Find more than 100 adorably cute Easter desserts, appetizers, and meals including popular treats like Bunny Butt Pretzels, Crescent Roll Carrots, and Hatching Chick Cheesecakes. Kids and adults alike will love finding these sweet and savory Easter treats in their Easter baskets or on the dinner table.
Making cute Easter desserts, appetizers, and meals is so much fun. Spring is a time for new birth and creating cupcakes, cookies, cheesecakes, chocolates, and even appetizers that look like baby animals or spring flowers makes me so happy.
Whether I'm making chocolate Easter bunnies or hand-painted lollipops to put in Easter baskets or crafting a breakfast pizza that looks like a baby chick, I'm in my element.
Nothing makes me more excited than seeing an adorably cute treat that I can share with family and friends. Of course, I always want those desserts and snacks to taste good too, so below you will find recipes to make over 100 cute Easter desserts and appetizers that look as amazing as they taste.
Let's make some CUTE EASTER DESSERTS!
What's the first thing you do on Easter morning? Do your kids rush to find their Easter baskets?
My mom always hid our's inside the house so we'd jump out of bed and run around searching for them. It was always so exciting to find that special Easter basket that had been lovingly filled by the Easter Bunny.
As an adult and former owner of two retail candy stores, I've filled my fair share of Easter baskets and I always include handmade chocolates and candies. If you are looking for something really special to add to your Easter baskets this year, be sure to check out these recipes and tutorials for making homemade or semi-homemade Easter candy.
Chocolate Easter Candy Recipes
- Reese’s Peanut Butter Bunny Feet
- Reese’s Hatching Chicks
- Hand Painted Chocolate Easter Pops
- Reese’s Peanut Butter Carrots
- Polka Dot Easter Eggs
- Carrot Candy Cups
- Chocolate Caramel Fudge filled Hatching Chicks
If your family likes sour candies be sure to check out these Sour Easter Gumdrops too!
TIPS for making homemade Easter candy:
- If you are making treats using candy melts you can easily keep the candy melts melted all day while you work. Read all about candy melts (confectionery coatings) and chocolate on my chocolate-making tips page.
- Fill small bowls, jars, or coffee mugs with the individual colors or flavors of candy melts.
- Fill an electric skillet with 1-2 inches of water and turn it on the lowest setting (warm, if possible).
- Set your bowls or jars into the water so that the water comes halfway up the sides of your bowls.
- Stir the candy as needed to stay melted.
- You can also set small bowls on a heating pad (remove the fabric cover) set on low heat. Just be sure to stir the candy often.
- If you are making any candy that requires exact temperatures, like the sour gummy bunnies. be sure you have a good candy thermometer.
- I like using an instant-read thermometer because the temperature of boiling candy can increase rapidly and a traditional mercury candy thermometer can be slow to register the temperatures.
Chocolate dipped pretzels are so popular and they can be decorated to look like adorable bunnies, bunny butts, and baby chicks.
They will look so cute in your kid's Easter basket surrounded by jelly beans & chocolate eggs, but they also make a great snack to serve to adults too.
Just set a candy dish on your dessert table and fill them with mini pretzel twist bunny butts and see how the elders in your family react.
Decorated Easter Pretzels
- White Chocolate Pretzel Easter Chicks
- Easter Bunny Pretzel Twists
- Pretzel Bunny Butts
- Easter Bunny Pretzel Pops
- Bunny Butt Pretzels
TIPS for decorating Easter Pretzels:
- Remove your pretzels from the bag and let them sit on the counter for a few hours before dipping them. This helps to keep the chocolate from cracking.
- Pop the chocolate-dipped candy in the refrigerator (in the freezer if using candy melts ) just until the chocolate hardens, which can take as few as 2 minutes. The longer the chocolate dipped pretzels sit in the chill box the more likely they are to crack.
- Also if left in the fridge too long the chocolate coating can attract beads of condensation which will make your pretzels sticky.
- Store your Easter pretzels in an airtight container at room temperature for at least a few weeks if not a few months.
