68 Easy Easter Desserts

Updated: Mar. 31, 2024

Sweeten your Sunday celebration with these easy Easter desserts, like berry trifle, lemon chess pie and rhubarb crisp. These festive and seasonal treats will make every-bunny happy!

One of the best parts about Easter is finding sweets in your basket and on the holiday table. We have plenty of ideas to sugar things up, from traditional Easter desserts that taste as good as they did when you were a kid, to Easter cookie recipes, homemade Easter candy and downright adorable Easter treats that are almost too cute to eat.

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Rhubarb Crisp

Use fresh or frozen rhubarb for this versatile dessert, plus strawberries for a perfect Easter dessert. Make sure to have plenty of vanilla ice cream or whipped cream to top the sweet oat topping.
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Lemon Pudding Cake

A light and citrusy Easter cake that’s just enough for two, but easy to multiply for a group. It’s a forgiving recipe and easily adaptable for gluten and dairy-intolerant diets.
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Easter Sugar Cookies

Cream cheese gives these cute cut-out Easter cookies a great texture and flavor. You can skip the frosting and simply sprinkle them with colored sugar instead.
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Banana Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting

Put those overripe bananas to good use for this crowd pleaser and easy Easter dessert. This cake has big banana flavor with a sweet and tangy frosting.
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Lemon Chess Pie

This make-ahead spring dessert can be refrigerated until guests arrive. If you have leftovers, and we make no guarantee you will, simply wrap individual slices and freeze for another day when you need a sweet pick-me-up.
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Berry Trifle

This is a lighter trifle with layers of angel food cake, a creamy vanilla custard and lots of fresh berries of your choosing. You can even swap in frozen cherries and pie filling. Pair it with a fun Easter cocktail!
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Slow-Cooker Lava Cake

Using the slow cooker for this decadent chocolate cake makes it easy to pull together. Serve the cake warm topped with vanilla ice cream or at room temperature.
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Best Strawberry Shortcake

The homemade shortcake and whipped cream really makes this Easter dessert a show stopper. Use the freshest strawberries you can find for the best results.
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Bunny Tails

Two ingredients—white chocolate chips and shredded coconut—is all you need for this super sweet Easter dessert idea. It’s such an easy recipe, the kids can help!
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Carrot Cupcakes

These Easter cupcakes turn traditional carrot cake on its head—literally! Pecans, coconut and raisins are in the cream cheese frosting, with only carrots in the cake.
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Rainbow Strawberries

Dip fresh strawberries in melted candy discs to create a rainbow of color for a pretty buffet-ready Easter dessert. Or get adventurous and make a unicorn, bunny or other sweet creations!
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Pina Colada Tube Cake

All the best parts of the cocktail in cake form. The blend of coconut, pineapple and rum add tropical flair to any big holiday spread.
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Easy Fresh Strawberry Pie

For my mother’s birthday, I made this strawberry pie recipe instead of a cake. Since it was mid-May in Oklahoma, the berries were absolutely perfect. It was a memorable occasion for the whole family. —Josh Carter, Birmingham, Alabama
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Lemon Cheesecake Squares

A thin layer of raspberry jam between the graham cracker crust and creamy lemony filling is a secret star of this recipe. This wonderful make-ahead Easter dessert really wows a crowd.
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Jumbleberry Crumble

The sweet oat crumble topping will immediately make this your family’s next Easter dessert favorite. Use any berries you like, but a mix of raspberries, strawberries and blueberries is a good place to start.
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Nutella-Stuffed Strawberries

Chocolate-dipped strawberries done the DIY way. Stuffed with hazelnut spread and coated in chopped nuts, these make an easy and special dessert for an Easter buffet table.
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Mimosa Butter Cookies

The beauty of a butter cookie is that you can add any flavor you want to spruce it up. Make these your own with different citrus zests, extracts or even Champagne, as in this recipe.
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Winning Apricot Bars

A simple buttery dough paired with apricot preserves is easy baking at its best. If you have a potluck or Easter celebration to go to, take these along.
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Aloha Cupcakes

Make a splash with coconut cupcakes topped with pineapple-chunk frosting. Shredded coconut and crushed macadamia nuts are optional but do add a lot of flavor to this Easter dessert.
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Chunky Banana Cream Freeze

Scoop this chunky frozen dessert for a delicious after dinner treat. Made with peanut butter, bananas and almond milk, it leans healthy but packs a lot of flavor.
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Nutella Hand Pies

Made with frozen puff pastry, hazelnut spread and orange zest, these hand pies look elegant but are easy-peasy to make. The orange-flavored icing adds a nice citrus contrast to Nutella.
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Glazed Lemon Cake

This is one of the best examples of why you should use instant pudding mix in your dessert. The pros know it makes a moist and delicious cake, and the home-spun lemon glaze (secret ingredient: lemon-lime soda!) boosts the citrusy flavor.
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Rose and Raspberry Fool

A simple combination of fresh raspberries, a dash of rosewater and whipped cream creates a light and slightly sweet treat. Serve in pretty dishes for an elegant looking Easter dessert.
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Lavender Shortbread

Lavender isn’t just for relaxing aromatherapy. Used sparingly in baking, lavender desserts, like this buttery shortbread, can have pretty floral notes.

