If your house is anything like ours, we have (for better or worse) adopted a tradition of having an Easter Egg hunt in our house since the pandemic. .
Since we didn’t feel comfortable attending egg hunts with large groups of people (and they weren’t happening over the past few years) we have created a tradition of hunting for eggs all around our house that my children love because there is something so gratifying about finding those eggs!
Now that we’re out and about again and having real Easter egg hunts, my kids can’t shake the chokehold of the Easter traditions and we’re back to hiding eggs. I kinda love it.
Easter is a time to gather with family and have an awesome Easter Brunch or Dinner and think about the day’s significance.
Depending on whether or not you celebrate Easter- I can promise you that, even if you don’t, you can check out some of the fun easter desserts I gathered to make this year.
We tend to make a giant meal including salad, pasta, and most importantly…(probably the highlight of the day) are the desserts!
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There is something very gratifying about sweet treats on a lazy Sunday and simple Easter desserts tend to be super colorful and yummy. Easter is a time to gather with family and have an awesome Easter Brunch or Dinner and think about the significance of the day.
For those of you who are religious, you’ll likely spend some time at Church or in prayer.
Then there may also be those of you (like me) who are in it mostly for the food and presents (this is the DGAF mom after all Iykyk what that stands for).
For us, the day is about egg hunts, Easter baskets, a new stuffy or toy, pastel colors, and a welcoming of spring.
My family loves to celebrate with a giant meal including salad, pasta, and most importantly…the desserts!
Idk what it is but springtime but simple easter desserts tend to give me a pavlovian reaction to the fact that we are in a totally new season and it’s time to shed the layers and enjoy the colors.
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For this post we focused on providing you with simple easter desserts that can be thrown together at the last minute, require very little ingredients, or can even be made with the help of your kiddos.
That being said, there are levels to the complexity of these dessert recipes.
The traditional carrot cake and bundt cakes do require some additional baking knowledge (and at the minimum, a cake pan) but there are tons of great ideas here that you can use make without even turning on the oven.
At the end of your Easter celebration, you’ll be hearing the praise of your guests (and most likely your kids) for the sweet treats they were given.
Depending on if you celebrate good Friday and Easter weekend, you’ll won’t need to plan ahead for these delicious easter dessert recipes.
How Many Easy Easter Desserts Should You Make?
Hosting a successful Easter dinner party or Brunch is all about balancing taste and presentation.
To ensure your guests are satisfied, plan on serving two different desserts for every ten people that come over – this will allow them the opportunity to sample both or appeal to different taste buds.
Hit up your local home goods or TJ Maxx for additional Easter Decor and make sure you’ve got the easter baskets and decore on lock.
How to Keep These Fun Easter Desserts Simple
Store-bought angel food cake, or strawberry cake mix, fresh fruit, and cool whip are always a hit in our house.
But if you want to jazz up your Easter dessert table you’ll want to check out a few of the recipes below. The best ways to make these simple recipes is by picking something that is familiar or something that you enjoy already to get the best results.
Store-bought royal icing or buttercream frosting, cream cheese, whip cream can be added to a store-bought cake in the end. Pro-tip: pastel food coloring or just regular food coloring diluted to give it that easter feel.
Activities on Easter Sunday
Be sure to check out this TK post with activities for little kids to do on Easter Sunday after you’ve had your easter egg hunt, and are heading to your family gatherings. Easter wouldn’t be Easter without a delicious dessert and for my sweet tooth kid and husband, that means we make a fun treat every year together.
I am a fan of Cadbury eggs and usually love incorporating a few of them into whatever treat we decide to make.
An easy cake, or even serving the mini ones with ice cream!
When adding some excitement to your Easter table make sure you hide those jelly beans in the easter eggs during that easter egg hunt!
Traditional Easter Desserts
When it comes to Easter treats, there are a few classics that always come to mind.
Cookies, simple cakes, jelly beans, and candy are all popular options, and each one can be made in a variety of ways. Here are some of our favorite traditional delicious desserts:
This is a fun twist on a classic easter sugar cookie recipe. This is also an easy summer desserts for a party if you need it.
Try this with a cream cheese glaze.
This is a crowd favorite.
I love this unique approach to a classic dessert that turns it much moister.
A classic dessert that always pleases.
To simplify this even more, be sure to buy the graham cracker crust from the store.
Strawberry shortcake is the perfect dessert for spring.
This is a great dessert choice to serve with a sweeter more heavier dessert – to balance out all that sugar!
This is a wonderful easter dessert.
Carrot Cake was my dad’s favorite thing to have on Easter Brunch. Add a cream cheese frosting and WOWIE!
A healthier twist that your guests will love!
This classic is made with cool whip, fresh strawberries, and store-bought angel food cake.
Making the desserts fun for the whole family
One of my favorite things to do is make desserts with my family. It’s a great way to spend time together, and everyone gets to have a hand in making something delicious. Plus,, my kids love being the taste testers in the kitchen, and they know the only way they get to lick that spoon is by helping mom make the best desserts first.
There are all sorts of recipes that are perfect for making with kids. One of my favorites is this simple Easter cupcake recipe. All you need is a boxed cake mix, some frosting, and food coloring. My kids love to color the frosting different colors, and then we pipe it on.
Here are some more fun desserts to try making with your kids:
This is such a unique idea, and definitely an alternative to a traditional easter cake.
Speaking of traditional cake – the Poke cake involves actual poking!
Don’t forget to let the rice Krispie treats come to room temperature before serving!
These are such a fun dessert for this special occasion.
