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Easter Desserts

From almond cheesecake bars to triple layer chocolate cake, tortes, and crumbles, try one of these crowd-pleasing Easter desserts.

German Plum Tart

German Plum Tart

German Plum Tart

The buttery crust of this fruit-filled treat melts in your mouth. You can substitute sliced apples or peaches for the plums with great results. I've used this crust with blueberries, too. -Helga Schlape, Florham Park, New Jersey

Pink Bonnet Gelatin

Pink Bonnet Gelatin

Pink Bonnet Gelatin

This fashionable creation was extra special shaped like a fancy hat with fruit-scalloped brim.—Lois Jacobsen, Dallas, Wisconsin

Bavarian Cream Bonnet

Bavarian Cream Bonnet

Bavarian Cream Bonnet

This dessert is an eye catcher. I decorated the top of this lovely dessert with fruit arranged in a flower design.—Lois Jacobsen, Dallas, Wisconsin
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Crunchy Chocolate Eggs

Crunchy Chocolate Eggs

Crunchy Chocolate Eggs

I've been making these chocolate candies since my children were young, and we never tire of the taste. —Janis Plourde, Smooth Rock Falls, Ontario

Special Stuffed Strawberries

Special Stuffed Strawberries

Special Stuffed Strawberries

Marcia Orlando from Boyertown, Pennsylvania writes, "These sweet bites can be made ahead of time...and they look really colorful on a tray. I sometimes sprinkle the piped filling with finely chopped pistachio nuts."

Cran-Orange Coconut Cake

Cran-Orange Coconut Cake

Cran-Orange Coconut Cake

I am sharing this popular dessert as part of my Easter menu, but it's a recipe I use throughout the year. The bundt cake serves a group and is always well received at parties and potlucks.

Rhubarb Strawberry Cobbler

Rhubarb Strawberry Cobbler

Rhubarb Strawberry Cobbler

Mom's yummy cobbler is a truly wonderful finale to any meal. This sweet-tart family favorite is chock-full of berries and rhubarb and has a thick easy-to-make crust. —Susan Emery, Everett, Washington

Jelly Bean Bark

Jelly Bean Bark

Jelly Bean Bark

Homemade Easter candy really doesn't get easier than this. It's so simple, all you need are three ingredients, a microwave and a pan! —Mavis Dement, Marcus, Iowa

Bunny Cupcakes

Bunny Cupcakes

Bunny Cupcakes

Celebrate spring with these cute critters that our home economists created from a cake mix, frosting and marshmallows. Cookies form the ears while candy gives the rapid rabbits their funny faces.

Coconut Egg Nests

Coconut Egg Nests

Coconut Egg Nests

Looking for an Easter activity that kids will enjoy assembling and eating? Try these sweet spring treats from Tonya Hamrick of Wallace, West Virginia. They're a snap to make and call for just a few ingredients.

Quick Vanilla Glaze

Quick Vanilla Glaze

Quick Vanilla Glaze

This is the perfect glaze for a dessert bread. It is so simple to whip up, you will be adding it to all of your breads.—Mary Faulk, Cambridge, Wisconsin
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