Easter is one of those holidays that have a multitude of traditions to take part in. Having snacks available throughout the day whenever hunger strikes is incredibly important because while Easter dinner is usually one of the traditions, it sometimes doesn’t happen until later in the evening.
I’ve compiled a list of 28 different delicious treats for you to make and munch on to stave off hunger as you spend the day enjoying all of your traditions.
1. Colorful Naturally-Dyed Deviled Eggs
Is Easter even really happening if you don’t include Deviled Eggs? This adorable snack idea comes to you from the Food Network Kitchen and gives your table a pop of color in an unexpected way!
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2. Sprinkle-Filled Chocolate Easter Eggs
A simple recipe using candy melts these eggs are great at any Easter gathering. Fill them with your favorite sprinkles and serve. You could even hide them with the rest of the Easter eggs for kids to hunt!
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3. Easter Candy Charcuterie Board
Charcuterie boards are extremely popular. This sugar rush of charcuterie is a perfect project for kids. No kids? No problem! Putting this on display during the festivities will bring a lot of oohs and ahhs!
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4. Savory Charcutereie Board
Candies are not your thing? This more classic charcuterie is probably more your speed. For this one, it’s all about the visuals. Group clusters of crackers, cheeses, olives, and other snacks to make this beauty.
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5. Easter Bunny Veggie Tray
This appetizer tray is adorable and complete with fresh-cut veggies. Broccoli, carrots, cucumbers, peppers, and celery sticks make up the outer portion of the tray, while the dip for the vegetables and some crackers are the face and ears of a bunny.
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6. Easy Vegetable Cups
If you are looking for a more sophisticated vegetable appetizer, fill the bottom of cups with a dip for veggies and then place a few of your favorites right on top of the dips for individual servings that guests can eat on the go.
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7. Easter Candy Popcorn
Popcorn gets a twist for Easter. Put a bowl of this candy and marshmallow-coated popcorn on your coffee table or buffet and watch it disappear.
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8. Berries and Cream Meringue Nests
This adorable nest is going to be one you want to keep around for every holiday. Lucky for you, a printable recipe is provided with this guide. One of the healthier treats on the list, it is a great idea for bringing to a gathering or just snacking on at home after Easter dinner.
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9. Fruity Fondue
Holidays are usually time to splurge and just enjoy time together with friends and family without the worry of much else. Fortunately, this delicious, low-fat treat leaves you with nothing to regret.
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10. Braided Easter Bread
The Pioneer Woman, Ree Drummond, brings us this traditional Braided Easter Bread recipe. The yeasted bread and hard-boiled eggs make this a favorite snack among many cultures worldwide because it isn’t too sweet or too savory – it’s a perfect balance.
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11. Easter Chocolate Covered Strawberries
Chocolate-covered strawberries can be easily transformed into a cute, Easter-themed snack. Colored melting chocolate makes ordinary strawberries look like whimsical little carrots that will add a tasty and upscale snack to your spread.
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12. Cheesy Bacon Cresent Roll-Ups
This savory appetizer recipe from Family Fresh Meals utilizes simple, easy-to-find ingredients but packs a lot of flavor! You can’t go wrong with the flavors of bacon and cheese combined, but if you aren’t into bacon, it is easily modified with whatever ingredients you love.
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13. Carrot Cheese Ball
Cheese balls always seem to be a crowd favorite and disappear quickly. This adorable and tasty treat is one you can make ahead of time and store in an airtight container overnight to wow your guests and family the next day. Serve it with a homemade veggie try or some crackers for a variety of dipping options.
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14. Tulip Tomatoes
Instead of a floral centerpiece on your buffet, why not try creating edible (and delicious) spring flowers? Create your own cheese mixture to put in the middle or simplify your day by using a premixed upscale cheese like Boursin.
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15. Antipasto Bites
Bamboo skewer sticks hold these delectable little bites of yumminess together and make them portable and easy to eat. These little hand-helds are another make-ahead option to help make the day of festivities more enjoyable!
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16. Chocolate-Dipped Peeps
If you haven’t had your sugar rush yet, these will certainly do the trick! Dipped Peeps are perfect for Easter, but also a great option to send for class parties or Sunday school groups. Use colored, dark, milk, or white candy melts and your favorite sprinkles to add pizzaz!
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17. Peeps S’mores
A lot of good gatherings and parties end around a bonfire. If yours is no exception, you may want to keep these ingredients on hand for a late evening snack on Easter. Traditional s’mores get an Easter twist simply by roasting peeps! No place for a fire? No worries – this recipe is broiler friendly.
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18. Carrot Snack Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting
Carrot cake is ALWAYS appropriate, but especially on Easter. This recipe, complete with homemade cream cheese icing will really hit the spot. The adorable iced carrots make this cake beautiful and charming which is important because we all know you eat with your eyes first.
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19. Jelly Bean Nests
If the Meringue Nests weren’t your style, these cute Jelly Bean Nests might be! Candy eggs and chow mein noodles create realistic-looking little one-bite nests. If you don’t like jelly beans, any festive candies in the shape of eggs will do!
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20. Homemade Pretzel Bites
Pretzels aren’t usually something you think of when prepping for Easter, but these adorable pretzel bites will have your student’s mouth watering and wanting more. They aren’t your typical store-bought pretzels so be prepared to save this printable recipe to add to your repertoire.
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21. Bacon Chicken Ranch Bagel Bites
Bacon ranch recipes are always a hit. This little brunch option is sure to disappear quickly with its savory combination of chicken, bacon, and ranch all packed onto a bite-sized bagel.
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22. Giant Easter Egg Cookie
This dessert recipe by Tastemade gives me all the Easter feels. Cookie cakes are great alternatives to traditional cakes and can be decorated in many ways, especially at Easter. While this recipe includes mini speckled eggs, they can easily be swapped for malted egg candy, chocolate-coated candies, jelly beans, and more.
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23. Fruit and Flower Salad
Nothing says Easter more like spring flowers and vibrant fruits arranged beautifully in a bowl for you to snack on during a breakfast or brunch gathering. Edible flowers are the highlight of what makes this dish inherently spring, and fresh fruits offer guests a way to feel good about snacking.
Learn More: Vegetarian Times
24. Fruity Edible Flower Rose Popsicles
If you like your gatherings a little boozy, these popsicles are an elegant option. Doubling as a dessert with fruit and bubbly, you’ll want to keep these away from the littles.
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25. Pull Apart Pigs in a Blanket
Is it really a party or gathering without pigs in a blanket? This upscale take on this old favorite will offer your guests a little salty-savory treat in between the massive amounts of sweets offered on Easter. Be sure to offer a variety of dips to accompany these little piggies.
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26. Best Pimento Cheese Recipe
If you are anywhere in the South you know what Pimento Cheese is, and it is usually a staple at many get-togethers. If you don’t know what it is, then I suggest you add this recipe to your Easter snacks immediately.
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27. Cauliflower Parmesan Crisps
If you’re looking for a new take on crackers, these are a nice alternative to traditional options. The saltiness of the parmesan coupled with the buttery flavor of cauliflower will have everyone guessing how you made them!
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28. Whipped Feta Dip
This recipe from The Recipe Critic will be a hit on Easter. It is not only simple but FULL of flavor that will make your mouth water. As an added bonus, it’s white in color which is perfect for the Easter holiday!
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