20 Easy Easter Desserts Anyone Can Make

Make Your Easter Even Sweeter With These Festive Desserts

Carrot Cake Cookies

The Spruce / Elaine Lemm

Easter simply isn't Easter without delicious sweets. Instead of just inhaling bags of Cadbury eggs and marshmallow Peeps, make a homemade dessert for the whole family. These fun recipes are so easy that you can make them with kids and all can be prepared ahead of time. It'll free you up to enjoy the egg hunts and family meal while still ending on a sweet note.

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    Tuxedo Bunny Peeps

    Tuxedo Bunny Peeps

    The Spruce / Elizabeth LaBau 

    Even bunny Peeps are donning their Sunday best! For a fun and quick Easter weekend project that kids will love, simply dip colorful marshmallow bunnies into white and milk chocolate to imitate a tuxedo. If you're a chocolate lover, take your classic Peeps for a dip, too.

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    Egg-Shaped Jam Sandwich Cookies

    Egg-Shaped Jam Sandwich Cookies

    The Spruce / Lora Wiley-Lennartz

    Bringing out a plate of these Egg-Shaped Jam Sandwich Cookies is sure to make everyone smile. Make the simple cookie dough ahead so it has time to chill before cutting into shapes. Fill with your favorite brightly colored marmalade or jam.

  • 03 of 20

    One-Layer Frosted Carrot Cake

    One-Layer Frosted Carrot Cake

     Mark Gillow / Getty Images

    Homemade carrot cake with decadent cream cheese frosting is a perfect springtime dessert. This single-layer cake featuring sweet dried fruit and crunchy walnuts comes together in a flash. Tint the frosting green and decorate with Cadbury eggs to make it extra Easter-tastic.

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    Easter Egg Malted Chocolate Fudge

    Easter Egg Malted Chocolate Fudge

     The Spruce / Elizabeth LaBau 

    What's more indulgent than fudge? Chocolate fudge studded with malted eggs, of course! The colorful candies add a delicious malty flavor, a nice crunch, and act as decoration. This fudge is super-easy to make and can be prepared a day or two in advance.

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    Spring Chick Cookies

    Spring Chick Cookies

    The Spruce / Elizabeth LaBau  

    Gather the family to make these whimsical Spring Chick Cookies together. All you need are Nutter Butter or other similarly-shaped cookies, yellow candy coating (or dyed white candy coating), orange Starbursts, and candy eyes. They're a fun project and delicious, too.

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    Pizzelle

    Pizzelle

    The Spruce Eats / Kristina Vanni

    Italian pizzelle cookies are a beautiful treat for Easter and they freeze well so you can make them in advance. The delicately adorned and crisp waffle cookies are made in a special iron. You can stick with the anise-flavored batter or opt for vanilla, citrus, or chocolate cookies. They can even be shaped while still warm to hold custard, fruit, or whipped cream.

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    No-Bake Chocolate Cheesecake

    No-Bake Chocolate Cheesecake

    The Spruce / Diana Rattray 

    Creamy chocolate filling and a cookie crust are all it takes to put together a crowd-pleasing dessert. Make this no-bake cheesecake in a matter of minutes, top with a few chocolate eggs, and leave it in the fridge to chill and set. It'll be ready to go whenever it's time for Easter dessert.

  • 08 of 20

    Easter Egg Cake

    easter egg cake

     Leah Maroney

    Show off your artistic cake decorating skills with this easy Easter egg cake, or if those are lacking, invite the kids to help out. A delicious homemade yellow cake batter is baked into a square and a round pan; the cakes are then cut and formed into an egg shape, frosted, and then decorated in whatever designs you desire.

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  • 09 of 20

    Easy Banana Pudding

    Easy Banana Pudding

    The Spruce / Diana Rattray 

    Everyone loves banana pudding, and this version is as easy as it gets. Make a day or two in advance or whip it up an hour before eating—it'll taste great either way. The sweet, light dessert is an especially good way to end a big Easter meal.

