5 No-Bake Easter Treats You Can Make in a Few Hours

Heather Baird of Sprinkle Bakes shares five quick and easy Easter treats that are almost too cute to eat.

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You may have seen Heather Baird's delectable recipes on her baking and desserts blog, Sprinkle Bakes, and across HGTV.com. The editorial team got an extra special surprise when she visited HGTV Headquarters to teach us how to make adorable, no-bake treats that are perfect for filling Easter baskets this spring.

Photo by: Jason Kisner

Jason Kisner

Heather demonstrates how to make egg-shaped cakes.

Photo by: Jason Kisner

Jason Kisner

Heather demonstrates how to make egg-shaped cakes.

All you need to make each treat is a microwave and basic baking supplies. Plus, each recipe took less than 30 minutes. They're so easy, kids can get in on the fun! Follow the recipes below to make your own.

Carrot Crispy Rice Treats

Photo by: Heather Baird SprinkleBakes.com

Heather Baird SprinkleBakes.com

Use pre-made crispy rice treats, or make your own to create this carrot-shaped dessert. Take it up a notch by placing the carrots in a chocolate pudding cup topped with crushed chocolate sandwich cookies (to resemble dirt).

Dip-Dye Jumbo Marshmallows

Photo by: Jason Kisner

Jason Kisner

This was the easiest, most colorful recipe. Use jumbo pre-made marshmallows or make your own. The edible gold leaf accent takes it up a notch.

Egg-Shaped Cakes

Photo by: Jason Kisner

Jason Kisner

This looks like the most intricate of the bunch, but it's so easy to make. Make your own pound cake or use a pre-made one.

Chocolate Wafer Basket

Photo by: Jason Kisner

Jason Kisner

A basket made entirely of candy? Sign me up! Fill the basket with small candy for an all-sweets Easter gift.

Coconut Bunny Tails

Photo by: Heather Baird SprinkleBakes.com

Heather Baird SprinkleBakes.com

The perfect combination of sweet and salty, these almond-filled coconut truffles resemble cute little bunny tails.

HGTV editors and Heather Baird share their finished Easter treats.

Photo by: Jason Kisner

Jason Kisner

HGTV editors and Heather Baird share their finished Easter treats.

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Carrot Chocolate Pudding Cup

It may look like carrots peeking through the chocolate pudding, but they're actually strawberries. To make these adorable cups, dip strawberries into orange candy melts and let dry on wax paper. Fill clear cups with chocolate pudding, and top with a layer of crushed chocolate cookies to create "dirt". Place one chocolate-covered strawberry into each pudding cup, letting the green leaves of the strawberry peek out the top. Serve with miniature spoons.

Pink Snowball Cake

Bring a colorful centerpiece to your Easter table with this hot-pink snowball cake. Add a dab of pink food coloring to tint frosting and coconut various shades of pink. Get the recipe>>

Royal Icing Bird Nest

All you need are four ingredients and a balloon to make this delicate, porcelain-like bird's nest. It's a perfect spring-inspired centerpiece or can become the perfect way to display Easter candy and other small sweets. Get the recipe>>

Mini Hot Cross Buns

Serve miniature-sized hot cross buns in a shallow Easter basket. Kids and adults alike will devour this traditional treat. Get the recipe>>

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Melon Cups

Incorporate the colors of spring with these easy-to-assemble melon cups. Using a melon baller, scoop out cantaloupe, watermelon and honeydew, and place them into white paper bowls embellished with coordinating ribbon.

Lemon Cupcakes

Even though cupcakes can be enjoyed any time of year, this lemon cupcake recipe is the perfect nod to warm weather. The Limoncello frosting adds a flavorful sour kick. Get the recipe>>

Brunch Flatbread

Top this individual-sized breakfast pizza with a fried egg and plenty of arugula for a nutrient- and flavor-packed menu item. Get the recipe>>

Carrot Cake Cookies

Turn classic carrot cake into an on-the-go treat with this delectable cookie recipe. The soft carrot cake cookies are finished off with a cream cheese icing and finely chopped nuts. For an exceptionally tasty treat, use cream cheese to sandwich two cookies together. Get the recipe>>

Pink Snowball Cakelettes

For many, Easter feels like the start of spring. These hot-pink snowball cakelettes certainly look and taste like the beginning of a brand-new season. The muffins get their bold color and flavor from a sweet coconut syrup and shredded coconut rolled around the exterior. Get the recipe>>

