Due to social distancing requirements, many of us are unable to have our traditional springtime family celebrations this year.
We have outlined a list of some sweet treats perfect for the Passover, Easter and Vaisakhi holidays.
At the moment, these treats should be made among ourselves and immediate family members. Later in the year we can share the ones we like best with the rest of our family (or keep them to ourselves)!
Treats for Passover
This year, Passover is celebrated from April 8-16. One of the most celebrated Jewish holidays, it commemorates the emancipation of the people of Israel from slavery in Egypt. It is a celebration of spring, birth and rebirth and the journey from slavery to freedom.
Apple Wine & Walnut Charoset
Charoset resembles the mortar and brick made by the Jewish people when they toiled for the Pharaoh. This is used as a type of relish into which the maror (a bitter herb eaten at Passover) is dipped and shaken off before enjoying. The apple wine and walnut charoset consists of sweet apples, wine, honey, crunchy walnuts, brown sugar, and some warm spices.
See the recipe here.
Easy No-bake Chocolate Matzo Cake
The easy no-bake chocolate matzo cake is as easy as it is delicious. There are only three ingredients needed to complete this treat, and it takes roughly about 10 minutes to prepare. The cake sets in the refrigerator before being eaten. This sweet treat is bound to tickle your taste buds this Passover.
See the full easy to follow recipe here.
Treats for Easter
Easter commemorates the resurrection of Jesus on the third day after his burial. This year, Easter is celebrated on Sunday, April 12. Try these two gorgeous Easter sweet treats to make this Easter one to remember.
No Bake Cadbury Creme Egg Cheesecake
The no-bake Cadbury Creme Egg cheesecake is the ultimate Easter dessert: It’s super easy to make, requires few ingredients, and tastes great. This mouth watering dessert has a buttery biscuit base, covered with a light cream cheese, topped off with chocolate and Cadbury Creme Eggs.
Check out the full recipe!
Almond Cake with Ombré Egg and Bunny Cookies
Celebrate the holiday with a melt-in-your-mouth almond cake. Make it Easter-themed by including Ombré egg and bunny cookies. This cake has a raspberry buttercream frosting, cute egg and bunny cookie adornments which create a masterpiece.
Check out the full recipe!
Treats for Vaisakhi
Vaisakhi, also known as Baisakhi, is a historical and religious time in Hinduism and Sikhism culture. The festival commemorates the forming of Khalsa panth of warriors under Guru Gobind Singh in 1699. Vaisakhi is a spring festival that occurs on the 13th or 14th April every year. This year it takes place on Monday 13 April.
Dry Fruit Mango Lassi
There are many Vaisakhi recipes that can be prepared to celebrate the big festival.. Here we have a beautiful dry fruit mango Lassi which is a great way to delight your loved ones.
Check out the recipe here and enjoy this lip smacking, refreshing drink.
Pistachio And Sesame Burfi
Another Vaisakhi special is burfi, a dense milk-based treat derived from the Indian subcontinent. The name ‘burfi’ comes from the Persian word for snow. This is another sweet treat that is very easy to make. Check out the full recipe and get cooking!
We all have a sweet tooth. We enjoy snacking on sweet treats for a variety of reasons whether to reward ourselves or reduce stress after a tough day. Remember as with any food, you should consume with portion control in mind.
These mouth-watering sweet treats are no different. So for this year enjoy it with immediate family or roommates. And please let us know if we’ve helped you discover a new recipe that you will share with extended family and friends during future holidays when it is safe to do so! Happy Holidays :)