easter leeds - Jan Sweeney Photography LeedsI don’t know about you but it’s the day after Easter Monday and our house has enough Easter eggs and chocolate to restock a Sainsburys local!  My hubby dealt with the packaging yesterday (that is a whole other problem!) but we were then left with a bin liner full of chocolate!  So, what do you do with all the Easter eggs? Well, I have learnt a thing or two from my lovely Mum over the years, and got melting!!


I decided to make two different types of buns – the most simple buns you will ever make!  No baking involved!  And as it’s the school holidays, bonus points with the kids as they can get involved with very little carnage!  All you need is:

  • Cornflakes
  • Marshmallows
  • Smarties
  • Sprinkles
  • Bun cases
  • A large bowl
  • Wooden spoon
  • Dessert spoon

And of course, as much of the leftover chocolate that you want to use, to make something even yummier!

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I made the buns in two separate batches. The first buns we made were simple cornflake buns.  I used gluten free cornflakes as I am coeliac but you can of course use normal cornflakes. I broke up half the chocolate and melted it in the bowl, in the microwave.  Once fully melted, I added the cornflakes and mixed well in order to cover all of the flakes.  I then spooned the mixture (generously) into bun cases and sprinkled with hundreds and thousands.  Leave to set and voila….15 delicious buns!

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Next up, top hats!  Now, I’m not sure if these buns were born and bred in Northern Ireland but no one from elsewhere has ever heard of them!  These are my fav and ideal for kids parties.  Again, melt the chocolate in the microwave and once it is smooth and runny, dollop a dessert spoon of chocolate into each bun case.  Ask the kids to put a marshmallow into each bun case and then add another small dollop of chocolate on top of the marshmallow.  The kids can then pop a smartie on each smaller blob of chocolate and you’re all done!

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Your only difficulty now is letting the buns set before the kids dive into them!  These are also perfect to pop into a little organza bag and deliver to family, friends, or neighbours.

If you are looking at alternative ways to celebrate a birthday or special occasions, why not have a look at a Cake Smash sessions .  Drop me an email to jan@jansweeneyphotography.co.uk and I would be happy to discuss individual requirements.

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