18 Fantastic Easter Desserts You Should Try

We’re just a handful of days away from Easter and it’s a reminder of all things fresh and new. The traditions that come along with each holiday are part of what make them so special, not necessarily the activities themselves, but the significance of each one and the chance to enjoy them together. We all celebrate in a different way, maybe it’s a sunrise worship service or an Easter Egg hunt with the kids, or a decadent brunch. However we choose to celebrate, there will be together time and there will be food! And it won’t be any old dish, it will be something special, and that’s why I’ve gathered 18 fantastic Easter desserts for your celebration this weekend.

18 Fantastic Easter Desserts

18 Fantastic Easter Desserts

It’s always nice to have new options to add to some of those traditions, so we’ve found several types of yummy Easter desserts to add to your menu and grocery list this week. Some are more traditional, some are the perfect combination of quick and impressive, others involve fresh fruits and then I’ve even thrown in a few the kids can do with you. Whichever you choose, there are plenty of options to enjoy making and eating together!

For those who love the fresh taste of fruit in dessert

Strawberry Pie – This is a classic that you can never really go wrong with.

Pound Cake  with fresh berries and whipped cream – There are so many beautiful and tasty ways to serve this crowd pleaser.

Lemonade Cake – A personal favorite of mine.

Grilled Pineapple Dessert – A dessert that can be made on the grill and involves fruit is a perfect way to welcome spring.

Strawberry Shortcake – Another fun dessert with fresh strawberries.

Cherry Limeade Cake – Tasty, not fussy to make and it looks beautiful.

For those who want to get the kids involved

Meyer Lemon Pies – This one literally only has 3 ingredients.

Nutter Butter Banana Pudding – Have you ever met a kid who doesn’t love pudding or Nutter Butters?

Double Chocolate Mousse – A recipe that starts with brownie mix, chocolate mousse, and whipped cream is sure to impress those gathered around the table when the kids announce that they made it.

Coconut Cream Chocolate Dessert – There are several steps for this one, but each one is quick, making it fun for the kids to help create and serve.

For those who need to save time or oven space

Easy Pineapple Carrot Cake  – It’s Carrot Cake with the word Easy in front of it, which makes it a great option with all the other cooking for your dinner

Key Lime Mousse – A fresh, fruity dessert than can be prepped and ready ahead of time

Lemon Cheesecake Dessert -Easy, fresh and perfect for warm spring Easters!

Tuxedo Bars – These bars are made in a 9 x 13 pan and start with a cake mix, so they save lots of time, and the kids can even help

Chocolate Cheesecake – This cheesecake can be made in the crock pot, and you don’t have to be a Cheesecake expert to make it either.

For those who want something extra special

Pavlova with Lemon Curd and Fresh Berries – It may surprise you to find Pavlova included on several traditional Easter Dessert menus until you see this light beauty with a delicious ingredient list!

Baked Pineapple Dessert – One of those desserts that look way more complicated than it really is, and is great for Easter!

Zucchini carrot cake – You simply have to include carrots on the Easter menu somehow!

Coconut Pineapple Crisp with coconut macadamia nut ice cream – This recipe is great for those who are sensitive to gluten, and having a tasty dessert is quite a treat for those on special diets

Now it’s your turn …

Now all that’s left to do is pick your favorite Easter Dessert! The hard part is picking just one to create the sweetest final course to your Easter meal. Go ahead and pin the lovely  Easter desserts below. Keep it in your Pinterest board to find all these yummy desserts again for your next special event. Even if that event is a family dinner on a Tuesday night. When family and friends are gathered around the table it’s a meal worth celebrating!
18 fantastic Easter desserts

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Strawberry Chocolate Chip Krispie Treats

This post is from Kate.  I love having Kate share her recipes here with us!

The closer we get to summer, the more weddings, birthdays and other parties we end up going to. This year, our celebrating season kicked off with one of my best friends getting married. The ceremony was in the evening so I volunteered to put together lunch for the bridal party to munch on while getting ready – and these sweet treats capped off the meal.

