If spring’s favorite holiday has snuck up on you this year (us too!), we’ve got you covered with a gaggle of easy-to-make Easter recipes that even picky kids will love. From breakfast to dessert, there’s a recipe for everybunny—keep reading to get the scoop.
1. Carrot-Shaped Veggie Pizza Bars
For a healthy treat, try these genius carrot-shaped bars from Crayons & Cravings. They’re loaded with carrots and broccoli (plus some cheese to entice the little ones!), and make the perfect afternoon snack. To get the recipe, click here.
2. Peanut Butter Eggs
Making your own peanut butter eggs might sound complicated, but they're surprisingly simple to make with the help of this easy-to-follow recipe from Food Fanatic. You can use egg molds, or just form them into balls with your hands. Get all the details by clicking here.
3. Easter Chick Cupcakes
How adorable are these cupcakes from Pastry Affair? You can use store-bought cupcakes as the base, then go to town decorating them with frosting, marshmallows and coconut. To get the step-by-step instructions, click here.
4. Banana Sprinkle Pops
This frozen banana pop idea screams spring. You’ll need yogurt, pastel-colored sprinkles and a fruit squeeze. Find out how to get the coating just right by visiting Hello Wonderful.
5. Bunny Bags
6. Easter Bunny Chow
Your favorite snack mix just got an Easter makeover. Filled with Reese’s peanut-y goodness in every bite, this puppy chow from Life Love and Sugar is simple to make and will be a family favorite. Hop on over to Life Love and Sugar for the recipe.
7. Candy Kabobs
We think these candy kabobs are super sweet. You can use a selection of your kids’ favorite gummy treats and Peeps— the whole process should take 20 minutes or less. And, if you’ve got wee ones, be sure to cut off the pointed end of the kabob before adding the Peep. Grab the rest of the how-to over at The Baker Mama.
8. Pinterest-Worthy Pudding Cups
This sweet pudding cup is so easy, and it’ll make you look like a Pinterest pro. Grab pudding cups (the bunny face shows up better on vanilla), googly eyes, pom poms and a couple other basic art supplies before letting your kids make their very own Easter Bunny. Get the tutorial over at Passion for Savings.
9. Crackers as Carrots
Got a plastic bag? How about goldfish and ribbon? We love this simple idea courtesy of Melanie at Reasons to Skip the Housework. It's easy to make and will make you look super creative. Plus, you can easily swap the goldfish out for carrots, orange jelly bellies, or anything else you think your kids would love.
10. Peeps S'mores
There's something about making s'mores that is super fun. Eclectic Everyday lays out the directions—all you need is graham crackers, chocolate, Peeps, and a microwave. Or, if you have a gas stove, you can roast your Peeps before sliding them between the graham crackers. Just make sure your kiddos are supervised at all times around the stove! Find other creative uses for peeps by clicking here.
11. Bunny Bottom Pancakes
With a little fruit and whipped cream, this is an easy way to make your annual Easter breakfast even more special. Taste of Home shows you how it’s done.
Do you have any last minute Easter treat ideas to add to our story?
— Susie Foreman & Gabby Cullen