Easter isn’t all about decorating eggs and watching for the Easter Bunny. It’s also about the food. Whether you are planning a big Easter dinner, a small brunch or you just want a few recipes to create delicious and fun treats for your family, there are literally hundreds of things that you can make.
In fact, we have collected 100 great easy to make Easter treats that are sure to thrill your family and friends. From homemade Cadbury eggs to many different ways to decorate an Easter Bunny cake, it’s all in here.
There are also traditional recipes like Easter bread complete with a decorated egg baked in the middle and various other not so sweet recipes. Whether you are planning a party or you just want to make your own little Easter a bit more special, you are sure to find loads of great treats to make in this collection.
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Easter Bunny Cake
No Easter party or dinner is complete without a traditional Easter Bunny cake. This one is really easy to do and uses coconut for the fur. You can also color some coconut with green food coloring to give your bunny a bed of grass to lie on. Marshmallows make up the feet and nose and the ears are made from yummy biscotti. This is a very easy bunny cake to make and is sure to be the perfect dessert for your Easter dinner table.
Recipe – Foodnetwork
Ice Cream Cone Baskets
Ice cream cones, jelly beans and licorice make the most adorable little Easter baskets. You can fill these with whatever small candies you want but the jelly beans are colorful and look great. The handle is made from licorice and each basket takes only minutes to create. These are great for Easter parties or egg hunts when you want something cute and easy to give out as favors. You could also fill the baskets with green colored coconut for grass before you put in the candies if you like.
Recipe – Delish
Love Birds Cupcakes
So these little cupcakes sort of look like they are meant for Valentine’s Day, but because they have birds in the nests, they are also perfect for Easter. You could do the frosting and jelly bean or M&M candies birds in pastel colors to make them more spring like. The added surprise with these cupcakes is the little mini tartlet on top that creates the nest. Fill it with coconut colored with green food coloring and add jelly beans for eggs or create the little birds.
Recipe – Partypinching
Deviled Egg Chicks
This deviled egg recipe is an absolute must for your Easter dinner table. If you are planning on making deviled eggs anyway, why not dress them up a bit? These adorable eggs look just like little baby chicks and the recipe is so fast and easy that the kids can do this while you attend to other recipes. You need tiny pieces of carrots and raisins to create the faces and feet.
Recipe – Foodwhine
Easter Bunny Macaroons
These delicious bunny macaroons have chocolate marshmallow frosting in the middle and are absolutely adorable. They are really easy to make – easier than they look, in fact. You bake the tops and bottoms separately and then assemble them once they are finished. The bottoms even have tiny little white tails and you can decorate the faces however you like. The recipe is in pink but you could do these in different colors if you wanted just by coloring your dough before you bake.
Recipe – Raspberricupcakes
Homemade Cadbury Crème Eggs
Who doesn’t just absolutely adore Cadbury Crème Eggs? The bad thing is that these are usually only available around Easter. While you are certainly going to want to make these for Easter, it will be great to have the recipe on hand so that you can whip up a batch anytime you get the craving for one (you know, when the stores don’t have them in stock any longer). The recipe is so easy to do and makes about 15 eggs depending on how large or small you want them.
Recipe – Notwithoutsalt
Marshmallow Baby Chicks
This is one of the easiest of all Easter treat recipes. You just have to have a few marshmallows on hand. The really large ones would work well if you really want some huge treats but the recipe just calls for standard sized ones. You will have to decorate the chicks with frosting and jelly beans, M&Ms or other candies for the beak. This is such a great recipe and so easy that the kids can do it.
Recipe – Livinglocurto
Nested Easter Egg Cupcakes
These yummy cupcakes have nests of chocolate on top to hold Easter egg candies. You can use jelly beans or pastel colored M&Ms if you want or robin’s egg candies work well, too. Cadbury mini eggs work really well and come in a variety of pastel colors to make your cupcakes very bright and cheery. You create the nest by melting and then cooling chocolate, which is much easier than it sounds.
Recipe – Bakersroyale
Homemade Chocolate Easter Eggs
These delicious chocolate eggs hold a hollowed out center so you can hide other candies in them. They are formed by using real egg shells which gives them a perfect egg shape. The entire process is much easier than it sounds. As long as you know how to blow out the inside of an egg, you can create dozens of these in no time and they are great for egg hunts because the outer shell will help to protect the chocolate inside.
Recipe – Gourmeted
Homemade Peanut Butter Chocolate Easter Eggs
Reese’s eggs are wonderful if you love the whole peanut butter and chocolate flavor. If you love Reese’s eggs but you don’t really want to have to pay for them, you can create them yourself. These are made like those great buckeyes for Christmas. You follow the same basic recipe but you create them in egg shapes. Once finished, you can decorate them with sprinkles or go all out and mix up some decorator icing to make them really special.