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Easy Pistachio Tube Cake

Pistachio pudding and yellow cake mix combine beautifully for this flavorful cake. Bake in a decorative Bundt or tube pan for a party-ready Easter dessert.
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Citrus Mini Cakes

These bite-size cakes are melt-in-your-mouth good and really please a crowd. The recipe makes a lot, so there are plenty to go around.
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Pineapple Upside-Down Dump Cake

Swap in gluten-free or sugar-free cake mix if needed. This dump cake will be a hit at the holiday celebration. Make sure you have lots of whipped topping or vanilla ice cream on hand!
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Soft Honey Cookies

Such a sweet, simple cookie filled with honey and warm cinnamon flavors. Perfect for tea or Easter dessert, you might want to double up on this recipe because they’ll disappear fast.
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Strawberry-Banana Pudding Cake

Make this pretty-in-pink pudding cake in the slow cooker while mastering your other Easter brunch ideas. When it’s done, top with white chocolate chips to melt on top (or leave them off and just top with vanilla ice cream).
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Peeps Sunflower Cake

Use Peeps for the petals of the sunflower and chocolate chips for the seeds in the middle. This fun and festive Easter cake recipe doesn’t take a lot of effort.
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Favorite Coconut Meringue Pie

Topped with golden meringue and toasted coconut, this pretty spring pie will be the hit of any get-together. Make sure to pre-bake the pie crust so it doesn’t sink or get soggy.

Also, try these traditional Easter desserts to make this year.

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Banana Pudding

A cool and creamy classic, it’s hard to beat a good Southern-style banana pudding. Serve in parfait cups for a pretty Easter dessert, and make sure there are extra crushed wafer cookies on top.
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Jelly Bean Bark

This fun kid-friendly Easter dessert requires only three ingredients, a pan and a microwave. Trust us: Your family will absolutely love it.
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Mamaw Emily’s Strawberry Cake

For the ultimate strawberry dessert, use fresh strawberries and strawberry gelatin in the cake batter. Then make a fresh strawberry buttercream to swirl all around the two-layer cake.
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Almond-Coconut Lemon Bars

Traditional lemon bars get a tasty twist with the addition of almonds and coconut. They’re the perfect go-to Easter dessert and potluck staple.
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Lemon-Ricotta Cookies

If you love lemon and ricotta, this easy cookie recipe is for you. Every bite is citrusy sweet, and the ricotta creates a beautiful texture.
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Coconut Creme Chocolates

These marshmallow chocolates are reminiscent of Almond Joy candies, only homemade and much better. Swap in dark chocolate to contrast the sweetness of the marshmallow cream, and sprinkle a few crushed almonds or pecans before the chocolate hardens.
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Raspberry Almonettes

Cream cheese and raspberry preserves create a creamy filling for crispy almond cookies. Feel free to play with the fruit flavor for your own spin.
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Chocolate Hazelnut Pudding Torte

A cross between tiramisu and a classic layered pudding, this Easter dessert is easy to assemble the day before your holiday gathering. Top with shaved chocolate just before serving.
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Easy Cream Pie

Fill a crisp graham cracker crust with a cream filling and fresh berries, and dessert is done. As far as easy Easter desserts go, this one takes the cake…er, pie.
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Lemon Bark

Lemon candies add a tartness to sweet white chocolate, creating a fresh springtime take on holiday bark. Put it in Easter baskets, give to friends or just leave a pile in a bowl for guests to enjoy.
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Finger-Licking Good Mini Cream Puffs

Choux pastry sounds fancy, but in reality it’s very easy to make. Make the puffy dough balls, fill with a cream filling, and sandwich together for a delightful bite-size dessert.
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Double Peanut Pie

If you love the taste of peanut brittle, then you’ll love this pie. Make sure to top with plenty of whipped cream when serving; chocolate shavings would be a nice touch, too.
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Jelly Bean Cookies

Jelly bean-studded sugar cookies are a treat. Make sure to add the candies on top of the cookies before baking; they look better that way.
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Chocolate Malt Crispy Bars

Amp up classic crispy rice treats with chocolate-covered malted milk balls. The chunky squares are a feast for the eyes and taste buds.
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Carrot Cookie Bites

