These 37 Easter recipes celebrate the season by highlighting all the things that make us think of spring: fruity flavors, brightly colored decorations and chocolate. And we didn’t forget presentation. Every dessert, candy and sweet snack on this list looks as good as it tastes.
Fondant Easter Egg Cookie Pops
Transform plain sugar cookies into playful Easter cookie pops. Colorful fondant makes decorating sweet and simple.
Source: Catch My Party
Easter Egg Hunt Cookies
Not sure your piping skills are up to the task of perfect stripes and polka dots? Try these instead! Buttercream grass grows wild on these cookies so they’re easy for beginners to decorate.
Source: Ask Sarah
Easter Egg Bark
Layers of chocolate hug chopped mini chocolate eggs in this easy-to-make Easter bark. This festive treat makes a wonderful gift, if you can bring yourself to share.
Source: Tutti Dulci
The juicy taste of citrus is lovely in the spring. Preserve it for several months with a batch of candied oranges.
Source: Our Lady of Second Helpings
Jell-O® Easter Egg Cookies
These egg-shaped cookies take on the colors of Easter thanks to a sprinkle of Jell-O® in the batter. Decorate single-color cookies with powdered-sugar frosting or mix various colors for a tie-dye effect.
Source: Red Couch Recipes
Raspberry Confetti Kisses
These melt-in-your-mouth cookies deliver a kiss of raspberry with just a little bit of chewiness. Their pale-pink hue is perfect for Easter; add pastel sprinkles for even more fun.
No-Bake Chocolate Nest Cookies
These no-bake nests can be whipped up quickly; just be sure to leave enough time for the chocolate to set before filling them with jellybean “eggs.”
Source: Chef in Training
Pastel Thumbprint Cookies
It’s ridiculously easy to make your own custom-colored sprinkles. Don’t they look delicious on these thumbprint cookies? Finish them off with a decadent dollop of marshmallow-buttercream frosting.
Source: Pink Piccadilly Pastries
Cookie Easter Baskets
Ready-to-bake cookie dough is the secret to simplifying these adorable cookie baskets. After baking, fill with coconut “grass” and small chocolates.
Source: Mom Luck
Simple Stamped Sheep Cookies
Chalkboard art is so on-trend right now. Why shouldn’t it also be on cookies? Use a silicon stamp and powdered sugar to create this cute effect.
Source: Hungry Happenings
Easter Egg Fudge
This Easter fudge is pretty in pink and twice as sweet. Of course, you can choose any color you want when making this white-chocolate fudge; it’s really the Mini Robin Eggs Whoppers that make it so delightful.
Source: Wine and Glue
Vibrant Easter Egg Sandwich Cookies
Starting with a cake mix means that these sugar cookies are incredibly quick to make. Plus, you don’t need to spend much time decorating them since the color is directly in the dough.
Source: Purple Chocolat Home
Easter Egg Marshmallow Treats
Everyone loves marshmallow treats. Give these perennial favorites a new look with a coating of colorful candy melts and a flourish of sprinkles.
Source: Generation of Savings
Splatter a few squirts of flood icing onto solid-colored cookies for a decorative dessert that could pass as modern art. Experiment with different color combos, like blue and brown for a classic robin’s egg.
Easter Egg Cakes
Surprise your guests with an unexpected treat. Use a kitchen syringe to fill empty eggshells with cake batter. These would be lots of fun for an Easter egg hunt—so much better than finding a hard-boiled egg.
Source: The Pescetarian and The Pig
Homemade Creme Eggs
These homemade creme eggs offer a chance to experiment with the popular Easter classic. The resulting maple-chocolate treats sound divine, though you might also consider using peppermint for a mint-chocolate variation.
Source: Free Range Cookies
Chick Marshmallow Pops
If you’re looking for a dessert that’s cute and quick, marshmallow pops win on both counts. Dip a few marshmallows into a bowl of candy melts, or use dyed coconut for extra panache. After that, the rest is easy.
Source: Farmish Momma
Homemade Gum Drops
If you could make delicious, homemade candy in just 15 minutes, would you do it? Here’s your chance! These vibrant sweets are almost as easy as boiling water, and the flavor possibilities are endless.
Homemade Candy Melts
Candy melts are a popular ingredient for home bakers, but these bite-sized decorations also make yummy treats all on their own. It’s simply a matter of melting white chocolate and adding color.
