50 Cute Easter Treats to Try This Spring

Updated: May 31, 2024

For Easter treats, there are two ways to go: elegant and sophisticated, or downright adorable. We'll leave the elegance for a formal feast—here are delicious candies, cookies, cakes and more that are (almost) too cute to eat!

This holiday, enjoy classic Easter desserts like chocolate-covered eggs and bird nests. Or, try some sweet new favorites—like orange sugar cookies and carrot garden ice cream dessert. No matter what you make, these Easter treats are sure to bring smiles!

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Marshmallow Easter Eggs

I’ve been making these wonderful marshmallow Easter eggs for years. These candies are a big hit with marshmallow lovers. —Betty Claycomb, Alverton, Pennsylvania
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Easter Sugar Cookies

Cream cheese contributes to the rich taste of these melt-in-your-mouth Easter sugar cookies. They have such nice flavor, you can skip the frosting and sprinkle them with colored sugar for a change. —Julie Brunette, Green Bay, Wisconsin

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Rhubarb Tart with Shortbread Crust

Here’s a perfect Easter treat! Between the creamy texture, the pretty color and the buttery crust, this recipe is simply delightful. —Emily Seefeldt, Red Wing, Minnesota
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Bunny Tails

My granddaughters and I came up with this clever and easy idea for Easter. —Kelly Ciepluch, Kenosha, Wisconsin

Explore these easy Easter desserts for more ideas.

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Bird's Nest Treats

I make this birds nest recipe in the spring when the birds are starting to build their own nests. They are so easy to make and disappear just as fast. —Pam Painter, Poseyville, Indiana
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Hippity Hop Bunny Cake

When it comes to Easter treats, this festive cake will have your guests ‘hopping’ with happiness! Make the cake ahead and add the decorations close to its debut at your party or special occasion. — Taste of Home Test Kitchen
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Sour Cream Sugar Cookies

I make these cookies for my family and our neighbors every spring. These Easter treats treats stay soft for at least a week, and they look so pretty frosted bright pink and then piped with lacy frosting. —Carolyn Walton, Smoot, Wyoming
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Lime Divine Tarts

Spring is prime time for citrus, so why not showcase them at your holiday party? These cute Easter treats are impressive but easy to make. —Ann Yri, Lewisville, Texas
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Easter Bunny Treats

Our whole family has fun making these bunny-riffic Easter treats together. They are just so cute! —Holly Jost, Manitowoc, Wisconsin
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Layered Sherbet Dessert

Macaroons and pecans combine in this special layered sherbet dessert. Try garnishing with fresh strawberries and just listen to folks “ooh” and “ahh” when you bring this in! —Kathryn Dunn, Axton, Virginia
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Easter Lamb Cake

My grandmother started the tradition of making this traditional Easter dessert when I was little. We continue to make it every Easter. The memory is so special that I keep the lamb mold in my kitchen next to my cookbooks as a decoration. Make sure to grease and flour the mold really good so that the cake does not stick. — Debra Waggoner, Grand Island, Nebraska
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Easter Egg Cookies

My mother started baking these Easter treats with me and my eight brothers and sisters when I was a child, and I carried on the tradition with our four youngsters when they were little. Now, my children are grown and can make these cookies with their own tots. —Barbara Neuweg, West Point, Iowa

(For another cute and sweet Easter treat, try these homemade Easter cake pops.)

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Peeps Sunflower Cake

The inspiration for this cake came from one of my favorite flowers, the sunflower. The yellow peeps make eye-catching flower petals, and I carefully placed chocolate chips in a circular pattern to resemble the seeds in the middle of a sunflower. One of our favorite Easter recipes, this cake is easy, but looks quite impressive. —Bethany Eledge, Cleveland, Tennessee
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Easter Meringue Cups

These crunchy meringue shells with a lemon curd filling will make guests stop to “ooh” and “ahh” at your dessert table. Topped with fresh fruit, these Easter treats are especially pretty when served with a spring meal. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
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Cupcake Easter Baskets

