14 Last Minute Easter Desserts

Easter is here, and for those of you in a last-minute scramble for holiday dessert ideas, fear not. This selection of swift and straightforward recipes is designed for hassle-free preparation, perfect for delighting a crowd. Make a few of them and watch the Easter smiles ensue.

1. Easy Brownie Batter Dip

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This Easy Brownie Batter Dip whips up quickly and tastes amazing. It pairs well with just about any fruit or pretzels and will definitely be a crowd-pleaser. Make this in minutes to make everyone happy when it’s time for dessert.

2. Chocolate Popcorn

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You can easily multiply this Chocolate Popcorn recipe for as many people as you need to serve. It’s an easy finger-food-style dessert that you can serve in disposable containers for easy cleanup or serve in a bowl with a scoop for easy buffet table access.

3. Berry Trifle

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A Berry Trifle is perfect for any holiday or special occasion. It comes together quickly last minute when you just need to get something tasty on the table. It’s made with simple ingredients that everyone loves and won’t leave a brick in your belly after a large Easter meal.

4. Slow Cooker Cinnamon Apples

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Slow Cooker Cinnamon Apples are one of those desserts that are great any time of year, for any occasion. Set them to cook and fill your home with a delightful aroma, all without the need for constant supervision. Guests will love them, especially served over vanilla ice cream.

5. Breakfast Cookies

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Breakfast Cookies are a great addition to your Easter table. They can be enjoyed as part of. your brunch’s main course or served as dessert afterward. What makes these easy is that they are so simple to make ahead of time. Make them several days ahead of time so that they are ready to go the day of.

6. Gluten-Free Apple Crisp

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A Gluten-Free Apple Crisp is one of the simplest, most delicious desserts you can serve this holiday. It’s fast to put together and makes your entire house smell great while it bakes. Bake it during brunch and serve warm for a delightful dessert.

7. Peanut Butter Cups

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Peanut Butter Cups are a fun addition to any Easter brunch table. They are finger-food-friendly which means you can put a bunch in a bowl and let everyone enjoy them throughout the day with ease.

8. Chocolate Bark

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If you need a dessert that is super easy and super tasty while still being an easy-to-make finger food dessert, this Chocolate Bark is a great option. Everyone will love it, and it’s super simple to make.

9. Homemade Chocolate Turtles

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Much like chocolate bark, these Homemade Chocolate Turtles are a beautiful and tasty addition to your Easter table. Everyone can help themselves as they like, and this dessert is in small enough portions for everyone to enjoy them without overfilling themselves.

10. Stuffed Dates

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This simple stuffed date recipe is an easy, healthier way to get a quick dessert on the table. You can make them as simple or as fancy as you want, but no matter what you do, they are fast, and guests love them.

11. Banana Pops

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This simple concept is so easy that it’s almost not a recipe at all. Make these banana pops in minutes and pop them in the freezer for a fun dessert for the kiddos. Kids love these, and it won’t amp them up on processed sugars.

12. Almond Blueberry Salad

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If you want something fresh and spring-like, try this fresh almond blueberry salad. It’s light and juicy and pairs perfectly with any main dish as a side dish or with whipped cream for a light and refreshing dessert.

13. Blueberry Crisp

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Whip up this blueberry crisp in no time at all and serve your guests something truly impressive. You can serve it as is, with whipped cream, or over vanilla ice cream. It’s simple to make with easy-to-find ingredients. You may even have some in your kitchen already.

14. Milk Pie

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If you only have thirty minutes to make dessert, this milk pie is what you want to try. It’s a soft, creamy pie that is fantastic with fresh berries. This delicate dessert will impress guests and look great on your brunch table.

9 Recipes For Using Up Overripe Bananas

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Have ripe bananas lying around? Use them up before they go bad with one of these recipes that use ripe bananas.

5 N’ice Cream Recipes You Have To Try

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N’ice cream is a fantastically refreshing dessert option. Made with 100% fruit, you never have to feel guilty about enjoying this treat.

17 Clean Eating Fat Bomb Recipes

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Trying to work a little more healthy fats into your sweet treats? These fat bombs deliver healthy fats while giving you a little something sweet to enjoy.

This originally appeared on The Gracious Pantry.

Author: Tiffany McCauley

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Tiffany McCauley is a nationally syndicated journalist and an award-winning cookbook author. She is also a food blogger. She has been featured on MSN, Huffington Post, Country Living Magazine, HealthLine, Redbook, and many more. She has helped thousands of people learn to cook simple, clean, and healthy foods in their own home kitchens. She lives in Maine and loves Elvis, sunflowers, and a good seafood chowder, as well as travel writing.

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