Whether you’re a traditionalist or bit more experimental, hot cross bun season is a time that our taste buds look forward to every year.

For parents, those sweet, fruity, sticky buns are the perfect size to pop in a school lunch, nibble on for afternoon tea or grab for a snack on run to sports practise.

And while there is certainly nothing wrong with the traditional hot cross bun, Australian Women’s Weekly Food has come up with some creative ways to take the idea of a hot cross bun and switch it up a little with the fun, tasty recipes we’ve shared in the gallery below.

Be right back .. stocking up on choc chips for Easter.

10 fun takes on traditional hot cross buns