Easter is a great excuse to get baking and rustling up some lovely Easter desserts!
And It’s also a great way to keep kids entertained and occupied while they’re out of school for the holiday.
Plus, if you turn out to be really good at it, you can make some super cute, colorful treats that are totally Instagram worthy, so you can impress your friends and your guests.
I have checked what fresh fruits are in season at Easter time, and they include the likes of strawberries, mangos, pineapples, apricots, cherries, grapefruit, kiwis, limes, oranges, bananas, pears, and tangerines. And of course, we cannot forget the essential Easter flavor – CHOCOLATE!
I have scoured the net for the best, cutest, and most fun Easter dessert recipes that are not only well worth checking but are also fun to make and delicious to gobble up.
All of which either feature an Easter-based aesthetic, or traditional Easter recipes, or they feature fruits that are in season at Easter time.
Get those taste buds ready, because here we go!
1. Easter Egg Rocky Road Recipe From Sweetest Menu
We’re going to kick things off with a classic! Rocky Road is not only fun to make but is easy too, is enjoyed by kids and adults alike, and doesn’t require the use of an oven.
This particular Easter egg rocky road recipe only needs 4 ingredients, namely dark chocolate, peanuts, mini marshmallows, and mini Easter eggs. But feel free to make your own variations!
2. Apricot And Cardamom Hot Cross Buns Recipe From Good Housekeeping
A hot cross bun is an Easter time classic, and you can either enjoy them as a dessert or as a snack between meals.
What’s more, this particular recipe is a twist on the traditional one, featuring seasonal dried apricots instead of raisins, and it features the aromatic, warming spice cardamom!
3. Birds Nest Cookie Recipe From Dinner At The Zoo
I was so excited when I spotted this recipe – each serving looks exactly like a bird’s nest!
Moreover, you only need 4 ingredients, and it takes just 5 minutes to whip up. All you need is chocolate chips, butterscotch chips, chow mein noodles and colorful candy eggs to go inside. And, once made, they will keep for up to 5 days.
4. Chocolate-Dipped Peeps Recipe From The Spruce Eats
What says Easter more than a marshmallow bunny or chick?
And with this easy-peasy recipe, you can dip these marshmallow bunnies or chicks into a decadent melted chocolate, and add a further coating of colorful sprinkles and nuts or coconut flakes. Great fun and yummy, too!
5. Cadbury Crème Egg Trifle Recipe From The Baking Explorer
OMG, this dish is EPIC! If you have the time to spare, I recommend you give it a go.
It features a layer of chocolate brownies, then chocolate custard, then vanilla cheesecake with Crème Egg halves, all topped off with whipped cream and custard, and Crème Eggs halves on top!
6. Easter No-Bake Mini Cheesecakes Recipe From Sugar Hero
These super cute pastel striped cheesecakes not only look amazing, but taste amazing too. And they’re super simple to make, with no baking required.
It features such ingredients as shortbread cookies, cream cheese, vanilla, food coloring, heavy cream and whipped cream, and of course candy eggs and sprinkles!
7. Cheesecake Filled Easter Recipe From Amy Treasure
How about combining a chocolate Easter egg with a delicious cheesecake filling, like in this recipe?
First you unwrap 3 Easter eggshells, then you make a biscuit base, then you get to make the cheesecake filling before decorating with cute candies and yet more chocolate.
You can add any candies you like, and a drizzle of chocolate sauce to finish!
8. Slow Cooker Easter Egg Cookie Recipe From Delish
I’m willing to bet you’ve never tried a cookie recipe in the slow cooker before?
Well now is your chance! This Easter egg cookie recipe is a breeze to make, and looks super cute when finished, especially if you use food coloring, a piping bag, and lots and lots of colorful sprinkles!
9. Easter Egg Cereal Treats Recipe From The Pioneer Woman
These colorful little Easter egg treats are such fun to make, and they look pretty cute, too.
What’s more, you only need 4 ingredients, crispy rice cereal, mini marshmallows, salted butter and 4 colors of food coloring (gel food coloring for vibrancy, or liquid food coloring for pastel shades).
10. Easter Bunny Cake Recipe From Food Network
If you have some time to spare, and you’re up for a challenge, why not recreate the Easter bunny in cake form?!