At our house, the ultimate Easter treat are these Easter cupcakes with their mild orange flavor are fun to dress up. As we raised four sons and a daughter, I prepared many, many school lunches and often added these springtime treats. —Julie Johnston, Shaunavon, Saskatchewan
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Heavenly Filled Strawberries

These luscious stuffed berries are the perfect bite-sized Easter treats. —Stephen Munro, Beaver Bank, Nova Scotia
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Peter Rabbit Cake

When it comes to Easter cakes, you can’t beat a bunny cake! Baked and decorated ahead of time, the coconut-topped cake makes an eye-catching fitting finale to any Easter feast. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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Easter Nest Torte

In this delectable dessert, a luscious cake layer nestles rich mousse and chocolate “twigs.” Your guests won’t be able to get enough of this unique Easter nest cake recipe. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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Strawberry Cookie Cups

I learned to bake beside my mom and grandmother. When I was on break from college, I knew just how to entertain myself: I made cookies. Sharing this recipe with my mom and grandmother was a proud moment.—Andrea Zulauf, Livonia, New York
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Mini Blueberry Bundt Cakes

These pretty little blueberry cakes are topped with a yummy lemon-flavored glaze. The recipe makes 12 tiny cakes, so one batch gives you plenty of Easter treats to share. —Cathy Isaak, Rivers, Manitoba
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Coconut Egg Nests

Looking for Easter treats that kids will enjoy assembling and eating? Try these sweet birds nest cookies. They’re a snap to make and call for just a few ingredients. —Tonya Hamrick, Wallace, West Virginia
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Sunny Citrus Cheesecake

This beautiful layered cheesecake takes a bit longer to make, but the end result is so worth it! Citrus seems to be the perfect ending for an Easter meal, and the bright flavors really shine in this dessert. —Sue Gronholz, Beaver Dam, Wisconsin
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Rainbow Strawberries

Dip fresh strawberries in melted candy-coated discs for easy Easter treats. Or get adventurous and make a unicorn. The creative possibilities are endless. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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Carrot Cupcakes

To try to get my family to eat more vegetables, I often “hide” nutritional foods inside sweet treats. The carrots add wonderful moistness to these cupcakes, which have a rich cream cheese frosting. Now we can have our cake and eat our vegetables, too! —Doreen Kelly, Rosyln, Pennsylvania
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Cheesecake Pops

This is a very quick, easy and fun dessert for any occasion. Roll them in pastel sprinkles for the perfect Easter treat! —Evelyn Moore, Elk Grove, California
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Marbled Orange Fudge

This decadent treat doesn’t last long at our house. The Creamsicle flavor of this soft fudge brings on the smiles. Bright orange and marshmallow swirls make it a perfect takealong for events and get-togethers. —Diane Wampler, Morristown, Tennessee
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Lemon Butter Cookies

These tender cutout cookies have a slight lemon flavor that makes them stand out from the rest. They’re very easy to roll out compared to other sugar cookies I’ve worked with. I know you’ll enjoy these Easter treats as much as we do. —Judy McCreight, Springfield, Illinois
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White Chocolate Easter Egg Candies

Candy making can be easy! Have kids help roll the candies in sprinkles, colored sugar or jimmies. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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Lemon Layer Cake

This citrusy cake with a luscious cream cheese frosting will garner plenty of applause. The flavor, a duet of sweet and tangy notes, really sings. —Summer Goddard, Springfield, Virginia
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Marzipan Cups with Currant Jelly

These bite-size Easter treats look and taste gourmet, but they’re easy to make and boast a delicate almond flavor. The hidden jelly surprise and pretty nut accent make them a nice addition to any treats tray. You can make them in advance and freeze them for up to three months, if you like. —Lorraine Caland, Shuniah, Ontario
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Homemade Chocolate Easter Eggs

I roll out these chocolate Easter treats when the weather gets warm. The recipe is over 35 years old; my high school economics teacher had us make it as a class project. Sometimes I substitute butterscotch or vanilla pudding for the chocolate. —Julie Warren, Conyers, Georgia
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Peeps House

