How are you feeling about the fact it's spring and easter and you get to eat all the chocolatey goodness?
Well, I'll tell you, I FEEL GOOD!!!
This easter I planned to make cheesecake nests and easter rocky road (the sound of that already makes me want to have a couple of these)
And let me say, I do like to go out on seasonal things, so this year was no different.
They are so easy to make and normally nothing can go wrong if you're not a master in baking.
I'm really happy with how they turned out and they look so cute on your easter table.
I loved to make these and my family is munchin away on them as well (which means they are really good).
Have a splendid sunny Easter!
Easter cheesecake nests (based on this recipe)
You will need :
85g Digestive biscuits
150g + 2 Tablespoons Caster Sugar
3 Tablespoons Melted Butter
675g Cream Cheese
1 Teaspoon Vanilla extract
54 Mini Eggs
✿ Preheat the oven to 170°C
✿ Crush your digestives into crumbs . Mix the Digestive crumbs with 2 Tablespoons of Sugar and 3 Tablespoons of Melted Butter.
Press them onto the bottoms of your 18 paper-lined cupcake cases.
✿ Beat Cream cheese, Vanilla extract and 150g Sugar with mixer until everything is blended.
Add in your eggs, 1 at a time, mixing on a low speed until well combined.
✿ Spoon the liquid over onto your cupcake cases.
✿ Pop them into the oven and bake the cheesecakes at 170°C for around 25 minutes.
Let them cool down and refrigerate for 2 hours until set.
✿ Top each cheesecake with 1 Teaspoon Coconut flakes and decorate each one with 3 Mini Eggs (to resemble them as bird nests)
I've put 4 of mine into cupcake cases with chicken legs as it gives it that extra easter touch, HOW CUTE DOES THAT LOOK?
Easter rocky road (based on this recipe)
You will need :
400g Milk Chocolate (or Dark chocolate, if you prefer)
125g Unsalted Butter
100g Mini Marshmallows
150g Choppped Digestives
300g Mini Eggs
100g M&M's (mine are Easter edition)
150g Chocolate eggs (Whatever flavour you prefer, I used milk, white and filled)
250g White Chocolate
✿ Line a 8/9 Square tin with Parchment paper and leave to the side.
✿ In a Large bowl, add in the Chocolate, Treacle and Butter. Make sure you melt on a low heat over a double boiler, to avoid burning the chocolate.
Stirr until everything is smooth.
✿ Once it's melted, add in the Marshmallows, chopped Digestives, Mini Eggs, M&M's and Chocolate Eggs.
Fold it softly together until everything is coated in chocolate. pour into your square tin and spread evenly.
✿ Melt the White chocolate and drizzle it over the top of your Rocky Road.
✿ Pop it into the fridge until set, chop them up and ENJOY.