Easter sweets and treats

Thursday before Easter is the day when, in Sweden, the witches fly off to “Blåkulla”. You can see small versions of them walking from door to door tonight, dressed with aprons, a head scarf and with freckles painted all over their cheeks. They will give you a hand painted little Easter greeting and hopefully they will get some Easter candy as a thank you. It’s a very cute tradition, and I love the trading spirit (Easter greeting – candy). I thought for today I will not give you a new recipe, but instead make a few suggestions from all the recipes we already have here at Lieselathome – what would fit for the Easter holiday? Read on for some of my favorite sweets and treats!


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Colorful coconut sprinkles – and blueberry dessert with chia

About a year ago I posted a recipe for how to make pink coconut sprinkles – coloring shredded coconut with beetroot. Ever since then I always have a jar of these in my cupboard and I use them a lot. Lately I have been thinking that it must be possible to color the coconut equally naturally, into other colors as well and so I started experimenting. Here is the result: Green, orange and purple coconut sprinkles – in addition to the pink ones. Read on to find out how easy this is to make!

four colors naturally colored coconut

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Somewhat grey, blueberry cookies

Don’t let that headline discourage you. The color of the cookies might not have been as cool and funky as I had expected, but the taste was great and I was lucky to be able to get a few pics of them before the kids came home from school… That plate was empty soon after…


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Blueberry chia pudding

We’ve been loving the chocolate chia seed pudding I wrote about a while back, in a guest post over at  CLEW.lu, eating it a couple of times every week ever since – so I thought we could need a bit of variation. The other day I experimented with blueberries and made a colorful version of the pudding. We all liked it, but a vote in the family afterwards, about which dessert was better, ended 3 votes for chocolate and 1 vote for blueberry – so it’s good indeed, but maybe not awesome…? Or was the competition just too hard? You’ll have to try and decide for yourself!

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Coconut chocolate cream topping – dairy free!

A lot of people (including myself) should be avoiding milk products, so I’m always looking for ways of making TASTY and creamy toppings for cakes and cupcakes that are lactose free.  This is not only really tasty (and creamy!) – It is incredible easy as well. I made the mix last night and only quickly topped off the muffins (I made Luxurious chocolate muffins) this morning. What? Do you not eat cupcakes for breakfast?

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Chocolate treats in the food pyramid

Feed up with Christmas shopping? Having cravings and feel like a treat? If you have butter, flaxseeds, shredded coconut, raisins, cacao and possibly vanilla at home – then, here’s a quick and easy recipe for chocolate sweets that requires no (oven) baking. And… – here’s a picture of my favorite food pyramid :-)

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