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A touch of Easter inspiration


A touch of Easter inspiration

This simple and easy-to-make recipe will have you hoping to make ‘s’more’ this holiday season.

Hot Cross Bun S’mores

Serves: 6 | prep time: 15 minutes

  • 6 traditional hot cross buns, halved
  • ½ cup Nutella
  • 24 marshmallows
  • warm caramel sauce to glaze.


1. Preheat the oven to 180°C/160°C fan-forced. Spread the cut side of each hot cross bun with Nutella. Place the bun bases onto a baking tray lined with baking paper.

  1. Top each bun base with four marshmallows. Cover with the bun tops. Gently press to sandwich together.
  2. Bake for five to six minutes or until the marshmallows melt. Brush the hot cross bun tops with caramel sauce to glaze.

Top tip: Enjoy immediately to experience the melted, gooey goodness inside.

This recipe and image are courtesy of 4 Ingredients. Visit

Long weekend fun

Check out these events happening across the region this weekend.

The Woodlands Community Easter Show is on again this year at Beerwah. The much-loved Easter celebration will include traditional games, market stalls, a barbecue, coffee, dance performances, sideshow alley, major raffle, bake sale, plant sale, petting zoo and a massive egg hunt. It’s on March 31 from 8 to 11am at Beerwah State School on Old Gympie Road. Parking is limited, so plan ahead. Visit for further information and free games registration.

For all lovers of creativity, be sure to head to Coolum Art Collective’s popular and ever-growing Easter exhibition. The exhibition features more than 200 art and craft works by some of the Sunshine Coast’s leading artists and artisans. Entry is free, and visitors will have the opportunity to vote for their favourite artist in the People’s Choice award. The exhibition runs from March 29 to April 1 from 9am-5pm at Coolum Civic Centre, 2-4 Park Street, Coolum Beach.

Get crafty with the kids

If you’re looking for some easy Easter activities for the holiday break or just want some chocolate-free time for the kids, why not paint some eggs? These look great as centrepieces for the table, or just for a fun afternoon activity. You’ll need some eggs (boil them first, if you’re worried about them breaking), acrylic paint and some fine brushes. Then unleash your inner artist and have some fun playing around with different colours and designs. Looking for more craft inspiration? Check out and search for ‘Easter’ or go to

Keeping your pets safe around chocolate


It might be a deliciously divine treat for us. But with plenty of chocolate sure to be about over the long weekend, it’s a timely reminder of the dangers it can have on our cats and dogs. Sunshine Coast-based Pet Health Insurance Services’ Vanessa Hennessey is reminding local pet owners to keep chocolate out of the reach of furry friends. Chocolate contains theobromine, which is poisonous for animals and can be potential deadly.  “Whether you’re storing chocolate gifts to give to friends and relatives, hoarding your own store or holding an Easter egg hunt, please ensure that you keep your pets away from chocolate treats this Easter,” she says. Ms Hennessey says if you suspect your dog or cat has accidentally had chocolate, seek veterinary advice as soon as possible. “Theobromine poisoning is treatable,” she says. “However, the outcomes are always more favourable the sooner the pet is able to be treated.”

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