- The shelf life will completely depend on the freshness of your pretzels.
- Always use pretzels that have a good best buy date (that is at least a month out) unless you plan to consume your chocolate dipped pretzels before then.
No Easter basket would be complete without some sort of Easter bunny-shaped treat.
You can make a big cereal treat chocolate bunny to place in the center of your basket or small homemade sour gummy bunnies to snuggle in with the jelly beans.
Below are links to some of my favorite Easter bunny treats...
Easter Bunny Desserts and Candies
- Homemade Sour Gummy Bunnies
- Raiding the Carrot Patch Peeps Pudding
- Reese’s Fudge Easter Bunnies
- Peanut Butter Fudge Filled Chocolate Easter Bunnies
- Peanut Butter Fudge Bunnies
- Cocoa Krispies Easter Bunny Treats
- Frozen Yogurt Bunny Pops
If you don't have a lot of cake decorating experience this Easter Bunny Sheet Cake is a perfect project for you because it's simple to make using a template. See the video tutorial and step-by-step instructions to make this cute bunny cake here.
TIPS for making bunny-shaped Easter desserts:
- Use the cutest candy (royal icing) eyes you can find. I prefer to use royal icing eyes that come on a sheet of parchment paper (like candy buttons) as I think they are much cuter than those that are available in most craft or grocery stores.
- Size matters. Use the candy eyes that look best on your treats. You can find eyes in about 10 different sizes.
- ¼ inch royal icing eyes work great on a lot of treats but sometimes ½ inch candy eyes or even jumbo ¾ inch candy eyes work better.
Aren't fuzzy little lambs just the cutest?
How can your heart not melt when you look at these sweet little lamb-shaped chocolates, cakes, cupcakes, and pretzels? They are just so sweet.
I personally can't decide which of these cute Easter desserts is my favorite. Can you?
Lamb Themed Desserts
- White and Dark Chocolate Nutter Butter Lamb Pops
- Oreo Lamb Lollipops
- Lamb Pretzel Pops
- Rice Krispies Treat Lamb Pops
- Woolly Lamb White Chocolate Bark
- Fluffy Sheep Cupcakes
- S’mores Lamb Cake
TIPS for making Cute Lamb Treats for Easter:
- Lambs are fuzzy so you can decorate your treats using frosting, white chocolate, or even marshmallows.
- You'll notice most of my lambs have dark faces and that is because the contrast of the black and white makes for really cute looking treats and I personally like those little lambs. You can make your cute lamb treats all white if you prefer.
If you want to make a savory dish that looks like a fuzzy little lamb, be sure to check out this yummy hot chicken dip. It's my family's favorite appetizer and every holiday I like to turn it into something fun like this cute Easter Chicken Dip.
Speaking of adorably cute! How much do you love these fun bunny butt desserts?
I am so obsessed with creating bunny butt treats for Easter. They are super easy to make by simply adding little bunny feet and a fluffy tail to cupcakes, brownies, cookies, and even ice cream cones, and everyone loves them.
Bunny Butt Desserts
- Brownie Bunny Butts with Reese’s Peanut Butter Paws
- Chocolate Caramel Fudge Easter Bunnies
- OREO Bunny Butt Cookies
- Chocolate Coconut Cheese Ball Bunny Bum
- Chocolate Bunny Silhouettes made using Vanilla Wafer Cookies
- Down The Bunny Hole Push-Up Pop Treats
- Bunny Butt Ice Cream Cones
TIPS for making Bunny Butt Desserts:
- You can make your own bunny feet using candy melts, marshmallows, modeling chocolate, fondant, or even frosting.
- To make the toes you can use food coloring markers, pink candy melts, or sprinkles.
- The fluffy white bunny tails can be made using frosting, marshmallows, modeling chocolate, white chocolate malted milk balls, or even white chocolate truffles.
- You can also find candy bunny butt decorating kits that make crafting bunny butt desserts super easy. If you don't need the entire kit you can buy just the candy bunny feet.
