coat the bottom and sides of your moulds, pop in the freezer for 2 to 10 min depending on the time you have, then add you fillings. After that you just need to cover with more chocolate until the surface is smooth. Don’t forget to tap your mould lightly against your working surface to chase any air bubbles.

I also added colored sprinkles on top to add a bit of colour.

To finish just place your chocolates in your freezer for another hour and you’re done!

If you don’t have any chocolate moulds you can use a silicon ice cube tray or a traditional ice cube tray, just don’t forget to grease it first.

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What are you favourite Easter treats? Hope you liked this post 🙂

See you soon, love

Kirsty

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67 Comments

  1. April 12, 2017 / 7:09 pm

    These all look absolutely delicious! Especially the Cinnamon and sugar bunny breads! Great post idea too!

  2. Terri
    April 12, 2017 / 7:11 pm

    These look sooo yummy! I love anything cinnamon so definitely gonna try out those bunny breads!

    Terri / http://www.territalks.co.uk

  3. April 12, 2017 / 7:12 pm

    Omg the cinnamon bunny bread sounds absolutely amazing and I’ll try and make them this weekend I think x

  4. April 12, 2017 / 7:16 pm

    These all look delicious! Thank you for the recipes, I’ll make sure to let you know if I make any of these and thank you for the idea! Xx

    Itsallzara.blogspot.co.uk

  5. April 12, 2017 / 7:16 pm

    Wowwww Kirsty, these look absolutely incredible! I was surprised at just how easy the dough recipe for those bunnies looks, I definitely need to give that a go! Thank you for sharing these, top notch photography on this post too as always!

    Abbey 😘 http://www.abbeylouisarose.co.uk

  6. April 12, 2017 / 7:16 pm

    Oh my goodness the cinnamon bunny breads look DELICIOUS! They’re making me hungry just looking at them, thanks for sharing these recipes!
    -Olivia Xxxx

    http://oliviaxalesha.com/blog

  7. April 12, 2017 / 7:16 pm

    I’m a sucker for recipe posts and these are such nice and easy recipes! I love the chocolate bird nests, and the Easter eggs look so cute that I wouldn’t want to eat one haha! Love your blog for recipes, keep them coming!!

    Abs x
    https://afababulouslife.blogspot.com

  8. April 12, 2017 / 7:19 pm

    I just want to make them all! I really cba with baking right now though so I’ll just have to make do with the galaxy ripple I got earlier lol.

    The bunny breads are adorable! Definitely going to have a go at making them.

    astoldbykirsty.co.uk

  9. April 12, 2017 / 7:20 pm

    OMG they all look SO good! Ahh those cinnamon bunny breads look so delicious. I may have to make these omg. Your blog, pictures and just everything in general is on point! Love it! x

  10. April 12, 2017 / 7:23 pm

    Love these makes. I’m going to make some cornflakes at the end of the week. I love them! Unfortunately I don’t like dark chocolate so it’s milk for me. Those bunny breads are really cute and I LOVE cinnamon so bet these taste great?
    Love Hannah x || HannahHawes

  11. April 12, 2017 / 7:26 pm

    ooooh these look sooo yummy, I am definitely going to make some of these, might not look as good as these though ha ha.
    Great post!!

  12. April 12, 2017 / 7:27 pm

    Oh my god those bunny breads are so cute! The chocolate nests remind me of those lil cornflake cakes I used to make when I was little! I’m totally trying the cinnamon breads!

  13. April 12, 2017 / 7:32 pm

    those sugar and cinnamon bunnies are adorable! and look delicious! i don’t think if I made them they would turn out so cute haha!

    Kirsty | The Monday Project | themondayproject.co.uk

  14. April 12, 2017 / 7:32 pm

    These look like such a good alternative! I’ve just started to loose a couple of pounds, and with all the choccy temptations I’m so scared of taking a step backwards, so I’ll definitely be trying these!

  15. April 12, 2017 / 7:33 pm

    Yusss!!! Been looking for a healthier alternative!!!