Create a sweet house for your favorite Easter treats. Use pastel candies to decorate the roof and nest. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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Jelly Bean Cookies

It’s a family tradition for my grandmother and me to make these colorful Easter treats every year. —Cheyenne Fink, Pleasantville, Pennsylvania
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Orange Sugar Cookies

I make these citrusy cookies for parties and special occasions, and we always get to eat the ones that don't come out perfectly. Eventually I had to start making extra "mistakes" to keep my family happy! —Myrrh Wertz, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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Meringue Bunnies

These cute meringues are a great addition to your table when entertaining at Easter. Enlist the kids to help shape the bunny Easter treats. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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Raspberry Coconut Balls

My family loves Hostess Zingers, especially the raspberry flavor coated with coconut, inspiring these Easter treats. We can make about four dozen in 30 minutes, and they go fast! —Pam Clark, Wheaton, Illinois
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Lemon-Butter Spritz Cookies

This recipe makes a lot of terrific cookies! It’s great for Christmas when all the kids and grandkids visit. They can help decorate the cookies-not to mention help eat them! —Paula Pelis, Rocky Point, New York
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Cake Truffles

These tasty truffles are requested every year for parties and potlucks. They’re the perfect size to enjoy a few and still have room for other treats. The cake balls take a little time but can be prepped in steps and are easy to make ahead. For variation, swap in strawberry cake and cream cheese frosting and then coat in dark chocolate. Or try chocolate cake with chocolate frosting dipped in white candy coating, or German chocolate cake with coconut caramel frosting coated in milk chocolate. —Krista Anderson, Macomb, Michigan
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Peanut Butter Easter Eggs

Get the kids involved in making these chocolate and peanut buttery Easter treats, well worth the sticky fingers! —Mary Joyce Johnson, Upper Darby, Pennsylvania
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Strawberry Lemon Cupcakes

My granddaughter Sydney has acquired a love of baking. While I was visiting her in Tampa, we made these light, fluffy cupcakes. She’s a natural—they turned out fantastic! —Lonnie Hartstack, Clarinda, Iowa
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Bird Nests

This is a fun, kid-friendly recipe I pulled together a few years ago. My kids love helping me make these easy Easter treats. —Jessica Boivin, Nekoosa, Wisconsin
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Rainbow Gelatin Cubes

These layered jello cubes are fun to serve and to eat! I vary the colors to match the occasion. Kids of all ages snatch them up. —Deanna Pietrowicz, Bridgeport, Connecticut
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Lemon Coconut Cupcakes

Lemon plus coconut equals big smiles in this cupcake equation. These zesty Easter treats are a hit with my family, friends and neighbors. —Debra Henderson, Booneville, Arkansas
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White Velvet Cutouts

We make and decorate these cutouts for different holidays and give lots of them as gifts. These rich Easter treats melt in your mouth. —Kim Hinkle, Wauseon, Ohio
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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! It makes a perfect gift. —Mavis Dement, Marcus, Iowa
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Rosemary-Lemon Shortbread Sandwich Cookies

These beautiful shortbread sandwich cookies are always a welcome addition to our annual ladies holiday tea luncheon. The distinctive rosemary flavor, paired so well with the tangy lemon curd, has made them a favorite in our group for years! —Jamie Jones, Madison, Georgia
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Creamy Coconut Snowballs

My grandmother made these coconut snowballs for years. They store nicely in the refrigerator so you can keep them on hand for drop-in holiday guests. —Yvonne Schaney, Alliance, Ohio
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Pastel Pretzel Wands

These fun and colorful magic wands don’t take a magician to make. You can change the colors for any theme party, too! —Renee Schwebach, Dumont, Minnesota
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Spritz Cookies

It was a tradition to make these cookies with my grandmother every year. Now my two daughters help me make these Easter treats for the holidays.—Sharon Claussen, Wheat Ridge, Colorado
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Vanilla Cream Fruit Tart

It’s well worth the effort to whip up this creamy fruit tart bursting with juicy berries. A friend gave me the recipe, and it always receives rave reviews at gatherings. —Susan Terzakis, Andover, Massachusetts