Easter is a wonderful time to gather around the table with family and friends, enjoying delicious food and making memories. While there are plenty of store-bought treats and snacks available, there’s something special about homemade Easter desserts. Not only are they often healthier and more affordable, but they also allow you to get creative in the kitchen and showcase your skills. Plus, with many people spending more time at home due to the pandemic, there’s no better time to experiment with new recipes and try your hand at some Easter classics. In this article, we’ll share some delicious and easy Easter recipes that will be sure to impress your guests.
Easy Easter Desserts: Easter-themed desserts and treats
No Easter celebration is complete without some sweet treats and desserts. Here are some delicious Easter-themed desserts and treats to try:
1. Hot Cross Buns
Hot cross buns are a classic Easter treat that are easy to make from scratch. Start by combining flour, sugar, yeast, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, and raisins in a mixing bowl. In a separate bowl, whisk together milk, butter, and eggs. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients, and knead the dough until smooth. Let it rise for an hour or so, then shape the dough into buns and let them rise again. Brush the buns with an egg wash, and bake for 20-25 minutes, or until golden brown. Serve warm with a sprinkle of powdered sugar.
2. Carrot Cake
Carrot cake is a classic Easter dessert that is sure to please everyone at the table. To make it, combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt in a mixing bowl. In a separate bowl, whisk together eggs, oil, sugar, and grated carrots. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients, and mix until well combined. Pour the batter into a greased cake pan, and bake for 35-40 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Let the cake cool completely before frosting it with cream cheese frosting.
3. Easter Egg Sugar Cookies
These adorable Easter egg sugar cookies are a fun and festive treat for kids and adults alike. Start by making a batch of sugar cookie dough (you can use store-bought or make it from scratch). Roll out the dough and use an egg-shaped cookie cutter to cut out the cookies. Bake the cookies according to the recipe or package instructions, and let them cool completely. Once the cookies are cool, use royal icing to decorate them with colorful Easter designs, like polka dots, stripes, and flowers.
Healthy Easter Desserts
Here is another little tip on a healthier alternative to some of your Easter desserts and cooking.
1. Greek Yogurt Fruit Dip
For a healthy and refreshing Easter treat, try this Greek yogurt fruit dip. Simply whisk together Greek yogurt, honey, and vanilla extract in a mixing bowl. Serve the dip alongside a bowl of fresh fruit, like strawberries, grapes, and pineapple. This is a great option for a light breakfast or snack.
This porcelain divided serving dish set up is perfect for a cute fruit platter! I also use it for crisps & dips, and assortment of snacks when people come over.
I hope these fun Easter desserts ideas were helpful and inspiring, to add to your Easter menu feast. Here are 20+ more Easter dessert ideas.