  16. April 12, 2017 / 7:33 pm

    Oh YUM! I’m going to try those bunnies, they look delicious!

  17. Alice (@alicemaysnell)
    April 12, 2017 / 7:36 pm

    Such a lovely post, thank you for sharing such cute recipes. Those bunny buns are so cute!

    Alice | alicemaysnell

  18. April 12, 2017 / 7:40 pm

    mmmmm… this sound absolutely yummy! Will definitely be giving these a try especially the cinnamon sugar bread! x

    Victoria | VictoriaaHelenn

  19. April 12, 2017 / 7:42 pm

    Oh my!! They do look delicious 😋
    Definitely will be trying the nests at least. Used to make similar with shredded wheat when I was little, thank you for posting!
    LucyLu xx lucylulife.wordpress.com

  20. April 12, 2017 / 7:48 pm

    These are absolutely adorable! Can’t believe you made them! I’ll totally give them a go and send you some pictures how they turn out (as long as they don’t look awful!)
    PaleGirlRambling xo

  21. April 12, 2017 / 8:00 pm

    These look absolutely delicious !! I really want to try those Easter eggs and if I do I’ll send you a picture! Xx

  22. April 12, 2017 / 8:04 pm

    The homemade Easter eggs look very tasty (and lovely) I like the sound of the fillings too! x

  23. April 12, 2017 / 9:40 pm

    Wowww those look fab! I am now so hungry for some healthy Easter treats! L x

  24. April 13, 2017 / 11:00 am

    These all look so delicious!!

  25. April 13, 2017 / 11:27 am

    These all look AMAZING! The birds nests are my favourite <3 Gorgeous photos too! xx

  26. April 13, 2017 / 12:13 pm

    I love the homemade easter eggs! So cute x

    Morgan // wwww.justmorgs.com

  27. April 13, 2017 / 12:44 pm

    Those sugar and cinnamon bunnies look so adorable and super yummy, definitely going to have to give them a whirl for Easter!

  28. April 13, 2017 / 4:05 pm

    These look so delicious, and healthy enough to not feel guilty! Your photography is absolutely beautiful. Love the way you have laid everything out, and the editing is beautiful!

  29. April 13, 2017 / 4:14 pm

    Ooh I wanna make the bunny bread, they look so cute!

    x Envy
    verdwaaldinvertaling.blogspot.com

  30. April 13, 2017 / 4:15 pm

    Such cute ideas!! I can’t wait to do some Easter baking 💖

  31. April 13, 2017 / 4:15 pm

    Wow, those homemade Easter eggs looks so amazing and so easy to make. They all look so good! I’ve wanted to up my baking game this month and these treats are great inspiration!
    Lois x
    http://www.lifeasloismay.wordpress.com

  32. April 13, 2017 / 4:15 pm

    The home made easter eggs and the cinnamon bunnies look amazing!
    I’m a sucker for recipe posts. Excited to try these!

  33. April 13, 2017 / 4:26 pm

    Ah this is making me drool so much! And yay finally recipes that don’t involve exotic ingredients that you can only get in one store in the whole of England 😛 thanks so much for sharing these, and I hope you have a lovely easter!

  34. April 13, 2017 / 4:28 pm

    Those Easter bunny heads are so cute! Treats also seem easy to make, nice!

  35. April 13, 2017 / 4:37 pm

    I love the angle you’ve taken with this-making Easter healthy-and really enjoyed your post!
    Lydia
    Mademoisellewomen.wordpress.com

  36. April 13, 2017 / 4:41 pm

    All of these treats look so lovely, and so tempting! My favourite is the Easter eggs, as they’re bite used so you don’t end up having large amounts of chocolate left over to eat!