Recipe – Laurenslatest
Carrot Top Cupcakes
If you want to make something really different for parties or Easter dinner, these little carrot top cupcakes are simply perfect. You make the carrots from orange colored circus peanuts and use green Twizzlers for the greenery at the top. These are so adorable and your little ones are sure to love them. Even kids who hate eating their veggies are going to love biting into these little carrots.
Recipe – Parents
Rice Krispies Hidden Surprise Easter Eggs
Rice Krispies treats are great. Not only are they delicious, they are easily moldable so you can do so many different things with them. These hidden surprise Easter eggs are sure to be a huge hit with kids and adults alike. You simply make the Rice Krispies treats, mold them and then hide mini Cadbury eggs, pastel colored M&Ms or jelly beans inside. You can decorate them with candies or whip up some decorator frosting if you like.
Recipe – Ricekrispies
Easter Bunny Cheese Spread
This is a great recipe for brunches or parties. You create the cheese spread (which has cream cheese and deli beef) and then shape it into an Easter bunny. Surround your little bunny with veggies like carrots, broccoli, tomatoes or anything that you want on the plate. You could also use crackers with this if you prefer. The cheese spread takes only minutes to create and you can shape it into any Easter decoration that you wanted. The bunny is just too cute, though.
Recipe – Tasteofhome
Easter Basket Cake
This beautiful cake is the perfect complement to your Easter dinner or brunch. You can make the cake in any flavor that you want and the decorating is much easier than it looks. You can use jelly beans, mini Cadbury eggs or robin’s eggs with marshmallow Peeps and green coconut to decorate the top and then create the basket weave in the icing on the sides. Top it off with a handle made from cardboard or you could use Twizzlers if you want the entire cake to be edible.
Recipe – Parents
Rice Krispies Easter Baskets
You can mold Rice Krispies treats into just about anything. These adorable little Easter baskets are easy to make and are completely edible. They are perfect for Easter parties. Just mold the treats into the basket forms and then choose what you want to fill them with. Green coconut is a great filler and you can add small candy eggs or even a marshmallow Peep to the basket if you want. The handles are made from Twizzlers.
Recipe – Onceamonthmeals
Marshmallow Peeps Sunflower Cake
Yellow marshmallow Peeps help to create the look for this delicious and beautiful sunflower cake. Nothing quite says spring like a beautiful sunflower and this yummy cake is sure to be the hit of your Easter celebrations. You can use whatever cake flavor you like – although the recipe calls for yellow. The icing is chocolate and you simply have to pipe in the center of the flower and surround it with Peeps for a beautiful sunflower.
Recipe – Tasteofhome
This recipe calls for SweetTart brand jelly beans but you could use pastel colored M&Ms if you wanted something a bit sweeter. Easter bark is much like peppermint bark that you make for Christmas. You simply melt your white chocolate and then mix in whatever you want to make it colorful and yummy. This is a great candy recipe that will take you less than 5 minutes to make and allows you to be very creative. You could also use regular chocolate if you wanted.
Recipe – Verybestbaking
Easter Bunny Cinnamon Rolls
These adorable cinnabunnies are just as delicious as they are cute. You use canned cinnamon rolls along with almonds, raisins or other embellishments to create the adorable bunny look. These are great for Easter breakfast or if you are planning a brunch, you simply have to make these. They are very easy to make, since the cinnamon rolls are basically made for you already, or you could make them with homemade rolls if you wanted.
Recipe – Bettycrocker
Pastel Rainbow Ruffle Cake
This is an absolutely gorgeous cake. It’s so beautiful in fact that you may simply not want to destroy it by cutting it. Wait, it’s also delicious so you will have to cut it. The pastel colors are perfect for Easter and the ruffles are much easier to make than you may think. If you are planning to bake a cake for Easter dinner, this is certainly one to consider. The inside of the cake is just as colorful as the outside so it’s a surprise from start to finish.
Recipe – Bubbleandsweet
Easter Egg Cake Pops
If you have a cake pop pan, this is a great project for Easter dinner. You can create these little egg pops and then display them in an adorable little garden box, complete with grass. Just decorate your egg pops however you want with sprinkles, icing or anything else you can think of. You can dip in either white or plain chocolate or do a combination of both to make them really colorful.
Recipe – Modernfoodie
Who doesn’t love S’mores? This Peeps version is absolutely perfect for Easter. You simply substitute marshmallow Peeps for regular marshmallows. This is a great and very easy recipe that is sure to thrill little ones at your egg hunt. If you are planning a late night hunt or dinner, these are perfect. After all, everyone loves S’mores and everyone loves the sweet taste of Peeps, right? Make them ahead if you want for parties and use different colors to get a great pastel colored display.