Source: And Cute
Easter Puppy Chow
This microwavable recipe proves that you can’t go wrong when you start with a bowl of melted chocolate. Toss and coat the liquid chocolate with dry cereal and Easter candy for a dessert that’s easy to make and can be tailored to your tastes.
Source: Cooking With K
Irish Creme Eggs
These aren’t your grandma’s Jell-O® molds—unless, of course, your grandma liked cocktails as much as we do. These boozy desserts are spiked with Irish cream and made to resemble that iconic Easter treat: the chocolate creme egg.
Source: The Jell-O® Mold Mistress
Coconut Macaroon Nests
If chocolate is not your thing, these macaroon nests are a pretty alternative. They are just as simple to make, but do require baking.
Source: Sweet Little Details
Sunny Side Up Cakes
Individual cakes topped with lemon curd are a charming way to enjoy eggs this Easter. Save time with a boxed cake mix and you’ll have plenty of energy left over for homemade lemon curd.
Source: That Organic Girl
Lemon-Lime Baby Cakes
The zesty fresh flavors of lemon and lime capture the feeling of spring. Finished with a generous helping of lemon glaze, these baby cakes are also an attractive addition to your Easter table.
Source: Cafe Zupas
Charlotte Russe With Peeps
Holidays are a good time to serve comfort food. So what better time to try a vintage recipe? This light-hearted charlotte russe adds Peeps® to the traditional custard dessert.
Easter Bunny Cupcakes
These whimsical Easter cupcakes are cute and versatile. Send them to school for a springtime party or bring them to an Easter brunch—either way they are sure to be a hit.
Source: Adventures in Savings
Carrot Cake Bars
Give your carrot cake that little something extra with this indulgent cream cheese frosting. The brown butter makes all the difference.
Source: Cooking Classy
Blueberry-Lemon Mini Bundt Cakes
Many a fabulous dessert begins with a mini Bundt pan, like these blueberry-lemon cakes. Spongy, moist and perfectly shaped, all you need is a light glaze to bring out the natural sweetness of the fruit.
Source: Peanut Butter and Peppers
Carrot Cake Cookie Cups
These cookie cups have just a hint of carrot cake. In fact, it’s the ideal amount once you add in the carrot cake M&Ms® and cream cheese frosting.
Source: Chelsea’s Messy Apron
Strawberry Shortcake Shots
You don’t have to worry about decorating when you serve up dessert in a shot glass. Layer strawberry, shortcake and whipped cream for a two-bite treat that’s just the right size.
Source: The Busy Bird
Pasteria: Neapolitan Easter Pie
Pasteria is a traditional Italian Easter dessert that blends creamy ricotta, Arborio rice and cinnamon. Serve it with balsamic strawberries for an extra layer of sweetness.
Source: Our Italian Table
The Swedes have their own specialty. Semlor is a rich dessert historically served before Lent, but nowadays it’s often served throughout the Easter season. The sweet rolls are filled with a mixture of cardamom-scented cream and almond paste.
Here’s another yellow delight to brighten up your Easter dessert table. These dessert bars use Meyer lemons because of their extra sweetness and lower acidity.
Source: Gastronomer’s Guide
Lemon Cheesecake with Almond Crust
Cheesecake, so often prized for its uniform consistency, enters new territory when layered. This dessert combines a mild cheesecake with a sweet sour cream topping, and finishes with a tart lemony glaze.
Source: Barefeet in the Kitchen
Hot Cross Buns
Tradition says that sharing a hot cross bun will ensure friendship in the coming year. Bake a batch of these buns and you may earn friends for life! These soft rolls with spices and a sweet glaze beg to be eaten right out of the oven.
Source: Sweet Pea’s Kitchen
Carrot Ice Cream Cake-wich
Want a new way to enjoy the traditional flavors of carrot cake with cream cheese frosting? Try these carrot cake cookies with rich cheesecake ice cream. This dessert is the perfect pairing of cake and cream all wrapped up in a handheld treat.
Source: A Tender Crumb
Cereal Treat Easter Eggs
Re-imagine your marshmallow treats by substituting crisped rice cereal for something a little fruity with a lot more rainbow. Molded into egg shapes, this dessert is simple, beautiful and just right for Easter.
Source: In Katrina’s Kitchen
More Ideas for Easter Treats
Will you be making dessert for the holiday? Check out our Easter board on Pinterest for more delicious ideas.