45 Easy Easter Treats That Kids and Adults Will Love
These bunny cookies and festive sweets are perfect for your Sunday celebration.
There's no doubt about it: Easter treats are one of the most enjoyable parts of the springtime celebration. You can whip up easy Easter desserts like Easter cookies, cakes, and cupcakes, or even get creative with some Cadbury Egg recipes. Of course, you might also find yourself munching on Easter candy that's left over after you've filled everyone's Easter baskets. No matter what kind of treat you prefer, we've got plenty of delicious ideas for Easter treats right this way.
From Easter chocolate cake to recipes that just happen to double as kid-friendly Easter crafts, there's something on this list for everyone. You could even make these delicious treats part of the Easter egg hunt! Plus, if you are hosting this year's Easter brunch or Sunday dinner, these adorable treats are perfect to add to the table. Our nest cupcakes or Meyer lemon bunny cookies can even double as decor!
And don't forget to add a few of these treats to everyone's Easter baskets — kids, teens and adults will love! Alternatively, if you are looking for something less sugary, we also have non-sweets for Easter baskets with plenty of affordable ideas for your Sunday celebration.
What are you waiting for? Go ahead and pick your favorites from our list for the sweetest Easter Sunday this year!
Mini Grasshopper Pies
Jarred marshmallow crème, chocolate sandwich cookies, and peppermint extract come together for a delicious, creamy dessert that's the perfect addition to any Easter spread.
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Mixed Berry Cobbler
This rustic dessert is best served with a big scoop of vanilla ice cream. Homemade pancake mix is used for the crunchy, buttery topping.
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Jammy Pie Twists
The key to these simple treats is using Bonne Maman Red Fruits spread for the filling, because it's lower in sugar and doesn't melt into dough as much. Make two batches, because these are sure to go fast!
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Sometimes, it's best to keep things classic. This cake topped with plenty of crunchy, sugary streusel is sure to be a crowd-pleaser at any Easter gathering.
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Matcha Snowball Cookies
These pretty pastel cookies definitely deserve a spot in this year's Easter treat lineup. They come together using matcha powder, pecans, and plenty of confectioners' sugar.
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DIY Pineapple "flowers" give these epic carrot cupcakes a tropical twist — and an excuse to make the prettiest-ever edible topping.
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Pecan Berry Bursts
Freeze dried berries bring beautiful color and sweet-tart flavor to buttery pecan bites.
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Meyer Lemon Madeleines
These light, lemony madeleines are so sweet and airy that you won't be able to stop at just one.
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Lemon and Buttercream Sandwich Cookies
These egg-cellent cookies are sandwiched with buttercream and topped with a lemon curd "yolk."
Sugared Lavender Cupcakes
Who needs a bouquet of flowers when these gorgeous cupcakes can be your table's centerpiece?
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Meyer Lemon Bunny Cookies
Decorate these adorable sugar cookies however you see fit — but don't forget the shredded coconut tail!
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Lemon-Almond Poppy Seed Muffins
Start your Easter morning off right with a classic! Lemon and poppyseed muffins get a crunchy topping thanks to sugared almonds.
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Rainbow Meringue Sandwiches
With delicate piping and pastel colors, these meringues will be the star of your dessert table.
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Roasted Strawberry Tart
Flaky puff pastry is topped with whipped cream, yogurt and roasted strawberries in this yummy tart ready to brighten any morning.
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Make a batch of our basic sugar cookies, decorate with royal icing, and arrange like a wreath, decorated with leaves made from green sour belts.
Blueberry Sweet Rolls with Lemon
Treat yourself first thing on Easter morning with these warm, gooey sweet rolls. Brunch has never looked better.
Make one batch buttercream frosting, one batch royal icing, and 12 vanilla cupcakes. You'll need pink sprinkles and nonpareils, star and leaf piping tips, and black edible marker.
1. Place coupler in piping bag and fill with buttercream. Fit with star tip. Thin royal icing out so it is slightly runny, then transfer to piping bag ?or resealable bag.
2. Using buttercream, pipe border around cupcakes, leaving ?a circle about the size of a quarter in the middle.
3. Snip end off of bag with royal icing and fill center holes of each cupcake, using toothpick to get into all spaces to cover cupcake completely.
4. Swap out tip on piping bag to a leaf tip; pipe ears on each cupcake and place a sprinkle on each.
5. Once royal icing is set, use small dab of it to stick on nonpareil for nose. Use marker to draw on eyes.
Easter Vanilla Sugar Cookies
Looks like you'll have some extra company at your Easter feast this year with these bunny, chick, lamb and pig-shaped cookies.
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Spring Garden Cookies
Make one batch basic sugar cookies and one batch royal icing. You'll need a rectangular cookie cutter, green and pink natural food coloring, powder food coloring, or gel paste food coloring, and small round piping tips.
1. Prepare cookies per recipe instructions.
2. While cooling, prepare royal icing. Transfer half to bowl and thin slightly with water, then transfer to piping bag. Divide remaining icing between two bowls and tint it light green and pink; transfer to piping bags fitted with small round tips.
3. Using white icing, outline and fill in the cookies; let set. Once set, with colored icing, pipe stems and flowers on each cookie and let set.
Blue Flower Cupcakes
Make one batch buttercream frosting and 12 vanilla cupcakes. You'll need natural food coloring, powder food coloring, or gel paste food coloring, cornstarch, for dusting, white or pink fondant, a large star tip and small round cookie cutter.
Tint buttercream desired colors. Fit pastry bag with large star tip and fill with buttercream. Frost cupcakes, then decorate with flowers.
To make flowers:
- Lightly dust a clean work surface with cornstarch. Using a small rolling pin, roll a small piece of fondant very thin.
- Use a small round cookie cutter to cut out petals.
- Fold barely in half and pinch one end to create a petal shape.
- Arrange petals on cupcake. Roll colored fondant into a tiny ball and place in center of flower.
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