31 Last-Minute Easter Dessert Ideas

by Kiersten Hickman

Are you one of the brave souls to give up sweets for Lent? Well, this is about to be your favorite article of all time... because I’m about to share with you some delicious last-minute Easter dessert ideas to throw together for your Easter brunch. Is your mouth watering yet? Good, you deserve these next few minutes of bliss.

When it comes to last-minute recipes, these ideas range from a simple amount of ingredients to using all of that leftover Easter candy for a dessert idea. I mean, why buy chocolate chips for brownies or cookies when you can throw in some crushed-up mini Cadbury eggs or throw those Peeps on top of a s’mores skillet? If there’s a huge bowl of leftover candy floating around in your home (simply because you didn’t have enough eggs to stuff them in for your Easter egg hunt), then take advantage of it with some of the recipes below.

Other recipes are simple, some requiring less than six ingredients to make. So if “last-minute” means honestly throwing something together 30 minutes before your Easter brunch starts, than this post is perfect for you.

So whatever kind of baker or cook you may be — novice or expert — there is most definitely a recipe in this list of last-minute Easter dessert ideas that will fit your baking expertise.

Strawberry Shortcake

Simply make these homemade buttermilk biscuits by Brown Eyed Baker and serve with some strawberries and whipped cream!

Cadbury Egg Creme Cupcakes

This recipe by My Baking Addiction is as easy as throwing a frozen Cadbury egg into a cupcake mix batter before baking!

Butterscotch And Peanut Butter Bird’s Nest

The title sounds incredibly complicated, but this recipe by The Merrythought actually only requires four ingredients.

Easter Candy Bar Brownies

Dessert Now, Dinner Later has a great way to get rid of that leftover candy that didn’t have an egg for the egg hunt.

Three Minute Easter Fluff

Huge Peeps fan? Then this fluff recipe by Mom on Timeout is exactly what you need for your Easter food table!

No-Bake Banana Split Cake

Skip the mess from banana splits and serve this no-bake dessert by Brown Eyed Baker instead.

Loaded Candy Cookie Bars

Not a fan of brownies? Then use that leftover candy in this cookie bar recipe by My Baking Addiction instead.

Chocolate Banana Ice Cream


  • 6 frozen bananas
  • 1x330 carton Rebel Kitchen Chocolate Mylk
  • 2 tbsp. Cacao
  • ¼ cup maple or agave syrup (this will make the ice cream scoopable after freezing)


  1. Blend all ingredients until smooth in a blender or food processor
  2. Place in a container and freeze for 30 minutes to an hour until firm

Recipe courtesy of Rebel Kitchen!

Easter Basket Cake

This cake by Something Swanky can easily be made in 30 minutes!

Mini Peanut Butter Cups in Jars

A great vegan dessert by Oh She Glows for all of those vegan relatives coming to your Easter brunch.

Easter Egg Bark

This recipe by A Pretty Life in the Suburbs only requires two ingredients: white chocolate chips and Easter egg jelly beans.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Peeps Skillet S’Mores

How Sweet Eats has a very simple s’mores skillet recipe that adds bright colors to one of your favorite summer snacks.

Cream Cheese Pound Cake

Here's a perfect recipe by Brown Eyed Baker to go with a huge side of fresh fruit.

Cake Mix Cookies

These cookies by My Baking Addiction are simply made from cake mix, and topped with frosting with those iconic Easter pastel colors.

Ice Cream Cone Cupcakes

Simply bake the cupcakes inside the cones, and frost with fun Easter frosting! Get some topping ideas from Cookies and Cups.

Lemon Coconut Cookies

Here's a perfect gluten-free dessert by Making Thyme for Health if you’re looking for an easy gluten-free recipe.

Homemade Peanut Butter Eggs

Can’t get enough of those peanut butter and chocolate eggs? Then make your very own stash with this homemade recipe by Brown Eyed Baker.

Stuffed Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Bites

Cookie dough is all the rage these days, especially when it’s super easy to make (and caters to tons of dietary restrictions)! Recipe by Averie Cooks.

Whopper Egg Brownies

Huge fan of those whopper eggs? These brownies by Confessions of a Cookbook Queen are the perfect dessert to enjoy your favorite Easter candy!

Pineapple Icebox Cake

This cake by Brown Eyed Baker is only five ingredients, perfect for a fast last-minute dessert before people arrive for brunch.

2-Ingredient Chocolate Pudding


  • 1x330ml carton Rebel Kitchen Chocolate Mylk
  • 2 tbsp corn flour (starch)
  • Extra sweetener and cacao powder, optional and to taste. Mix with cornflour in step 1.


  1. Mix corn flour with 1 tablespoon of the milk to form a paste
  2. Add rest of milk and whisk by hand until smooth
  3. Pour into a pan and heat on high until bubbling
  4. Reduce heat while stirring continuously until a thick pudding forms
  5. Take off heat and pour into two glasses
  6. Allow to set in the fridge until chilled, and serve with coconut cream and fresh berries

Recipe courtesy of Rebel Kitchen!

Carrot Easter Pudding Cakes

They may look complicated, but you’ll be surprised by how easy these cups by Dessert Now, Dinner Later are to make! Simply top a chocolate pudding cup with crushed Oreos, and dip the strawberries in orange candies!

Strawberry Meringue Cheesecake

This cheesecake by Vikalinka requires no baking, very few ingredients, and will probably be the fanciest thing to display at your Easter brunch!

Golden Oreo Easter Truffles

If you love those Oreo balls/truffles, then you’re going to be utterly obsessed with these Golden Oreo truffles by Deliciously Yum.

Mini Cadbury Egg Cookie Skillet

Kick your cookie skillet game up a notch with this recipe by A Cozy Kitchen using crushed mini Cadbury eggs.

Speckled Egg Chocolate Cake

A simple chocolate cake recipe by The Little Epicurean topped with Reese’s Pieces Pastel Eggs.

Rice Krispie Treat Pizza

This colorful Rice Krispie treat by Cookies and Cups is mixed with fruity pebbles to give it that special pop of color!

Soft And Chewy M&M Cookies

Have enough Easter themed M&M’s to last you a lifetime? Get rid of some with this cookie recipe by Averie Cooks.

Peeps S’mores Pie

If you’re not a fan of the messy s’mores skillet, then you can make individual Peeps s’mores pies with this recipe by Something Swanky.

Cheesecake In A Jar

For a lighter, fruity dessert idea, this recipe by My Baking Addiction is very easy to make.

Easter Egg Sugar Cookies

And of course, it wouldn’t be a proper Easter celebration without some Easter egg-shaped sugar cookies by Brown Eyed Baker!