Easter is definitely one of the highlights in the year for most children. They wake up on Easter morning and hunt for treats left behind by the Easter Bunny. This may be a parent’s worst nightmare because most often the easter treats available are chocolate or sugar coated and not very healthy nor nutritious at all.
Not all chocolate and sweets are bad, everything in moderation. We have some great nutritious ideas to incorporate in your usual treats ensuring the tradition is still a fun-filled experience.
Healthy Easter Treat Recipes
Fruit Easter Egg Cookies
- Fruit (Bananas, Apples, Pears)
- Plain Yogurt, Think Greek!
- Honey / Syrup
- Mix the honey and yoghurt together leave in freezer for about 10 min
- Slice fruit about 0.5cm thick and cut with an egg-shaped cookie cutter
- Spread the chilled yogurt onto the fruit pieces.
- Top with sprinkles
Healthy Chocolate Easter Eggs
- Boiled Water (small amount)
- Peanut Butter
- Desiccated Coconut (to cover optional)
- Break the dates up into pieces or roughly chop them.
- Almost cover them with boiled water, allow them to soak and soften and absorb the water
- Add peanut butter and cocoa powder to reach a moldable consistency.
- Put the bowl in a freezer for about 10 minutes to chill
- Scoop out the mixture and mold into egg shapes
- Dust with coconut or cocoa powder
Wrap them in tin foil to hide or place them into a cupcake casing to serve.
Easter Bunny Trail Mix
- Pre-made Popcorn
- Pretzel Snack Mix
- Raisins and/or dried cranberries
- Mini Marshmallows (optional)
- Mix all the ingredients together proportionately and serve in a paper cup with a bunny face drawn onto it, in marker pen or in a paper bag with a bunny face and ears drawn onto the bag.
Rice Krispies Easter Eggs
- ¾ cup maple syrup/ honey
- ¼ cup coconut oil
- ¼ cup peanut butter or almond butter (optional, leave this out for nut-free)
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- ¼ teaspoon sea salt
- 4 cups Rice Krispies cereal
- Place the syrup or honey, coconut oil and peanut butter into a saucepan.
- Melt over medium heat and bring to a simmer. Simmer for 1-2 minutes
- Remove from the heat.
- Stir in the vanilla and sea salt and mix well.
- Add the Rice Krispies cereal and stir to evenly mix.
- Lightly grease plastic egg shapes.
- Using lightly oiled hands, fill the eggs with the Rice Krispie mixture.
It will be sticky and seem like it’s falling apart, but pack it in as tightly as you can.
It will stay together once it cools.
Place the eggs in the freezer for 20-30 minutes.
Remove the eggs from the moulds
Wrap them in foil to hide or serve them as they are.
Coconut Ice Mini Easter Eggs
- 1/4 cup coconut oil
- 2 tbs almond milk
- 1 tbs raw honey
- 2 cups shredded coconut
- Superfood Colouring Options:
- 1/4 tsp ground turmeric / beetroot powder / wheatgrass powder
- Mix all the base ingredients together in a blender until mixtures holds together.
- Divide mixture evenly into 3 small bowls.
- Colour each bowls contents with your superfoods of choice, using between 1/8-1/4 of a teaspoon per batch to reach desired colour. Mix well with a spoon or spatula.
- Roll teaspoon size balls of mixture into little egg shapes.
- Place eggs into the fridge for 20 minutes or until firm.
Add them into a mini basket or cupcake casing to serve.
They will keep in an airtight container in the fridge for approximately one week.
Hunting for Easter Eggs are a great tradition in most families, and the treats don’t necessarily have to be unhealthy. We have provided 5 Healthy Easter Egg Treat Recipes that are both fun and tasty.