Enjoy a few of our favorite Easter Desserts! From our Peanut Butter Easter Eggs to our Little Lemon Drops these are some of our favorite sweet treats!
Peanut Butter Easter Eggs are simple to create and the chocolate peanut butter combination make the perfect soft and sweet filling! Plus, they are adorable! Peanut Butter Easter Eggs are a treat that we always sold growing up for school fundraisers this time of the year. They were decadent and I swear I made mine last until summer vacation by eating the tiniest bit at a time. I savored every morsel of that Easter Egg! This fun recipe is a delightful, easy homemade version reminiscent of peanut butter cookie dough. I made them smaller but the inside is still the soft, creamy sweet peanut butter truffle-like candy I grew up with. Enjoy! See the full Easy Peanut Butter Easter Eggs recipe here!
PEANUT BUTTER EASTER EGGS
- 1/2 cup softened butter 1 stick
- 3/4 cup brown sugar
- 1/4 cup creamy peanut butter
- 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/4 cup mini Reese's Pieces or mini chocolate chips
- 2 cups white & dark melting chocolate divided as you'd like- I used about 1 cup of each
- festive Easter sprinkles
- Cream butter, sugar and peanut butter until well combined. Add in vanilla. Sprinkle flour and salt on top of mixture, then stir until incorporated. Stir in Reese's Pieces.
- Turn dough onto a piece of parchment paper (or wax paper) and fold paper over so that it covers the top of the dough. Roll dough out until about 1/2" thick. Use a small Easter Egg cookie cutter to cut eggs out of the dough, setting eggs on a parchment covered baking pan. Roll dough again as needed, until all dough has been shaped into eggs. (I have this 18-piece Wilton Spring cookie cutter set- I love it and that's where I got my 2 1/2" egg cookie cutter from.)
- Freeze peanut butter eggs for 30 minutes.
- Melt the chocolate, separating 2-3 TBSP of each, white and dark melting chocolate into small bags with the corners cut, for drizzling. I love using Chocoley Dipping & Coating Chocolate because it’s super easy to use and it tastes fantastic. (not like wax!) The trick to melting chocolate in the microwave is to go slowly and stir gently- and just before you feel like it's completely melted, take it out of the microwave and let it finish melting in the warm bowl. This time I used the large tubs of Chocoley Dipping chocolate, which are so handy! I melted them for 2 minutes, then stirred gently and warmed for another 30 seconds, then they were ready. I can re-use the tubs and bonus- no having to wash dishes!
- If you'd rather use white & semi-sweet chocolate chips, combine 1 cups of each with 2 tsp coconut oil or shortening, to smoothen the chocolate and thin it out a bit so that it's easier to dip eggs. Microwave for 1 minute, then add time in 20 second increments until chips appear nearly melted, then let melt the rest of the way in the warm bowl.
- Use a fork or a handy Winton Dipping tool like I did to dip each peanut butter egg in the chocolate, then shake gently to remove any excess. Transfer chocolate coated eggs to parchment or wax paper to cool. Immediately drizzle opposite color of chocolate on top of each egg and sprinkle with your favorite Easter sprinkles. Let cool to harden.
- Store eggs in an airtight container. No need to refrigerate, unless you're making them 1-2 weeks ahead of time, then I'd store them in the fridge until you're ready to serve them.
- *If you're nervous about consuming raw flour, I suggest you toast it beforehand! Simply spread flour out on a baking sheet and cook for 5 minutes at 350 degrees F. Cool completely, then proceed with the recipe. Other options are to use oat or almond flour in it's place.
Homemade Chocolate Marshmallow Eggs are so fun to make for Easter! They can be made in any flavor and they taste so much better than the store-bought variety! Homemade Chocolate Marshmallow Eggs are requested every spring at my house – the kids love to help make them and they really do taste so much better than the kind you buy at the store. A few years ago my mom reminded me about these Chocolate Marshmallow Eggs that we made a few times when I was younger. I had totally forgotten about them! See the full Homemade Chocolate Marshmallow Eggs recipe here!
Easter Marshmallow Bark is one of my favorite Easter desserts! Just 4 ingredients and a few minutes to make this cute and festive Easter treat. Everyone enjoys our Easter Marshmallow Bark! Easter Marshmallow Bark is an Easter dessert that everyone loves! I love that it’s made in minutes and trust me, both adults and kids love this treat. I took it to a family dinner thinking the kids would go crazy after seeing it. They did! I mean, can you blame them, it’s super cute?! I ate a piece and then pretty soon the adults joined in. YUM. It’s a simple recipe that just tastes good. See the full Easy Easter Marshmallow Dessert recipe here!
