Edit ModuleShow Tags

10 Amazing Desserts That Will Take Easter To the Next Level

These Easter desserts are guaranteed to impress at your holiday dinner.


Published:

Peep Sunflower Cake

You've always got far too many Peeps at the holiday (though some may argue there is no such thing), so put them to use before those marshmallow treats get stale! When arranged around the edge of your standard round chocolate cake, they make a bright and happy sunflower!

You’ll need:

  • 1 package yellow cake mix (regular size)

  • 2 cans (16 ounces each) chocolate frosting

  • 19 to 20 yellow Peeps

  • 1-1 ½ cups of semisweet chocolate chips

For the complete recipe: Tasteofhome.com

Poked Pecan Carrot Cake 

You may have a tried and true carrot cake recipe that you love—but it could use a little pizzazz. If that's the case, take it to the next level with pecans and caramel. You'll have to wipe the drool off your grandma's face. 

You’ll need: 

  • The 9x13 Carrot Cake recipe of your choice, baked and cooled 

  • 14 oz sweetened condensed milk

  • 8 oz Cool Whip

  • 10.6 oz Cool Whip Vanilla Frosting (Cream Cheese flavor if your store carries it)

  • 6 oz (half a tub) of whipped cream cheese (must be whipped)

  • Approx. 1/2 cup caramel sundae sauce (just pour on as much or as little as you'd like)

  • Approx. 1 cup chopped pecans (sprinkle on as much or as little as you'd like)

For the complete recipe: Somethingswanky.com 

Bunny Mousse

These are a little bit of effort, but they are so adorable they are totally worth it. Make mousse mix and put it in cups and make bunny ears out of cookies. If you want a shortcut, use JELL-O Pudding and pre-made whipped cream.

You’ll need:

  • 2 packages of mousse mix (white chocolate, vanilla, or milk chocolate works best)

  • Angel Hair Pasta

  • Mini Marshmallows

  • Palmier cookies

  • Colored icing (optional)

  • Jelly beans or sprinkles (optional)

For whipped cream

  • 1 cup heavy cream

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 1 tablespoon confectioners’ sugar  

For the complete recipe: Centsationalgirl.com 

Easter Basket Cupcakes

Why make ordinary cupcakes when you can make these little festive Easter basket cupcakes. Use sour-candy or licorice as basket handles, and decorate with whatever cute treats you want, like jelly beans or M&M’s.

You’ll need:

  • 1 box Betty Crocker SuperMoist yellow cake mix

  • Water, Vegetable oil, and eggs as per the box

  • 1 container Betty Crocker Whipped fluffy white frosting

  • Green-colored sour candy separated into strips

  • Jelly beans or other desired candy

For the complete recipe: Bettycrocker.com 

Rice Krispie Chicks

No more square Rice Krispie Treats for your family! Tint the treats with food coloring and shape (the only trick is to do it before they get too hard), and you can make these chicks in a basket.

You’ll need:

  • 1/2 cup margarine or butter

  • 7 cups Kellogg's Rice Krispies

  • 1 lb mini marshmallows

  • Yellow Food coloring

  • mini chocolate chips

  • Candy for beaks such as candy corn, jelly beans, or chocolate covered sunflower seeds

  • Pretzel sticks or twists for legs

  • Buttercream frosting

For the complete recipe: Cuteasafox.com 

Jelly Bean Bark

Love all that delicious Peppermint Bark at Christmas time? Make it a spring treat by adding Jelly beans to the mix. Super easy and extra delicious.

You’ll need:

  • 24oz bag of Nestle Premier White Morsels

  • 10-14 oz bag of Jelly beans

For the complete recipe: Scissorsandspatulas.com 

Strawberry Chicks

These white chocolate covered strawberries (mixed with some yellow frosting) turn those traditional treats into cute chicks. Just a little extra frosting makes decorating easy.

You’ll need:

  • 1 pound ripe strawberries

  • 2 cups (1 – 12 ounce bag) high quality white chocolate chips

  • Yellow and orange food coloring

  • 1-2 tablespoons vegetable oil

  • 1 tablespoon chocolate frosting

  • 3 tablespoons cream cheese frosting, separated

  • 3 small plastic bags

For the complete recipe: Chelseasmessyapron.com 

Peep S'mores

Why wait until summer for s'mores? And why use plain old marshmallows? Make these indoor s'mores that are bright, festive and perfect for the holiday.

You’ll need:

  • Peeps

  • Hershey bars

  • graham crackers

For the complete recipe: Cupcakediariesblog.com 

Peanut Butter Eggs

Did you already eat your whole bag of Reese's eggs? And the ones that you were supposed to be leaving in the kid's Easter baskets? Save the day by making your own at home! (And no one will know how many you eat!)
What you need: !

  • 1 cup Peanut Butter

  • 1/4 cup Butter

  • 1 tsp Vanilla

  • 1 1/2 cup Powdered Sugar

  • 8 oz Dark Cocoa Melting Chips

For the complete recipe: Cincyshopper.com 

Easter Cookie Sandwich

These springy cookie sandwiches are a cross between a cookie sandwich and a whoopie pie, which means they are extra delicious. Add in some M&M’s and we doubt you'll have any left.

You’ll need:

  • 1 box of yellow cake mix

  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

  • 2 eggs

  • 1/2 cup oil

  • 1 cup Easter M&M's

  • 1 tub of Cool Whip

  • 1 small package of cheesecake pudding mix

For the complete recipe: Couponingncooking.com 

More Like This: 
Easter Brunches in NJ
Easter Bunny Photos in NJ
10 Easy New Ways to Decorate Eggs With Kids
Easter Egg Hunts in NJ

Edit ModuleShow Tags

Archive »Related Content

You Won't Believe Your Eyes at NYC's Museum of Illusions

This reality-defying venue is the latest awesome pop-up museum your kids will be obsessed with.

Gear Up for a Ghost Tour This Halloween

Hunt the paranormal and get the scoop on iconic NJ spirits.

Low-Scare Halloween Attractions for Kids in NJ

These not-so-spooky celebrations are perfect for the youngest kids (and most chicken grown-ups) in your coven.

NJ Family's Guide to Halloween

From the super scary to the not-so-spooky, the Garden State's chock-full of haunted attractions.

The Most Spooktacular Halloween Houses in New Jersey

Do you have that one house in your neighborhood that goes all out decorating for Halloween?

Add your comment: