No Bake Colourful Choc Nut Easter Cups
These colourful treats are going to be a big hit over Easter. Little kids will love helping you make them too, as they require no baking in the oven.
Prepare a day in advance for a hassle-free Easter get together. If you would like recipe inspiration for Easter, our Easter Cookbook is available as an eBook in our shop.
With 78 family friendly recipes, you can enjoy healthy yet delicious food that everyone will love. Find out more HERE.
The Healthy Mummy is running a Countdown to Easter Challenge where we hope to help everyone lose up to 4kg* before April 13. PLUS you can win some great prizes.
Find out more about the Countdown to Easter Challenge HERE.
- 1/3 cup mixture of hazelnuts and pecans can replace with other nuts
- 3 tablespoons cacao powder
- 3 tablespoons coconut oil melted
- 1 tablespoon maple syrup
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/3 cup peanut butter
- 2 tablespoons desiccated coconut
- Food colouring
- Roughly chop nuts and place in fry pan. Dry roast nuts over medium heat for 1-2 minutes or until nuts begin to brown. Stir nuts frequently to prevent burning. Set aside to cool.
- Combine cacao, coconut oil, maple syrup, vanilla extract and peanut butter in a bowl and mix until well combined.
- Fold nuts through chocolate mixture.
- Spoon into silicone moulds or patty cases.
- Pop in the fridge or freezer to start to set.
- To make the topping, divide the coconut into separate bowls and add a couple of drops of food colouring to each. Mix until evenly coloured.
- Sprinkle coloured coconut over the top of the chocolate cups. For best results, do this once the chocolate cups are only partially set.
- Pop back in the fridge or freezer to finish setting.
- Keep stored in fridge or freezer.
156 calories each
Check out the book in our shop HERE.
10 top tips to stay on track this Easter
Easter can be one of those times during the year we can fall ‘off track’ a little. The most important thing to remember is, if you are celebrating Easter, that it is just one day out of the whole entire year and if you are wanting to eat chocolate, enjoy it!
1. Buy non-chocolate gifts
Avoid temptation! If you have friends and family asking to buy gifts for your children, offer some non-chocolate ideas: Arts and craft, pyjamas, bath bombs/bubble bath, books, vouchers, puzzles or games.
2. Make healthier alternatives
If you are entertaining see our Healthy Mummy Easter Ebook filled with healthier recipe ideas.
3. Use plastic eggs instead of chocolate
Try choosing smaller chocolates or hollow eggs for easter hunts. The kids (and adults) will still see and collect lots of colourful eggs without having excess left over after Easter.
We love reusable plastic egg shaped containers that you can fill. You can find these in most supermarkets and these are great for egg hunts and gifts. You can fill them with anything you like, small toys, lollies/chocolate or treats of your choosing or even clues for an egg hunt.
4. Melt down leftover chocolate instead of eating it
If you find you have excess chocolates left over at the end of Easter and wish to avoid temptation, try chopping, melting or crushing your chocolates into one of our recipes, such as the Wholemeal Choc Chip Muffins and Peanut Bubble Crunch.
You can also freeze leftover chocolates so they are ‘out of sight’ but still available for a sweet treat when you choose.
5. Choose dark chocolate over light chocolate
Choose dark chocolate where you can. Dark chocolate can offer a lower calorie, lower sugar option whilst still enjoying the chocolate flavour.
6. Avoid filled and flavoured chocolate eggs
Instead, utilise plain chocolate varieties if you are being cautious of your chocolate and calorie intake over Easter.
7. Eat before heading to your family gatherings
Eating breakfast or a snack with a source of protein before you head to your Easter get togethers can help you make more mindful choices rather than arriving hungry.
8. Be mindful of your serving sizes
If you are watching your calorie intake over Easter, think about how much you’re putting on your plate. Often Big chocolate bunnies and eggs can be a family serving. Look at the labels and make an informed decision.
9. Get moving
Keep active with the family and make it fun. Often Easter means some businesses are closed so your whole family might get the chance to spend some extra time together so make the most of it! A family walk, a game of sport in the backyard, a trip to the beach, a play at the park can be great ways to move your body without it seeming like a chore.
10. Drink lots of water
Focus on your water intake. Try to keep a water bottle nearby. Sipping on water can help with hunger and over indulging.