Easter Desserts

Easter is right around the corner, so why not celebrate with these 4 Spring inspired desserts? These treats are a perfect fit for your Easter celebration and are too tasty and adorable to pass up. You’ll have your whole family drooling over these delectable Easter desserts. These Easter dessert recipes will impress all of your peers. They’ll be asking for the secret trick, and lucky for you, you’ll already have the inside scoop.

If you have a sweet tooth or a knack for baking these Easter dessert ideas will have you in the kitchen because you won’t be able to resist these recipes. Today’s recipes include: Cadbury Egg Brownies (they taste as good as they sound), Carrot Patch Cupcakes (made with chocolate-covered strawberries, yum), Chocolate Bird’s Nests (that resemble a real bird’s nest), and Flower Pretzel Bites (perfect bite-size treats you don’t have to feel bad about eating). All of these recipes are relatively easy to make. You can make this into a perfect Easter Sunday activity for you and the family, and you’ll have delicious Spring inspired treats as a finished product! Of course you don’t have to wait until Easter to make these treats. These are great ideas for the Spring season in its entirety. So let’s jump right into these 4 Easter Desserts.

Cadbury Egg Brownies

Cadbury Egg Brownies

For the brownies:

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1/3 cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/4 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp. salt

For the filling:

  • 1/2 cup corn syrup
  • 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter
  • 3 cups powder sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • yellow food coloring

For the frosting:

  • 6 cups powder sugar
  • 10 tbsp. cocoa powder
  • 10 tbsp. evaporated milk
  • 3/4 cup (1 1/2 stick) butter
  • 2 tsp. vanilla

(P.S. the measurements for the frosting are large because we made enough for the brownies and Carrot Patch cupcakes. You can half this recipe if you are only making one of the treats.)

  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F and coat your square pan in baking spray.Cadbury Egg Brownies
  2. With a hand or stand mixer beat the sugar, eggs, butter and vanilla until creamy. Add in the cocoa powder, flour, baking powder and salt gradually.
  3. Spread batter into pan and bake for 25 minutes.Cadbury Egg Brownies
  4. While your brownies are baking prepare the filling and frosting. For the filling, combine the corn syrup, butter, and vanilla with a hand mixer or stand mixer. Gradually add in the powder sugar and mix until creamy.Cadbury Egg Brownies
  5. Transfer 1/2 of the filling into another bowl. Add a few drops of yellow food coloring into one of the bowls with the filling. Now you will have a bowl of white filling and a bowl of yellow filling.Cadbury Egg BrowniesCadbury Egg Brownies
  6. For the frosting, sift the powder sugar and the cocoa powder together. Set aside.
  7. Cream your butter with a mixer. Add in the butter, vanilla and evaporated milk. Once fully combined, gradually add in the powder sugar and cocoa powder mixture.Cadbury Egg Brownies
  8. Once your brownies are done, spread the yellow filling on top of the brownies and refrigerate for 15 minutes. Then spread the white filling on top of the yellow filling and refrigerate for another 15 minutes.Cadbury Egg BrowniesCadbury Egg Brownies
  9. Microwave the chocolate frosting for 30 seconds and spread it evenly on top of the white filling. Refrigerate for another 15 minutes. Cut into squares and serve.Cadbury Egg Brownies Cadbury Egg BrowniesCadbury Egg Brownies

Carrot Patch Cupcakes

Carrot Patch Cupcakes

What you need:

  • Pre-made chocolate cupcakes (here’s our recipe)
  • Chocolate frosting (see above for frosting recipe)
  • 1/2 package Oreos, creme removed and crushed
  • Strawberries, washed and dried
  • 2 tsp. coconut oil
  • 1 bag of white chocolate chips
  • Orange food coloring
  1. Microwave the coconut oil for 30 seconds and add it to the white chocolate. Microwave the chocolate and coconut oil for 30 seconds. Stir and microwave for another 30 seconds.
  2. Add a few drops of orange food coloring to the chocolate and stir until chocolate is orange.Carrot Patch Cupcakes
  3. Dip the strawberries into the chocolate and place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Allow the chocolate to harden or put it in the fridge for a few minutes.Carrot Patch Cupcakes Carrot Patch Cupcakes
  4. Core a small hole in the center of the chocolate cupcakes.Carrot Patch Cupcakes
  5. Frost the cupcakes with the chocolate frosting. Avoid the center of the circle when frosting.Carrot Patch Cupcakes
  6. Add the Oreo crumbs on top of the frosting to replicate dirt.Carrot Patch Cupcakes
  7. Place the strawberry in the center of the cupcake. Carrot Patch Cupcakes
  8. Repeat for all cupcakes and serve!Carrot Patch Cupcakes

Chocolate Bird’s Nests

What you need:

  • 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter
  • 4 cups mini marshmallows
  • 1/3 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup milk chocolate chips
  • 4 cups chow mein noodles
  • Mini Cadbury Eggs
  1. In a medium sauce pan, melt the butter. Once melted add the marshmallows and stir. Add in the chocolate chips and peanut butter. Stir until the mixture is light brown and completely melted.Chocolate Bird's NestsChocolate Bird's Nests
  2. Remove the mixture from heat. Add the chow mein noodles to the chocolate mixture and mix until all of the noodles are fully coated in the chocolate.Chocolate Bird's Nests Chocolate Bird's Nests
  3. Form the mixture into 2 inch balls and place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.Chocolate Bird's Nests
  4. Immediately, (because the balls will harden quickly), with the back of a spoon, indent the center and place 3 mini Cadbury Eggs in the center and you’re done!Chocolate Bird's Nests Chocolate Bird's NestsChocolate Bird's Nests

Flower Pretzel Bites

Flower Pretzel Bites

What you need:

  • Mini pretzels snaps
  • 1 bag of white chocolate chips
  • Easter (pastel) M&M’s
  1. Lay out the pretzels on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Flower Pretzel Bites
  2. Melt the white chocolate and scoop it into a ziplock bag. Cut the corner of the ziplock bag to make a make-shift piping bag. Flower Pretzel Bites  Flower Pretzel Bites
  3. Place a dot of white chocolate in the center of a pretzel. Immediately place one M&M in the center, then 5 more around it. Use one color for the 5 “petals” that is different than the center M&M. Keep the “M” side of the M&M down for good looking “flowers.” Flower Pretzel Bites  Flower Pretzel Bites
  4. Let them harden and serve! Flower Pretzel Bites

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Easter Dessert Recipes

Happy Baking!

 

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