Getting Creative in the Kitchen this Easter with Costcutter

If there’s one time of year to get creative in the kitchen, it’s Easter.

Whether baking with the kids or planning a feast for your family of five – Easter is a time for sweet treats, classic roasts and, of course, a cocktail…. or two!

In this post, we’re talking about having some fun in the kitchen – from tasty cheesecakes and classic Easter bakes to playful tipples, specifically for adults, but perfect for those who are kids at heart.

Easter is often the time of tradition but read on for inspiration and new twists to get you excited about all the cooking possibilities this Easter.

We’re going to start with easy bakes that you can enjoy with the kids this Easter.

Easy Kids’ Bakes

Mini Egg Chocolate Bird’s Nests  
Birds Nest

These Mini Egg chocolate bird’s nests are so gorgeously crunchy and chocolatey. And they’re incredibly easy to make, so this is a recipe you’ll be calling on again and again.

Here’s what you’ll need…

  • 200g Bournville dark chocolate, broken into squares  
  • 25g butter 
  • 2 tbsp golden syrup  
  • 85g shredded wheat, crushed  
  • 36 Mini Eggs   

Like what you’ve read? Here’s the detailed recipe for Mini Egg Chocolate Bird’s Nests…

Meringue Mini Egg and Flake Nests


Crispy meringue topped with flaky chocolate and creamy fat-free yoghurt make for a yummy recipe that will melt in your mouth.

Here’s what you’ll need…

  • 3 medium free-range egg whites  
  • 150g caster sugar  
  • 200g virtually fat-free fromage frais or 0% fat Greek yoghurt 
  • 1 Cadbury’s Flake   
  • 24 Mini Eggs  

Excited to try this super fun and delicious bake? Here’s the detailed recipe for Meringue Mini Egg and Flake Nests…

Easter Showstoppers

Mini Egg Vanilla Cheesecake

This recipe has it all, smooth and creamy in the middle with a crumbly biscuit base and, of course, the classic crunch of Mini Eggs.

Here’s what you’ll need…

For the filling & topping:

  • 300g light soft cheese   
  • 150g 0% fat Greek yoghurt  
  • 50g caster sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 sachet powdered gelatine
  • 4 tbsp hot water
  • 100ml double cream 
  • 80g Mini Eggs

For the ginger nut base:

  • 100g ginger nut biscuits  
  • 25g butter, melted

This recipe really is a showstopper and it’s guaranteed to impress. The creamy cheesecake with the unmistakable tasty crunch of Mini Eggs – if you’re as excited about trying this recipe as we were about eating it - here’s the detailed recipe for Mini Egg Chocolate Bird’s Nests…

Mini Egg Easter Cake  

The smooth frosting, moist sponge, and crunchiness of shredded wheat and Mini Eggs is such a mouth-watering combination that your friends and family will be asking you to make this cake year around.

Here’s what you need…

For the sponge:

  • 175g butter, softened   
  • 175g soft brown sugar  
  • 3 medium free-range eggs
  • 150g self-raising flour   
  • 30g cocoa powder            
  • 3 tbsp skimmed milk

Chocolate frosting:

  • 40g smooth peanut butter    
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup  
  • 2 tbsp cocoa powder  
  • 1 tbsp skimmed milk
  • a few drops of vanilla extract

Chocolate nest:

  • 100g Bournville dark chocolate, broken into squares
  • 85g shredded wheat 
  • 12 Mini Eggs  

If you’re looking for a cake that will blow people away – look no further. Your Easter table will never be the same again with this impressive showstopper. Here’s the detailed recipe for Mini Egg Easter Cake…

Cheeky Easter Tipples

Mini Egg Easter Chocolate Martini

Despite being rich and chocolaty, this recipe is for grown-ups only! We’d even be so bold as saying that this delicious treat is a cocktail and dessert all rolled into one.

Here’s what you’ll need…

For the rim:

  • 55g milk chocolate
  • 15 Mini Eggs

For the cocktail:

  • 4oz Irish cream
  • 85ml hazelnut liqueur
  • 56ml creme de cacao white liqueur
  • 15 Mini Eggs
  • 5ml almond milk 

As for the method – it’s this easy:

  1. Melt the chocolate in a shallow, heat proof bowl over a simmer pan of water.
  1. Crush the mini eggs to a large breadcrumb size (a tea towel and a rolling pin work well for this!).
  1. Dip the rip of your martini glasses into the melted chocolate, ensuring the edges are well covered. Then roll in the crushed mini eggs before setting aside.
  1. Put all your cocktail ingredients in a blender and blend until the Mini Eggs are completely blended.
  1. Pour into your glasses, serve immediately.