UK Easter Goodies (updates for Easter 2014 in place)
Moo Free Chocolates Easter Egg (pictured right lying on our mossy lawn) tastes like milk chocolate and is beautifully packaged. Available from amazon.co.uk.
See our blog review
Montezuma’s Easter range includes vegan items: dark cheeky bunnies; a dark chocolate eco egg; a dark chocolate chunky egg; a dark giant button egg and mini eggs with almond praline.
Booja Booja’s gorgeous truffles come packaged in beautiful hand painted egg shaped boxes for Easter.
Divine dark mini eggs – fairtrade and gorgeous.
gourmet raw produce wonderful raw, organic chocolate brownies (and savoury crisps). A box of those would make a great gift for someone on a raw or wheat/sugar free diet. Use discount code GR003 for 10% off.
Animal Aid always have a nice selection of vegan goodies.
Choices make some lovely dairy free eggs such as this one with dark chocolate mints. There is also a white chocolate egg with buttons and these bunny bars, pictured left, also available singly here. These tend to sell out really fast so snap them up quickly!
A search for Vegan Easter on Amazon.co.uk turns up some interesting results including various Booja Booja truffle eggs and lots of vegan shoes!
Divine’s 70% Dark Chocolate Easter Egg and Dark Chocolate Ginger & Orange Bar 260g from Goodness Direct
USA Easter Goodies
Obviously we do not know so much about what is available in other countries but a search for Vegan Easter on Amazon.com turns up some interesting results, including searching the texts of books for vegan Easter recipes which is quite cool.
Recipes, Gifts and Ideas
The roast dinner ideas and puddings on Vegan Christmas or Yule work very well for Easter feasts too!
Chocolate nests with tiny eggs
3 breakfast wheat biscuits (ie: weetabix), crumbled
1 large bar vegan chocolate (100g/3 and a half oz/half a cup)
Mini eggs – make your own with marzipan or vegan fondant icing or use Divine ones.
Pictured nests are made with rice crispies and topped with the old, no longer available, Whizzer’s mini eggs and melted white chocolate buttons.
Patty or muffin tin
Paper cake or muffin cases (10 to 20 depending how big you make the nests)
Place your paper cases in the tin. Melt the chocolate and stir into the crumbled weetabix. Put a spoonful of the mixture into each case and shape with the spoon into a rough ‘nest’ shape. How big or small you make these is entirely up to you! Leave to cool and set (in the fridge is fastest). Then place two or three mini eggs in each nest – simple!
Little Orange Easter Cakes
300g/10 oz./2 cups self-raising flour
a quarter teaspoon baking powder
a quarter teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
100g/4oz/half a cup golden caster sugar
5 tablespoons of sunflower oil
1 cup of soya milk
the juice and rind of one orange
1 teaspoon vanilla essence
100g. bar of Green and Blacks dark chocolate
sweets to decorate
Paper cake cases (this makes about 25 small cakes)
Preheat oven to 190C/380F. Combine the dry ingredients then stir in the oil, soya milk, juice and rind and vanilla essence. Put a couple of teaspoons of mixture into each cake case (if using small cases) and bake for about 15 minutes or until done. Allow to cool, then melt the chocolate and spread on top of the cakes. Decorate each cake with one mini egg or other sweets of your choice.