Fun Easter Recipes Kids Can Help Make
It feels like the years just fly by, don’t they? It was just Christmas and now it’s Easter already! I don’t know about you, but I want to savor the time I have with my kids, especially on a holiday like Easter. Making food together is such a wonderful way to connect with your children at any age. And to spend quality time with them. That’s why I curated these 50+ Easter recipes for kids. So you’ll have a go-to list to create those magic moments with your children (and have some delicious Easter goodies too).
Cooking with kids is so much fun! But it can be hard to find recipes that they’ll love to make AND eat. These Easter recipes for kids are mom-approved and sure to be crowd-pleasers.
Most of them are ones kids of all ages can get involved in at least some of the process. And many are simple enough older kids can do a lot of the cooking independently.
So have some fun in the kitchen with your family with these easy Easter recipes for kids.
50+ Kid-Friendly Easter Recipes
Easter recipes for kids come in all varieties. From no bake Easter desserts to adorable Easter snacks, to savory sides kids can make and share with the whole family.
I’ve divided these fun Easter recipes into sections so you can find exactly what you’re looking for to make with your kids. Looking for an Easter snack mix for kids? Or a fun dessert for Easter your kids can help make? How about a simple side dish your child will be proud to contribute to Easter dinner with the family? This list has that and more.
I’ve started this list with Easter treats and goodies. Followed by Easter breakfast ideas for kids. And then some savory sides for Easter dinner your kids will actually eat. Scroll through the list to your desired section and try out some of these fun Easter recipes for kids!
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Easy Easter Snacks & Treats for Kids
This Easter recipe combines lots of traditional candies and treats into an adorable bunny racer.
The best part of this recipe? It is basically just assembly instead of cooking or baking. So, even your littlest kiddos can help assemble this fun easter recipe. (Though I would personally swap out the black licorice for some Twizzlers.)
Decadence in an egg. To be honest, I don’t even want to let the kids have this recipe, I just want to eat it all!
To make these cheesecake eggs there are a few steps that have to be done a bit delicately so you don’t break the egg. So I wouldn’t make this one with toddlers unless you’re cool with it being a bit of a mess and just want a tasty adventure. But it is a no bake recipe, which is a plus with kids.
Parfaits are so much fun, and they seem very fancy to children (and adults).
The green-dyed coconut makes adorable grass on the top, but if your kids don’t like coconut you could try dyed Rice Krispies instead.
I also love that the main ingredient in this parfait is pudding because pudding is one of the first recipes I ever remember making. Easy, fun, and delicious.
They’re chocolate and colorful. And super cute!!! What more could kids want out of a recipe?
The chocolate is melted on a double boiler in this recipe, but you could probably swing doing it in the microwave if you wanted to. Once you pour all that melted chocolate into a pan, the real fun begins. Let kids go wild with their favorite candies and decorations.
This bark also makes super cute gifts, like the ones pictured in this tutorial!
A throwback favorite kids’ snack, muddy buddies, get an Easter upgrade in this recipe with fun spring colors.
Like the chocolate bark above, the recipe calls for heating the chocolate and peanut butter on the stove, but you could do it in the microwave to avoid the stove with kids. Also, if you have peanut allergies you could swap it for your favorite kind of nut butter.
My jaw might have dropped when I saw this gem of a recipe.
I’ve seen s’mores dip before, but not with this ingenious addition of Peeps! And you could take this idea and run with it. There’s a whole bunch of ideas on what to serve from the traditional graham crackers to Oreos. Yum!
Granola bars are like a mom’s best friend. Kids feel like they’re getting a sweet treat, but they still have more good nutrients than a candy bar.
To make it even better, this recipe doesn’t contain cane sugar and it could easily be adapted to be vegan and gluten-free! Just swap the M&M’s for a vegan candy (like this one), and make sure your oats are gluten-free.
Making gingerbread houses is one of my favorite things to do at Christmas, so why not make a similar tradition for Easter?
Let kids build their own chick houses. Let their imagination go wild with lots of candies and frostings to decorate.
Genius. Another no bake Easter Recipes for kids that’s easier than pie but looks epic.
I would totally use this recipe as a fun sensory experience for little kids. The mixing and shaping of the dip are great for all ages! Toddlers might have a bit of a misshapen bunny, but it’s sure to be a cute one!
Love these! Healthy popsicles are the greatest invention. They’re a fun treat, but without all the added sugar.
Just blend up your ingredients, pour them into the egg molds with sticks, and freeze. You don’t need anything fancy either, just plain old plastic Easter eggs.