Cadbury Mini Eggs are a favorite candy for many, and using them in both the batter and the frosting for these chocolate brownie bites creates the perfect dessert! Cadbury Mini Eggs arriving at my local supermarkets is one of my favorite things about this time of year. I decided to invent a recipe that incorporates a lot of these little treats and the results are amazing! See the full Cadbury Mini Eggs Brownie Bars recipe here!
Easter Egg Nests are easy and festive, a cute addition to any Easter table! Plus, they are so simple to make – your kids can even help! Easter Egg Nests are such a fun little treat that my kids absolutely loved helping me make! I have 5 kids and getting into the spirit of each holiday is so much fun…Easter is one of our favorites!
I don’t know about you, but if these adorable chocolatey egg nests don’t look like spring to you, I don’t know what does! The fun thing about these little treats is that you can get creative! You could mix the chow mein noodles with regular brown chocolate if you wanted to do a brown nest, or maybe do both brown and green! You could drizzle chocolate over the top, you could use different colored eggs (or even different egg candies) – just have fun with it! And try not to eat too many at once…(Ha! Good luck!) See the full Easter Egg Nests recipe here!
Lemon Butter Bars are simple to make, and everyone who tries them will love the three refreshing layers of bright, sweet flavor! Lemon Butter Bars is a unique recipe I simply had to try when I discovered it – I adore lemon recipes! They’re absolutely wonderful! I adore the bright lemony, sweet flavor and the triple layers add perfect texture. They taste better if made a day in advance, so plan accordingly! See the full Lemon Butter Bars recipe here!
Raspberry Chocolate Chip Cookies are absolutely amazing! Adding fresh raspberries to a delicious classic cookie recipe makes such a delicious difference!
Raspberry Chocolate Chip Cookies is a new invention of mine and I want to share it with all of you! I make a lot of treats at my house and there are quite a few that I love, but even with all of the fancy treats I have made, I still feel like chocolate chip cookies are my favorite. I have made so many different chocolate chip cookie recipes over the years and am still coming up with ways to tweak some of my favorites! See the full Raspberry Chocolate Chip Cookies recipe here!
Little Lemon Drop Glazed Mini Cupcakes are delicious bite-sized treats that start with a lemon cake mix! The easy lemon glaze soaks into the inverted mini cupcakes and is a simple, incredibly delicious lemon cake mix recipe!
Little Lemon Drops are absolutely amazing and everyone will love you for making and sharing them! I took these to a barbecue and they were devoured in about 5 minutes….long before the meat even started cooking! Everyone was exclaiming about how amazing they were and I was thrilled because this recipe is so easy and it makes about 75 little cupcakes so it’s perfect for large gatherings. Although, my husband ate about a dozen himself before we even left the house so 75 of them doesn’t actually go as far as you’d think! See the full Lemon Drop Glazed Mini Cupcakes recipe here!
I saw this idea to make butterflies and dragonflies out of pretzels not too long ago. I’m a big fan of pretzels- I love how inexpensive they are and how good they taste when covered in chocolate! My kids absolutely adored these. We had just as much fun making them as we did eating them. I think they’d be darling cupcake toppers too! See the full Butterfly Pretzels recipe here!
Raspberry Cream Cake begins with a white cake mix that is topped with sweet whipped cream, raspberries and danish dessert. Wonderful raspberry cake recipe with great flavors!
Raspberry Cream Cake is a favorite of mine! Fresh raspberries are in abundance these days so I decided it was the perfect time for me to make one of my favorite desserts. This is one of these super easy cakes that looks and tastes like it was a lot of work to make. Thankfully, that’s not the case! This cake comes together easily and everyone loves it. See the full Raspberry Cream Cake recipe here!
Glazed Mini Strawberry Cupcakes are delicious bite-sized treats that start with a strawberry cake mix. These mini cupcakes are dipped in a simple strawberry glaze to create a strawberries and cream flavor in an easy strawberry cake mix recipe!
Glazed Mini Strawberry Cupcakes are the perfect tiny treat for any occasion! A couple of years ago, I made these Lemon Drop Glazed Mini Cupcakes and they instantly became one of my favorite recipes ever! I then created an Orange Version (which is delicious) and I just couldn’t resist making a strawberry version. These little cupcakes are such a fun dessert to take to a party – they are easy to make and the recipe makes over 70 little bite-sized treats that are easy to serve! See the full Glazed Mini Strawberry Cupcakes recipe here!