My thing with cupcakes is that they can easily turn into a sheet cake (can you imagine a giant cake decorated with easter eggs?)
Easy Easter Desserts No Bake
When it comes to Easter, sometimes you just don’t want to turn on the oven. That’s perfectly ok, because there are plenty of great no-bake dessert recipes that will be perfect for your celebration.
Some of our favorite easy Easter desserts that don’t require any baking are:
I’ll let the picture do the talking for this one. Just check it out!
Made with fresh strawberries, cream cheese, and oreo cookies!
Storing this in the fridge is one of the great ways to keep this Easter simple.
Top this with lemon zest for an extra bit of refreshing springy flavor.
A creamy cheesecake that is also no-bake? Okay!
Store in the fridge until it’s time to bring this out.
The pie crust is made of almond flour and cocoa powder and is no bake!
This is hands down one of the easiest desserts and it’s made with sour cream (trust the process!)
Cute and Creative Easter Desserts
If you’re looking for something a little extra special this Easter, why not try one of these cute and creative dessert recipes? From chocolate bunnies to bunny bait, there’s something for everyone.
Bunny Butt Cone cakes – https://princesspinkygirl.com/bunny-butt-cone-cakes
Easter Charcuterie Board – https://aubreyskitchen.com/easter-charcuterie-board/
Don’t forget the easter chick, marshmallow peeps, jelly beans, and fresh strawberries!
Nothing says classic easter than these cookies that also make great parting gifts for your guests.
These get rave reviews from my kiddos.
A simple twist on the classic cadbury egg these are like if deviled eggs had a dessert.
These are such an adorable treat that also could be used on your table as gifts for as decor!
This is such a cute easter dessert.
Delicious and adorable!
It is shocking to me how simple it is to make this Starbucks copycat cake pop.
These adorable little nests are delicious and eye-catching!
Our Favorite Simple Easter Desserts
We’ve shared some of our favorite simple Easter desserts with you, but honestly, we could go on and on. There are so many great recipes out there for Easter that are perfect for any occasion. So whatever your preference, we hope you find the perfect recipe to enjoy this Easter.
Here’s a quick roundup of some of our favorite simple easter desserts:
Lemon juice and lemon zest give this desert its tangy flavor. Be sure to cut them into bar form.
Chewy cookies with Cadbury eggs YES PLEASE!
I love a lemon cake for Easter.
Brownies are my youngest favorite dessert so these are definitely going on our list this year.
Omg these are so fun and easy using cool whip and oreo cookies.
Blondie brownies are so delicious and are a unique take on a classic recipe.
Earl Grey + Lavender. This is the cake we’re gonna make this year.
Adorable and delish. These are not SIMPLE simple. But if you’re already baking then they’re pretty easy:).
These lemon curd filled cupcakes are such a classic
This is such a delicious dessert and very chocolatey. Also, I think it’s kind of a funny name and I sort of GET why they call it that but also…wow.
Quick and Easy Simple Easter Desserts
When you’re short on time, but still want to make a delicious Easter dessert, these quick and easy recipes are just what you need.
Simple and quick to throw together, it’s always a crowd-pleaser.
Key Lime in a bundt cake – do you even need any more incentive to try this recipe? Yes, it’s a bit more laborious but it also can’t be any easier.
Air Fried Cadbury cream egg!? Say less.
These are two classic flavors combined.
Chocolate Easter Desserts
Of course, no Easter celebration would be complete without some delicious chocolate desserts. From brownies to truffles, we’ve got you covered.
Chocolate truffles make great after brunch treats or as a party favor for your guests when they leave.
Chocolate peanut butter eggs!
This clever idea takes all the remaining chocolate your kids haven’t binged yet and puts it in a trifle. Genius.
Try that sweet glaze over the bundt just like they do in nothing bundt cakes.
The sugary marshmallow is dipped in chocolate. What’s not to love?
Simple Easter Desserts Kids Will Love
If you’re looking for simple Easter desserts that will appeal to kids, we’ve got you covered. From cookies to cake, these recipes are sure to please everyone.
This is such a fast and easy way to add some fresh fruit to your Easter spread.
A classic. And now that M&M’s are made in different colors it’s easy to make these in the Easter pastels!
Finish the dessert off with this awesome…
Cheers to pulling off quite possibly the best Easter Dessert spread ever.
Desserts are always a great way to end an eventful day. So, whether you’re having dinner or dessert with family and friends this Easter Sunday there’s no shortage of delicious options!
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Easter is a wonderful holiday to celebrate with your family, as it provides a great opportunity for everyone to come together and enjoy some quality time. Many fun traditions are associated with Easter, such as egg hunts, decorating eggs, and baking delicious treats like the ones above.
One of the most exciting Easter activities for kids is the egg hunt. It’s always a thrill to search for colorful eggs hidden throughout the house or yard, and discover the treats hidden inside. Children love competing against each other to find the most eggs, and it’s a great way to encourage outdoor play and exploration.
Decorating eggs is another popular Easter activity, and it’s a fun way to express creativity and get into the holiday spirit. You can use different techniques like dyeing, painting, or adding stickers and glitter to create unique and beautiful designs.
Baking Easter-themed treats is also a fun activity to do with your family. From cupcakes and cookies to hot cross buns and carrot cake, there are many delicious and festive treats that you can make together. The process of baking can be a great bonding experience, and everyone can enjoy the sweet rewards afterward.
Overall, Easter is a really fun holiday to celebrate with your family. It’s a time to come together, share traditions, and create new memories. Whether you’re decorating eggs, going on an egg hunt, or baking treats, there are plenty of ways to make the most of this memorable holiday.