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    Bunny Butt Cake

    bunny butt cake

     Leah Maroney

    This may look too cute to eat but coconut fans will not be able to resist this bunny butt cake. A coconut-flavored homemade cake batter is baked and then assembled, frosted, and covered in shredded coconut. Crushed Oreos are used for the dirt, green-tinted coconut for the grass, and pink jelly beans for the pads on the bunny's feet.

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    Easter Egg Cake Pops

    Easter Egg Cake Pops

    The Spruce / Elizabeth LaBau 

    Another fun project for kids and adults alike, these Easter Egg Cake Pops are a totally adorable crowd-pleaser. Customize your pops by using whichever cake and frosting flavors you like. Get creative and decorate them with candies, colored sugar, sprinkles, and more.

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    Fresh Strawberry Cake

    Fresh Strawberry Cake

    The Spruce / Diana Rattray  

    Fresh berries just taste like spring, and they're on full display in this simple but flavorful cake. If strawberries haven't arrived in your region of the country yet, use thawed, frozen strawberries. Add a few drops of red food coloring to prepared or homemade vanilla frosting for a pleasing pink hue.

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    Fresh Strawberry Buttercream

    Strawberry Buttercream

    The Spruce Eats / Elaine Lemm

    Pink is a favorite Easter color and fresh strawberries offer a taste of spring. The two come together in this strawberry buttercream. It's a delicious and pretty way to dress up baked goods, from cupcakes to sandwich cookies, or any other yummy treats you plan to make.

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    Easter Rice Krispies Treats

    Easter Rice Krispies Treats
    Kellogg's.

    Rice Krispies treats are easily sculpted into cute little baskets for this egg hunt treat. Top with dyed-green shredded coconut and jelly beans or chocolate eggs for a holiday-ready dessert.

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    Angel Food Cupcakes

    Angel Food Cupcakes

    Trista Watson Photography / Getty Images

    Angel food is easy to make, and even easier to serve as cupcakes. The light and fluffy cake can be topped with a frosting of your choice, like this Seven-Minute Frosting. Decorate with colorful sprinkles, jelly beans, or chocolate eggs.

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    Sparkling Jello Easter Eggs

    Sparkling Jello Easter Eggs

     S & C Design Studios

    Instead of dying Easter eggs this year, make these colorful and tasty Jell-O eggs! Different gelatin flavors are mixed with sparkling soda and a dab of yogurt and layered for a dessert that's as fun to eat as it is to make.

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    No-Bake Yogurt and Cool Whip Pie

    No-Bake Yogurt and Cool Whip Pie

    Christopher Bell / Getty Images

    This ice-box pie has three (count them, three!) ingredients and comes together in five minutes flat. Use high-quality yogurt that uses real fruit and top with slices of fruit before serving for extra decoration. Make ahead of time, so the pie has plenty of time to chill.

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    Chocolate Peanut Butter Easter Eggs

    Chocolate Peanut Butter Easter Eggs

    The Spruce / Leah Maroney 

    Instead of buying Easter candy this year, why not make your own? Homemade Chocolate Peanut Butter Easter Eggs are made easy with the use of a cookie cutter. Prepare these ahead of time so that they can fully chill after each step, and get the whole family involved to decorate these sweet treats.

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    Carrot Cake Cookies

    Carrot Cake Cookies

    The Spruce / Elaine Lemm

    Carrot Cake Cookies are the perfect mix of carrot cake and oatmeal cookies, and are an especially easy and unique Easter dessert. Color the cream cheese icing in pastel shades to make them holiday-ready.

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    Easter Bunny Cookies

    Easter Bunny Cookies

    The Spruce / Elizabeth LaBau 

    It doesn't get much more Easter than Easter Bunny Cookies. These adorable sweets are made with Milano or similar-shaped cookies dipped in white chocolate with marshmallow ears and candy decorations. Everyone will enjoy making and eating these bunnies.