Just like Christmas, Easter is one of my favorite holidays!
This period of time always reminds me of my childhood when I was hunting for Easter eggs in my garden. Or when we all were spending lots of time in the kitchen cooking and baking traditional French Easter meals.
Now, I’m perpetuating this family tradition with my children.
And to make things easier (and less messy), I’ve listed the best easy easter desserts you could make with (or without) your kids.
This list of easter dessert recipes includes recipes that are either quick to make or use simple ingredients.
I hope you’ll like it and find it helpful!
Who doesn’t love chewy cookies? With these peeps-stuffed chocolate chip cookies, you’ll get a dangerous addiction at every bite.
Plus, the recipe is simple and requires only two ingredients: premade cookie dough and peep.
To make it, flatten each cookie dough chunk into a disk, insert a peep between two disks, form a sandwich, and then bake for a few minutes!
Yes, you’re that close to foodgasm.
Strawberry shortcake – just the name sounds mouthwatering.
This shortcake is fluffy, creamy, and full of flavor from the strawberries!
Best of all, it’s a simple dessert. You literally just combine several layers of cakes with the whipping cream and the fruits and … that’s it!
03. Carrot Cake
What would be an Easter celebration without carrot cake?
This carrot cake is ultra moist and savorsome!
Perfumed with outstanding spices, loaded with toasted pecans, and topped with a delicious velvety cream cheese frosting, this cake is a firm favorite.
Fun variations of the traditional carrot cake include carrot cake muffins or carrot cake cookies.
With their flashy sugary sprinkles, these Vanilla cake pops were made for Easter!
And you can easily change the decorations if you want something more fun. For example, edible glitter or icing layons, the sky is the limit!
With their easy-to-eat format, you’ll make short work of it.
05. Hot Cross Buns
Hot Cross Buns are a beloved Easter tradition, and this recipe is no exception!
They include warm spices and sweet candied fruit, making these buns simply delectable.
They also feature a beautiful golden exterior and fluffy interior, making you want to take a bite immediately!
With a citrusy cake batter and a delicious lemon juice glaze, this Sour Cream Lemon Cake has bright and tangy flavors.
Thanks to the sour cream, it’s moist too.
The lemon glaze adds a perfect finishing touch making this irresistible cake look like you just bought it at the bakery!
07. Robin Egg Fudge
Fudge is already delightful. Imagine adding robin egg candies to it?
The candies provide a beautiful, colorful Easter finishing touch.
This recipe is rich and sugary, perfect if you have a sweet tooth. It also incorporates malt powder, giving this fudge a unique, toasty flavor.
Coconut layered pound cake is not a traditional Easter dessert. But it deserves its place on your festive dessert table.
This rich cake features buttery pound cake layers, that are covered with a coconut, sweetened condensed milk, almonds mixture, and a chocolate fudge frosting.
It couldn’t be that simple!
You can’t go wrong with these lemon cupcakes for Easter.
These cupcakes are incredibly cute – and irresistible too. They’re moist and have a delicate tender crumb.
They’re also topped with a rich, creamy strawberry buttercream frosting. The perfect combination!
On top of that, there is a fresh strawberry to please your taste buds.
You say Easter, I say No Bake Cheesecake!
These adorable mini cheesecakes don’t require baking – as the name suggests. So literally no effort.
Each mini cheesecakes combine a buttery shortbread cookie crust and a creamy cheesecake filling, tinted in 4 different pastel colors.
It’s then topped with whipped cream and, of course, an easter egg.
For more greed, serve with fresh strawberry ice cream or raspberry sauce.
Set a beautiful Easter table with this stunning bread-braided centerpiece from the Pioneer Woman.
The soft and tender dough is lightly infused with citrus and vanilla touches before being baked to golden perfection.
A sugar milk glaze adorns the bread. And the braids serve as nests for dyed whole eggs (the eggs are edible, in case you ask).
It takes a bit of work, but you’ll see, it’s worth the effort.
This classic southern recipe is not particularly an Easter dessert. But it can quickly become your Easter favorite!