Even more Cute Easter Desserts!
Rice Krispie Treats are one of the easiest recipes to make for any holiday including Easter.
You can serve them plain, add color, decorate them, or dip them in chocolate or candy melts.
Whether you make homemade rice krispie treats or use store-bought cereal treats you can craft them to look like the cutest baby chicks, rainbow Peeps, or Easter bunnies.
Easter Rice Krispie Treats
- Rice Krispie Treat Bunny Pops
- Rainbow Rice Krispie Treat Pinwheels
- Rice Krispie Treat Chicks
- Fuzzy Chick Pops
- Rainbow Peeps Cereal Treats
TIPS for making Easter Rice Krispie Treats:
- To make homemade rice Krispie treat, melt 6 tablespoons of European salted butter (for the very best flavor) along with 16 ounces of mini marshmallows then stir in 7 cups of Rice Krispies Cereal and pour into a well-buttered 9x13 inch pan.
- Let the treats rest for a few hours before cutting and dipping them in chocolate.
- Or let the treats cool slightly before sculpting or molding them.
I love cheesecake and have so much fun decorating them for the holidays. You can be assured that every year I will create at least one new Easter cheesecake to share with you.
The cheesecake filling is so easy to color so there are so many possibilities when decorating a cheesecake.
Plus cheesecakes baked in a silicone mold will hold their shape really well so you can get crafty and bake your Easter cheesecakes shaped like bunnies, Easter eggs, or even carrots.
- Naturally Colored Orange Cheesecake Carrots
- Naturally Colored Raspberry, Blueberry and Lemon Cheesecake Peeps
- Tie-Dye Cheesecake Easter Eggs
- How to Paint Cheesecake Easter Eggs
- Bunny Butt Cheesecakes
- Rainbow Cheesecake Easter Eggs
- Hatching Chick Cheesecakes
- Decorated Daisy Cheesecake (not pictured)
TIPS for baking shaped Easter Cheesecakes:
- When you bake a cheesecake in a shaped silicone mold be sure to freeze it solid before pushing the dessert out of the mold.
- If you try to remove a refrigerated cheesecake from a mold you will possibly dent it.
- Frozen cheesecake thaws rather quickly so you can plate the frozen cheesecakes before you sit down to eat dinner then when you are ready for dessert the cheesecake will be thawed and ready to eat.
Cupcakes are a super popular treat for any holiday but my family does not like cake so I don't tend to make a lot of cupcakes for our special occasions.
I do love decorating them though, and I have fun making these cute Easter cupcakes to share with you.
I hope you enjoy!
- Carrot Thief Cupcakes
- Ravenous Rabbit Cupcakes
- Easter Carrot Top Cupcakes
- Reese’s Cup Easter Bunny Cupcakes
- Bunny Butt Cupcakes
TIPS for making Easter Cupcakes:
- Quickly decorate Easter cupcakes by topping them with frosting and Easter candy.
- Bake your cupcakes in colorful printed Easter cupcake wrappers to make them look festive.
- Or wrap the cupcakes in a paper wrapper that is decorated for the holiday.
- Cupcakes will keep for up to 5 days if stored in an airtight container at room temperature but will become quite moist so be sure to line your container with either cardboard or paper towels which will help to wick up any extra moisture.
- Speaking of moist cupcakes if you freeze your cupcakes for a day your cupcakes will be really moist. It really works!
Have you ever had homemade marshmallows? They are so much better than anything you can buy in the store and are fairly simple to make too.
Some of the recipes below use homemade marshmallows while others use store-bought marshmallows but you can always swap them out.
- Swirling Chocolate Marshmallow Eggs
- Giant Homemade Marshmallow Peep
- Homemade Marshmallow Easter Bunny Paws
- Peeps Popcorn Balls
- Homemade Marshmallow Easter Chicks
TIPS for making Easter Marshmallows:
- If making homemade marshmallows be sure to use a sturdy countertop mixer as the marshmallows need to beat for quite a while and can easily burn out a handheld mixer.
