Easter desserts ideas

Here are some more Easter dessert ideas:

  1. Hot Cross Buns – a traditional Easter sweet bread
  • Ingredients:
    • 4 cups all-purpose flour
    • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 1 tablespoon active dry yeast
    • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
    • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
    • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
    • 1 cup milk, warmed
    • 2 large eggs
    • 1/2 cup raisins or currants
  • Directions:
    1. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, salt, yeast, cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves.
    2. Cut in the butter until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
    3. Add the warm milk and eggs and mix until a dough forms.
    4. Knead the dough on a lightly floured surface for 5-10 minutes, or until smooth and elastic.
    5. Place the dough in a greased bowl, cover with plastic wrap, and let rise in a warm place for 1 hour, or until doubled in size.
    6. Punch down the dough and knead in the raisins or currants.
    7. Divide the dough into 12 equal pieces and shape into balls.
    8. Place the balls on a greased baking sheet and let rise in a warm place for another 30-45 minutes, or until doubled in size.
    9. Preheat the oven to 375°F.
    10. Use a sharp knife to make a cross on the top of each bun.
    11. Bake the buns for 20-25 minutes, or until golden brown.
    12. Cool the buns on a wire rack and drizzle with a simple icing made from powdered sugar and milk.
  1. Easter Egg Nests – a cute and easy no-bake Easter dessert
  • Ingredients:
    • 3 cups chow mein noodles
    • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
    • 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
    • 1/4 cup unsalted butter
    • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
    • 1/4 cup corn syrup
    • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • Mini chocolate eggs or jelly beans
  • Directions:
    1. In a large bowl, mix together the chow mein noodles and peanut butter until well coated.
    2. In a medium saucepan, melt the chocolate chips, butter, sugar, and corn syrup over low heat, stirring constantly.
    3. Remove from the heat and stir in the vanilla extract.
    4. Pour the chocolate mixture over the chow mein noodles and stir until well coated.
    5. Drop spoonfuls of the mixture onto a greased baking sheet and use your fingers to shape them into nest shapes.
    6. Refrigerate the nests for 30 minutes, or until firm.
    7. Fill the nests with mini chocolate eggs or jelly beans.
  1. Lemon Blueberry Cheesecake Bars – a refreshing and fruity Easter dessert
  • Ingredients:
    • 1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
    • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
    • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
    • 2 (8-ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
    • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
    • 2 large eggs
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
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