Easter Egg-Inspired Treats

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Easter Egg-Inspired Treats

Easter is one of the sweetest holidays to celebrate every year. Easter baskets overflowing with Easter treats, chocolate bunnies and desserts...delightful treats to satisfy your sweet tooth. Because it's Easter, we have gathered a collection of Easter Egg-Inspired Treats recipes to keep your family in cloud nine this Easter Sunday.

Lemon Curd Egg Cookies Recipe

Lemon Curd Egg Cookies by Woman's Day Kitchen

These Lemon Curd Egg Cookies by Woman's Day Kitchen are the sweetest arts-and-crafts project and the prefect Easter treat. 

Total prep time: 1 hour and 30 minutes

Yields: 2 dozen

What you need:

  • 1 batch Basic Sugar Cookie dough
  • 1 tbsp. finely grated lemon zest
  • 1 2-inch egg cookie cutter
  • 1 ½-in. round cookie cutter
  • ½ c. (1 stick) unsalted butter, at room temp
  • 2 c. confectioners' sugar, plus more for dusting
  • 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
  • Pinch salt
  • 1 11- to 12-oz. jar lemon curd

Steps to prepare:

  1. Make cookie dough and add butter, sugar, and lemon zest. Cut out eggs with a floured egg cutter. To cut centers of half of eggs, use a round cutter. Bake and cool as instructed. 
  2. Meanwhile, make buttercream: Use an electric mixer, to beat butter and confectioners' sugar for 2 minutes until stiff peaks form. Add vanilla and salt and mix.
  3. Working 1 at a time, spread all the cookies without holes on a baking sheet then top them with buttercream, about 2 tsp. each. Then top with cookies with hole cutouts. Fill each hole with lemon curd, about 1 tsp. each. Dust with additional sugar, if desired.

Homemade White Chocolate Reese's Egg Recipe

Homemade White Chocolate Reese's Egg by Alyssa Rivers

These Homemade White Chocolate Reese's Egg by Alyssa Rivers will brighten up your Easter celebration at home and they taste better than the store-bought ones.

Total prep time: 30 minutes

Yields: 20 eggs

What you need:

  • 3 c. powdered sugar
  • 1 ½ c. creamy peanut butter
  • ¼ c. butter or margarine, melted
  • 2 tbsp. milk
  • 2 bags (12 oz.) white chocolate chips
  • 2 tbsp. shortening
  • colored candy melts for drizzling on top optional

Steps to prepare:

  1. In a mixing bowl, beat powdered sugar, peanut butter, and butter until the dough gets crumbly. Add two tablespoons of milk and continue to beat until the dough softens. It’s okay if the dough is still crumbly.
  2. On a floured surface, roll the dough out to ½ thickness. Shape the dough to look like eggs with egg cookie cutters or with a knife.
  3. Place eggs on a cookie sheet and freeze for an hour.
  4. To make the chocolate dip, in a medium-sized bowl, add the chocolate and 1 tablespoon shortening and microwave for 30 seconds at a time until melted. Stir it after every 30 seconds and to make sure not to burn the chocolate.
  5. Dip each egg in the chocolate mixture and use a spoon to help cover in the chocolate. Place them on wax paper to set.
  6. If you prefer to use colored candy melts, melt each color in the microwave until melted. Stir it after every 30 seconds and to make sure not to burn the chocolate. Scoop the chocolate or pour into a small zip lock bag. Snip the corner and drizzle onto each egg.
  7. If more chocolate is needed, melt the second bag with the shortening. Enjoy!

White Chocolate Easter Egg Candies Recipe

White Chocolate Easter Egg Candies by Taste of Home

These White Chocolate Easter Egg Candies by Taste of Home are delicious, easy to make, and kids will surely love them! 

Total prep time: 30 minutes

Yields: 2 dozen

What you need:

  • 1 package (10 - 12 oz.) white baking chips
  • 3 oz. cream cheese, cubed
  • 1 tsp. water
  • ½ tsp. vanilla extract
  • Colored sprinkles, colored sugar and/or jimmies

Steps to prepare:

  1. In a microwave-safe bowl, melt the chips at 50% power. Add the cream cheese, water, and vanilla; stir until mixed. 
  2. Chill for about an hour until easy to handle. 
  3. Quickly shape into 1-1/4-in. eggs. 
  4. Roll in sprinkles, colored sugar, or jimmies. 
  5. Store in an airtight container and refrigerate it.

Chocolate-Covered Eggs Recipe

Chocolate-Covered Eggs by Taste of Home

These Chocolate-Covered Eggs by Taste of Home are delicious and pretty little candies.

Total prep time: 1 hour

Yields: 2 dozen

What you need:

  • 1/4 c. butter, softened
  • 1 jar (7 oz.) marshmallow crème
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 3 c. plus 1 tbsp. confectioners' sugar, divided
  • 3 to 4 drops yellow food coloring
  • 2 c. (12 oz.) white baking chips or semisweet chocolate chips
  • 2 tbsp. shortening
  • Icing of your choice
  • Assorted decorating candies

Steps to prepare:

  1. In a large bowl, add butter, marshmallow crème and vanilla and beat until smooth. Slowly beat in 3 cups of confectioners' sugar. In a medium-sized bowl, add ¼ cup butter mixture and yellow food coloring; mix well. Make 24 small balls: cover and chill for 30 minutes. Wrap plain mixture in plastic wrap; chill for 30 minutes.
  2. Dust with the remaining confectioners' sugar on the working surface. Divide plain dough into 24 pieces. To form an egg shape, wrap one piece of plain dough around each yellow ball. Place the eggs on a waxed paper-lined baking sheet and cover with plastic wrap. Freeze for 15 minutes or until firm.
  3. In a microwave, melt chips and shortening and stir until smooth. Dip each egg in the mixture; let excess to drip off. Place eggs on waxed paper. Refrigerate for 30 minutes or until set. If desired, decorate with icing and decorating candies. Store in an airtight container and refrigerate.

Peanut Butter Easter Eggs Recipe

Peanut Butter Easter Eggs by Taste of Home

These Peanut Butter Easter Eggs by Taste of Home are chocolate and peanut buttery treats perfect for Easter celebration.

Total prep time: 40 minutes

Yields: 16 eggs

What you need:

  • 3/4 c. creamy peanut butter
  • 1/2 c. softened butter
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 2-1/3 c. confectioners' sugar
  • 1 c. graham cracker crumbs
  • 1-1/2 c. dark chocolate chips
  • 2 tbsp. shortening
  • Confectioners' sugar icing and sprinkles, optional

Steps to prepare:

  1. In a large bowl, add peanut butter, butter, and vanilla; beat until blended. Slowly beat in confectioners' sugar and cracker crumbs. Shape into 16 eggs; place on waxed paper-lined baking sheets. Refrigerate 30 minutes or until firm.
  2. In a microwave, melt chocolate chips and shortening; stir until smooth. Dip each egg in chocolate mixture; let excess to drip off.
  3. Place eggs on baking sheets. Refrigerate 30 minutes.
  4. If desired, decorate eggs with icing and sprinkles. Let stand until set. Store in airtight containers and refrigerate.

Celebrate Easter with these colorful and sweet Easter Egg-Inspired Treats. These festive desserts will surely keep your holiday celebration even sweeter and merrier! 

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