Lemon Pudding Cookies are soft, chewy and perfectly sweet – a definite family favorite! Added lemon zest brightens the flavors. They’re so easy to make too!
Lemon Pudding Cookies seem to perfectly fix my craving for anything and everything lemon this time of year! There are signs that Spring is coming- the snow is melting, green leaves are starting to peek through and my kids are wearing shorts. Wait – they’d wear shorts even if it was 35 degrees, so scratch that as a sign of impending Spring! I added lemon zest to these soft and chewy pudding cookies because it brightens the flavors. I love the vanilla chips in them too – they pair so well with the lemon. Enjoy! See the full Lemon Pudding Cookies recipe here!
Mandarin Orange Cake with Pineapple Frosting is so light and refreshing and is the perfect cake for summer (or any other time too)! The recipe begins with a cake mix and mandarin oranges and the frosting is made with crushed pineapple and vanilla pudding.
Mandarin Orange Cake is so easy to make and the “frosting” is much lighter than traditional frosting which I love! I don’t really like traditional cake frosting, but the pineapple topping for this cake recipe is completely different. The frosting is so light that you could just eat it by the spoonful – it’s so yummy! I also love that this cake starts with a boxed cake mix and only requires a handful of simple ingredients – there are only three ingredients in the cake topping! See the full Mandarin Orange Cake with Pineapple Frosting recipe here!
Lemon Cake Truffles from a mix are a win for everyone because they are easy to make and so delicious! You won’t even mind needing to make more! Lemon Cake Truffles are a dessert I made not long ago and guess what- they were from a mix! Krusteaz has this amazing Lemon Pound Cake mix and I thought it would be fun to transform the cake into truffles instead. They not only tasted great but they were so pretty- they’d be perfect for your New Year’s table. So pick up a box next time you’re at the grocery store and get baking! See the full Lemon Cake Truffles recipe here!
Lovely Spring rice krispie treat recipe made with extra butter, marshmallows, colorful chocolate candy and hello, sprinkles! Fun treat that everyone enjoys! I’m on a rice krispie treat kick lately. It’s got to be the marshmallows- I adore them! If you’re like me then you’ll love this recipe because it has EXTRA marshmallows. Add in some pretty Spring colored M&M’s and you’ve got the recipe for a delicious treat! Enjoy. See the full Spring Krispie Treats recipe here!
Soft Buttermilk Sugar Cookies are every sugar cookie lovers’ dream! They are so soft, delicious, and anyone can make them! Soft Buttermilk Sugar Cookies is a recipe I recently found on the back of the sugar package that looked interesting. Yes, I look at the recipes on the back of the sugar package. Don’t you?! Okay, don’t answer that. At any rate, I made some changes and honestly, these are easily one of the best sugar cookies I’ve ever tasted! They’re soft and pillow-like and they have amazing flavor. I’ve taken them to several family gatherings now and they disappear lightening fast and even my son who doesn’t like cookies raves about them. (I know!! Where did he come from?!) Try them, you’ll love them. See the full Soft Buttermilk Sugar Cookies recipe here!
Swig Sugar Cookies are buttery, soft and somewhere in between a sugar cookie and shortbread, with a little bit of delicious frosting on top! Swig Sugar Cookies are easier to make than traditional sugar cookies because you don’t have to roll out the dough! Have you tried the sugar cookies from Swig? (Swig is a popular drive-by cookie and soda shop with locations all over Utah.) I’m going to be completely honest and in the spirit of full disclosure confess that I’ve never actually had a Swig cookie but I’ve heard so many people rave about them and have seen so many copycat recipes that I felt like I needed to see what all the hype was about. See the full Copycat Swig Cookies recipe here!
Flower Pot Cookies are easy to make and perfect for Spring baking! Everyone loves these cute treats with candy flowers in a chocolate pot on top! Flower Pot Cookies made with soft sugar cookies topped with candies made to look like Spring flowers in a chocolate pot. I couldn’t wait to share these darling flower cookies with you all! I saw the idea to use a halved Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup as a flower pot from an old Taste of Home Cookbook and everything else came together quickly after that. Using marshmallows as flowers is something I’ve also done for pudding cups- you can see my Spring version here and a Fall version here. It’s so fun! See the full Flower Pot Cookies recipe here!
Banana Cream Pie Cookies are everything you love about Banana Cream Pie, in bite-sized cookie form! Easy family favorite banana cookie recipe!
Banana Cream Pie Cookies are the perfect alternative to pie, if you’re anything like me and aren’t a huge fan of pie but still love the flavors! I re-created a lovely spring pie in these Banana Cream Pie Cookies. All the flavors of pie with a minimal amount of work- and no worrying about if your pie crust is perfect. Win! Scroll down to see the video I created showing how to make them too. You’ll love them! See the full Banana Cream Pie Cookies recipe here!
