Explore new recipes in the kitchen this Easter and make the most of your weekend with a chocolaty project or two. Make one of our postable chocolate gifts to treat friends or family, create a stunning afternoon tea spread or switch up classic cocktails with your own alcoholic infusions. We’ve also got plenty of ideas for using up any leftover Easter egg chocolate, including our easy Easter trash tiffin, rocky road or mocha slab.
Try our best Easter dessert recipes and our best Easter baking ideas for even more beautiful bakes to satisfy your sweet tooth. Make a traditional spiced simnel cake, fluffy hot cross buns or a seasonal twist on classic chocolate brownies.
Easter chocolate recipe ideas
Our easy rocky road is one for the whole family to get involved in making. Let the kids mix in their favourite Easter treats, colourful eggs and crunchy biscuits. Simply melt your choc, mix in your chosen sweets and set in the fridge. Cut this super delicious choc block into small squares to enjoy with your afternoon cuppa.
Want to try a slightly more sophisticated version of the standard rocky road? Our Easter trash tiffin is the perfect grown-up indulgence and uses up any left-over Easter eggs. Mix together fiery gingernut biscuits, juicy raisins and crunchy almonds to make this decidedly adult Easter treat.
You might have seen shards of colourful chocolate with all manner of toppings trending on Instagram. Chocolate slabs are a creative way to use up chocolate and create something eye-catching and delicious with just a handful of ingredients. They also make great gifts and they’re less likely to be damaged in the post. Our two-toned version uses white and dark chocolate, and crunchy coffee beans for a caffeinated chocolate kick. It’s the perfect after-dinner treat.
Have a go at home-based mixology and make your own boozy infusions. Add some irresistible cocoa notes to your whisky and combine with homemade sugar syrup to make our chocolate old fashioned – serve with a garnish of orange peel for a citrus lift. Take a dip in our easy cocktail recipes collection for more manageable drinks you can make at home.
Try your hand at being a master chocolatier and make your own deliciously smooth chocolate truffles. They look impressive but are surprisingly easy to make and customisable depending on your tastes. Try adding a splash of rum, a pinch of sea salt or a dash of orange essence to your dark chocolate base.
No one could resist a chunk of our chocolate fudge, another of our most delicious giftable recipes. Bring together just four key ingredients, simmer everything together, set and enjoy. Make sure to keep a box for yourself or you’ll regret it!
Mix up your favourite chocolaty offering and try our boozy Baileys brownies for a seriously decadent snack.
Need some more bite-sized inspiration? Take a look at our easy chocolate truffles recipes for more boxes of picture-perfect treats.
Chocolate-themed afternoon tea
Go all out and make your own chocolate-themed afternoon tea spread. Delicate pastries, bite-sized cakes and patisserie, and elegant biscuits are the order of the day.
Make an adult version of everyone’s favourite teatime treat, chocolate fondant fancies. Rich and truffly, these squares are smothered in all things chocolate. Feeling adventurous? Flex your patisserie muscles and make our classic chocolate éclairs and a batch of picture-perfect raspberry and white chocolate macarons.
If you’re really out to impress, a slice of our chocolate and hazelnut millefeuille cake is bound to make jaws drop. Top off your offering with classic chocolate cupcakes and maybe a dark chocolate and olive oil cookie to go with your tea.
Get more colourful inspiration from our best ever afternoon tea recipes.
Put the final professional touch to your beautiful bakes with our chocolate collar technique. Learn from the experts with our step-by-step guide and take your dessert to the next level.
Elevate the humble chocolate cake in just four easy steps with a bowl of melted chocolate and a strip of parchment paper. Wrap up one of our best chocolate cake recipes for a special celebration.
DIY hot chocolate bar
Treat yourself to an indulgent hot chocolate with all the trimmings and create your own hot chocolate bar. Stick to our classic luxury hot chocolate or try a grown-up spiked hot chocolate, then let everyone pile on their favourite treats. Squirty cream, flakes, marshmallows and chunks of fudge are all welcome. Try adding a splash of whisky or dark spiced rum for a boozy twist.
Get stuck into our easy hot chocolate recipes for more marvellous mulled drinks and spiked specialities.
Go all out and make a stunning Easter centrepiece, layering up delicate sponges, white chocolate frosting, crunchy mini eggs and broken white chocolate eggs.
This beautiful seasonal bake is perfect for feeding a crowd and getting creative with the toppings. If any of your friends are lucky enough to have a spring birthday, why not serve up this sweet treat for friends and family?