Make the most of Easter treats

CLAUDINE NOPPE
Throughout April shops are filled with hot cross buns, marshmallow eggs, speckled eggs and many more delicious treats for the Easter weekend. Despite the amount of chocolate everyone eats, there always seems to be an abundance of leftovers. Perdeby looked into ways you can enjoy leftover Easter treats.

Hot cross bun ice cream sandwiches

Use these baked Easter goods to the fullest. Cut open the hot cross buns and place the bottoms in a baking dish. Let them set in the freezer for about ten minutes while you soften ice cream of your choice. Spread the ice cream over the bottoms and replace the tops. Set in freezer until you serve them. Ice creams that pair well with the hot cross buns include rum and raisin and chocolate.

French hot cross buns

Another way to use your leftover hot cross buns is to make them French. Whisk together three eggs, half a cup of milk, a teaspoon of vanilla essence, a tablespoon of caster sugar, and a pinch of salt. Cut open the hot cross buns and place the cutsides on a baking dish. Pour the egg mixture over the buns and put them in the fridge for at least one hour. Heat some butter in a pan and fry the soaked hot cross buns. Serve with whipped cream and maple syrup.

Mallow Egg s’mores

There are so many ways to enjoy these iconic Easter treats. One of the ways is to use them for s’mores. Cut a Mallow Egg in half and put it on a Tennis Biscuit. Microwave this for ten seconds and place another Tennis Biscuit on top as soon as it is done. For extra deliciousness, dip half of the s’more in melted chocolate and sprinkle with crushed cookies. Top Deck chocolate works well for melting and dipping.

Chocolate Rice Krispie treats

If you manage to save any speckled eggs, you can use them to make delicious treats. Melt four tablespoons of butter with a pack of marshmallows in a pot or saucepan. Once melted, remove the mixture from the heat and stir in five cups of Coco Pops and chopped up speckled eggs. Place the mixture in a well-greased tin and press flat. Let them sit for about 15 minutes and dig in!

 

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