Easter Confectionery Ideas for 2022: From Traditional Treats to Unique Favourites
Easter is a time when many people enjoy indulging in sweet treats. It's the one excuse for eating your body weight in chocolate, and nobody wants to miss out!
Whether you are a fan of traditional Easter candy or you like to try something new every year, this blog post will explore some of the most popular Easter confectionery ideas.
Let's dive in.
What Is The Meaning Of Easter?
Easter is traditionally a Christian holiday that celebrates the resurrection of Jesus Christ. It's one of the most important days in the Christian calendar because Christians believe that through his death and resurrection, Jesus conquered death and paved the way for eternal life.
However, Easter has become a celebration for everyone through the years, regardless of their religion. It's often celebrated through the giving and sharing of chocolate eggs.
If you are looking for something unique to make this Easter, we have got some great ideas for you. Check out our list of favourite Easter confectionery ideas.
Traditional Easter Eggs
There's a reason that chocolate Easter eggs are so popular - they're delicious! Better still, Easter eggs come in all sizes and flavours for children and adults to enjoy.
Some of the biggest confectionery brands offer Easter eggs during this time of year, and there are plenty to choose between. Let's take a look at some of the best eggs.
Cadbury is without a doubt a true British classic, and the brand offers plenty of Easter eggs each year. From Dairy Milk to Twirls and Crunchies, you can treat yourself and others to delicious chocolate eggs surrounded by your favourite chocolate bar.
We also can't forget that Cadbury gave us the Creme Egg, which is still infamous for its chocolate shell and fondant filling. The company also makes Mini Eggs, with their chocolate filling and crispy exterior.
Nestle is another heavy hitter that never fails to deliver delicious Easter eggs. The confectioner has many great options, from Kit Kat to Smarties and Yorkies for younger people.
Designer Easter Eggs
We don't mean Versace and Gucci when we say designer Easter eggs! We're talking about specialist confectioners such as Thornton's and Hotel Chocolat creating decadent Easter eggs for adults.
Hotel Chocolat is known for decadent creations, including the extra thick egg with an assortment of chocolates inside. These Easter eggs are much more expensive than other kinds, but they're worth it!
Fun Easter Treats
If you have children or want to do something fun for Easter, use the following ideas for inspiration. These treats are perfect for an out of the box occasion and will bring some joy to the day.
Cornflake nests are classic Easter treats that both children and adults will enjoy. All you need is some cornflakes, chocolate, and mini eggs, and you're good to go!
Grab a bar of your favourite chocolate, then melt it in the microwave or place a bowl into a larger bowl of boiling water.
Mix the melted chocolate and cornflakes, then put them into cake cases with a Mini Egg on top. You can make these treats with dark, milk or even white chocolate.
Don't forget; you can change the cornflakes for Rice Krispies.
This one is a little more time-consuming, but it's worth it! You'll need to make or buy some hot cross buns and then cut them in half. Once they're cut in half, you can add a layer of buttercream icing and mini eggs on top.
These are best served fresh, so make sure you don't make them too far in advance.
Pick n Mix - Easter Themed
You can't go wrong with a classic pick n mix! This time, make sure to include some Easter sweets and chocolate eggs, mini marshmallows, and jelly beans. You can put these into little bags for children (or adults!) to enjoy.
There's so much to choose between, and nobody can turn down some delicious sweets. If you wanted to make it more interesting, you could create a pick and mix hunt with clues for children instead of the more traditional egg hunt.
Easter bark is a treat that only requires two ingredients - chocolate and your choice of topping! You can use anything you like to top your chocolate, from Easter eggs to chopped up fruit.
Melt your chocolate in a bowl, then pour it onto a sheet of greaseproof paper. Once it's cooled slightly, add your toppings and leave it to set. Afterwards, you can break the mixture into pieces and enjoy!
Meringue Nests With Foam Eggs
This is a fun and easy treat to make, perfect for children. All you need are some meringue nests, foam eggs, and chocolate or cream.
If you choose chocolate, you should melt it in the microwave or a bowl over boiling water, then dip each foam egg into the chocolate. For an easier method, spray squirty cream into your meringue nest, then add a foam egg on top of the cream.
Once they're coated, place them on top of the meringue nests and leave them to set. These look so cute and Easter-y!
Easter Bunny Cupcakes
These cupcakes are a fun Easter treat - and they're really easy to make. You'll need some white frosting, pink food colouring, and chocolate chips.
You can either use mini marshmallows or chocolate chips for the bunny ears. Start by adding the frosting to your cupcakes, then add two small circles for the eyes.
Next, add a long triangle for the nose and two smaller triangles for the ears. Finally, add some chocolate chips (or mini marshmallows) to create the bunny's face. Et voila - delicious Easter Bunny Cupcakes!
Or go the easy route and buy a cupcake mix - no judgement from us!
The Wrap Up
Hopefully, this post gives you some fantastic ideas on what to do this Easter. With so many delicious treats available, you'll have plenty of choices when selecting the best eggs or treats for your family.
At Appleton Sweets, we offer a range of cost-effective wholesale confectionery for retail and personal use. With our low prices, you can stock up on everything you need and enjoy a fabulous day with your loved ones.