50 Easter Treats That are Almost Too Cute to Eat
Easter is a Southern potluck of epic proportions. While the hostess always handles the ham and your aunt brings her best-ever macaroni and cheese, someone always gets saddled with dessert. And this year, that might be you. With Easter being more whimsical than most Southern holidays—with the pastel eggs and baby chicks and whatnot—we think dessert is exactly where you can run wild. Think festive, fun, and (if feeling frisky) miniature! We've rounded up 50 delicious, easy, and spring-inspired treats that'll wow the crowd at Easter lunch. Choose something classic with a twist, such as our Hummingbird Cupcakes, or celebrate the coming of spring with our Strawberry-Lemonade Cake. But, if nothing else, go with our most cheeky Easter treat: Bunny Butt Cookies. They're the sweetest thing you'll see all day, even with the pastel eggs and baby chicks. Get ready to celebrate Easter Day with the ones you love—and with these 50 cute Easter desserts.
Bunny Butt Cookies
Recipe: Bunny Butt Cookies
These delightful Easter cookies are sure to put a smile on any guest's face this spring.
Carrot Cake Cupcakes
Recipe: Carrot Cake Cupcakes
Carrot cake just got a whole lot cuter.
Recipe: Easter Cookies
Make sure to include a bouquet or two of these easy cookies at Mama's lunch this year.
Chocolate-Peanut Butter Eggs
Recipe: Chocolate-Peanut Butter Eggs
Say goodbye to store-bought peanut butter cups this holiday. Make your own and pipe with springtime designs.
Mini Confetti Cakes
Recipe: Mini Confetti Cakes
You'd never guess these mini cakes were made by cutting rounds out of a quick vanilla sheet cake. Oh-so easy.
Coconut-Carrot Cake with Coconut Buttercream
We fancified your carrot cake with coconut flavor—but made the recipe into a sheet cake to even the playing field. Layer cakes, beware!
Hummingbird Cupcakes with Candied Pineapple Wedges
We've taken our classic Hummingbird Cake to the cupcake pan. If you loathe icing layer cakes, this one's for you.
Easter Rice Krispies Treats
Recipe: Easter Rice Krispies Treats
Shape classic rice krispies treats into eggs to create a festive and fun treat.
Recipe: Strawberry-Lemonade Cake
This cake is like spring in a slice.
Easter Egg Cookies
Recipe: Easter Egg Cookies
Make these cookies feel fancy with colorful icing and decorative piping.
Chocolate Bundt Cake
Recipe: Chocolate Bundt Cake
We made this one almost too easy for you. Made with boxed cake and brownie mixes, this Bundt will save any hostess in a time crunch.
Grand Marnier Cakes
Recipe: Grand Marnier Cakes
There's nothing that mini cakes soaked in a Grand Marnier glaze can't fix.
Rose Petal Cupcakes
Recipe: Rose Petal Cupcakes
Garnish these easy cupcakes with rose petals that coordinate with your favorite Easter colors.
Mini Coconut-Key Lime Pies
Recipe: Mini Coconut-Key Lime Pies
Behold: the perfect Key lime bite with just a hint of coconut. You may never go back to the basic recipe.
Chocolate Peanut Butter-Fudge Bars
Peach-Bourbon Upside-Down Bundt Cake
Because bourbon can belong at Easter, too. Just ask your uncle—he agrees.
Blueberry-Lemon Crunch Bars
Recipe: Blueberry-Lemon Crunch Bars
Get ready for some fruity, buttery, crumbly goodness.
Naked Lemon Cake with Flower Crown
Equal parts romantic and rustic, this cake will fit right in at the egg hunt.
Beet Red Velvet Cupcakes
Recipe: Beet Red Velvet Cupcakes
Alert, alert! No artificial coloring required here. These festive cupcakes get a natural tint from beets. (And no one will know the difference.)
Banana Pudding Poke Cake
Recipe: Banana Pudding Poke Cake
This poke cake will feed a crowd, which is good—because they're going to be coming back for more.
Strawberry-Banana Pudding Icebox Cake
Easter deserves next-level treats. So combine two spring party favorites—strawberry cake and banana pudding—into a cool and creamy icebox cake. That'll do it.
White Chocolate-Covered Strawberries
We'll happily hunt for these sweet treats on Easter.
Lemon-Coconut Chess Bars
Recipe: Lemon-Coconut Chess Bars
Get a taste of the tropics by adding coconut milk to these classic Southern bars.
