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Fun desserts to make for Easter

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Easter is coming up fast and, with it, comes lots of egg coloring, pictures with the Easter bunny, decorating the house and lawn and—of course—dinner with family. One of the best parts of spending a day with family is the great dessert that you will share together after dinner is over and Easter provides a lot of opportunity to create desserts that are both delicious and festive!

Easter is a very aesthetically interesting holiday that incorporates a lot of pastel colors and cutesy imagery (like flowers and baby animals) into its décor. Hence, it is possible to come up with a wide range of designs for cakes, cookies, pies and many other kinds of desserts. There is no set “type” of dessert to make for Easter but most people agree that chocolate and Easter go very well together!

Below is a list of five kinds of dessert that make sweet Easter treats!

Cake
Cake Marco Di Lauro/Getty Images

Cake

Cake is arguably the most common and classic dessert to have at any family function. Cakes come in a variety of shapes and tastes and they can be decorated in any number of ways. For Easter cakes can be adored with pastel frosting or baked in the shape of an Easter Bunny or eggs.

Cupcakes
Cupcakes Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images

Cupcakes

Cupcakes are extremely popular desserts. They are essentially handheld cakes that can be decorated in a lot of ways. Cupcakes are usually topped with frosting and, for Easter, that frosting can be made to resemble bunnies, chicks or pastel eggs.

Cookies
Cookies Joe Raedle/Getty Images

Cookies

Cookies are a tempting dessert because they come in such a large variety of shapes, sizes and tastes. There are an untold number of cookie recipes available online and they range from the easy to make to the very difficult. Cookies can be decorated in many colors and they can also be baked in specific shapes.

Pie
Pie Michael N. Todaro/Getty Images for Humana

Pie

Pie is a very common dessert that is easy enough to make. Pie can also be filled with ingredients like apple or pumpkin or berries so it is usually regarded as being a healthier and less fattening dessert than most. Although pies are not as easy to decorate as some other desserts, they are good to have at a family function for anyone who is watching their weight.

Lollipops
Lollipops Michael Loccisano/Getty Images for Bloomingdale's

Lollipops

Lollipops are delicious treats that can be made with chocolate or hard candy. Lollipops are created in molds so it is very simple to form Easter lollipops into shapes of bunnies or eggs. They are also easy to hand out to everyone at a very crowded family gathering!

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