7 Most Adorable Recipes for Easter Celebrations

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We’ve got the cutest snack and dessert ideas for spring — including shortcuts, trade secrets and a few recipes that require no baking at all. Check out these downright adorable treats.

The Largest (and Cutest) Egg-Shaped Cookie (pictured above)

Start with your favorite sugar cookie recipe — or a package from the store because we’ll never tell — then it’s all about frosting, sprinkles and fun.

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Missy’s Lemon and Blueberry Cupcakes

Nothing says spring like the combination of these two fruity flavors, featured in the perfect brunch dessert straight from The Pioneer Woman’s ranch

The Cutest Way to Make Crispy Rice Treats for Easter

No, the recipe hasn’t changed one bit. These are still the same simple (and addictive) marshmallow treats you grew up with, but that sticky “dough” lends itself to the cutest serving idea yet. Just pop a spoonful right into a plastic egg to shape it — now that’s an interactive centerpiece and dessert rolled into one.

Veggie Cups in Mini Bread Bowls

It’s just not possible for kids to turn down these raw veggies stuffed into tiny baguette “bowls.” If the cute presentation isn’t enough to convince anyone who’s on the veggie fence, there’s a dollop of ranch dressing at the bottom. Science!

Bird’s Nest Chocolate Macaroons

This two-step cookie is perfect for kids to help make: Either let ‘em mix up the batter or be in charge of chocolate-egg placement. Either way, they’ll be thrilled with the final results.

Raspberry-Lemon Easter Cake

Yes, the sweet lemon cake melts in your mouth and the tart raspberry filling is perfection. But using Easter-shaped sugar cookies to decorate the outside of this layer cake? Genius.

A Festive Easter Solution for Non-Bakers: This Adorable Carrot Platter

If you can open a bag of crinkle-cut carrots, you can make this instant snack for Easter.

Charity Curley Mathews is the mom of four small kids (seriously, they’re 1, 3, 5 and 6), perpetual wiper of the counter and founder of Foodlets.com, where she blogs about cooking fresh food often and teaching kids to love it. Follow Foodlets on Facebook and Twitter for a steady stream of ideas and encouragement.