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Festive Easter Recipes and Food Ideas

Updated on October 20, 2016

If you are entertaining at home this Easter or you are invited to an Easter Potluck celebration, you want to have food that will score big with all of your guests or friends. Here are some ingenious, and mostly easy, Easter food ideas to help you create a tasty and impressive holiday menu that everyone can enjoy.

Golden Egg Cups

Golden Egg Cups
Golden Egg Cups | Source

What better occasion than Easter to experiment with fun, new, sweet treats? These Golden Egg Cups are made from gold-painted egg shells and can be filled with chocolate mousse or any other kind of sweet filling. To remove the tops of the egg shells – use a simple egg top cutter. To fix the Golden Cups on a plate – use a touch of chocolate under each one.

Cheese Carrots

Cheese Carrots
Cheese Carrots | Source

What appear to be real carrots, are something much more interesting – carrot-shaped Easter appetizers made from cheese. Topped with parsley sprigs and served with crackers or crudités, they make a spectacular addition to the Easter brunch menu (or the April Fools' Day menu).

Get the Easter Cheese Carrots recipe at SheWearsManyHats.com

Mushroom Cookies

Mushroom Cookies
Mushroom Cookies | Source

Delight your family and guests at your Easter brunch or dinner with these whimsical mushroom cookies. The cookies will not only add a dose of spring-time feeling to the table, but will also make for a special Easter gift for friends.

Get the Mushroom Cookies recipe at PineappleAndCoconut.com

Chicken Scotch Eggs

Chicken Scotch Eggs for Easter Brunch
Chicken Scotch Eggs for Easter Brunch | Source

These are just perfect for Easter! A Scotch Egg is a hard-boiled egg, wrapped in a seasoned ground meat. This is basically protein wrapped around protein, which is always a great choice for Easter dinner or brunch. You can prepare them ahead of time and then pop them on the table as your guests arrive.

Get the Chicken Scotch Eggs recipe at TheHealthyFoodie.com

Bread Roll Chicks

Bread Roll Easter Chicks
Bread Roll Easter Chicks | Source

Easter get-togethers are the perfect time to roll out these adorable Bread Roll Chicks. They are a creative and satisfying treat that is easy to fit into your Easter preparations. Check out the video to see how to make them. For the recipe, head out to RhodesBread.com.

Cracked Egg Sorbet

Cracked Egg Sorbet
Cracked Egg Sorbet | Source

Another super easy and ingenious Easter dessert idea comes from MarthaStewart.com. What appear to be cracked eggs are actually scoops of mango sorbet in chocolate egg shells. They can be prepared in no time and are sure to make an impact on your Easter menu.

Eggs in Chili Clouds

Eggs in Chili Clouds
Eggs in Chili Clouds | Source

Just when you thought Easter eggs couldn't get any more creative, these delicious and fantastic-looking Eggs in Chili Clouds come up. They are made with classic Easter and spring ingredients such as eggs, bacon, and green onions, and are light, fluffy and definitely different. Get the recipe at Kitchen-Tested.com

Happy Easter Smoothie

Happy Easter Smoothie
Happy Easter Smoothie | Source

No Easter brunch is complete without a springtime beverage. This smoothie combines several fruit juices that kids and adults will certainly love. And, of course, the vibrant rainbow of green, pink and orange colors will impress everyone on the Easter table. Get the recipe at LunchBoxBunch.com.

Easter Pancakes

Easter Bunny Pancakes
Easter Bunny Pancakes | Source

Nothing beats the smell of freshly made pancakes when you stumble out of bed on Easter morning. Bring the Easter Bunny to the table with these adorable Easter Bunny Pancakes. Who can resist them! For a full, step-by-step tutorial, visit Muffin Tin Mom.

Baby Chick Easter Sandwich

Baby Chick Easter Sandwich
Baby Chick Easter Sandwich | Source

This fun Easter sandwich idea will certainly change up that lunch menu but still let you incorporate your kid’s favorite sandwich ingredients. The only tool you need to make the cute Easter Chick sandwich is an egg-shaped cookie cutter. For instructions, go to CuteFoodForKids.com

Carved Easter Eggs

Carved Easter Eggs
Carved Easter Eggs | Source

Impress your guests with these innovative and interesting Carved Easter Eggs. It is hard to believe, but they are not made of or covered in chocolate. They are actually pilled, hard-boiled, naturally-colored eggs with pretty designs, drawn over them with a sharp knife. For the carving technique, visit YouTooCanCook.net

Easter Chick Sugar Spoons

Easter Chick Sugar Spoons
Easter Chick Sugar Spoons | Source

Easter is the ideal holiday for inviting friends over for an afternoon tea party. A tea party is a great alternative to the traditional brunch or sit-down dinner. And if you need a great alternative to the traditional sugar cubes – try these adorable Easter Check Sugar Spoons. You can see how easy it is to make them at HungryHappenings.com.

Easter Basket Cookies

Easter Basket Cookies
Easter Basket Cookies | Source

Candy-filled Easter baskets are one of the popular Easter traditions, and now you can bring the baskets even to your party table. Bake a batch of these basket-shaped cookies, filled with Mott’s fruit snacks, and place one at each setting on the Easter table. Get the step-by-step instructions at Tablespoon.com.

Easter Bunny Salad

Easter Bunny Salad
Easter Bunny Salad | Source

This Bunny Salad from OneCharmingParty.com makes Easter entertaining super easy. Just prepare a simple, colorful, spring salad, tuck some Petits Palmiers into the greens to look like bunny ears, and you are done.

Hollow Chocolate Easter Eggs

Hollow Chocolate Easter Eggs
Hollow Chocolate Easter Eggs | Source

This clever dessert probably reminds you of the hollow Easter eggs that kids make with balloons, yarn and glue, but it is actually made from chocolate. The technique is very similar – check out the step-by-step instruction on how to make them at SheKnows.com. The pretty colors and the witty presentation will definitely impress your guests.

Mini Egg Cakes

Mini Egg Cakes
Mini Egg Cakes | Source

This genius idea comes from BuzzFeed.com – mini Easter cakes baked in egg shells. You can pour any cake mixture into cleaned out egg shells, bake the cakes, and when they are ready – just crack the egg and dig in. And if you bring these to an Easter party, they will be the hit for sure!

Bunny Deviled Eggs

Bunny Deviled Eggs
Bunny Deviled Eggs | Source

What to do with all those Easter eggs once they've been found? Turn them into these pretty and cute Bunny Deviled Eggs. They are perfect for preparing with the help of an eager toddler or preschooler. You can find the instructions on how to make them at PaasEasterEggs.com.

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