This soft drop cookie is like carrot cake in cookie form! Chock-full of spice, carrots and pecans, these little morsels make an irresistible Easter dessert.
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Coconut-Lemon Ice Cream Cake

You can use your favorite sugar, lemon or coconut cookie in this ice cream cake, but a classic shortbread pairs nicely with coconut and zesty lemon flavors. Serve with lots of fresh berries.
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Rhubarb Dream Bars

Is there anything rhubarb can’t do? These tasty bars combine the sweet-tart star with walnuts and coconut baked on top of a tender shortbread crust.
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Grapefruit Yogurt Cake

This delicious yogurt cake is like a cross between a pound cake and a sweet bread. Not only is there a lot of grapefruit zest inside the cake, but it’s also topped with a sweet glaze and beautifully sliced fresh grapefruit wheels.
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Winning Rhubarb-Strawberry Pie

While growing up on a farm, I often ate rhubarb, so it’s natural for me to use it in a pie. I prefer to use lard for the flaky pie crust and thin, red rhubarb stalks for the filling. These two little secrets helped this recipe win top honors at the 2013 Iowa State Fair. —Marianne Carlson, Jefferson, Iowa
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Easy Lemon Berry Tartlets

An easy Easter dessert, these flaky tartlets come together quickly. The lemon-scented cream cheese makes a lovely contrast to the raspberry filling.
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Coconut Banana Cookies

Give your old-fashioned banana drop cookies island vibes with a hint of lime zest and toasted coconut. For more holiday inspiration, cook your way through some of our other best-loved Easter recipes.
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Cheesecake Berry Parfaits

A quick and light way to get the flavors of cheesecake without having to turn on the oven. Layer a creamy filling with any fresh berries you like, plus a good dollop of whipped topping or fresh whipped cream.
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Lemon Bread Pudding

What makes this bread pudding special is the warm lemon sauce you drizzle on after it bakes. It’s an effortless Easter dessert that packs a ton of citrus flavor.
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Makeover Pineapple Upside-Down Cake

Always a crowd-pleaser, this pineapple upside down is a cinch to make. There’s no caramel sauce to fuss with: Just sprinkle brown sugar over melted butter before adding the fruit.
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Contest-Winning Strawberry Pretzel Dessert

Sweet and salty, fruity and creamy, this is an effortless Easter dessert that has it all. Start with a crispy pretzel crust, then layer on the sweet cream cheese center, and top with strawberry-studded gelatin and more whipped cream.
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Lemon Bars

A classic lemon bar will always look great on an Easter dessert table. Make this tasty recipe a day or two ahead of time and store in the refrigerator until guests arrive.
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All-American Sheet Cake

Buttermilk is a great addition to store-bought cake mix. Pile on lots of fresh whipped cream and fruit on top of this sweet and tangy cake.
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Blueberry Graham Dessert

For a group, serve this deconstructed cheesecake in individual jars for the best wow effect. A little lemon juice added to the sweetened ricotta and cream cheese filling pairs well with fresh blueberries and graham crumble.
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Raspberry Mousse

An easy Easter dessert to pull together in a flash, this raspberry mousse is the perfect finale to any holiday potluck.
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Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies

Combining two great classic cookies in one is a genius idea. Serve these simple chewy cookies for Easter dessert or anytime the craving strikes.
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First-Place Coconut Macaroons

These coconut macaroons are simple and delicious. This recipe makes a small batch, but it can easily be doubled.
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Creamy Strawberry Icebox Cake

All you need are graham crackers, whipped cream and strawberries for this incredibly easy Easter dessert. Leave the baking for another day!
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Coconut-Layered Pound Cake

If you’re short on time and love the taste of an Almond Joy candy bar, this is the dessert for you. Use all pre-made ingredients—pound cake, shredded coconut, condensed milk and fudge icing—and you’re all set.
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Almond Blondies

These blondies are a nice alternative to typical fudge brownies. A little almond extract and chopped almonds go a long way.
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Blueberry-Lemon Upside-Down Cake

Instead of a traditional caramel made with butter and sugar, blueberries are mixed with marshmallows for the first layer of this upside down cake. Add lemon zest to the cake mix for a boost of fresh citrus flavor.
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Not Your Mama’s Seven-Layer Bars

If you need dessert for only a few people, cut this recipe in half; it’s very forgiving. Dulce de leche makes these seven-layer bars really stand out.
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Peanut Butter Sheet Cake

With chunky peanut butter in both the cake and the glaze, this is a peanut-butter lover’s dream cake. Make it your own with a swirl of jam in the glaze or topped with milk or dark chocolate shavings.