Riffing on the tradition of leaving out cookies and milk for Santa, leave out this bunny bait snack for the Easter Bunny!
A perfect choice to do with kids (even toddlers!). The writer of this recipe says her three-year-old did almost the entire recipe on their own.
And I love how she says cooking is their special time together. Because while it is fun to make delicious treats, the time you spend together making them is the biggest prize, right?
The original s’more with the added colorful fun of a Peep.
This recipe softens the Peeps in the microwave, but I bet you could roast them over the fire like a traditional s’more. Either way you choose, they are so simple to put together, and a crowd-pleaser.
Who doesn’t love a sweet and salty combo? I actually mentioned this kid-friendly Easter recipe in my Cute & Easy Easter Treats post from a couple of years ago. And I still love it. Simple and delicious! And so easy to make with kids!
Whip up a big batch of these little chicks and let your kids have fun doing the decorating. Then use the free printable tags to turn them into fun gifts for friends and family.
Break out those piping bags, and let the kids have fun decorating these really easy Easter treats!
The finished product is colorful and a bit whimsical, but it’s as easy as skewering some marshmallows then decorating with melted chocolate.
Using Peeps as marshmallows is such a cute idea for Easter. And this recipe also kicks the s’more into high gear by swapping out regular old chocolate bars with chocolate cake!
Toddlers could help with some of the mixing, but if you want a recipe for the kids to mostly do on their own, save this one with kids who are a little older.
A treat and a game in one!
Just draw a tic-tac-toe board on Rice Krispie treats, pair with some jelly beans, and voila, something to keep the kids occupied. I could totally see a creative mom or grandmother packing these to feed hungry and bored kids to keep them quiet during Easter Sunday church service.
Or if you’re not interestedin Tic-Tac-Toe with your treats, go with these pastel laden Rice Krispie squares with lovely Easter colors.
This recipe uses mini chocolate to add color and serious flavor to the standard Rice Krispie Treat.
These would make a great DIY snack bar for kids at an Easter Party.
You could pre-make the Rice Krispies in trays, and then let the kids cut them out with cookie cutters and decorate them with their favorite icings and toppings. So fun and delicious!
Another delicious take on the nest themed Easter desserts that sounds delicious!
Instead of Rice Krispies or granola, this one goes with cornflakes, peanut butter, and chocolate to create the nests. Then fill with colorful mini-eggs.
I love recipes like this that kind of upcycle plain foods into something exciting and entertaining for kids to create.
It requires no baking and very little work to transform Nutter Butters into sweet Easter chicks. Just dip them in some melted candy chips and let your kids do the decorating.
Yay to adding chocolate to Rice Krispie treats with this recipe because… chocolate.
But adding a stick, a quick dip in chocolate, and some decorations make these basic Rice Krispie Treats look like something you might pay $5 for in a bakery.
The recipe makes them from scratch, but really if you want to make it even easier on yourself, you could just buy the pre-packaged Rice Krispie Treats and fancy them up with the kids.
You could make the pudding yourself, but why bother? Just pick up some snack packs and throw together these easy bunny butt pudding cups for a fun kids’ Easter snack.
Kids can totally help with this one too! Getting this one just right will take some decent fine motor skills so make sure you do with kids who have a solid pincer grasp already.
I think I can smell these right through the screen, the recipe sounds so zesty and fresh!
The lemon zest in this Rice Krispie treat spin-off is such a lovely addition that takes it from just another Easter kids’ recipes to something that foodies will love too.
I also love the look of these. So colorful and festive, they’d look lovely plated in an egg carton.
Whip up these little nests made of muesli in just 10 minutes!
If you think they couldn’t possibly be that simple, believe it, because the recipe only calls for three ingredients. And even though the Muesli is covered in chocolate, it’s a little healthier of an option than some others on the list. Hey, at least the nuts give them some protein, right?
Based on this list, it looks like Rice Krispie treats are basically a requirement for Easter with kids. And a couple of the vegan swaps make them accessible to more kids!
Plus, these are super cute and I think kids always appreciate a dessert that is turned into a lollipop, it just adds to the fun factor for them.
This is the must-do recipe for parents who aren’t bakers or cooks.
The little chicks are endearing, but you don’t have to do any cooking or baking to make them with your kids. All you have to do is heat up some chocolate to act as a glue, then assemble them!
To be honest, they look a little like owls to me too, so you could use this idea for other seasons too.
