It is safe to say that it does not feel like spring until Easter comes around. And thanks to these
Easter dessert recipes, it will taste just like springtime, too. Think lemon, carrots, strawberries, and chocolate... lots and lots of chocolate. The pastel colors and candies will add to those spring vibes, too.
Of course, that does not mean you should ditch the chocolate bunnies, caramel-filled eggs, and
marshmallow Peeps. They are classics when it comes to filling Easter baskets, or when you just want to enjoy the holiday.
But if you are anything like me, the start of a new season is pretty inspiring. It gives you the perfect reason to dabble with new ingredients and recipes. In a way, it goes hand in hand with
spring cleaning your life around this time of the year. The main difference is that it focuses on your satisfying your belly, something that I can totally get down with.
While you are at it, make an
Easter egg project or two. Easter is not Easter without egg decorating, after all. You can even take things up a notch and make recipes with Peeps marshmallows. And once you try a few of these Easter dessert ideas, you will be all set for the most delicious start of spring.
This Easter, exercise your creative muscles with
Bakerella's Easter basket cupcakes. You can even turn this into a group activity, especially if you have kids.
Easter Egg Sugar Cookies
Each and every holiday would not be complete without some sugar cookies. To make them just in time for Easter, visit
Brown Eyed Baker.
If you love chocolate-covered pretzels, you'll be all over these "bird's nest" cookies by
Wild Amor. They require zero baking time, too.
Strawberry Coconut Carrot Cake With Mascarpone Buttercream
Savor the best flavors of spring with this strawberry coconut carrot cake by
Half Baked Harvest. Also, can we just talk about that mascarpone buttercream?
For a new spin on the classic cheesecake, make a cream cheese pound cake. Brown Eyed Baker has the low down.
Chocolate Carrot Patch Cupcakes
Easter bunnies wouldn't be complete without their carrots. For another dose of holiday cuteness, check out these chocolate "carrot patch" cupcakes by
Baked By Rachel.
Pink Bunny Pancakes With Strawberry Glaze
These adorable pink bunny pancakes by
A Beautiful Mess might be a brunch recipe, but they can totally work as dessert. I mean, how can you say no to strawberry glaze?
Peeps Chocolate Speckled Easter Eggs
While you can't go wrong with traditional chocolate bunnies, these speckled Easter eggs by
Bake.Love.Give. are totally unique. They're excellent for Easter baskets and party favors.
Chocolate Marbled Italian Easter Bread
Joy The Baker's Italian Easter bread is equal parts pretty and tasty. How can anyone say no to that chocolate marbling?
Coconut Carrot Cake Cheesecake
This concoction by
Half Baked Harvest is the epitome of the tastiest trifecta. It's a mouthwatering way to give a new spin on the average carrot cake and cheesecake.
If you feel like getting fancy, try these almond lace cookies by
Brown Eyed Baker. They're lightweight, nutty, and ideal for capping off a filling Easter brunch.
For a fool-proof dessert, make these Easter candy bars by
A Beautiful Mess. They work well as both finger food and party favors.
Easter Bunny Cinnamon Rolls
Kids and adults alike will love this clever recipe by
Foodie Crush. It can even double as a festive breakfast.
"Carrot" Easter Pudding Cups
Dessert Now, Dinner Later
Covered strawberries aren't just for Valentine's Day, people. Visit
Dessert Now, Dinner Later to learn how to make these darling "carrot" pudding cups. Use chocolate mousse for an adult-approved version.
OK, these Peeps jello shots by
A Beautiful Mess are just too darn cute. It is the perfect way for adults to enjoy some Peeps fun, too.
Lemon Sugar Cookie Cups With Strawberry Frosting
There's something about lemon and sugar during the spring season. These quintessential flavors work so well for Easter. And thanks to
My Baking Addiction, you can combine them to make mini cookie cups complete with strawberry frosting.
Speckled Easter Egg Cake
If you're planning a big Easter bash, a cake is 100 percent necessary. Instead of making a super basic cake, try this lovely speckled cake idea by
A Beautiful Mess.
Old Fashioned M&M Cookies
When it comes to baked goods, you can't go wrong with classic M&M cookies. Those pastel colors can bring on some serious springtime vibes. Learn how to make them at
Golden Oreo Easter Truffles
When you don't want to deal with the oven, there's nothing better than no-bake Oreo truffles. This Easter version by
Deliciously Yum only calls for three ingredients. Score.
Chocolate Mint Macarons
Sweet and charming treats like macarons are a must for an Easter celebration. This version by
Bake.Love.Give. features chocolate and mint, one of the most classic flavor combinations out there.
Nutella Rice Krispie Easter Candy Mashup Brownies
Are you sitting down? This insane recipe by
Deliciously Yum has layers of Easter candies, Nutella, and Rice Krispies on top of fudgy brownies. What a time to be alive.