Krispie treats have been a favorite around here lately. They’re quick and easy enough that I can throw them together during nap time and I’ve been finding the basic recipe is really easy to switch up to keep things from being too routine. For this one, I used flavored marshmallows and mixed in some chocolate chips. The result is a cross between a chocolate covered strawberry and a krispie treat – so good!

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To get these started, you only need four ingredients. they couldn’t be easier!

StrawberryKrispieIngredients

Strawberry Chocolate Chip Krispie Treats
Ingredients
  • 4 Tbsp. butter
  • 12 oz. strawberry-flavored marshmallows
  • 6 cups crisped rice cereal
  • 1¼ semi-sweet chocolate chips
Instructions
  1. Grease a 9x13" pan well and set aside.
  2. In a large pot, melt the butter oven medium heat. Add the marshmallows and stir until smooth and melted. Stir in crisped rice cereal.
  3. Remove from heat, fold in chocolate chips and then transfer to the prepared pan. Using a greased spatula, pat down evenly.
  4. Let cool completely before cutting into squares. Store in an airtight container.

 

Kate is a home cook and new mom  from New Jersey. In addition to sharing recipes with Eat at Home readers, she blogs her cooking adventures at Kate’s Recipe Box. When she’s not in the kitchen, you can find her reading or tending to her garden.

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Double Chocolate Cake Bars with Peppermint Frosting

Looking for an easy Christmas treat?  If you like peppermint and chocolate together, you will love these.

The pink frosting and crushed candy canes makes the bars look pretty too.  I love that, because I’m not the best at making pretty food.

These start with a cake mix and get topped with Duncan Hines Frosting Creations peppermint flavor.  The cake part is the same as in my Tuxedo Bar recipe.  Which is just Double Chocolate Bundt Cake baked in a sheet cake pan.

It’s one of my favorite recipes, because it’s so amazingly chocolate and it’s versatile too.

Here’s what you’ll need to make Double Chocolate Cake Bars with Peppermint Frosting:   [Read more…]

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Turtle Crescents

We’re no stranger to crescent rolls here at Eat at Home. They are so convenient to have on hand, and so versatile! There were some great recipes linked up at the last Ingredient Spotlight: Canned Biscuits, Crescent Rolls etc.  Here is another you can add to your arsenal of quick and easy things to do with canned crescent rolls.  And I’ve got one more to share with you next week.

Today’s recipe is a spin off of Tiffany’s Chocolate Croissants.  I’m calling them Turtle Crescents!

They could be made to look a lot prettier with caramel instead of caramel sauce, and maybe a chocolate drizzle over the top too.  The inside however…will keep you coming back for more!  That melted chocolate-y goodness, topped with the sweet caramel and crunchy nuts..pretty tasty.  The best part is, they can be made quick, fast and in a hurry!

Turtle Crescents
Ingredients
  • 1 can Crescent Rolls
  • ¼-1/2 cup Hershey's Baking Melts*
  • ¼ cup chopped walnuts or pecans (optional)
  • caramel (I used caramel sauce, which is a little thin)
  • *or chocolate chips
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to temperature on crescent rolls.
  2. Unroll crescent roll dough and divide into triangles.
  3. Add baking melts (or sprinkle with chocolate chips)
  4. Roll dough into crescents
  5. Bake according to package directions.
  6. Once crescent rolls are done, drizzle with caramel and nuts. Enjoy!
 When not contributing here, Kim is Makin’ it Mo’Betta with 3 kids, 2 dogs, and 1 crazy life!

Cranberry Fudge Pie

Think chocolate covered cranberries in pie form! I found this recipe on the King Arthur Flour website, and I knew I had to try it.

The rich color of the cranberries makes a gorgeous presentation for the holidays!  (and it would have been nice if I had remembered to take a picture before we starting hacking into it!)  My family enjoyed this over Thanksgiving, and I feel sure it will make another appearance very soon.   [Read more…]

Ingredient Spotlight: Chocolate Chips 2012

I would venture to say that we use 50-75 bags of chocolate chips in our house each year.  At least.