Recipe – Eclecticrecipes
Ladybugs, bunnies, ducks and other characters will come to life when you create these adorable mini pretzel treats. You just need mini pretzels and icings in different colors and you can let your imagination run wild. These are great for Easter parties or to fill up those treat bags. The pretzels give just the right amount of salty to offset the sweet and the characters are just too adorable.
Recipe – Stoplookingetcookin
Carrots in Mud
No, not real mud. Actually, not real carrots either. This sweet treat is really cute and really easy to make and kids will absolutely love it. The “mud” is made from pudding and Oreos and the carrots are actually gummies that look just like the real thing. This is an Easter spin on the recipe that uses gummy worms and is created in a flower pot. This is a great treat for kids for Easter dessert or would be perfect for those Easter parties and egg hunts.
Recipe – Ladyandtheblog
Brownie Bite Garden
Little mini brownie bites are garnished with things like crushed Oreos, frosted flakes and other embellishments to create an adorable little garden that is delicious. You can color frosted flakes green with icing mist to look like lettuce, use orange candies to resemble carrots and create “dirt” from crushed Oreos. These are very easy to make and you can use brownie bites that are already made or make them yourself.
Recipe – Partypinching
Adorable Chick Cheese Ball
A homemade cheese ball is rolled and formed into a really cute chick complete with carrots for feet and the beak and peppercorns for the eyes. This is a great party recipe or you could just make it for home if your family really enjoys the taste of cheese ball. Serve your little chick with veggies or crackers. He is sure to be the hit of your table and the cheese ball recipe is really simple and takes very little time to create.
Recipe – Jacyeats
Bread is a must for your Easter dinner and these little bunny buns are the perfect complement to your meal. They are adorable and super easy to create. You will need to buy dinner rolls (the thaw and cook kind) or you could make up a batch of your own if you want. The rolls just have to be twisted and formed to look like adorable little bunnies. Baking time is about half an hour or so but you can make them ahead and have them ready to pop in the oven when your guests arrive.
Recipe – Rhodesbread
Carrot Crescents with Egg Salad
Carrot shaped and colored crescent rolls filled with egg salad are perfect for Easter brunch. These adorable and very yummy treats are sure to be a hit with adults and kids alike. You use crescent rolls that are already ready to bake and then just color them with food coloring to get the orange look. Once they’re finished, you just fill with egg salad and top off with fresh dill for a real straight from the garden look.
Recipe – Hungryhappenings
Easter Egg Hunt Cookies
Yummy tartlet shaped cookies give you the perfect basis for these egg hunt treats. You just bake the cookies and then fill with whatever you want. Mini Cadbury eggs and M&Ms are perfect for color and sweetness and you can whip up just a bit of green colored frosting to hold them all together. These are really cute cookies and very easy to make and kids will love helping you to decorate them by filling up the baskets.
Recipe – Makingmemorieswithyourkids
Easter Bunny Pops
You make these cute little pops using cocoa flavored Rice Krispies and they are held together with white chocolate. You could do them in regular Rice Krispies and use regular chocolate if you want. Once they are molded, just add the decorations to make the face and display them on lollipop sticks. They are adorable in their own little plastic buckets or flower pots or you could put them all together and create a centerpiece.
Recipe – Meetthedubiens
There are many different adorable pops that you can make for Easter. From baskets to bunnies and even chicks and lambs, this recipe will show you how to make them all. These are great for Easter baskets for the kids or you can put together a great gift basket or just create a centerpiece with them for your dinner table. There are pops made from donut holes, cake and a host of other yummy treats.
Recipe – Dollhousebakeshoppe
Easter Egg Fudge
Chocolate chips and mini Whoppers robin’s egg candies are the basis for this delicious Easter fudge. It has all the yumminess of chocolate fudge with beautiful colors mixed in so it is perfect for Easter parties, egg hunts or just to have on hand for those late night snacks. The recipe is super easy and it takes just a few minutes to put together. The whoppers are a great surprise inside the fudge.
Recipe – Wineandglue
These delicious rolls are perfect for breakfast or for dessert. They are made with canned crescent rolls, brown sugar and cinnamon and marshmallows. The marshmallows melt inside the yummy rolls, giving you quite a surprise when you bit into one. They are also great for church events so if you are having a watch service or a dinner at your church for Easter, you will simply have to make Resurrection Rolls to take along.
Recipe – Ohamanda
Heavenly Easter Angel Food Cake
For a really simple (and really delicious) Easter dessert, try this heavenly angel food cake. You will either need to buy an angel food cake already made or you could bake one yourself if you are so inclined. The cake is then frosted and covered with colorful mini marshmallows. It has a wonderful lemony flavor and you could experiment with other candies for decoration if you wanted.
Recipe – Make-fabulous-cakes