Coconut Pound Cake
Recipe: Coconut Pound Cake
This recipe is plain to-die-for. You'll be wondering where all the pound cake went.
Chocolate Éclair Cake
Recipe: Chocolate Éclair Cake
This three-tiered creamy, dreamy cake makes a show-stopping centerpiece for Easter.
Recipe: Buttermilk-Pecan Pralines
We're all for a grab-and-go Easter sweet, and this praline recipe might be our best-ever.
Raspberry-Almond Crumble Bars
Recipe: Raspberry-Almond Crumble Bars
These bars crumble into nutty, berry-licious heaven with every bite.
Recipe: Chocolate Trifle
Here's what they won't know: These fancy mini trifles only take five store-bought ingredients.
Coconut-and-Pecan Strawberry Shortcakes
This isn't your basic strawberry shortcake recipe. It's even better.
Coconut Meringues with Elderflower Strawberries
Airy meringues topped with pillows of mascarpone cream and fresh, juicy strawberries in an elderflower-mint syrup? Say no more.
Recipe: Crepe Cake
It's a bright dessert with the unmistakable flavor of a fruit-filled crepe—with, wait for it, 12 layers. We'll take two.
Peach Icebox Cake
Recipe: Peach Icebox Cake
Cool off any post-hunt heat with a hearty helping of this icebox cake. Peaches will pop alongside your Easter pastels.
Tres Leches Cake
Recipe: Tres Leches Cake
Imagine the creamiest cake of all time, infused with nutmeg, coffee, and sweetened condensed milk. Well, here you go.
Buttermilk-Lime Mini Cakes with Vanilla-Mascarpone Buttercream
A tangy lime syrup goes on these small sweets twice for a zesty flavor.
Easter Birds' Nest Coconut Cupcakes
The tiny birds' nests that sit atop each of these cupcakes is made from shaved coconut and mini candy eggs.
Bunny Butt Cupcakes
Recipe: Bunny Butt Cupcakes
Kids will love these playful treats. Dip your assembled bunny butt in white chocolate and sprinkle with shredded coconut to add some fluff.
Fresh Strawberry Cupcakes
Recipe: Fresh Strawberry Cupcakes
Use cream cheese and freeze dried strawberries for the fluffy and vibrant frosting on these cupcakes.
Recipe: Cheesecake Cookies
It's no secret that everyone loves cheesecake. These bite-sized cheesecakes with cherries on top are sure to be a hit.
Mini Cream Scones
Recipe: Mini Cream Scones
These scones have hints of almond, white chocolate, and rose.
Snickerdoodle Doughnut Hole Muffins
It'll be hard to walk past the dessert table without grabbing a few of these mini muffins.
Mint Julep Cupcakes
Recipe: Mint Julep Cupcakes
This treat takes a favorite cocktail and turns it into an even-better dessert. The vibrant green color will pop against the pastels at your Easter celebration.
Recipe: Lane Cupcakes
We'll never pass on an excuse to make these vintage cakes. Top with a cherry for extra cuteness.
Recipe: Pecan Tassies
A little bit of shortbread cookie and a little bit of pecan pie mixed into one bite-sized snack.
Pineapple Upside-Down Cupcakes
Recipe: Pineapple Upside-Down Cupcakes
A classic Southern favorite to be enjoyed by each guest at your Easter gathering.
Peekaboo Easter Egg Cookies
Recipe: Peekaboo Easter Egg Cookies
Lemon curd is used to make the "yolk" on these adorable faux egg desserts.
Lemon Bar Cheesecake
Recipe: Lemon Bar Cheesecake
Get ready to be the talk of the town—er, Easter lunch. This citrus-inspired cheesecake beckons rave reviews.
Mini Triple-Chocolate Buttermilk Pound Cakes
Talk about grab-and-go service. These mini pound cakes will serve up some sticky fingers—and we're here for it.
Layered Peep-Crispy Treat
Recipe: Layered Peep-Crispy Treat
Use four different colors of Peeps to create the layers on these crunchy and chewy sweets.
Mini Strawberry Tarts
Recipe: Mini Strawberry Tarts
You won't find a treat prettier than these mini tarts. And they only take 30 minutes of hands-on time.
Lemon Sherbet Cupcakes with Buttercream Frosting
Everyone will know that spring has officially sprung when these cupcakes hit the table. Top with lemony buttercream tinted in the pretty pastel shades of your choosing.