21 Gluten-Free Easter Desserts That’ll Get You Hoppin’

Skip the marshmallow chicks and chocolate bunnies this year. Instead, fill your basket with these gluten-free Easter desserts!

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Flourless Chocolate Torte

Here’s the perfect flourless dessert for chocoholics—like me! I bake this melt-in-your-mouth torte all the time for special occasions. For an elegant finish, dust it with confectioners’ sugar. —Kayla Albrecht, Freeport, Illinois

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Berry Rhubarb Fool

A "fool" is a British dessert that's usually made with custard. This is a modified, quicker version I created. My kids love it because it doesn't taste like rhubarb—so I guess it's well named! —Cheryl Miller, Fort Collins, Colorado
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Best Gluten-Free Chocolate Cake

This gluten-free chocolate cake is a yummy treat that everyone can enjoy. Sometimes I stir in gluten-free chocolate chips or chopped nuts for variety. —Nichele McCague, Poway, California

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Gluten-Free Vanilla Cupcakes

Decorate these simple gluten-free vanilla cupcakes for any special occasion or holiday. Since the frosting recipe includes cream cheese, be sure to refrigerate leftovers. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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Gluten-Free Peanut Butter Blondies

I converted these blondies to be gluten free so that my family could enjoy a comforting dessert. We were craving brownies one night, and these cakelike treats hit the spot. They are a fantastic spin on gluten-free peanut butter chocolate chip cookies. —Becky Klope, Loudonville, New York
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Peach Bavarian

Fruit molds are my specialty. This one, with its refreshing peach taste, makes a colorful salad or dessert. —Adeline Piscitelli, Sayreville, New Jersey
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Tangerine Chocolate Semifreddo

When I wanted a new frozen treat for my family, I came up with this citrusy, chocolaty version of classic Italian semifreddo. For an elegant presentation on special occasions, top each serving with whipped cream, a tangerine section and baking cocoa. —Claire Cruce, Atlanta, Georgia
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Raspberry Coconut Balls

My family loves Hostess Zingers, especially the raspberry flavor coated with coconut, inspiring this treat to make for school bake sales. We can make about four dozen in 30 minutes, and they sell out fast! —Pam Clark, Wheaton, Illinois
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Burnt Custard

The recipe for this smooth-as-silk custard came from a local restaurant years ago. With its broiled topping it looks pretty in individual cups. —Heidi Main, Anchorage, Alaska
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Grape and Berry Crumble

My daughter follows a restricted diet and told me that I nailed it with this dairy-free berry crumble recipe. I combined grapes from my garden with blueberries and strawberries, and used gluten-free flour and coconut oil. We had eaten nearly the whole pan when I realized I'd better write down the recipe. —Kallee Krong-McCreery, Escondido, California
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Cool Strawberry Cream

This fruity, luscious dessert makes a wonderful ending to a special dinner. When fresh strawberries are not available, substitute two packages frozen unsweetened strawberries, thawed and drained, for the fresh. —Joyce Cooper, Mount Forest, Ontario
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Lemon Poppyseed Cupcakes
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Lemon Poppyseed Cupcakes

Think you have to kiss your cupcake days goodbye now that you’re avoiding gluten? The Loopy Whisk’s lemon poppyseed cupcakes will restore your faith in gluten-free desserts and surprise everyone! Did we mention they’re filled with lemon curd?

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Blueberry Ice Cream

The wild blueberries on our property spark recipe ideas. When my daughter and I made this ice cream at a Girl Guide meeting, it was well received. Even today, our 10 children, 19 grandkids and 4 great-grandchildren think it tastes great. —Alma Mosher, Mohannes, New Brunswick

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Gluten-Free Rhubarb Bars

Nothing tastes like spring more than rhubarb and strawberry. The crust and crumb topping on these bars are so tasty, nobody will know they’re eating gluten-free. —Lisa Wilson, Virginia, Minnesota
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Paleo Carrot Mug Cake
Courtesy of What Great Grandma Ate

Paleo Carrot Mug Cake

Hosting a small crowd this year? Skip the oversized dessert platter and make everyone an individual carrot mug cake from What Great Grandma Ate. All desserts are more fun in tiny sizes, and this one is even paleo!

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Strawberry-Chocolate Meringue Torte

I make this rich and delicious torte whenever I'm asked to bring dessert to any occasion. Use reduced-calorie whipped topping to create a lighter version. —Christine McCullough, Auburn, Massachusetts
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Vegan and Gluten-Free Thin Mints
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Vegan and Gluten-Free Thin Mints

Tired of tasting cardboard every time you reach into a box of gluten-free cookies? Whip up your own with Natural Tasty Chef’s homemade thin mints. Serve with mocha mint coffee for what girl scout dreams are made of!

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Chocolate-Dipped Strawberry Meringue Roses

Eat these pretty treats as is or crush them into a bowl of strawberries and whipped cream. Readers of my blog, utry.it, went nuts when I posted that idea.—Amy Tong, Anaheim, California
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Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies
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Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies

After a long morning of hunting for eggs, your guests will appreciate classic comfort food like these gluten-free chocolate chip cookies from The Cookie Rookie. They are so soft and chewy; even gluten-lovers won’t be able to resist!

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Cheesecake-Stuffed Strawberries

These luscious cheesecake-stuffed strawberries are the perfect bite-sized dessert. —Stephen Munro, Beaver Bank, Nova Scotia

Carrie Madormo, RN
Now a freelance health and food writer, Carrie worked as a nurse for over a decade. When she isn't hunched over her laptop with a baby in hand, you will find her cooking her grandmother’s recipes, lacing up her running shoes or sipping coffee in the bathroom to hide from her three young children.