I buy a bag or two each week at the grocery.  Around the holidays, I really stock up.

We love our chocolate chip cookies.  And all other kinds of chocolate too.

My latest chocolate chip find is Hershey’s Baking Melts.  Those are the large, flat chocolates in the photo.  They stay creamy in cookies and give a big burst of chocolate flavor.  If you find them in your store, pick up a bag and try them.  Super yummy!  (Hershey’s doesn’t know me, I’m just sharing a new product I love.)

Here are a few of my favorite recent chocolate chip recipes:  [Read more…]

Pumpkin Biscoff Monster Cookies


It’s no secret that I love oats. I recently confessed to having 6 boxes of quick oats in the pantry, because I’m apparently afraid of running out.

But I didn’t realize until recently that we as a country actually have a National Oatmeal Day – October 29.

These cookies are perfect for celebrating National Oatmeal Day or any day, for that matter.

These are an adaptation of the traditional monster cookie. Instead of peanut butter, which I don’t think would be good with pumpkin, I used Biscoff. The consistency is about the same as peanut butter, but it’s made with mildly spiced ginger cookies so it pairs nicely with the pumpkin.

This version of monster cookies is softer than the traditional monsters. But they are every bit as delicious. It also makes a monster-sized batch of cookies. You will be at the oven, baking for quite a while.

The good news is that the cookies freeze well. Because they are soft, I recommend freezing them in a single layer or in layers separated with wax paper.

Here’s what you’ll need to make them: [Read more…]

Strawberry Chocolate Chip Cake with Strawberry Icing

Have you ever made a recipe that you just weren’t sure about?  Even while I was baking this, I didn’t know if it would be good or not.  I had the idea to change up the recipe for Tuxedo Bars and I had a strawberry cake mix in the pantry.  Chocolate and strawberries go together, right?

I asked about the cake on Facebook, just to see if others thought it sounded good.  I also wanted to know what kind of icing to put on it.  I couldn’t decide between chocolate, vanilla or strawberry.  After reading all the opinions of readers on the EaH Facebook page, I decided to go with strawberry icing.

The result was marvelous!  The fresh strawberry frosting really set off the cake and the mini chocolate chips gave it just enough chocolate flavor.  This makes a 15×10 inch sheet cake, so it’s great for a crowd.  But I think it would also freeze well, if you have more than you can eat.

Here’s what you’ll need:  [Read more…]

White Chocolate Raspberry Homemade Ice Cream and a $200 Walmart Card Giveaway!

It’s no secret that I love ice cream. I’m pretty sure ice cream is a perfect food. It’s so creamy and sweet and easy to eat. If I could get away with it, I’d eat two bowls a day.

I love to make ice cream too. I almost always do a variation on the sweetened condensed milk and half & half recipe. Now I’ve got a variation that you are going to love. It will open a whole world of new homemade ice cream flavors to you.

The secret is International Delight coffee creamer! I did have to play around with this a little bit. (I know. Such a sacrifice to have to eat more ice cream.)

At first, I used all International Delight and no half & half. It worked, but it didn’t set up nearly as well as I thought it should. So the next batch I used 1 cup half & half and 1 cup International Delight. Perfect!

I’ve tried the White Chocolate Raspberry and Peppermint Mocha flavors in the ice cream recipe. Both were delicious.

Here’s what you’ll need to make it (minus the half & half that didn’t make it into the photo):  [Read more…]

Tuxedo Bars – Double Chocolate Cake Bars with Buttercream Frosting

My friend’s husband said these should be called Penguin Bars, but I think that implies that they’re frozen.  He ate quite a few of them though.  Enough to equal a whole penguin.

It’s hard to resist chocolate cake bars studded with chocolate chips and topped with buttercream.

The cake part of this is the same recipe as my Double Chocolate Bundt Cake.  The kind of pan makes all the difference.  I like both versions, but I think the bars are even more moist than the cake.

No ingredient photo this time, but here’s the recipe:  [Read more…]