We know that the best part of any holiday meal is dessert, and these treats are all sweet, colorful, and just plain adorable. The recipes below are perfect for making with the little ones at home or for extra goodies to add to their Easter baskets or as a Passover reward for finding the afikoman.

Easter Recipes:

Easter Egg CupcakesEaster Egg Cupcakes

Creating a textured bed of grass with icing is easy if you have the right decorators tip for your pastry bag. Try your skills out on these beautiful cupcakes!

Homemade Marshmallow PeepsHomemade Marshmallow Peeps

Peeps are definitely the most fun of all the candies to make.  You can use colored decorators sugar, or mix regular granulated sugar with a bit of food coloring.

Orange Bunny BunsSour Cream Bunny Buns

These bunny shaped rolls are as cute as can be.  For the eyes, you can use chocolate sprinkles (jimmies) or a bit of melted chocolate.

Peanut Butter EggsPeanut Butter Eggs

There is something about those Reese's eggs that is better than any other form of peanut butter cup and these homemade ones definitely rival the packaged variety.

Braided Easter BreadItalian Easter Bread

This traditional sweet Italian Easter bread has a dyed Easter egg in the center!

Peeps Sunflower CakePeeps Sunflower Cake

This is the perfect spring cake for any Easter celebration. Who knew that peeps could look like flower petals and chocolate chips could be sunflower seeds?

Passover Recipes:

Lemon Cupcakes with Blackberry Jam and Lemon GlazeLemon Passover Cupcakes with Blackberry Jam and Lemon Glaze

No one will be able to resist these beautiful flourless cupcakes with berry jam and lemon glaze.

Chocolate Covered Toffee MatzoChocolate Covered Toffee Matzo

This toffee Matzo and many other candies are very simple and inherently kosher for Passover.

Flourless Chocolate CakeFlourless Chocolate Cake for Passover

A rich and moist flourless chocolate cake with a ganache glaze that will rival any non Passover-approved desserts!


Since it contains no flour, the traditional pavlova is a superb choice for a Passover dessert.

  Sources: The Bake-Off Flunkie, 52 Kitchen Adventures, Kirbie's Cravings, Italian Dish, Gluten Freedom, My Adventures in Food