It really does look like a bunny, with its cute bunny ears and whiskers. And it tastes amazing too, thanks to ingredients like vanilla extract, desiccated coconut, marshmallows and jelly beans.
11. Chocolate Hot Cross Buns Recipe From Delish
How about combining hot cross buns with chocolate, as per this recipe from Delish? It features lots of flavorful ingredients, such as cocoa powder, vanilla extract, orange zest and chocolate chips. And on top, there’s an amazing cinnamon flavored glaze.
12. Easter Egg Fruit Tart Recipe From The Petite Cook
Now, this is a great way to get the kids to eat more fruit! And it’s super simple to make. All you need is shortcrust pastry dough, mascarpone cheese, sugar, orange zest and fruit.
I recommend that you use fresh seasonal fruits such as strawberries, mango, kiwis, and tangerine segments. You can dice the fruit up small, and the kids can have fun decorating the egg.
13. Coconut Meringue Nests Recipe From A Classic Twist
These coconut meringue nests really shout Easter – especially when you pair them with candy eggs in the center.
What’s more, they look super cute if you add food coloring to the mix, and they taste amazing, thanks to flavorful ingredients such as coconut cream, coconut extract, lemon extract, lemon curd, and toasted coconut flakes. Yum!
14. Bunny Butt Banana Pudding Recipe From Delish
The kids will be in stitches with this funny, entertaining Easter dessert! The dessert is served in mason jars, and on the top of each jar you can see a bunny butt poking out, as if there’s a bunny in there burrowing for carrots!
And it tastes great too, thanks to ingredients such as sliced bananas, instant vanilla pudding mix, and vanilla wafer cookies.
15. Macaron Easter Eggs Recipe From Food Network
Here’s another fun recipe that might be worth a try! Made with almond flavor egg shapes sandwiched together with delicious buttercream and jam.
You can decorate them with food coloring and icing, making pretty patterns for a super cute Easter treat.
16. Milk Chocolate Stuffed Peanut Butter Bunny Cookies Recipe From Half-Baked Harvest
OMG, I just love this recipe – decadent milk chocolate sandwiched between nutty peanut butter cookies, and decorated simply with melted white and milk chocolate, to look like cute little Easter bunnies, complete with eyes, ears, nose and whiskers. Looks fab and tastes amazing!
17. No Bake Easter Crème Egg Icebox Cake Recipe From Food Meanderings
For those of you who don’t already know, an icebox cake is a dairy based dessert with wafers or crackers that you refrigerate to set rather than bake.
This particular icebox cake recipe is made with crushed mini Cadbury crème eggs in the filling, and to garnish, along with a drizzle of chocolate and caramel syrups.
18. Easy And Edible Easter Egg Nests Recipe From The Pioneer Woman
If you click the link for this recipe, you will actually get 4 different recipes, for butterscotch nests, chocolate pretzel nests, crispy rice cereal nests, and delicious coconut nests.
You can either fill them up with mini chocolate egg candies, or jelly beans, or a mixture of both, and they only take two steps to make. Recommended!
19. Gilded Watercolor Funfetti Cake Easter Eggs Dessert Recipe From Brit + Co
“Funfetti” is a great way to describe this recipe! First you make the inner parts of the Easter eggs, the cakes, then you put the egg halves together and cover them with fondant.
Then you can go ahead and use gel food coloring to watercolor your eggs, before applying edible gold leaf to gild each egg, to make it beautiful and super posh.
20. Easter Bunny Donuts Recipe From Brit + Co
These donuts are just so cute! The top of each of them is decorated to look like the Easter bunny, complete with bunny ears, paws, whiskers and more. And in their front paws they are holding onto a chocolate treat in the form of a small egg.
So much fun to make, and Instagram worthy to boot.
21. 3-Ingredient Easter Egg Brownie Recipe From Delicious
This rich and decadent Easter time dessert requires just 3 ingredients, Ferrero Rocher Easter eggs, regular eggs, and self-raising flour, and it’s ready to eat in less than 30 minutes. And let me tell you, it tastes amazing!
I hope you’ve enjoyed scrolling through my hand-picked selection of top Easter dessert recipes. I hope I’ve left you feeling inspired and that you can pick out at least one of these recipes to try out. Enjoy!
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