Want to take your chocolate skills up a notch? If you’re ready to move past just tossing the chocolate in the microwave for 30 seconds level, then check out this recipe, especially if you have a precocious child with a penchant for the culinary arts.
This recipe wants you to actually temper the chocolate the right way, and they even have a guide linked in the post to help you learn to do it properly. (Don’t worry, we won’t tell if you still use the microwave though.)
There are so many great ideas on this list that require absolutely no cooking at all, but you end up with really delightful Easter treats in the end. This is one of those.
Melt some chocolate and set up an assembly line with the kids. Let them go to town dipping their Peeps in chocolate and slathering them with sprinkles.
Make these for Easter, or anytime really. I love the garden theme, and the way the clear glass shows off the carrot designs.
I imagine reading Peter Rabbit to my kids and then making this together for our dessert at lunchtime. How sweet and memorable would that be?
Another delicious way to use up all those Easter jelly beans!
This Easter bark recipe melts the chocolate on a stove without a double broiler, but use whatever method you are comfortable with.
Peeps, chocolate pudding, Oreos… what’s not to love?
This recipe is a good choice for kids because there are enough steps that will make them feel like they’re doing a recipe (cause they are), but you don’t worry about hot stoves and ovens. Plus the end product is delightful and delicious.
The perfect recipe to do with a toddler.
Just head up the chocolate and set out two bowls. One of the chocolate and one filled with sprinkles and let them dip away! They will probably end up covered in chocolate, but it’ll be worth the pictures of their messy faces and hands.
I remember it taking forever and a day for my grandmother to make fudge at Easter.
Skip the long process with these microwave creme egg fudge treats. You can even freeze it! Make a big batch and you’ll always have something ready for that random bake sale at school you forgot about.
Healthy Reese’s Peanut Butter Eggs? Yes, please! (OK, healthier at least).
The health upgrade in this recipe is switching out sugar for maple syrup or honey. They also use coconut flour, so it’s actually gluten-free too!
Keep your little bunnies fueled up with this snack that’s packed with treats.
This isn’t necessarily the healthiest trail mix, but it’s fun and festive, and you know the kids will love it. I mean, what’s not to love about all those marshmallows?
You could even go shopping with your kids, let them pick their favorite goodies, and then adapt the recipe together.
If you want a more traditional recipe to bake with your kids, this is the recipe for you.
These cookie bars look delicious, and they’re a nice change from all the marshmallows!
The recipe is simple enough that a lot of kids (elementary school age and above) will be able to follow along and complete a lot of it themselves. And of course, you won’t have any trouble getting them to eat it too!
Edible treats make the best gifts, and these professional-looking Easter treats would be a great thing for kids to share with their friends.
These would also be a chic addition to a dessert table for your Easter dinner. The design and packaging with the free printable tag make these stand out.
All you need are four ingredients to put together these adorbs bunny s’more snacks.
You could make the pudding yourself, but in this recipe, they just got some pre-made pudding cups for ease, and to be honest those sometimes just taste better (or maybe it’s just nostalgia for childhood).
Creating the bunny tail does require using scissors, so if you want kids to help make this they need to be able to use scissors.
What a creative use of Rice Krispies and Peeps!
I think this one would impress kids. I know when I was a kid, turning anything into pizza seemed like sorcery. It would be fun to premake the bases of these and then give kids a toppings bar to customize their own personal Peep pizza.
Let your kids help assemble these endearing little bunnies made of donuts!
Raise your hand if your kids love donuts? Mine are obsessed with them. So I know any recipe that includes donuts is a winner. It’s also really easy to put these little cuties together. Most kids will be able to do this with you.
Is it even Easter without peanut butter eggs? Ok, I’m joking, but like… kind of not?
Seriously, this staple is just perfection, and this recipe is so easy to make with just four ingredients. It looks impressive, tastes delicious, but is deceivingly easy to make.
Truffles sound fancy and… hard. But this kids’ Easter recipe looks surprisingly simple and is packed with kid-friendly ingredients (like Oreos!).
There are quite a few simple, but fun, steps in this recipe. Prepare to get a little messy if you do it with really small kids. But it’ll be a delicious mess.
This recipe calls for two ingredients. That’s it. (cue the applause from the overworked parents who need to throw something together ASAP)
The cool thing about using colorful supplies like Easter M&M’s is they make something super basic into something eye-catching. Just melt the white chocolate, pour, and decorate with the M&M’s or your candy of choice.
These dream bars are so colorful! They just scream “spring.”
You don’t even have to heat up the oven for this delicious Easter kids’ recipe. The only appliance you need is a microwave! The recipe looks so easy, the only hard part will be waiting the two hours for it to harden up so you can eat it!
