Easter Treat Ideas

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These Easter desserts and treats can be served along with Easter dinner or even as treats in Easter baskets. They are as fun to make as they are to eat! See our recipe for Easter Bird Nests below.

A collage showing an Easter Bunny Cake, A carrot cake Bundt Cake, and Chocolate Peanut Butter Easter Eggs
Left to right: Easter Bunny Cake, Carrot Bundt Cake, and Homemade Peanut Butter Easter Eggs.

I absolutely LOVE Easter desserts and treats! All of the warm, pastel colors make me feel like the cold Winter is finally behind us. These Easter dessert recipes pair perfectly with any Easter dinner. And our Easter treats are just so dainty and pretty. It is so easy to get kids involved in making Easter recipes too. What kid can resist decorating and eating treats like these? Don’t miss our bonus recipe for White Chocolate Bird Nests below!

Easter Cookies

I love fun and creative cookies and candies for Easter. The pastel colors and Easter candy are so fun for decorating! Here are some of our favorite cookie and candy ideas:

  • Easter Cadbury Mini-Egg Cookies – These Easter Cadbury Mini Egg Cookies take chocolate chip cookies to a whole new level! Rich and creamy chocolate candy eggs goodness in every bite.
  • Cadbury Creme Egg Stuffed Easter Cookies – Cadbury Creme Easter Cookies are so rich and decadent! Fudgy cookies with a hidden surprise baked right in the center.
  • Carrot Cake Cookies with Cream Cheese Frosting – These Carrot Cake Cookies with Cream Cheese Frosting are a MUST for carrot cake lovers! You will love the frosting. So many delicious flavors in one little cookie!
  • Soft Sugar Cookies – This soft sugar cookie dough recipe is a copycat recipe of the “Grandma’s” big, frosted cookies sold in grocery stores. The cream cheese frosting and freshness of the cookies make them even better!

Easter Treats and Candies

  • Chocolate Peanut Butter Easter Eggs – These homemade Peanut Butter Easter Eggs are a family tradition at Easter. A smooth peanut butter filling covered in chocolate is decorated with icing flowers.
  • Easter Cake Pops – These cake pops are easy to make Easter-themed. Use pastel chocolate melts and sprinkles. Learn how to make cake pops with this easy tutorial.
  • No-Bake Chocolate Bird Nests – These Chocolate Bird Nests are a favorite for Easter in our family. My kids love helping to make the little nests and adding little chocolate eggs to the middle. They are the perfect spring-time, no-bake treat.
  • Hershey Kiss Pretzels – These are the perfect combination of sweet and salty. The creamy chocolate with the crunch of the pretzel. Use pastel M&M’s for a fun Easter treat.

Easter Cakes and Cupcakes

When you are serving a crowd for Easter dinner, cakes are the way to go! You can serve a bunch of people with just one, easy cake (or cupcakes).

  • Classic Carrot Cake – This Classic Carrot Cake recipe uses crushed pineapple and cinnamon to give the cake a rich, moist texture. Smooth cream cheese frosting gives it just the right balance of sweetness.
  • Easter Bunny Cake – This adorable Easter bunny cake is made with two small round cakes cut out to make the bunny shape.
  • Coconut Cream Cake with Coconut Cream Cheese Frosting – Coconut Cream Cake is layer upon layer of coconut flavor in every bite! Coconut infused cake, coconut cream cheese frosting, sprinkled with toasted coconut.
  • Easter Coconut Cupcakes – Our Tasty Coconut Cupcakes make the perfect Easter dessert! Light and fluffy coconut cake with creamy coconut frosting.

Easter Lemon-Flavored Treats

  • Lemon Cream Cheese Bars – These bars are tangy, sweet, soft, chewy, and perfectly delicious. The buttery crust layer and crumble on top complement the light, fluffy lemony cream cheese mixture.
  • Very Best Lemon Bars – These lemon bars are a tart, yummy dessert with a tangy lemon layer, cookie crust, and dusting of powdered sugar. A real Easter treat!
  • Nothing Bundt Cake’s Lemon Cake Copycat – This Nothing Bundt Cakes Lemon Cake copycat recipe tastes just like the original! A sweet, tart cake with an AMAZING cream cheese frosting. 
  • Easy Lemon Cupcakes – These Lemon Cupcakes with Lemon Cream Frosting taste like cupcakes you would buy at an expensive cupcake shop. Creamy lemon flavor in every bite!

