Easter. The only time of year where it’s not a social faux pas to eat your own weight in chocolate and knock off a week’s sugar intake in a day (whomever made Easter perfectly align with the end of swimsuit season, well played). Easter is guilt-free gorging, and you’ve come to the wrong place if you’re looking for discouraging!
Whether you’re looking for traditional Easter goodies or after something a little bit special, here are our picks of Brisbane best Easter treats. Happy hoofing!
Vanilla Pod Speciality Cake Kitchen
Want an Easter-themed dessert that tops the cute-ness factor? Take your pick of Vanilla Pod’s bunny tail topped cupcakes, sparkly cookies and cake pops. No one said anything about sharing…
A hot contender for Brisbane’s best hot cross bun in 2016, Chouquette’s ‘choux buns’ filled with HCB flavoured cream and decorated with delicate crosses are the perfect gift for anyone not keen on the traditional buns or chocolate. Personally, anyone who doesn’t like chocolate or hot cross buns frankly doesn’t deserve anything at all over Easter. Maybe a carrot…
Home to weird and wonderful chocolate creations, Kokopod know how to make chocolate seriously lust-worthy (like we needed any more persuasion!). Our pick is the milk chocolate 2D bunny with raspberry and popping candy. So pretty!
If hot cross buns aren’t your cup of tea, try Dello Mano’s Easter themed brownies. Their award-winning crowd-pleaser gets a makeover, with pretty iced tops and rabbit shaped bods. So cute. WAY delish.
New Farm Confectionery
The Willy Wonka of the Brisbane chocolate scene, New Farm Confectionery doesn’t miss a beat when it comes to the chocolatey stuff. We’re hooked on their gooey salted caramel-filled Easter eggs. Bite-sized, unadulterated heaven.
Noosa Chocolate Factory
It’s hard enough walking past the chocolate-filled windows on our daily commute, let alone gawking (okay, dribbling) at the giant chocolate Easter egg display at Noosa Chocolate Factory. You want one of their gorgeous hand-painted chocolate EGGS? Sure. Maybe a 3kg milk egg is more your vibe. No problem! It’s unapologetically Easter on steroids, and we can’t get enough!
Couverture & Co
Bringing back their infamous Banoffee Easter egg again this year, Couverture & Co’s ode to the humble chokky egg is cracked open, then crammed with salted caramel clusters, banana chips and marshmallow. Drool!
Sake are bringing their legendary Dragon's Egg up from Double Bay for fifty lucky Brisbanites to taste. This dessert is no simple creation: it takes three days to make and the Valrhona dark chocolate shell needs to be couriered up to Sydney. The egg is filled with toasted chocolate crumble, edible soil and passionfruit yoghurt crispy chips, chocolate mousse, passionfruit curd and mango caramel, served on a bed of passionfruit ice cream. That's not even the best part though, the Dragon Egg comes served under a pouring of liquid nitrogen which makes the egg brittle enough to be cracked open (and then devoured).
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