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The best recipes for baking with the kids this Easter

Children will love cooking – and eating – these tasty treats

By Alexia Dellner, 24 March 2016
The best recipes for baking with the kids this Easter

Know any budding chefs who want to lend a helping hand this Easter? We've got just the thing! From decorated biscuits to traditional hot cross buns, children will love giving these Easter baking recipes a go. Whether you're looking for an easy snack recipe or a showstopping centrepiece for the dinner table, it's easy for little ones to get involved in the kitchen and help you with your weekend menu. We've rounded up the best Easter baking recipes for kids with instructions specifically for little ones and dishes that require minimal supervision, meaning that you can enjoy cooking with young ones and know that the results are going to be great!

Getting children involved in the kitchen is a wonderful way to teach them new skills and create memories that they'll cherish for years to come. Who knows? You might even start a new family tradition this year! Whatever you do, have fun (and try not to worry too much about the mess!). Scroll through to find the best Easter baking recipes for kids, to keep little ones entertained and sweet teeth satisfied. Enjoy! 

1. Baa-lamb Muffins

Little ones will love covering small vanilla cakes with icing and mini mallows to make the sheep's wool for these sweet baa-lamb muffins. And they taste pretty baa-mazing, too! 

2. Flowery egg tarts

Whip up the dough for these flowery egg tarts in a food processor, then have the children knead the dough and roll it out before stamping out the shapes. Once the tarts are cooked, they can help fill with icing, too. Yum! 

3. Easter Bunny Brioche

Wee ones might need a helping hand to make the dough, but they'll love rolling out the ears and tails for these adorable Easter bunny brioches

4. Burrowing bunnies

Buttery biscuits covered in icing make up the bodies and feet on these burrowing bunnies, while marshmallows and sprinkles are used for bushy tails and feet pads. So cute and so simple! 

5. Easter egg biscuits

Let their imaginations run wild when decorating these festive Easter egg biscuits

6. Marvellous Mini Egg Cake

Little hands are perfect for sticking mini eggs on to this citrussy cake that's filled with chocolate buttercream. Get the full recipe for this marvellous mini egg cake

7. Orange fairy cakes

These citrus-flavoured fairy cakes look so pretty and, with instructions written specifically for children, they're a cinch to make!

8. Crunchy oat bars

These crunchy oat bars are packed with fruits and allow kids to get their hands messy when mixing the batter (but a spoon works, too). 

9. Blackberry swirl yogurt loaf

Natural yogurt keeps the cake moist while fruit purée adds a lovely tang. Have little ones help create the beautiful purple ripples. Get the full recipe for the blackberry swirl yogurt loaf

10. Monster Jazzies

Rice Krispie cakes topped with melted white chocolate and colourful Mini Smarties. What's not to like? Get the full recipe for the Monster jazzies

11. Easter biscuits

These yummy Easter biscuits are filled with sultanas, topped with a dollop of icing and sprinkled with chocolate eggs for an easy-to-make and tasty treat. 

12. Hot cross buns

Made with white bread mix and ready rolled shortcrust pastry, these hot cross buns are super easy and fun to make!