Food hack: Easter ‘carrots’

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  • Easter ‘carrots’ are such a fun idea that the kids are just going to go crazy for (and they are healthier than most Eatser treats too). Pop these ‘carrots’, actually made from chocolate dipped strawberries, on top of crushed Oreos to make a carrot-in-the-soil scene. Or try them with a mound of chocolate ice cream or on top of chocolate mousse. There are lots of delicious options!

    It really doesn’t take much to make these tasty treats either. All you need is strawberries, orange food colour and white chocolate.

    We’d recommended using a gel-based food colouring though, as adding a water-based food colouring to melted chocolate can end in disaster. Add the gel-based food colouring into the white chocolate gradually, stirring after each addition until you reach the right colour. The trick is to make sure the chocolate stays warm through this process.

    In a mixing bowl, melt the white chocolate either in a heatproof bowl over a pan of simmering water or in the microwave, in short blasts. We opted for the microwave option, stirring every 10-20 seconds to make sure they chocolate doesn’t burn.

    Add a few drops of food colouring, stir and continue until you have your desired colour. Carefully dip the strawberries into the chocolate and leave to set on greaseproof paper. They’ll be ready to serve and enjoy in under 30 mins. Easy peasy!

    Like the look of this hack? You should try one of our other Easter food hacks too! How about marshmallow bunny ears to pop on top of your Easter cupcakes or what about Easter chicks made from hard-boiled eggs? The kids will love them all!

    Go on, complete your Easter party spread with a whole heap of Easter food hacks.