Family Friendly Easter Desserts

Family Friendly Easter Desserts

No Easter dinner would be complete without a delectable dessert or two. If you are like my family, you will likely need a little time to recover after the main course. Holding the infamous egg hunt after dinner helps to work up an appetite for sweets. Mom is prepared to start the countdown surrounded by the great grandkids armed with their gathering bags and baskets. Check out these delicious, not-too-time-consuming, family friendly Easter desserts.

Kids prepared for an easter egg hunt
My mom with some of the grandkids getting ready for the big egg hunt | 2017

Once the kids have collected and counted all their egg booty, we pull out the desserts. Often times, the traditional holiday desserts do not appeal to all ages or those with picky palates. I am sharing some of my family's (kids included) favorite desserts to serve at Easter. Some of these are successful Pinterest discoveries and some are handed down by friends and family.

Family Friendly Easter Desserts

Almond Bark Puff Corn

  • 1 package White Almond Bark
  • 2 bags of generic brand buttered puff corn
  • Decorative Sprinkles
  1. Pour 2 bags of Puff Corn into a large bowl.
  2. Melt white almond bark in a glass bowl in the microwave. Heat at 30 second intervals, stirring in between until all melted.
  3. Pour melted almond bark over the Puff Corn and stir until fully coated.
  4. Dump Puff Corn out on sheets of wax paper in a single layer and decorate with sprinkles right away.
  5. Let cool for 1-2 minutes.

Easter Bunny Cake

This one can be a great activity to involve the kids. There are several decorating versions out there, some use dyed coconut for Easter grass around the cake plate/platter, red licorice for the whiskers, and jelly beans for the eyes. The best part about this option is that you get to use creativity to make it your own ... and of course, who doesn't like cake especially when shaped like a rabbit?!

There are several versions of this on Pinterest, but this one was my favorite from homan at home.

Easter Sugar Cookies

My Grandma Agnes used to spoil us with a recipe called Amish Sugar Cookies and my mom has carried on the tradition. It is another great option where you can get the kids involved to help with the decorating. Here is the treasured recipe for Amish Sugar Cookies;

  • 1 c. sugar
  • 1 c. powdered sugar
  • 1 c. margarine
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 c. cooking oil
  • 1 tsp. cream of tartar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 4-1/2 c. flour
  1. Combine first 4 ingredients and beat well.
  2. Add eggs and beat again.
  3. Add remaining ingredients and mix well.
  4. Drop small balls of dough on cookie sheet and flatten slightly with a fork.
  5. If desired, dough can be refrigerated and rolled out onto a flour surface to use cookie cutters.
  6. Bake in 375 degree oven for 10-12 minutes.

If you want to take a shortcut, check out this adorable Easter cookie decorating kit I found at Sam's Club a couple of weeks ago. The cookies are pre-baked and the icing is already tinted! I don't know how tasty they are yet, but Sam's Club for the win on convenience!

Key Lime Cheesecake

This dessert is top ranked in my book. Key lime pie is an all-time favorite dessert for me, and the only thing better than that is key lime pie cheesecake! This recipe is a Pinterest find from that I have made several times without fail. It is truly the perfect blend of tart and sweet!

Strawberry Shortcake Cookie Cups

I tried this recipe on Pinterest from My Food and Family for Strawberry Shortcake Cookie Cups. They were easy to make, tasted delicious, and received many votes of approval from the ladies at bible study last week. The strawberry shortcake filling was light and delicious and is spooned into in a small sugar cookie crust. It was the perfect bite size treat. When making them I thought they would be a perfect Easter dessert that everyone, adults and kids, would enjoy!

Of all the options I have shared, Key Lime Cheesecake likely looks the most intimidating. Honestly, it is not. It is just a recipe that takes some time and cannot be rushed. It is one you have to plan ahead because it takes and hour of baking time and an hour of cooling time before you can refrigerate it. You want the cheesecake to have a good amount of time in the refrigerator to get good and cold before you decorate and serve it. Hopefully, you will give it or one of the others a try. I would love to hear what desserts your family typically serves. And, please tell me which desserts are your favorites?


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