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The hunt is over! We've collected eight of our best Easter baking treats and dessert recipes. The best part is you can make them all with Hershey candy! Perfect for goodie baskets and heartwarming brunches, these fun Easter treats are sure to make the whole family smile.

Get Crafty With These Fun Easter Dessert Ideas

Hershey candy can turn any ordinary dessert into something truly special for the Easter holiday. From edible Easter baskets to peanut butter bonnets, these colorful confections will add a touch of wonder to your brunch or after-dinner spread. Start a new tradition with these fun Easter treats this year.

1. Easter Basket Cupcakes

Easter Basket Cupcakes

A tisket, a tasket … everyone will want a taste of these Easter baskets. TWIZZLERS Rainbow Twists Straws become the “handle” to these cupcakes that carry a prize from the egg hunt. Customize the candy on top to your family's individual tastes — we recommend CADBURY MINI EGGS Candy, WHOPPERS Mini Robin Eggs Malted Milk Balls or JOLLY RANCHER Jelly Beans.


2. Peanut Butter Easter Bonnets

Peanut Butter Easter Bonnets

Easter bonnet crafting is always a fun kid’s activity this time of year. Now they can apply those creative chops to a cookie! Sugar cookies are topped with REESE'S Peanut Butter Cups Miniatures, then draped in a peanut butter glaze to create a little holiday hat. Your choice of frosting or decorative candies make it look just like the real thing. Bake a batch, then have a hat-decorating party and let your guests join in on the fun.


3. Easter Time Pretzel Delights

Easter Time Pretzel Delights

Mix things up at brunch by adding these crunchy, creamy, chocolatey treats to your table! And just like your favorite ROLO® Pretzel Delights, these snacks come together in 1-2-3. ROLO® Creamy Caramels in Rich Chocolate melt into a small pretzel, then each get topped with CADBURY MINI EGGS for an adorable Easter treat.


4. Peanut Butter Bunnycakes

Peanut Butter Bunnycakes

These spectacular cupcakes have a surprise on top: REESE'S Peanut Butter Egg Bunnies! Their “ears” are actually marshmallow dipped in sparkly pink sugar. And coconut flakes, tinted with a simple food dye hack, make it look like your Easter bunny is popping out of the grass. Kids will love helping you give each bunny a fun, friendly face.


5. Easter CADBURY Egg Cookies

Easter CADBURY Egg Cookies

Classic sugar cookies are topped with candy eggs in a coconut nest. Trying using REESE’S PIECES Peanut Butter Pastel Eggs in a different color than your sweetened coconut flakes for a mix-and-match effect. You could also use this idea to dress up store-bought cookies! Gather the whole family for a cookie decorating party ahead of Easter.


6. Macaroon Cookie Nests

Macaroon Cookie Nests

For something so pretty and delicate, these macaroon cookie nests couldn’t be easier to make. Classic sugar cookies are rolled in sweetened coconut flakes, forming a little bed for a HERSHEY’S Milk Chocolate Egg. The result is something perfectly sweet and too cute to eat! Give the coconut an Easter-grass tint with green food coloring.


7. Sugared Chocolate Eggs

Sugared Chocolate Eggs

These sugared chocolate eggs might look like they’d take hours to make by hand, but they come together in just 30 minutes! The trick is to use Easter candy you already have at home. HERSHEY’S Milk Chocolate Eggs are dipped in melted HERSHEY’S Premier White Creme Chips, then rolled in sparkly sugar to make an impressive pastel confection.


8. Cocoa-Coconut Oatmeal Nests

Cocoa-Coconut Oatmeal Nests

How to improve on a smooth and sugary peanut butter cookie topped with a HERSHEY’S KISSES Chocolate? More chocolate, that’s how! Here we’ve kicked up the flavor by adding rich HERSHEY’S Cocoa directly into the batter.