Enjoy a healthier, more creative spring holiday with these fun and festive Easter desserts!
While lots of traditional Easter dinner recipes are already Paleo (think honey ham and roasted carrots), dessert on this pastel-colored holiday can be quite the conundrum.
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Look no further – we’ve compiled a recipe list of 31 Easter desserts that will beautifully grace your table this Sunday. Cookies, cakes, and pies take center stage, but why not include a few snack-like desserts as well, like Paleo candy bars or truffles?
Since you’re probably already sick of looking at Cadburys, you won’t find any chocolate egg knockoffs here. Still want some of that traditional feel? We found a homemade Peeps recipe that is entirely Paleo!
We also skipped cannoli and cannoli dips here, since the sugars and cheeses are hard to replicate in Paleo form without giving a proper nod to their Sicilian roots. Instead, we included hot cross buns and carrot cakes to ensure that some of your childhood is represented in your dining room this year.
Keep reading for all the fun Easter desserts you can serve to friends and family after the kids are tired out from egg hunting. Happy Easter to you!
Paleo ‘Peanut’ Butter Truffles
Roll up these easy post-dessert nibbles with almond butter and dark chocolate for a five-ingredient sweet fix!
Recipe: PaleoHacks | Paleo ‘Peanut’ Butter Truffles
Chocolate Chip Easter Cookies
These naturally sweet cookies are made with bananas and instant coffee powder for a perfect light finish to Easter dinner.
Recipe: Kiipfit | Chocolate Chip Easter Cookies
Chocolate Cranberry Pie
This vaguely sweet Easter pie is a perfect marriage of dark chocolate and bitter cranberries. Including both the crust and filling, it only has seven ingredients to speak of!
Recipe: Paleo Leap | Chocolate Cranberry Pie
Paleo Cinnamon Rolls
These Paleo cinnamon rolls, with a cashew and maple syrup glaze, can easily double as a brunch treat while you prep Easter dinner!
Recipe: PaleoHacks | Paleo Cinnamon Rolls
Paleo Easter Candy Bars
You won’t believe how easy it is to make these candy bars! Just melt chocolate with four other ingredients, pour into parchment paper, fold over, and freeze until solid. These candy bars will go great with a strong cup of coffee or tea.
Recipe: Freckled Italian | Paleo Easter Candy Bars
Crunchy Coconut Paleo Macaroons
These light and sweet macaroons are sure to impress your guests! Made with coconut, coconut flour, coconut milk, honey, and a bit of vanilla, these primal Easter desserts smell amazing while they’re baking.
Recipe: PaleoHacks | Crunchy Coconut Paleo Macaroons
Easter No-Bake Cookie Nests
These fun cookies are perfect for the kids! With dark chocolate cookie bases and “nests” of shredded coconut, the little ones in the family won’t come close to realizing their desserts are actually healthy.
Recipe: Living Healthy with Chocolate | Easter No-Bake Cookie Nests
Carrot Cake Pops
These no-bake carrot cake pops are sweetened with prunes and raisins – absolutely no added sugar!
Recipe: Healthful Pursuit | Carrot Cake Pops
Paleo Homemade Marshmallow Peeps
These primal versions of a sugary Easter favorite are made with gelatin instead of marshmallow, and the pastel colors are achieved using homemade food coloring!
Recipe: Oh, The Things We’ll Make | Paleo Homemade Marshmallow Peeps
Cacao & Sultana Bliss Balls
Pass these puppies around the table and you’ll be amazed how quickly they get eaten up! These chilled, no-bake Easter desserts are simply a blend of whole, healthy ingredients, like cashew nuts and dates.
Recipe: Real Food Pledge | Cacao & Sultana Bliss Balls
Paleo Lemon Bars
These tart two-layer bars are a great combination of light and sweet. Serve these alongside chocolate Easter desserts for a bright and sunny refreshment!
Recipe: Food Faith Fitness | Paleo Lemon Bars
Paleo Hot Cross Buns
One a penny, two a penny! These Paleo versions of an Easter classic uses lots of eggs and cinnamon for a rich pastry blessed with a coconut-tapioca flour cross.
Recipe: The Merry Maker Sisters | Paleo Hot Cross Buns
These Paleo popovers, made with coconut flour and coconut milk, are great first thing in the morning slathered with melted ghee. Make sure you keep the oven door closed while they’re baking so they don’t collapse!
