Looking for simple sweets and treats for Easter? Have we got a list for you! If you already had Easter dessert planned, let me put a kink in those plans by offering some other delights that will enhance your Easter dinner menu.
Easter is sweet in so many ways. It's a time of optimism. Spring has arrived. The days are getting longer. The air is fresher and the birds, they are a singing! People are craving celebration. What better way to celebrate than with food? Start with a hearty main course, and end it with a variety of sweet delights that will round off your special day nicely!
Assuming ham is at the heart of your meal, below you will find some easy Instant Pot side dishes to go along with it. But the real focus of this post is on Easter desserts. Edible treasures that will add a sweet touch to your feast. And this year, we've got quite an assortment to choose from!
Maybe lockdown fever is to blame for sparking these creations. Or maybe the imaginative juices were flowing anyway. It doesn't really matter. What matters is that they're here, and we had a blast making them! And the best part of all? We get to share these recipes with you!
Given the variety, I personally have a hard time choosing a favorite. Frankly, I love them all, and it's my hope you'll feel the same way too!
There's an Easter sweet here for everyone on your list. Have fun deciding which one to start with first! Or why not give them all a try? A dessert buffet is not such a bad idea in my humble opinion.
The Best Easter Sweets, Treats, and Side Dishes
Cheesecake is an all-time classic that just about everyone on the planet loves. My husband can barely contain himself when they're sitting in front of him. And he's not alone. Whenever I have guests over, I find these Easter cheesecakes are the first to go.
Mini Easter cheesecakes or Philadelphia mini cheesecakes are fun, cute and colorful. Topped with toasted coconut and crowned with mini eggs (or whatever you fancy), these little edible jewels are the perfect size and will bring a little cheer to any Easter celebration.
There's no getting away from it. Layered carrot cake from scratch simply tastes amazing! Super moist with that perfect texture, this cake is loaded with flavor and is just what you'd expect in a homemade carrot cake. Try it once and this layered carrot cake could become an obsession!
My son often asks when I plan on making this wonderful homemade carrot cake recipe again. I've seen him eat this layered carrot cake for breakfast, lunch and dinner! Not the most healthiest thing to do and I wouldn't recommend that to anyone. But when you're young, you can get do these sorts of things.
My point is that this carrot cake is so delicious, it's never far from my son's mind. Nor is it far from anyone else that's had a taste of it for that matter!
Easy swirled Easter fudge is a white chocolate fudge candy recipe made with condensed milk, mini Easter eggs, sprinkles, sparkles, and a swirl! A pleasure to look at, and even more pleasurable from that first bite to the last. Although it's called Easter fudge, don't wait for a special occasion to try it. It's the perfect treat, any time, anywhere!
Aren't these Easter Egg cookie nests adorable? These easy cookie cups are almost too cute to eat. Notice how I said "almost"? These Easter egg nests taste as good as they look. And this cookie cups recipe is easier to make than you may think. The nest is made with cookie dough (with or without chocolate chips), filled with coconut and topped with colorful chocolate Easter eggs. Get the kids to fill the bowl with ice cream, Reese's Pieces or whatever they desire.
A super fun recipe the kids will want to be involved in from start to finish. The festivities of Easter brings out the kid in all of us. One look at these Easter egg cookie nests and you get my point!
If you thought I was done with the carrot cake theme, think again! These soft carrot cake cookies with cream cheese frosting are of bakery quality, but so easy to make. How often do you get to enjoy carrot cake in the form of a cookie? If you haven't tried these, now's the time!
These chewy little morsels are one of the best treats around!
Not to be outdone by carrot cake cookies, check out these carrot cake bars! So moist, and covered in a wonderful cream cheese buttercream frosting, these are the best in what carrot cake has to offer in bar form.
Can you tell I love all things carrot cake? If I could bottle up this flavor, I would take it with me wherever I go! Carrot cake bars are one of my personal favorites and I know I'm not alone.
