7 Easy Easter Desserts You Can Make with Pantry Staples

Impressive, yet easy Food Network Easter desserts made with pantry staples that you probably have on hand.

By: Julie Hines
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If you think that an Easter dessert has to be elaborate and time consuming, think again! We’ve rounded up seven super easy dessert ideas that you can make with what’s already on hand: think store-bought doughnuts-turned bunny butts, jelly beans and chocolate chips that transform macaroons into baby chicks and chocolate coated pretzels turn into sweet candy egg nests.

The best part about these treats? They’re doable at almost any age, so making Easter desserts can be a family project. Skip an extra trip to the grocery store with these festive sweets for Easter.

Lemon Macaroon Chicks (pictured at top)

These sweet little chickadees will brighten up any Easter dessert table. Make the chicks with coconut flakes, store-bought lemon curd and egg whites, then decorate with orange jelly beans for the beaks and mini chocolate chips for the eyes.

Photo by: Stephen Murello

Stephen Murello

Top vanilla cupcakes with a fail-proof marshmallow fluff frosting and spring flowers made entirely out of candy.

Food Network Kitchen’s Leftover Easter Candy Crispy Treats as seen on Food Network.

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Kate Mathis, © 2016, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Don’t let those bags of Easter candy make a permanent home in your cabinet. Put any leftovers to good use with chocolate-studded cereal crispy treats.

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Get the kids involved with this simple idea: coat pretzel (or potato) sticks with melted chocolate to make birds’ nests, and then fill the nests with egg-shape candies.

Food Network Kitchen’s Bunny Butts, Bunny Butt Doughnut, as seen on Food Network.

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Transform store-bought doughnuts into a cheeky and adorable treat in just 5 minutes.

Crispy Eggs, as seen on Food Network's The Pioneer Woman, Season 10.

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Use plastic Easter egg molds to make Ree’s crispy treats with a chocolate surprise inside.

Water balloons turn into chocolate molds to create an edible Easter basket. Fill with Easter candy and use these bowls as place settings or a delicious Easter gift.

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