The recipe can’t be simpler. You just have to combine several layers of Nilla Wafer cookies, banana slices, and a smooth vanilla pudding mixture.
Plus, the vanilla pudding uses a great shortcut since it’s made from a premade pudding mix.
This exquisite dessert is then topped with a light and sweet scoop of whipped cream.
How to make peeps cuter? By dipping them in melted chocolate!
This recipe is easy, of course, but also very quick to make. Plus, the combination of chocolate and sweet candy is just to die for.
Fo an even more sweeter experience, dip in semi-sweet or white chocolate.
14. Bunny Cake
This bunny cake is not only adorable but incredibly delicious too!
The cake is made from a classic vanilla cake mix box and a container of vanilla frosting.
The cake is moist and fluffy, and the vanilla frosting is sprinkled with shredded coconut. It’s the perfect combination!
Decorated with ye-catching jelly beans, this stunning cake is perfect for a family Easter tradition.
15. Spring Garden Cookies
These spring garden cookies are a creative way to celebrate Easter.
The cookies are classic and simple sugar-decorated cookies. The decorations are made from royal icing that has been tinted with different vibrant colors.
The process may take you time and patience. But you can prepare them one day in advance – just in case.
These lemon chick cookies are a must-try Easter recipe. They’re slightly tangy, have crispy edges but a cakey texture.
This recipe is simple enough to make with your children. Mini chocolate chips for the eyes, orange tic-tacs for the noses….they’ll have fun shaping these little chicks!
Plus, I love the little feathers on their heads! They’re so cute you may have a hard time eating them!
These chocolate cornflakes cookies taste simply amazing!
They have a crispy crunch and irresistible chocolatey taste and are ready in no time.
Have I told you about peanut butter? It adds just the right amount of nuttiness that pairs perfectly well with the sweetness.
They’re so good that you’ll want to keep them just for yourself (no judgment here)!
Try something different with these lovely and adorable Pioneer Woman Krispy easter eggs.
The eggs are of course delicious. But they’re also a nice way to make a family activity all together.
The eggs are a simple crunchy gooey base made from a combination of decadent crispy rice cereal and marshalls. Be aware that to make them, you’ll need a plastic easter egg.
You can then decorate them with your favorite toppings – sprinkles, chocolate drizzle or even edible glitter.
These egg hunt blondies are as delicious as they’re adorable.
To represent egg hunting, a delectable buttercream icing acts out the grass with its perfect green pastel festive color. On the other hand, colorful M&M’s candies are scattered throughout chewy blondies to represent the Easter eggs.
Not only is this recipe straightforward to make, but it’s also ideal for using up any leftover Easter candies you may have.
I instantly fell in love with these baby chick cupcakes! Don’t you?
With their little faces and bright yellow buttercream frosting, they’re deliciously cute.
Plus, the recipe is super easy and requires a few simple ingredients: chocolate homemade mix and whipped dyed buttercream.
The recipe even includes a video to show you how to decorate them.
You don’t need to be an experienced baker to impress your family and friends for Easter.
The base of these mini eggs chocolate cheesecake bites is a mini tartlet pastry case – so no baking skills required!
These bite-sized delights are then packed with a rich chocolate whipping-cream cheese cream mixture. To finish, they’re topped with a mini Easter egg for a delectable crunch.
22. Easter Dirt Cake
I never thought I would recommend a “dirt cake” one day! Yet, it’s tastier than it looks.
In this derived version of the classic Mississippi mud pie, you’ll enjoy an oreo crust base topped with a mouth-watering chocolate cheesecake filling. Of course, you also have peeps!
To make things even easier, this recipe uses an instant chocolate pudding mix and cool whip.
But if you want to make it even more authentic, you have the option of making your own homemade chocolate pudding and whipped cream.
23. Easter Peep Cake
Another peep cake? Absolutely! It’s Easter time, after all.
This easter peep cake combines a classic base of a sponge cake and tempting layers of chocolate buttercream frosting made from scratch.