- Liberally dust your sticky homemade marshmallows with powdered sugar or a mixture of powdered sugar and cornstarch so they don't stick together.
- Brush off any excess powdered sugar before dipping your marshmallows in melted chocolate.
Baby chicks make cute Easter desserts too. They are so simple to make just by adding big eyes, an orange beak, and two little chicken feet to a yellow dessert like lemon bars or cake balls.
Baby Chick Themed Easter Treats
- Adorable Hatching Chicks Rice Krispies Treats
- Coconut Chick Cake Balls
- White Chocolate Candy Filled Easter Chicks
- Lemon Bar Chick
- Little Lemon Bar Chicks
TIPS for making Baby Chick Themed Treats for Easter:
- You can create chicken feet and beaks using orange candy melts, orange slices or gumdrops, modeling chocolate, fondant, frosting, or even circus peanuts.
- My favorite candies to use to make beaks on smaller baby chick treats are orange candy-coated sunflower seeds.
Making cookies with family and friends for any holiday can be fun and crafting cute bunnies, lambs, and chicks for Easter is a really joyful experience.
I know you are going to love the recipes below...
- Simple Stamped Sheep Cookies
- How To Bake Cookies in Hard Candy Molds
- Bunny Slipper Cookies
- Easter Animal Crackers
- Cookie Kids in Pink Bunny Pajamas
- Easter Bonnet Cookies (ladies hat)
- Linzer Cookie Daisies (not pictured)
TIPS for making Easter Cookies:
- Roll out your cookie dough on a silicone baking mat for easy removal.
- Cut out the shapes using cookie cutters then remove the excess dough.
- Slide cardboard or a cutting board under the silicone mat and place it in the freezer for about 5 minutes.
- Remove and peel the firm dough off the silicone mat and place on a parchment paper-lined cookie sheet (or if you have several silicone mats, simply set the entire mat on your cookie sheet).
- You will have perfectly shaped cookies using this method.
Chocolate Easter Eggs
No Easter basket would be complete without a few chocolate eggs nestled among the jelly beans and chocolate Easter bunnies. You can make delicious chocolate eggs at home.
- peanut butter eggs
- caramel chocolate eggs
- chocolate bark eggs and solid chocolate eggs
- coconut cream eggs
- marshmallow eggs
- chocolate truffle eggs
- chocolate raspberry eggs
- Easter egg hot chocolate bombs (not pictured)
- breakable candy-filled chocolate Easter eggs (not pictured)
Now, let's make some CUTE EASTER APPETIZERS!
Have you ever tried your hand and crafting some cute Easter appetizers?
Hard-boiled eggs are super easy to make look festive. You can decorate them and serve them whole or cut them in half and turn them into fun deviled eggs.
Now that you've seen these fun ideas for Easter eggs you may never serve plain deviled eggs again.
Easter Themed Eggs
- Deviled Egg Daisies
- Hard Boiled Egg Carrots
- Deviled Egg Emoji
- Deviled Egg Bunny Feet
- Hatching Chick Hard Boiled Eggs
TIPS for making perfect hard-boiled eggs:
- Steam them!
- Steaming your eggs will give you easy-to-peel perfectly cooked hard-boiled eggs.
- Bring 1 inch of water in a large pot to a boil.
- Set your eggs in a steamer basket and set the basket down into the pot so that the water does not touch the eggs.
- Cover with a tight-fitting lid and allow the eggs to cook for 13 minutes.
- Remove the eggs from the hot water and place them in a large bowl filled with ice cubes and water.
- Let the eggs cool completely for about 20 minutes.
- Place one egg along with a tablespoon or so of water in a small plastic container and cover with a tight-fitting lid.
- Shake the container until the eggshell cracks and begins to fall off the egg.
- Remove the egg and the shell should just slide right off.
- Use these hard-boiled eggs to make cute Easter appetizers.
Speaking of cute Easter appetizers, one of my most popular posts, which I created back in 2011, is my Crescent Roll Carrots filled with Egg or Ham Salad. They can be served as an appetizer or a meal for Easter lunch, brunch, or dinner.