Easter Sugar Cookie Cake – this easy sugar cookie recipe is filled with spring M&Ms and sprinkles and baked in a cake pan. Make an easy frosting and you have the perfect spring cookie cake!
An EASTER Sugar Cookie Cake that’s perfect for the kid’s bunny party or a family potluck, or even Easter brunch. (Isn’t Easter all about eating as much sugar as possible?)
This is such an easy sugar cookie recipe. There’s no chilling and it’s made all in one bowl. There isn’t even any rolling or scooping, because it’s a cookie cake; simply press it into a 9″ cake pan and bake until slightly golden. Once it cools, you can even add a frosting, or leave it plain. See the full Easter Sugar Cookie Cake recipe here!
This Cadbury Egg Cake is super simple…the effect coming from the frosting colors alone! Use a boxed mix or a scratch recipe, either way it will be delicious!
Cadbury Eggs are my fave. But here’s the thing, even if you don’t love a Cadbury Egg and all it’s gloriously delicious goopy filling, you can still enjoy the cake. Because it’s just food coloring people. Food coloring and frosting. Everyone’s a winner. See the full Cadbury Egg Cake recipe here!
Ambrosia Pie has all of the goodness of Ambrosia Salad, tucked into a tasty graham cracker crust to be served for dessert! This no bake pie is perfect for spring parties and potlucks, and it is also a great dessert for any night of the week since it requires just a few minutes of prep!
Ambrosia Pie is every bit as decadent as it sounds! This pretty no bake pie recipe turns a classic side dish into deliciously simple dessert! All of the flavors we love in ambrosia salad are piled high into a graham cracker crust! See the full Ambrosia Pie recipe here!
These no bake birds nest cookies are made with chocolate, butterscotch and chow mein noodles, then finished off with candy eggs. The perfect easy Easter dessert! This is pretty much the easiest Easter treat ever; all you need is 4 ingredients and 5 minutes to make adorable and delicious cookies that everyone will go crazy over!
Sometimes you just need a treat that’s EASY. When I’m entertaining, I often find that simpler is better; it allows me for more time to enjoy my guests and takes the stress out of hosting a gathering. For Easter, I love to make these adorable birds nest cookies. These cookies are adorable to look at, no bake, and only have 4 ingredients. How can you go wrong with that? See the full Birds Nest Cookies recipe here!
Baking a delicious Lemon Cupcake doesn’t have to be complicated! Try this easy recipe for a fast treat! These cupcakes are not overpowering in any way. Almost subtle in flavor! You will definitely want to play around with the amount of Lemon extract that you use. I Am Baker has 2-3 teaspoons written into the recipe but have used as much as a tablespoon! It’s important to test as you go so you can make them according to your tastes. See the full Easy Lemon Cupcake With Lemon Buttercream recipe here!
These Carrot Cake Muffins with cream cheese frosting are very easy to make and taste and smell delicious! These Carrot Cake Muffins are inspired by The 36 Avenue’s delicious Carrot Bread Recipe. She wanted to come up with a quick and easy recipe that you and I could put together in little time without jeopardizing taste. These carrot muffins have a great aroma and they are super moist and soft inside. See the full Carrot Cake Muffin Recipe here!
The easiest and BEST Key Lime pie! Creamy, luscious and perfectly tart Key Lime Pie with either an easy homemade graham cracker crust or a gingersnap cookie crust. The thing I love most about this pie (besides how creamy, luscious, and perfectly tart it is) is how incredibly EASY it is to make. Literally, the most amateur baker in the world could look like a rock star after making this pie. It’s so simple, and fool-proof. See the full Key Lime Pie recipe here!
Looking for an easy spring dessert? These Pastel Rainbow Gelatin Cups are simple, kid-friendly, and so beautiful! Serve them plain, or top them with whipped cream and sprinkles!
These Pastel Rainbow Gelatin Cups are as delicious as they are beautiful. They feature five—FIVE!!—creamy, fruity layers, all stacked together in single-serving cups and topped with lots of whipped cream and sprinkles.
It took a little fiddling to figure out how to strike the perfect balance between getting a pretty pastel color, not overwhelming the fruity flavor of the gelatin, and making sure that the texture was neither too soft nor too rubbery. (Because no one, in the history of the world, has ever asked for their dessert to be more rubbery, right?) See the full Pastel Rainbow Gelatin Cups recipe here!