Pies Perfect for Easter

Pie is always a favorite dessert for Easter dinner. Especially tangy, citrus pies and cream pies. They are the perfect Easter dessert for a crowd.

  • Coconut Cream Pie – Coconut Cream Pie is a silky smooth dessert with a flaky crust and a coconut filling, topped with coconut whipped cream and toasted coconut sprinkles.
  • Lemon Meringue Pie – Lemon Meringue Pie is one of my all-time favorites. Smooth, tart lemon filling with light and fluffy meringue that melts in your mouth. The best lemon pie you will ever taste!
  • Island Pecan Pie – Island Pecan Pie is loaded with pineapple, coconut, and pecans in a delicious creamy filling. A tropical twist on a pecan pie classic!
  • Sour Cream Lemon Pie – Sour Cream Lemon Pie is a creamy, zesty, dessert perfect for holidays, summertime, anytime! It is fresh and tangy and super easy to make.
  • Key Lime Pie – This Key Lime Pie recipe comes straight from Savannah, Georgia. It is smooth and creamy with the perfect blend of tart and sweet.
  • Lemon Cream Pie – This Creamy Lemon Pie is packed full of tart, lemon flavor and creamy goodness. This recipe is super easy to make and is always a crowd pleaser!
  • Four Layer Banana Pudding – stacked with bananas, pudding, cheesecake filling and crunchy cookies.

Easter DIY Craft – Panoramic Easter Eggs

Above view of a Panoramic Easter Egg surrounded by jelly beans

I am adding these Panoramic Easter Eggs as a bonus because even though it is a “recipe”, technically they are not edible. These were a favorite of ours growing up so we just had to add them to this fun Easter list! Click the link for step by step instructions on how to make this fun Easter craft.

How to Make Bird Nests

Plate with White Chocolate Bird Nests topped with colorful jellybeans.

Bird Nests – Easter Treat Ideas

5 from 13 votes
These White Chocolate Bird Nests are crunchy and delicious. They are the perfect Easter treat. So fun to decorate with Peeps and jelly beans.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Setting Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 10



  • 1 c. chow mein noodles
  • 1/2 c. shredded coconut (lightly toasted)
  • 1 bag white chocolate chips
  • 1 bag Jelly Beans


  • Pour the white chocolate chips into a microwave safe bowl and melt in the microwave on low, stirring frequently.
    Mixing bowl of melted white chocolate chips with a spoon.
  • Once the chips are melted, add the chow mein noodles and toasted coconut. Stir until everything is well coated in the white chocolate.
    Mixing bowl with melted white chocolate chips, chow mien noodles and toasted coconut.
  • Spoon out large sections and shape into nests onto a cookie sheet lined with wax paper.
    Cookie sheet with small stacks of white chocolate nests.
  • Place 3-4 jelly beans on top in the middle before they set. Allow them to set for 30 minutes before serving.
    Cookie sheet with jelly beans on top of White Chocolate Bird Nests.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 369kcalCarbohydrates: 53gProtein: 6gFat: 16gSaturated Fat: 10gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.4gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 7mgSodium: 215mgPotassium: 141mgFiber: 2gSugar: 34gVitamin A: 10IUVitamin C: 0.3mgCalcium: 70mgIron: 1mg

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Emily Walker

Emily lives in Meridian, Idaho, with her husband, Beau, a physician assistant, and her three incredible children: a son and two daughters. Travel is one of her favorite ways to experience new cultures and cuisines, and she has a love for all things Disney.

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  1. 5 stars
    Thank you so much for sharing this amazing recipe! Will surely have this again! It’s really easy to make and it tasted so delicious! Highly recommended!

  2. 5 stars
    I LOVE Bird’s Nests! I haven’t had a white chocolate one before and it is AWESOME! Love all these other great dessert ideas as well! That panoramic egg is amazing! Those pies… yum… wishing I had some pie right now! Great list & great recipe!! <3 <3

  3. 5 stars
    I love Easter treats too. I love all the treats that you have listed. They do make me think of spring.