40 Healthy Easter Desserts & Treats
Easter is just around the corner - and you know what that means.
Yes, candy. Chocolate.
And lots of it. I know - Easter means MUCH more than candy.
And we do all we can in our family to celebrate the real reason for Easter.
But having a little fun with food and making some healthy Easter recipes is usually part of our celebration.
When I was little, I loved those Cadbury Mini Eggs the most.
But my mom went all out to put together a huge (wayyyy too huge) Easter basket for me.
It had a large hollow bunny, and a pretty decent sized hollowed chocolate egg with pretty white chocolate designs on the outside, and it was filled with more chocolate eggs.
And that's not all.
It was a little much :).
With my boys now, things have been pretty toned down.
When we were still eating sugar, I would make homemade rice krispie nests with peeps inside.
No more peeps on krispie treats for me, though.
It's the low carb, gluten-free healthy desserts route for me now.
This year I've put together a roundup of fabulous sugar-free healthy Easter Recipes from some of my favorite bloggers, so that you can have some healthy recipes in your Easter basket this year.
I hope this helps you and your family have a little healthy food fun along with your Easter Celebration this year.
To make these recipes low-carb, just use a low-carb sweetener like xylitol, stevia, or erythritol. And if the recipe calls for chocolate chips, use a low-carb version or make these Homemade Chocolate Chips.
If the recipe calls for peanut butter, sub in another nut butter or seed butter. And if it calls for cashews, those are fairly high in carbs so you might wish to sub in a different nut.
Other Special-Diet Friendly Special Occasion Recipes
To help you get through other holidays while on a special diet, here are some other assortments of recipes that I have pulled together for you:
Healthy St. Patrick's Day Desserts
St. Patrick's Day Snacks
Memorial Day Recipes
Super Bowl Recipes
30 Healthy Christmas Cookies
Gluten and Dairy-free Thanksgiving Recipes
Healthy Fourth of July Desserts
Healthy Easter Recipes
Chocolate-Covered Dairy-Free Cheesecake Easter Ovoids
Chocolate-Covered Peanut Butter Lollipops
Cadbury Creme Eggs
(Make vegan substitutions as needed.)
Chocolate / Carob Coconut Nests
Naturally-Colored "Fun" Vegan Fudge
Yummy Gummy Candy
(just make these into fun bunny shapes - this bunny mold should work)
Lemon Lime Coconut Candy
Dark Chocolate Peanut Clusters
Grain-free Coffee Cake
This Crumb-topped Coffee Cake is so delicious you'll want to make multiple batches for sure. Moist and rich--easily made vegan and low-carb.
Healthy Almond Butter Cups
(make these in bunny or egg molds)
Chocolate Avocado Truffles
No one will guess that beans are the main ingredient in this rich and delicious chocolate fudge.
Chocolate Crunch Balls
(like healthy Nestle Crunch Balls :)!)
Homemade Coconut Almond Candy Bars
Gluten-free Lemon Bars
These Lemon Bars are the perfect light and refreshing treat.
Dark Chocolate Andes Mints
Chocolate Mint Truffles - aka Frangos
Chocolate Avocado Pudding
This Chocolate Avocado Pudding is rich and delicious--you'll never guess how healthy it is for you!
Mock Peanut Butter Cups
No-Bake Coconut Delights
Chocolate Coconut Butter Cups
Keto Mounds Bars
Gluten-Free Kit Kat Bars
5-Minute Dark Chocolate Crunch Bars
Healthy Three Musketeer Bars
These are a little high glycemic due to the banana -- but what a GREAT recipe!)
Chocolate Easter Bunnies
Healthy Dark Chocolate Bark
Homemade Marshmallow Peeps
Make these with a low-carb sweetener if needed.
White Chocolate Truffles
Payday Candy Bar
All Natural "Nutterfingers" Candy Bars
Mandarin Chocolate Truffles
Mounds Candy Bars
Chocolate Walnut Pomegranate Clusters
Coconut Milk Panna Cotta
This Dairy-free Panna Cotta looks so fancy, but it's incredibly easy and delicious too, with 2 variations.
Easter Basket Cupcakes
Bunny Tail Energy Bites
Fruit Cup Easter Chicks
A super quick no-bake treat.
Vegan Dirt Cups
Coconut Whipped Cream
What is your favorite Healthy Easter Recipe?
Just love this round up Adrienne! I have had many of these recipes so can attest to their deliciousness! Thanks for including me!
Thanks and you are welcome!
What a beautiful roundup of healthy treats for Easter! Thanks so much for including me. Happy Easter!
Thanks and you are so welcome!
Thanks for the shout out sweetie!!!
You are so welcome. Shouted on G+ too. LOVE these recipes.
This is a beautiful collection! Thanks for making such a helpful resource!
Wow, this is quite a roundup you put together, Adrienne! I saw Maria's cadbury eggs about a week ago and was eyeing them...one of my old favs too. 🙂 Thanks for including my Andes mints! I hope you enjoy your weekend.
Fabulous roundup! Thank you so much for the link love!
You are so welcome! My sons have never had a 3 Musketeers and the youngest was thrilled!
I too am getting more pop-ups and find it particularly ironic that all those healthy treats come with McDonald's ads attached.
Lorrie - I removed the popup - what are you seeing? There's a new one but it's different and you still should be able to close it out. Could you tell me please? Are you able to close it out? The ads are a tough thing. As a blogger, it costs a bunch to run a blog and I need to make it up somehow. I have tried to work with companies with "only healthy ads" but there really is only 1 I have heard of and they aren't an option from what I heard recently. I draw the line at scantily clad women and try to catch them all and block them. Thanks!
I am trying to send a screen shot but I'll have to send it in an email...it won't let me attach it to this reply. I am able to close them out (they show up on each picture in the post. A bit annoying but as I said, more than a little ironic 🙂
Got it - it is odd. I will see what I can do. It's all a balance - this blogging. Hard to keep on top of everything too :).
Sorry to report this, I could simply not read your last two posts at all on my iPad, so many pop ups and in particular the one for a free cookbook that could not be clicked away. Had to switch to my desktop. I have no problems with other blogs. Now that I have read this one on my desktop, lots of good ideas.
Oh no. What a mess. I've been trying to get a good pop up but that is a mess. I'll fix it - thanks.
These look all so good.. will have to try some. Thanks!!
Thanks - I hope to try them too!
I'm with you on the Cadbury Mini Eggs. They were the highlight of my Easter Basket as a child. I'm still tempted to eat them now, even though I know they're trash.
I'm tempted too, Julie! It's hard every time I see a bag. One reason it's good not to go to grocery stores too often :).