If you’re looking for Easter dessert recipes to serve as the finale at an Easter meal, I have you covered. Light and fresh springtime flavors abound, like lush lemon, fluffy coconut, and juicy berries. And you may be surprised at how easy it is to make homemade Easter chocolates, like these peanut butter Easter eggs and chocolate buttercream Easter egg candies.
And if carrot cake is on the menu (a certain somebunny’s favorite!), I have several variations.
Easter Dessert Ideas
As a published baking cookbook author, I’ve made my fair share of seasonal and holiday treats. I particularly love Easter desserts because they’re filled with fresh flavors, florals, lots of lemon and coconut, plus plenty of pretty pastel colors.
Whether you’re planning an Easter brunch or dinner, my team and I know first-hand that hosting, cooking, and/or baking adds a lot to your plate (literally). Plus, it can feel overwhelming to select a dessert for a holiday! We want to make it easier for you to find dependable recipes that turn out right and always taste delicious.
*On the first try.*
The following list includes some of my highest-rated Easter dessert recipes—from show-stopping cakes to easy kid-approved goodies—each reviewed and loved by bakers around the world. I have a lot of Easter dessert ideas, so hop to it!
My favorite? Easter cookies are always a specialty, and a fun way to spend the afternoon, especially if you have young bakers looking for an activity.
Are you thinking about brunch? My Easter brunch recipes page has all my favorites for the holiday.
20+ Favorite Easter Dessert Recipes
Gluten-Free Easter Dessert Ideas
Just in case you’re looking for gluten free options.
- Pavlova is always a lovely GF choice for Easter.
- This 7-ingredient chocolate coconut tart is GF and vegan.
- Tint these French macarons with pretty pastels.
- Coconut macaroons are a popular choice!
- Only 6 ingredients needed for crème brûlée.
And, finally, here is a super simple recipe for Easter Bunny Bark. You’ll need 8 ounces of semi-sweet chocolate (or milk chocolate) and 8 ounces of white chocolate, plus your favorite Easter candies.Print
You need just a couple ingredients for this super easy Easter dessert recipe. Kids love to help sprinkle on the candies!
- 8 ounces (226g) semi-sweet chocolate, coarsely chopped*
- 8 ounces (226g) white chocolate, coarsely chopped*
- 1 cup assorted Easter candies (crushed robin eggs, pastel M&Ms, pastel sprinkles, etc)
- Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat. Set aside.
- Melt the semi-sweet chocolate. Use a double boiler or microwave. If using the microwave, stop and stir the chocolate every 20 seconds to help avoid seizing. Pour onto prepared baking sheet and spread out into a large rectangle. Set in the refrigerator to chill for 20 minutes or until no longer wet-looking.
- During this time, melt the white chocolate and let it sit for 5-10 minutes before pouring on top of the cold bottom layer. (The high heat on the cold bottom layer may prevent the two layers from sticking together.) Spread the white chocolate into an even layer on top, then decorate with candies.
- Allow the bark to set at room temperature in a cool, dry environment—this usually takes around 45 minutes. If needed, you can stick it in the refrigerator to help speed things up. Once hardened, break into pieces as large or as small as you want.
- Make Ahead & Freezing Instructions: Store bark in an airtight container at room temperature in a cool, dry place or in the refrigerator for up to 3 weeks. For longer storage, freeze for up to 2 months and thaw overnight in the refrigerator.
- Special Tools (affiliate links): Baking Sheet | Silicone Baking Mat or Parchment Paper | Double Boiler or Glass Mixing Bowl
- Chocolate: Do not use chocolate chips or morsels. Pure chocolate is best for easy melting and best taste. I like Ghirardelli, Baker’s, Lindt, or Trader Joe’s pound plus bars.
Keywords: easter bunny bark, easter candy
And don’t forget about classic hot cross buns, which can be served any time of day!