For a creative look, this recipe sorted the M&M colors to match the peeps’ colors. Matchy-Matchy!
24. Key Lime Pie
Key lime pie is a traditional and classic dessert that you can savor for Easter, too.
This delightful pie can be made either with a graham cracker crust or from scratch. I prefer the second option for the taste – but the first is a great shortcut.
What makes this recipe special is that it uses no egg. But don’t worry, it will set perfectly.
Opt for plump limes, or you’ll face issues squeezing them.
25. Easter Trifle
This trifle is the Eastern twist on the traditional trifle (or carrot cake).
This indulgent dessert features a simple trifle base with pudding and whipped topping. But the originality comes from the carrot decorations made from strawberries dipped in orange and white melted candies!
It looks as delicious as it is beautiful!
You can make it 2 days ahead, but no longer, or you’ll get a mushy dessert.
26. Berry Tartlets
Entering a no-Easter-chocolate zone! These dainty custard-filled tarts are bright-colored and loaded with fresh fruits.
I particularly love tarts, and these ones look so appetizing. The crunchy golden crust paired with the smooth homemade pastry cream is just to die for.
The various fruit toppings bring freshness and a perfect balance with the sweetness.
Try them for a go-back trip to heaven!
27. Easter Bark
Bring cheeriness and rainbow colors to your festivity thanks to these Easter barks!
This recipe is perfect for using chocolate or Easter candy leftovers (and to avoid the chocolate liver attack).
You can choose any sweet treats you want: white or milk chocolate morsels, M&M’s, peeps, you name it!
Break up into medium or small chunks of chocolate before savoring!
Candied orange peels have a heavenly sweet taste without the bitterness of fresh orange peels.
Candied orange peels are, as the name suggests: orange peels. But to make them eatable, they are cooked in sugar syrup. Once soft and chewable, they’re rolled in sugar, again.
The result is an addictive fruity candied treat!
Be aware, though – they have a very strong orange flavor.
This is also the reason why they’re perfect to perfume baked goods such as scones or shortbread. You can even dip them in chocolate for Easter!
These almonettes don’t involve chocolate, carrots, or peeps. Instead, they have a surprisingly melt-in-mouth cream cheese raspberry filling!
And with shortbread cookie dough as a base, you have the best of both crunch-creamy worlds!
To finish, the terrific almond and raspberry combination bring these cookies to the next level.
Coconut meringue pie is a curiosity to me. I never thought I could mix coconut with meringue. Yet, this pie is quite amazing!
The gorgeous marshmallow fluffy meringue adorns a perfect silk coconut custard, placed on a buttery pie shell crust. In a word: delicious!
This pie requires a bit of baking technique – but nothing too complicated. The shell has to be blind-baked before you can add the filling and meringue.
I advise you to make a homemade crust for more authentic flavors!
30 Beautiful Easter Desserts
- Peeps-Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Strawberry Shortcake
- Carrot Cake
- Vanilla Cake Pops
- Hot Cross Buns
- Lemon Sour Cream Cake
- Robin Egg Fudge
- Coconut-Layered Pound Cake
- Lemon Cupcakes with Strawberry Frosting
- Lemon Cupcakes with Strawberry Frosting
- Easter No Bake Mini Cheesecakes
- Pioneer Woman Easter Bread
- No Bake Nilla Wafer Banana Pudding
- Chocolate Dipped Peeps
- Bunny Cake
- Spring Garden Cookies
- Chocolate Cornflakes Cookies
- Krispy Easter Eggs
- Egg Hunt Blondies
- Baby Chick Cupcakes
- Mini Eggs Chocolate Cheesecake Bites Recipe
- Easter Dirt Cake
- Easter Peep Cake
- Key Lime Pie
- Easter Trifle
- Berry Tartlets
- Easter Bark
- Candied Orange Peel
- Raspberry Almonettes
- Coconut Meringue Pie
- Choose your favorite Easter dessert (or several!)
- Get all of the ingredients together before your Easter dinner
- Prepare the dessert, planning in advance as much as you can
- Serve end enjoy your Easter desserts table!
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