Homemade Easter Gift Ideas To Delight and Impress
Spring is just around the corner and with it comes the reminder of new life, warmer weather and flowers blooming. The Easter holidays sits right in the middle of spring, and with it comes the chance to get together with friends and family for a feast.
If you’re wanting to put together some delicious homemade Easter gifts, you might be wondering where to get started. We’ve put together a mix of classic and fun sweet treat ideas for Easter that your loved ones will surely enjoy.
Roll up your sleeves, and let’s dive in.
Homemade Easter egg bombs
A popular trend that’s doing the rounds on Pinterest is to have a hard chocolate shell which you crack open to reveal a plethora of candies inside. This idea can easily be translated for the Easter celebrations if you fancy making your own filled Easter egg ‘bombs’.
You’ll need to melt chocolate into an Easter egg casing to create the chocolate shell. Once set, you can fill your ‘bomb’ with whatever you fancy - smaller chocolates, biscuits and hard-boiled sweets all work well. If you’re giving these as gifts, fill your Easter egg creation with their favourite sweet treats.
Easter sweets bouquets
These beautiful edible bouquets make wonderful Easter gifts for loved ones. Create a festive Easter bouquet by arranging Easter-themed candies and chocolates like mini Easter eggs, jelly beans and sherbets on skewers.
Go all-out with a cute decorative vase to match the Easter theme, and intersperse the chocolate and sweets skewers with real or fake flowers. You can also use cellophane or paper wrappers to finish off the decorations.
This delicious snack is completely customisable and can be broken up into any serving size you like. It’s perfect for party favours and if you have several giftees in mind for the Easter holidays.
Chocolate bark is very simple to make: melt your chocolate of choice, then while it’s warm add whatever toppings you like. For an Easter theme, opt for chocolate bunnies and mini eggs. Once cooled, simply break the bark into pieces and wrap them up for gifting!
Easter Egg strawberries
You’ve heard of chocolate-covered strawberries, but have you ever tried to decorate them like Easter eggs? This fun take on chocolate fruit is a great one to put together with small children so they can get involved.
Simply melt white chocolate chips and mix with your food colouring of choice for pastel-coloured chocolate. Dip your strawberries in the melted chocolate and decorate with whatever you like. Crushes mini eggs, sparkles and piped chocolate to create shapes and patterns all work well here.
Carrot cake pops
Carrot cake pops are a delicious and fun twist on the classic Easter treat. You can add chopped nuts and raisins for some extra flavour, or keep things simple with a classic carrot cake recipe. Mix the carrot cake crumbs with cream cheese icing for a delicious cake pop.
You can go crazy with shapes here to create some fun Easter-themed cake pops - perhaps a bunny, or a carrot? For decoration, dip the cake pops in white chocolate and sprinkle with cinnamon for a delicious treat.
Brownie bites are a delicious and easy-to-make Easter treat that everyone will love. You can make these as small or as large as you like depending on whether you’re hosting or giving them as gifts.
For an Easter twist, mix Easter-themed candies into the batter or sprinkle on top as decoration. Some popular options include chocolate bunnies, creme eggs and popping candy for a fun finish. Whatever you decide, these brownie bites are sure to be a hit.
Rocky road is a brilliant make-ahead sweet treat for your loved ones. It's a moreish combination of chocolate, marshmallows and nuts that's perfect for Easter baskets or as a sweet gift for friends and family.
You can add any kind of fillings to your rocky road - don’t be afraid to push the boat out with some interesting flavours and textures. Why not try out popcorn or pretzels for a salty contrast to the sweetness? Get creative and make your rocky road recipe your own.
Hot cross bun bites
Do you enjoy the sweet, spiced taste of hot cross buns on Easter Sunday? Then you need to try out hot cross bun bites. These tiny versions of hot cross buns are great to bring to parties or to have as a treat after Easter lunch.
Add a pinch of cardamom or ginger to the mixture for extra flavour. For a more sophisticated take, combine the bites with high-quality ice cream for a decadent dessert guests are sure to rave about.
Who doesn’t enjoy a good cupcake, especially for the Easter holidays? These are perfect for gatherings or just to enjoy at home. You can make them as simple or as elaborate as you like, depending on your skill level and available time.
The beauty of making cupcakes is that there are so many different decoration options for Easter. Go for iced bunnies and carrots, or create 3D chicks from icing and sweets. You could even create little Easter baskets from liquorice.
Easter cornflake cluster nests
A classic from childhood, these sweets treats are great fun for all the family to get involved with making - and eating! These cute nests are made from crunchy cornflake cereal, melted chocolate and decorated with mini eggs. They couldn’t be simpler, yet they’re packed with flavour.
For a twist on the classic, try adding shredded coconut or chopped nuts to the cornflake and chocolate mixture. You could even buy little Easter bird decorations - though be sure to remove them before eating.
The Easter holiday is perfect for showing your loved ones how much you care by creating thoughtful and unique homemade gifts. We hope our Easter gift ideas have inspired you to get creative and start baking.
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