    – Chloe
    chloetommo.co.uk
    xoxo

  37. April 13, 2017 / 6:30 pm

    When I saw that cinnamon bread twisted into a little bunny shape I gasped! What a simple and adorable thing to make for Easter! xoxo

  38. April 13, 2017 / 7:09 pm

    Lovely presentation….makes it all the more tempting…..a delight for any get together

  39. April 14, 2017 / 12:08 am

    These treats are cute and look delicious. The best part is they seem like the kind of thing you can make with kids to add to your Easter traditions.

    xx
    A

  40. April 15, 2017 / 11:37 am

    These recipes look so delicious and easy to do! Definitely going to try them out. xo

    Antonia || Sweet Passions

  41. April 15, 2017 / 4:55 pm

    That bunny bread is so cute!!

  42. April 18, 2017 / 6:10 pm

    This is incredibly helpful! On Easter I end up eating the absolute unhealthiest stuff, I love Peeps, those marshmellow treats are completely full of sugar though. I love the homemade easter eggs recipe, I’ll have to give that a try! Thanks for sharing!

  43. Robin rue
    August 1, 2017 / 7:55 pm

    I love those cinnamon and sugar bunny treats. What a cute idea those are.

  44. Jenn JG
    August 1, 2017 / 7:55 pm

    This bunny breads look really delicious! I also love the nest shaped treats! Even better is that they are healthy, thats what i dread most about holidays is all the candy and unhealthy sweets

  45. August 1, 2017 / 8:00 pm

    What some delicious ideas, I know they are meant for Easter but I could totally look to tuck into something like this right now yum!

  46. August 1, 2017 / 8:05 pm

    Your Easter treats look so fun and creative! The Chocolate Bird’s Nests is my favorite because, yum, chocolate!

  47. Jessica Taylor
    August 1, 2017 / 8:54 pm

    Okay, those Cinnamon & Sugar Bunny Breads look way too cute to eat! I definitely need to test them out! I bet my daughter would DIE!

  48. August 1, 2017 / 9:31 pm

    Those cinnamon bunny treats look so adorable and even more delicious! Guilty as charged, I would totally devour these for breakfast.

  49. August 1, 2017 / 11:32 pm

    Mmm, everything looks delicious. I especially like those nests. I’ll keep these in mind when Easter rolls around!

  50. August 2, 2017 / 2:47 am

    These are neat and look simple enough to pull off. I have tried the nests before but the eggs sound delicious and I would like to try them. This bunnies are adorable but I have a love hate relationship with yeast.

  51. August 2, 2017 / 3:16 am

    These are really cute! I love the creativity behind the shapes too! The dark chocolate looks so rich and delicious that I absolutely want to try these treats!

  52. August 2, 2017 / 8:25 am

    They look amazing. I´m sure they taste so good! I will definitely remember them for next easter

  53. Ruth I.
    August 2, 2017 / 9:24 am

    I find it so hard to make some home made bread because kneading is tiring. But your recipe is really simple, I think I can enjoy making it every day! 🙂

  54. August 2, 2017 / 12:54 pm

    This look adorable and seem not too difficult to make. I am going to bookmark this ready for next Easter.

  55. Claudia Krusch
    August 2, 2017 / 1:17 pm

    These treats look so delicious. I am excited to try the Cinnamon & Sugar Bunny Breads.

  56. August 2, 2017 / 1:48 pm

    These are delicious and cute looking treats! Great ideas and the kids will enjoy making it and having it too.

  57. August 2, 2017 / 2:02 pm

    I am definitley not one to worry about healthy foods around Easter time, bring on the sugar! I love those bunny bread twists though! So cute and they seem delicious!

  58. Le
    August 2, 2017 / 4:29 pm

    The chocolate bird nests has got to be my favorite, they look adorable!

  59. August 3, 2017 / 4:14 am

    These are some great ideas! I really love the Cinnamon & Sugar Bunny Breads. Thanks for sharing the recipe. The Homemade Easter Eggs look amazing too!

  60. August 3, 2017 / 4:00 pm

    I know that my daughter would love the cinnamon bunnies for sure. And the chocolate birds nests look like a lot of fun as well. Such a unique treat.

  61. August 3, 2017 / 4:14 pm

    Oh my! I’ve been on your website several times and all I see is all goodness, food heaven. I could eat them all Looks amazingly good. Because I cannot bake sadly, great recipe though.

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