Even if you are serving a traditional meal of ham and green bean and sweet potato casserole you can add a touch of whimsy by including some Baby Chick Cheese Balls or Veggie Pizza Carrots on your menu.
Festive Easter Appetizers
- Carrot Shaped Veggie Pizzas
- Flower Crisps Appetizers With Roasted Red Pepper Pesto
- Crescent Roll Cream Horn Carrots for Easter Brunch
- Crescent Roll Carrots Filled with Egg or Ham Salad
- Baby Chick Cheese Balls
This Easter Cheese Ball is so darn cute! Your whole family will fall in love with this Hatching Chick Cheese Ball recipe.
TIPS for making Easter Appetizers:
- Greet your Easter dinner guests with a plateful of fun Easter appetizers for them to snack on.
- This will keep everyone from getting too hungry while you are putting the final touches on your perfect Easter dinner.
- It will also set the mood for the party, which will be bright and cheerful.
Cute Easter Breakfast or Brunch Food
Start out your Easter morning with a whimsical breakfast. These fun Easter breakfast recipes will get your kids excited to sit down and eat some real food before they bite the ear off of their chocolate Easter bunny or stuff their bellies with jelly beans.
The Veggie Pizza Easter Egg will really dress up your Easter brunch table and the Baby Chick Sugar Spoons are perfect to serve with a nice cup of tea.
- Easter Chick Sugar Spoons
- Hollow 3-D Crescent Roll Easter Eggs filled with Scrambled Eggs
- Breakfast Pizza Chick topped with Scrambled Eggs, Ham & Cheese
- Easter Egg Veggie Pizza
- Hash Brown Fritter Easter Eggs
- Easter Egg Pastries
- Breakfast Pizza Peeps
- Daisy Pastries (not pictured)
There are no traditional Easter dinner recipes here on Hungry Happenings but I do hope you have enjoyed seeing all my cute Easter desserts, appetizers, and meals.
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How sweet is this Baby Chick Cupcake Cake? It's made with lemon cupcakes and topped with lemon frosting.
Cupcake cakes are rather easy to make and decorate and on the recipe post I share some tips and tricks for assembling and frosting a cupcake cake a breeze.
If you prefer to make whole cakes, be sure to check out these Lemon Cake Chicks. They are pretty cute too!
Head on over to Dixie Crystals to see the recipe to make these adorable Meringue Bunny Feet. This recipe is so simple. It only takes a few ingredients and about 15 minutes of prep time to make these cute Easter desserts.
How much would your little one like snacking on this PB&J Bunny Sandwich on Easter? It is super easy to make so you can spend more time hunting for Easter eggs.
If you love celebrating Easter with cute Easter desserts be sure to check out these other fun Easter recipes from some of my favorite bloggers.
- Easter Peeps S'mores Dip from The Decorated Cookie
- Paint Your Own Stained Glass Cross Cookies from The Partiologist
- Easter Basket Cupcakes from Sugar Hero
- Easter Gingerbread House from Haniela's
- Cute Chick Cupcakes from Amanda's Cookin'
- Carrot Cake Pops from Rose Bakes
- Jelly Belly Cookie Boxes from Glorious Treats
- Easter Bunny Cookie Pops from Bakerella
- Speckled Robin Egg Candy Spoons from Sugartown Sweets
- Spring Flower Pretzel Bites from Princess Pinky Girl
- Daisy Cookie Cups with Lemon Curd from Dixie Crystals
- Peanut Butter Cup Bunnies from Kids Activities Blog
- Baked Carrot Cake Donuts from Real Housemoms
I love making fun food for parties and special occasions and sharing my creative ideas with you. What cute Easter desserts, appetizers or meals do you plan to make for your family? Let me know by leaving a comment below.
Thanks and have a sweet day!
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All your treats are so cute, but I'm such a sucker for all those adorable lambs!
Thanks, Heather! I love the furry little lambs too. 🙂