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 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!
These are so cute, i’d never think of making something like this myself. They look so yummy x
How cute are these! I love how simple but effective they are!
Thanks Stephanie 🙂 H x
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 🙂
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
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
Thank you! H x
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
No – so easy to cheat on them too 🙂 H x
oh what an amazing idea these look amazing I so need to try them
Thanks so much Emma! H x
Ooh what a clever idea I would have never of thought of making pot muffins. I will take mine on the go please haha!
Thanks Ana! H x
Oh wow those look delicious! I haven’t had chocolate in so long, I have such cravings!
Oooh they are tasty Emily! H x
These are so utterly adorable! I have three children who would LOVE something like this!
Thank you! Give it a go and tweet me your results : @tobyandroo xx
MMM, these look yummy! Love the flower decorations too – so nice for Easter! Thanks for sharing the recipe:-)
Ahhh thanks lovely! H x
Look yummy:) is it difficult to make?
Depends on whether or not you follow the recipe or buy them but it’s easy both ways.
More yummy treats. I’m getting spoiled for choice. I love the flower pot idea, very unique.
Haha they’re so good Jodie – and you are right, we’re all baking at the moment! H x
What a fun idea, definitely Pinterest worthy. I need to up my baking game for sure
Ahh thanks so much Leighanne! I wish I was always pinterest worthy! H x
What an amazing idea! So making there tomorrow
Thanks Alice – enjoy! H x
Haha these are just fantastic – so cute I want to try one myself. x
Thanks Sarah, they are scrummy and just too easy! H x
Oh my goodness that is so lovely! And such a creative way to display the muffins too. Would make a lovely centrepiece 🙂
Thank you! I love the whole spring vibe at the mo! H x
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
Thank you Kerry! H x
These are so sweet! such an original idea too, perfect for spring and Easter! and they look delish (anything chocolate-y gets my vote)
Thanks Charlotte – they were so easy! H x
They are so cute and so simple – and look so yummy!x
Thanks Sian xx