I always decorate Oreo cookies for every celebration and they're always a hit with everyone. I also love getting kids to decorate them with me. So much more fun than decorating them all by myself!
There's no other fudge recipe that quite compares to this one. With that creamy texture we all love in fudge, these bars really do taste like a Cadbury Creme eggs, too!
Another fast and easy recipe for the kids to try, these Cadbury Creme egg fudge bars are guaranteed to be a hit no matter who you serve them to. A sweet vibe everyone is sure to fall in love with!
There's nothing like this refreshing 3 ingredient lemon fudge to brighten your celebration!
These butterscotch haystack bird nests are an absolute delight and another fun and festive treat for the kids to get involved in. Begin making them and see just how many little volunteers show up in the kitchen! Getting them from the kitchen to the table might be a challenge, as they won't be able to keep their hands off them.
To preserve their crispiness and flavor though, these bird nests need to be stored immediately in a container with a lid.
Fruity Pebbles fudge takes an easy, delicious white chocolate fudge recipe and injects it with a dose of fruity flavor that takes it to the next level. It’s easy to make, super tasty, and super festive, too!
Fruity Pebbles has been one of my favorite foods since childhood, so when I can incorporate them into a recipe, I absolutely will. These are my latest Fruit Pebbles experiment, and they are ah-mazing
Crock Pot carrot cake with caramel frosting is no joke; although you won't be able to keep the smiles of their faces! This going to be your new favorite dessert. This slow cooker carrot cake with caramel frosting is everything you've ever loved in a carrot cake with a delicious caramel twist. And it uses a boxed cake mix, making it incredibly easy and surprisingly delicious!
Being a carrot cake hound, I can sniff out carrot cake a mile away! As I spill the the beans about my sniffer, there's a HUGE difference between a carrot cake and a spice cake. Plain and simple.
They're not the same. In my opinion, they don't even come close. My taste buds can tell the difference every single time. Moral of the story? If you want that true carrot cake flavor, make certain it's a carrot cake you're making and not a spice cake.
Good golly, Molly, these are cute! ALMOST too cute to eat, but not quite...who says you can't drink hot chocolate on Easter? Everyone will be lining up for a glass with one of these Easter cocoa bombs sitting in it!
A fabulous Easter project for the whole family to get involved in.
Not only are these cocoa bombs great fun in hot chocolate, they also make a cute addition for the kids Easter baskets, too. Throw one in a mug of delicious hot cocoa for them at the same time and it becomes a real chocolate party to remember!
If you're looking for an easy, sweet and fancy treat, this white chocolate strawberry layered pudding dessert rises to the occasion. A parfait of melted white chocolate and pudding, this is one sweet treat that's pretty to look at and the taste is undeniably good. Ideal for parties and holidays, this dessert can also be enjoyed with family on a quiet weeknight or weekend at home!
My taste-tester friend and beloved neighbor, Renate admits she's never been much of a pudding lover. But she never shies away from trying something at least once. Before she gave this dessert a try, I asked her if she liked white chocolate and strawberry flavors. When she said yes, I knew before she put the spoon to her lips, she would enjoy this pudding. For someone who doesn't like pudding, she gave this treat two thumbs up!
Give yourself a break from baking and cooking by whipping up something fast and simple like this white chocolate strawberry layered pudding. It puts pudding in a whole new light. I've made this layered pudding recipe on many occasions, and it hits the mark every single time!
What I love about this layered dessert in a glass is that it looks real fancy but it’s actually made from a pudding mix in a box! A crazy simple recipe that has class!
No Easter celebration would be complete without ham and those wonderful side dishes! This list of side dishes recipes including ham will go the distance and give you some fabulous dishes to add to your Easter table!
Who knew there were so many ways of eating ham? Ham is not just the main entree that pairs up beautifully with other sides...but this list proves that ham can actually be a dynamite side dish of its own!
Enjoy the holidays. Hope to see you on your next food journey!