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Whether your family celebrates Easter with a brunch or dinner, we can all agree that dessert is the most important course. But when you’re busy making the day special, you need a recipe that’s as easy as it is delicious. Try one of these easy Easter dessert recipes this year!

Baking Easter Recipes for Traditions to Come

Every detail is in place for Easter … except dessert. But when you’ve been planning, cooking and fixing the kids’ outfits they just insist on playing in, you don’t exactly have time to prepare a complicated dessert dish. That’s where these easy Easter dessert recipes come in! Complete the dessert bar with a mouthwatering carrot cake, chocolate pie or some festive cookies that will have everyone coming back for seconds.

Here are our five best Easter dessert recipes:

1. Mouthwatering Carrot Cake

Mouthwatering Carrot Cake

Every bunny will agree: There’s no better time for carrot cake than Easter. This classic cake is actually a boxed yellow cake mix with special ingredients added like carrots, walnuts and pineapple juice to make it moist and crumbly. Our version uses REESE’s Peanut Butter Chips, too, for a perfectly balanced decadence that comes through in every bite. Topped with cream cheese frosting (and even more peanut butter chips, of course), there’s a reason they call it mouthwatering!


2. Easy Easter Pie

Easy Easter Pie

This might be the easiest pie you ever make. From the outside it’s a classic chocolate pie with a graham cracker crumb crust and whipped topping. But when you slice into it, you find REESE’S Peanut Butter Cups Miniatures inside! Rich, silky and delicious, the mousse filling is made from HERSHEY’S KISSES Milk Chocolate Candy. This recipe is sure to be a conversation piece at the Easter table.


3. Springtime Thumbprint Cookies

Springtime Thumbprint Cookies

These cookies are all dressed up for Easter. The classic thumbprint cookie gets a makeover with dough dyed in springtime colors then rolled in matching decorator’s sugar. The result is an easy dessert that’s almost too cute to eat. Each HERSHEY’S KISSES Milk Chocolate Candy is held in place with vanilla frosting — which you can color coordinate for a bright Easter treat!


4. “Perfectly Chocolate” Easter Bunny Cake

“Perfectly Chocolate” Easter Bunny Cake

We've taken our popular "Perfectly Chocolate" Chocolate Cake and given it a sweet disguise. Vanilla frosting and coconut flakes give this classic cake recipe an Easter bunny makeover. And REESE'S White Peanut Butter Eggs make the perfect ears! Kids will love helping you give the bunny a face with JOLLY RANCHER Jelly Beans and TWIZZLERS PULL ‘N’ PEEL Candy.


5. HERSHEY’S Chocolate Cheesecake

HERSHEY’S Chocolate Cheesecake

Cheesecake is another dessert that might sound hard to make but is actually surprisingly simple. Take this five-star chocolate cheesecake in a chocolate crumb crust, for example. HERSHEY’S Cocoa makes each slice perfectly rich and silky. It’s also the star ingredient in the crust, so you can say you made this completely from scratch! If it’s your family’s tradition to end Easter dinner with a cheesecake, this chocolate version is a fun, indulgent twist.


Make our recipes part of your Easter tradition.

The fun doesn’t start when dessert is served. It starts in the kitchen, where laughter and stories are traded around the mixing bowl. That’s why these delicious recipes are perfect for every generation to enjoy. Your family will love helping you make these easy Easter desserts as much as they love eating them. For decorative dessert ideas to involve the whole family, check out these 8 Easter Treats That are Quick and Easy to Bake.