Easter Muffin CHEAT recipe for kids

Easter recipes for kids :: Chocolate flower pot muffins

Boys and gals, I’m not here to judge you. No sir. In my experience, cooking with small children is both fun (ahem) and rewarding… AND a nightmare. They don’t listen, they might burn or cut themselves and then you have to explain to Susan at A&E what happened with her judgey eyes. Nah. It has it’s time and it’s place, but sometimes something simple is the best.

My kids actually love to cook. They bladddddyyy love it, but I’m not going to lie and say it doesn’t take long for them to start a-wandering, or for the toys to start appearing next to the mixer whilst I stir in the hope that they are going to put SOME effort into this masterpiece they are going to claim. Especially Edith who is 4 and just wants to have a bit of fun for 10mins but doesn’t understand the concept of waiting.

These muffins are so cute, and since its Easter next week and the start of Spring (LOL, where is the sunshine?), I really wanted to share them as I do think they make one of the best (and easiest) Easter cheat “recipes” for kids.

So here goes – prepare to have your mind BLOWN.

You will need:

  • A packet of supermarket muffins
  • Low expectations
  • A pot of chocolate icing or melted milk chocolate (I use Dr Oetker chocolate fudge spread because I like to eat it by the spoon. Not sorry. If I’m going milk chocolate route I use Cadbury and over stock so I have leftovers. Always thinking babe, always thinking.)
  • Some edible flowers or edible paper flowers/decorations.
  • A bowl
  • A spoon
  • A child
  • A cloth because there will be mess, even with the limited stuff
  • A pack of clean plant pots. I mean you can use dirty ones for that “authentic vibes” look but I will judge you.

Take your muffin, spread your chosen icing or chocolate (melt the milk chocolate first, obvs) on the top and then dab your flowers on. Place in the plant pot and lie through your teeth about the recipe to Aunty Sheila.

Done. Simple. Finito!

H x

37 Comments

  1. April 1, 2016 / 3:44 pm

    These are so cute, i’d never think of making something like this myself. They look so yummy x

  2. March 30, 2016 / 4:33 pm

    How cute are these! I love how simple but effective they are!

    • Harriet March 30, 2016 / 5:12 pm

      Thanks Stephanie πŸ™‚ H x

  3. These are lovely, so creative!
    I saw something similar recently, I think it may have been around Mother’s day, where somebody had used mini plants pots instead of cupcake cases.
    It’s such a wonderful idea. These look so yummy πŸ™‚
    X X

  4. March 27, 2016 / 8:34 am

    I love this idea! I’ve been shocking and have done absolutely nothing for Easter because we’ve had a crappy week, so hopefully I’ll make up for it once things settle down. These do look amazing, yum! Happy Easter lovely xx

  5. March 26, 2016 / 10:54 pm

    I love this idea, really simple yet so effective! I am definitely going to be giving these a go with my son over the holidays! Thanks for sharing! x

  6. March 26, 2016 / 10:35 pm

    These are very cute, I was wondering if you baked them in the plant pot lol! They look brilliant and would be the centre piece of any Easter table xx

    • Harriet March 27, 2016 / 12:00 am

      No – so easy to cheat on them too πŸ™‚ H x

  7. March 26, 2016 / 9:46 pm

    oh what an amazing idea these look amazing I so need to try them

    • Harriet March 27, 2016 / 12:02 am

      Thanks so much Emma! H x

  8. March 26, 2016 / 8:23 pm

    Ooh what a clever idea I would have never of thought of making pot muffins. I will take mine on the go please haha!

  9. March 26, 2016 / 6:37 pm

    Oh wow those look delicious! I haven’t had chocolate in so long, I have such cravings!

    • Harriet March 27, 2016 / 12:06 am

      Oooh they are tasty Emily! H x

  10. March 26, 2016 / 12:33 pm

    These are so utterly adorable! I have three children who would LOVE something like this!

    • Harriet March 27, 2016 / 12:15 am

      Thank you! Give it a go and tweet me your results : @tobyandroo xx

  11. March 26, 2016 / 9:37 am

    MMM, these look yummy! Love the flower decorations too – so nice for Easter! Thanks for sharing the recipe:-)

    • Harriet March 27, 2016 / 12:16 am

      Ahhh thanks lovely! H x

  12. March 26, 2016 / 12:21 am

    Look yummy:) is it difficult to make?

    • Harriet March 27, 2016 / 12:17 am

      Depends on whether or not you follow the recipe or buy them but it’s easy both ways.

  13. March 25, 2016 / 11:23 pm

    More yummy treats. I’m getting spoiled for choice. I love the flower pot idea, very unique.

    • Harriet March 27, 2016 / 12:21 am

      Haha they’re so good Jodie – and you are right, we’re all baking at the moment! H x

  14. March 25, 2016 / 5:55 pm

    What a fun idea, definitely Pinterest worthy. I need to up my baking game for sure

    • Harriet March 27, 2016 / 12:22 am

      Ahh thanks so much Leighanne! I wish I was always pinterest worthy! H x

  15. March 25, 2016 / 5:17 pm

    What an amazing idea! So making there tomorrow

    • Harriet March 27, 2016 / 12:23 am

      Thanks Alice – enjoy! H x

  16. March 25, 2016 / 5:08 pm

    Haha these are just fantastic – so cute I want to try one myself. x

    • Harriet March 27, 2016 / 12:23 am

      Thanks Sarah, they are scrummy and just too easy! H x

  17. March 25, 2016 / 4:18 pm

    Oh my goodness that is so lovely! And such a creative way to display the muffins too. Would make a lovely centrepiece πŸ™‚

    • Harriet March 27, 2016 / 12:23 am

      Thank you! I love the whole spring vibe at the mo! H x

  18. March 25, 2016 / 2:36 pm

    Oh I love these. They look so effective. Very cute. I haven’t done anything crafty or baked so I may have to give these a go x

    • Harriet March 25, 2016 / 3:16 pm

      Thank you Kerry! H x

  19. March 25, 2016 / 2:26 pm

    These are so sweet! such an original idea too, perfect for spring and Easter! and they look delish (anything chocolate-y gets my vote)

    • Harriet March 25, 2016 / 3:17 pm

      Thanks Charlotte – they were so easy! H x

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