Food hack: Easter ‘carrots’

The whole family will love making (and eating) Easter 'carrots'. They're perfect for making sure your little ones get some fruit into their diet over the Easter holidays and they're super easy to make too.

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.

Jessica Dady
Food Editor

Jessica Dady is Food Editor at GoodtoKnow and has over 12 years of experience as a digital editor, specialising in all things food, recipes, and SEO. From the must-buy seasonal food hampers and advent calendars for Christmas to the family-friendly air fryers that’ll make dinner time a breeze, Jessica loves trying and testing various food products to find the best of the best for the busy parents among us. Over the years of working with GoodtoKnow, Jessica has had the privilege of working alongside Future’s Test Kitchen to create exclusive videos - as well as writing, testing, and shooting her own recipes. When she’s not embracing the great outdoors with her family at the weekends, Jessica enjoys baking up a storm in the kitchen with her favourite bakes being chocolate chip cookies, cupcakes, and a tray of gooey chocolate brownies