My kids love Rice Krispie treats! This recipe puts a twist on the classic. And has only five ingredients total!
It is a great recipe to do with kids who are just starting to be able to really bake and cook. Kids could do a lot of this recipe on their own. Maybe not toddlers, but pre-K or Kindergarten age would be perfect for this.
Maybe it’s just the cake stand they styled the photo with, but this really easy rice crispy cake looks so fancy. It would look beautiful on your dessert table or as a centerpiece for Easter dinner.
The best part is it’s easy enough your kids can help make it. The recipe does use a stove, so you’ll either have to do that part or have a kid you trust around a stove do it.
But your kids will love getting in on the stirring and decorating!
The colors of this cake are simply joyous.
You might need to pick up the copper circles used to create the tiny cake shape, but besides that, they are fairly straightforward, and require no oven or stove! It does require some patience though. So if your kids are helping prepare them for the fact that you’ll be doing it in stages.
The cookie-cutter bunnies are what it for me with this recipe. So sweet.
I was surprised this is a no-bake recipe because the pound cake looks so scrumptious, but there’s a little trick to making this. It’s a getting a frozen pound cake from the store! From there, kids can do a lot of the steps with you. Older kids could do it on their own, and preschoolers or even some toddlers can help with a lot.
What could be more appropriate for Easter than carrot cake? And it just happens to be sugar-free too!
This recipe uses dates to sweeten it, and I have to say that you do not miss the sugar when you use dates as a sweetener. They are so yummy and give an extra depth of flavor to the dish.
No baking needed to create these carrot cake bites. Just run the ingredients through a food processor and roll them into balls. My kids love rolling playdough balls, so I’m sure they’d love to get their hands on these.
Just four ingredients are used to make these decadent truffles. So simple, and the tutorial has a video linked in the blog post so it’s pretty fool-proof.
The first half of this recipe may be tedious for younger kids, but the dipping in chocolate and decorating part is probably right up their alley!
Fun Breakfast Recipe Ideas for Kids on Easter
A cute little Easter breakfast roll is just a cinnamon roll tube away.
Making cinnamon rolls from scratch can be a pain, but this recipe helps you out by using pre-made rolls that you shape to create bunnies.
Kids around kindergarten age and above could probably help you with this. I think if preschoolers and toddlers might become frustrated making the shapes. But who knows, maybe yours will rock it!
Bacon makes everything better, right? This recipe cleverly uses bacon to create bunny ears with everything. So easy and simple, but effective trick to add a little something to Easter breakfast.
Have a lot of people coming for brunch? Instead of making up tons of individual pancakes or french toast, through this in the oven and cut down on stress while still pleasing the crowd.
And what kid could resist all that icing? Not mine!
We eat so many pancakes in my house, and even though the kids love them, I get bored making them.
These bunny pancakes will break up the monotony and make Easter morning a little extra special. The recipe uses squirt bottles to make the design, but I think if you just careful use a spoon or ladle you could probably do it without them.
Savory Easter Recipes Kids Will Actually Eat
Five ingredients and an oven are all it takes to make this decadently cheesy dish that will feed and please for Easter dinner. Kids can be so picky, but most of them will eat potatoes and cheese, right? So they should gobble this one up.
Give them something sweet. That’s a little shortcut to getting kids to eat something. Most love sweet foods, so sweet potatoes are a great option.
This recipe is a bit more nuanced than just roasting some sweet potatoes, and will make the grown ups happy too! The cranberries also make it look festive and a little bit jazzed up. Just right for a holiday party.
The recipe takes the age-old activity of coloring eggs to a new level by not just coloring the shell, but the actual egg you eat!
What a cool way to make your eggs more attention-grabbing! Imagine using these eggs in your deviled eggs or egg salad. They would be too enticing not to try, right?
Sometimes all it takes to get kids to gobble up some veggies is presenting it in a fun and new way.
I’ve got to say I’ve never seen a pizza like this! It looks so fresh and inviting. If you’ve got a picky eater you’ve been hoping will try a few new things, maybe pull this recipe out and give it a try.
The Best Easter Recipes for Kids to Make
It’s hard to pick just one Easter recipe for kids when they all look so delicious, right? Luckily you don’t have to choose just one! Make a whole bunch of these fun Easter recipes for kids. Maybe let each member of the family pick one recipe, and then do them all together! Make it a whole weekend project. Most of all, have fun with the fam, enjoy the spring, and indulge in some yummy food.