Recipe: Comfy Belly | Popovers
Black Bottom Banana Cream Pie
This impressive pie is made with a honey graham cracker crust, vanilla custard, banana slices, and chocolate ganache for the ultimate Paleo Easter pie.
Recipe: Against All Grain | Black Bottom Banana Cream Pie
Easy, Paleo ‘Peanut’ Butter Cups
These chocolate mini pies are the Paleo answer to Reese’s peanut butter cups and are made inside individually sized ramekins.
Recipe: PaleoHacks | No-Bake Hazelnut Butter Pie
Dreamboat Pineapple Coconut Cake
This beautiful Paleo cake showcases an appropriate Easter-yellow hue made possible by egg yolks, pineapple and honey.
Recipe: Fresh Planet Flavor | Dreamboat Pineapple Coconut Cake
Flourless Zucchini Brownies
These dense, chocolatey brownies will have everyone at the table reaching for some – even those that don’t know it’s Paleo!
Recipe: Delighted Momma | Flourless Zucchini Brownies
Coconut Vanilla Ice Cream
Scoop this custard-based Paleo ice cream to go with brownies, cakes, pies, or just on its own!
Recipe: Paleo Leap | Coconut Vanilla Ice Cream
Chilled Double-Chocolate Torte
This no-bake torte, made with a pecan crust and avocado mousse, is sure to dazzle your Easter guests!
Recipe: Oh She Glows | Chilled Double-Chocolate Torte
Double-Layer Chocolate Coconut Cake
Chocolate cake for the win! This grain-free version is topped with a coconut vanilla frosting for a simple, basic taste profile that will delight your inner child.
Recipe: Paleo in PDX | Double-Layer Chocolate Coconut Cake
No-Bake Strawberry Bars
Strapped for time? Whip up these quick and easy strawberry bars made from dates, cashews, and freshly hulled strawberries.
Recipe: PaleoHacks | No-Bake Strawberry Bars
Cranberry Hot Cross Buns
Swap raisins for cranberries on Easter and what do you get? Cranberry hot cross buns! These Easter beauties are made with chia seeds and apple cider vinegar for a much healthier version of this classic.
Recipe: Real Food Pledge | Cranberry Hot Cross Buns
Cacao Chia Seed Pudding
This five-ingredient pudding takes only five minutes to assemble. Make it the night before Easter for the perfect consistency the next day!
Recipe: Real Food Pledge | Cacao Chia Seed Pudding
Raw Caramel & Chocolate Slice
These raw dessert bites are made up of a chocolate base and a sweet caramel topping. These bites are rich, so be sure to cut them into small enough pieces!
Recipe: Real Food Pledge | Raw Caramel & Chocolate Slice
Bunny Fresh Fruit Platter
In this colorful Easter recipe, a blogger walks you through the process of creating a festive bunny’s face using only fresh-cut fruit.
Recipe: Worth Pinning | Bunny Fresh Fruit Platter
Paleo Almond Joy Bites
Chocolate and coconut are great any time of year, but for some reason this combo seems particularly fitting at springtime. These decadent little treats are made entirely on the stovetop, so it won’t take up room in your oven!
Recipe: Plaid and Paleo | Paleo Almond Joy Bites
Paleo Crepes with Strawberries
Celebrate the fresh tastes of spring with these crepes, topped with homemade strawberry sauce and coconut whipped cream.
Recipe: Noshtastic | Paleo Crepes with Strawberries
Raw Carrot Cake Protein Slice
Think delicious and flavorful carrot cake infused with cinnamon and vanilla spice. Add to that creamy cashew-based icing and you´ll get a wonderful holiday treat.
Recipe: Wildblend | Raw Carrot Cake Protein Slice
Carrot Cake Fudge
Did someone say fudge? This amazing recipe is made from steamed and pureed carrots, so you know this square of Paleo fudge will have you seeing 20/20.
Recipe: Purely Twins | Carrot Cake Fudge
This beautiful and all-natural pie is made from peppermint extract, cassava flour, and avocado oil. Much better than the traditional sugar-laden kind made from crème de menthe!
Recipe: Eat Beautiful | Grasshopper Pie
Paleo Apple Cherry Muffins
These apple muffins swap the traditional Easter raisins for dried cherries, and the nutty crumb topping is simply divine!
Recipe: PaleoHacks | Paleo Apple Cherry Muffins
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