Easter eggs are made (supposedly) to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ, although how celebrating with plastic-wrapped factory-farmed dairy confectionary helps that is anyone’s guess. Before Fry’s created the first chocolate Easter egg over 100 years ago, people would make Easter eggs from cardboard. Here are some better ideas! Keep Easter eggs away from pets due to toxic ingredients (including obviously chocolate).
Peanut Butter Chocolate Eggs (Addicted to Dates) only need 4 ingredients; they are made with dairy-free chocolate, filled with peanut butter caramel (use organic peanut butter to avoid palm oil).
What puts people off Christianity is the hypocrisy. Jesus in fact protected birds to sheep and some of the best-known saints in history (like St Francis of Assisi) protected animals (fish would jump out of the air and birds would fly to him, to listen to his stories!)
plant-based Easter egg cakes!
If you’re feeling ambitious, have a go at this Easter Egg Cake (Addicted to Dates) or a blueberry Easter Egg Cake (The Banana Diaries).
plastic-free vegan Easter eggs
Most Easter eggs on sale are a plastic nightmare – from the box to the plastic bags inside to hold smarties etc. Many supermarkets are now drastically reducing plastic packaging on Easter eggs due to customer complaints, but still use factory-farmed milk and refined sugar. Use a letterbox guard for online orders, to keep chocolate away from nosey paws.
- Booja Booja offers Norfolk-made Easter eggs in beautiful packaging, made with natural ingredients. The eggs contain plant-based truffles inside.
- Coco Caravan makes beautiful raw chocolate eggs sweetened with coconut nectar. Made in the Cotswolds, these are packaged in cardboard boxes.