7 Incredible Easter Desserts
One of the best parts of Easter – like any other holiday, really – has to be the food. Whether or not your family celebrates with a big Easter dinner, we’d bet that everyone around your table will enjoy some special springtime desserts.
Try one of these recipes for an excellent addition to the chocolate bunnies and jelly beans that the Easter bunny brings. And don’t forget to snap some pictures of your beautiful creation to display on your Nixplay WiFi Cloud Digital Frame!
Nothing says springtime like the bright, citrusy flavor of lemon – and adding in cheesecake just makes everything even better.
While they’re called “morning buns,” they’ll be just as welcome on the dessert table. They’re light and fluffy, filled with tangy cream cheese filling and topped with a lemon glaze.
These pretty little tarts, with their bright red strawberries and white filling, will make for a beautiful presentation on your Easter table.
The recipe calls for pistachio pastry crust, which is no doubt delicious – but if you’re pressed for time, we bet you could use some pre-made mini pie crusts and no one would know the difference.
If you need a decadent, impressive dessert to display when family and friends come over for Easter brunch, this carrot cake with salted caramel-cream cheese frosting is the one for you.
Four layers high and finished with a drizzle of caramel sauce, this cake is not only food photo-worthy, but also completely delicious. Perhaps the best part is that is uses a box of cake mix as the base, so it’s easier to put together than it looks.
There’s nothing like adding a vegetable to your dessert to make you feel less guilty about eating it (see: carrot cake!). The best part about these intense chocolate zucchini cakes is that you’ll never know there’s anything healthy in them.
These cakes are rich, moist, and chocolatey, and covered with an incredible sour cream fudge frosting. They’re perfect for those Easter guests who don’t buy into the idea that springtime desserts must be light and citrusy.
If you’ve got children who will be joining you for Easter, why not make these adorable bunny cookie pops? Better yet, let the kids help!
For this recipe, you’ll need white and pink candy wafers, a bunny candy mold, M&Ms or other candies for decoration, Oreos, and lollipop sticks. They’re easy, fun to decorate, and a definite eye-catcher.
Who says sugar cookies are only for Christmastime?
Use either homemade or storebought sugar cookie dough, roll it out, cut out some bunny shapes, and pop them in the oven. Once they’re done and cooled, decorate them with icing, chocolate candies, jelly beans – whatever your (or your children’s) heart desires.
You don’t need to run to the store for a chocolate peanut butter egg fix. You can make your own right at home with just peanut butter, powdered sugar, butter, milk, chocolate chips, and shortening.
Mix up the peanut butter filling by combining peanut butter, powdered sugar, butter, and milk and mold the resulting dough into egg shapes. Freeze the eggs for one hour. Then create your chocolate coating by melting the chocolate chips and shortening together, and dip your frozen eggs into the chocolate.
You can decorate them with sprinkles, candies, or royal icing.
Easter is a wonderful time to share delicious treats with friends. For more fun Easter ideas, check out our post “6 Fun Alternatives to Dyeing Easter Eggs.”