7 dessert recipes to boost Easter meals

Pink and yellow Marshmallow Peeps are seen April 18, 2003 in Warminster, Pennsylvania. (Photo:  William Thomas Cain/Getty Images)
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Pink and yellow Marshmallow Peeps are seen April 18, 2003 in Warminster, Pennsylvania. (Photo: William Thomas Cain/Getty Images)

Credit: William Thomas Cain

Credit: William Thomas Cain

For those who are running late or need some different ideas for desserts to bring to Easter get-togethers, we’ve got you covered.

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Below we have listed a few recipes that are sure to be a hit: 
Peeps
Make use of seasonal peeps to add extra decoration and make your dessert stand out. 


Hot cross buns
Hot cross buns isn't just a song you had to play on that recorder in fifth grade, but a traditional treat this time of year. A 12th-century monk was the first to mark the buns with a cross when he was baking them on Good Friday. The buns gained in popularity in England until they became a symbol for the holiday weekend, according to Smithsonian.com.


Easter Bunny
No Easter is complete without a visit from the Easter Bunny. With these sweet treats, family members and children are sure to have a hoot. 


Rice Krispies nest
Add some color to your dessert table with these festive colorful nests.

Marshmallow bark
For those who have a sweet tooth and love four-ingredient recipes, this is the one for you.

Chocolate lasagna
Any family get-together is not complete without having a little chocolate (or a lot). This dish is sure to have your family talking for years to come.