9 Easter Dessert Ideas For Children

March 29, 2024


Easter is a joyous occasion celebrated with family, friends, and a delightful array of treats. If you’re looking to add some sweetness to your Easter festivities, why not hop in the kitchen and create some delicious desserts that your little ones will love? Here at Holly Springs Pediatrics, we have put together a list of Easter dessert ideas tailored specifically for children, ensuring a perfect blend of creativity and taste.

1. Bunny-Shaped Sugar Cookies

Start the Easter dessert adventure with bunny-shaped sugar cookies. Whip up a simple sugar cookie dough and use bunny-shaped cookie cutters to create adorable treats. Once baked, let the little ones unleash their artistic side with colorful icing, edible glitter, and sprinkles.

2. Easter Egg Rice Krispie Treats

Transform the classic Rice Krispie treats into Easter egg-shaped delights. Prepare the Rice Krispie mixture, shape them into eggs, and let the kids have a blast decorating with food coloring, pastel-colored icing, or edible decorations. 

3. Chocolate Nest Cupcakes

Take cupcakes to the next level by creating chocolate nests on top. Bake chocolate cupcakes, frost them with chocolate icing, and then form small nests using chocolate-covered chow mein noodles. Top it off with mini chocolate eggs or jellybeans to complete the Easter nest look. These cupcakes are sure to be a crowd-pleaser among kids and adults alike.

4. Fruit Kabobs With Yogurt Dip

For a healthier yet delicious Easter dessert, assemble fruit kabobs featuring a variety of colorful fruits such as strawberries, grapes, and pineapple. Pair them with a creamy yogurt dip for added sweetness. Not only does this dessert provide a refreshing option, but it also introduces kids to a tasty, colorful, and nutritious treat.

5. Carrot Patch Pudding Cups

Create a playful garden-themed dessert by serving pudding cups as mini carrot patches. Layer chocolate pudding in cups, crumble chocolate cookies on top to resemble soil, and insert half a banana covered in orange sprinkles and green licorice. Complete the scene with a few gummy worms for a delightful touch. 

6. Easter Bunny Twists

Made with store-bought puff pastry and a quick cinnamon sugar filling, these adorable bunny-shaped pastries will delight everyone at the Easter dessert buffet. And that’s not even the best part— use a dollop of cream cheese as frosting for the bunny’s tails

7. Peeps Skillet S’mores

Peeps are a delicious Easter treat, but sometimes they need a little spicing up. Try baking them over a chocolate ganache and using graham crackers as a tasty dipper. All you need is unsalted butter, heavy whipping cream, chocolate chips, marshmallows, and graham crackers.

8. Carrot Cake Cupcakes

These soft, fluffy, and moist carrot cake cupcakes are sure to be a hit on Easter day. They are easy to make, fun to decorate, and even more delicious to eat! Grab different colored icings, an array of sprinkles, and let your child have a blast decorating these Easter sweet treats. 

9. Easter-Themed Chocolate Covered Strawberries

Let’s face it— strawberries are a lot more fun to eat than hard-boiled eggs. This year, consider leaving the eggs in the fridge and opt for decorating Easter strawberries! Dip and drizzle fresh strawberries in Candy Melts candy, then sprinkle colored sugar for an added sparkle. This delightful variation of classic chocolate-covered strawberries makes for an easy and loved Easter dessert for your family.

This Easter, make the celebration extra special for the children with these delightful and creative dessert ideas. Here at Holly Springs Pediatrics, we make it our priority to establish an open relationship with our patients and their families and make it our goal to always be accessible to our patients. Call our Holly Springs, NC pediatric office at (919) 249-4700 to schedule an appointment or talk to a staff member.