Five Fun Easter Desserts

Homemade desserts always add delightful, sweet fun to memorable family Easter celebrations. From casual brunches to elegant gourmet dinners for friends and relatives, there’s an ideal holiday dessert recipe that matches your festivities.

A New Twist on a Family Favorite: Cupcakes with a Square on Top

These Vanilla Cupcakes with Ghirardelli Impression Squares are striking when casualy setout after brunch or dinner. The bunny and basket impressions in the center add a festival and fun twist to the common cupcake. The combination of chocolate and vanilla in the cupcake and icing as well as milk chocolate and white in the square offer a playful taste combination as well.

Easter Classic with an Attitude: Chocolate Peanut Butter Eggs

A whimsical yet impressive treat, no-bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Easter Eggs can be decorated to appear sweet or stylish. Featuring semi-sweet or dark chocolate, this dessert is bite-sized with a pleasantly nutty center. Perfect for those on a time crunch, or with multiple dinners and holiday events on the calendar, these eggs are a sure-fire winner. Plus, when stored properly in the refrigerator, they can stay fresh for four weeks.

Little Tweets: Hummingbird Nests

Involve the younger set in making these super easy but festive Hummingbird Nests. After melting Ghirardelli Milk Chocolate Baking Chips, help little fingers poke impressions into the nests. While they're baking, scout the yard and secret outdoor spots for real birds' nests or view how natural nests are made in videos online. When the dessert nests are cool, let kids fill them with jelly beans, sampling some along the way. Perfect to bring to family or friends' homes for brunch, the nests transport easily and taste oh so good.

Celebrate Spring: Flowerpot Cakes

Delight guests after Easter brunch with these individual Flowerpot Cakes, courtesy of Martha Stewart. Line them up on your Easter table to double as a centerpiece that surprises guests when they discover the delicious chocolate inside. Drop colorful Easter egg candies on top to add pastel colors or keep your design palette in earthy tones by sticking to a simple sprig of mint.

Whimsical Twist: Scottish Shortbread Cookies with Impressions Squares

The holidays are made for special desserts and Easter is no different. Chocolate fans will love this twist on a simple Scottish shortbread recipe that adds a whimsical flair to the easter table and dessert tray. Undoubtedly crowd-pleasing, these simple, easy-to-make shortbread cookies will put a smile on the face of guests of all ages.