Three Ways to Make Deviled Eggs

Jazz up your standard deviled eggs recipe by adding some tasty flavor combinations like bacon, spinach, red onion, tomato, Parmesan cheese, parsley, basil and pine nuts. Is your mouth watering yet? Get the recipe>>

Chocolate Coconut Candy

This chocolate coconut candy is a delicious addition to any basket. It's easy to make yet packed with flavor, making it a perfect springtime treat. Get the recipe>>

From: Chrissy Barua

Strawberry Strata

Satisfy everyone's palate by making a fruity, berry-filled "breakfast casserole" for Easter brunch. Each bite will feature a crunchy bread crust, ricotta, soft strawberries and a splash of orange. Get the recipe>>

Hatching Chick Egg

Give the kids a fun, interactive snack, like this hard-boiled hatching chick egg. Use a carrot and nori to form the eyes and nose of the chick. Get the recipe>>

Easter Egg Macaroons

Use eggshells to bake macaroon batter and form a traditional Easter egg shape. For an extra-sweet taste, dip each baked macaroon halfway into melted chocolate and let harden for a delicious shell-like coating. Get the recipe>>

Salmon Lollipops

This hearty appetizer is easy to make and requires only three ingredients. Place the lollipops in an Easter basket to fit the theme of your party. Get the recipe>>

Spring Flower Lollipops

Welcome the beginning of spring by introducing fresh, edible flowers into lollipops. They're almost too pretty to eat! Get the recipe>>

Lemon Pots de Creme

Finish off a midday Easter meal with a light and citrusy custard topped with homemade, egg-shaped, creme-filled chocolates. Get the recipe>>

Spring-Inspired Petit Fours

Do you really want to impress holiday guests? Then give these pretty petit fours a try. These bite-sized treats are perfect for larger gatherings where finger foods are a must have. Get the recipe>>

Grilled Citrus Herb Branzino

Introduce warm-weather flavors to your Easter menu with a grilled herb branzino recipe. Add color to the table by serving it with a bright and rustic salad. Get the recipe>>

Naked Rainbow Layer Cake

Bring all the colors of your Easter brunch together with this rainbow layer cake. Make it center of attention by displaying it as your table's centerpiece. Get the recipe>>

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Cherry Peeps Cocktail for Easter

Serve a signature drink at your Easter crafting party that represents an Easter staple - Peeps! This creamy cocktail doubles as a delicious beverage and dessert. Get the full recipe>>

Bird's Nest Cookies

To make these adorable and festive cookies, use your favorite cookie recipe and top with food-colored flaked coconut and jellybeans or egg-shaped candy. Your friends will think you're a decorating pro!

Ham and Cheese Quiche

A snap to make, this crustless quiche is just as good reheated as it is fresh. Get the recipe>>

Colorful Deviled Eggs

Dye traditional deviled eggs in pastel colors for a festive touch to your Easter party food table. Get the full recipe here>>

Grilled Peach and Brandy Popsicle

Take your sangria recipe to the next level by spicing it up with a grilled peach and brandy popsicle. Get the recipe>>

Key Lime Cake

Use lime gelatin to give this cake its vibrant green color. Top it with raspberries and blueberries for a striking color and flavor contrast. Get the recipe>>

Chocolate Strawberry Shortcakes

Chocolate strawberry shortcakes? You heard right. We've added an unexpected twist to the classic warm-weather dessert. Strawberries and chantilly cream form a light sandwich filling in between two chocolate biscuits for this no-fail treat. Get the recipe>>

Parmesan and Leek Sourdough Stuffing

A fulfilling vegetarian dish, this sourdough stuffing can be served as a side dish or the main attraction. Get the recipe>>

Brown Sugar Glazed Ham

What's a traditional Easter dinner without ham? The brown sugar glaze adds a touch of sweetness your guests will savor. Get the recipe>>

From: Courtney Whitmore

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Cheesecake Cones

Bring a little fun to your Easter table with cheesecake cones that both kids and adults will love. Get the recipe>>

Carrot Crispy Rice Treats

These crispy rice treat carrots only require three ingredients, so you can make these at the last minute. Get the recipe>>

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Blueberry Scones

Serve these delicious scones as the perfect companion to eggs during your Easter celebration. Get the recipe>>

Strawberry-Almond Spinach Salad

Add some green to your tablescape with this healthy and filling salad. Serve with store-bought poppy seed dressing. Get the recipe>>

Lemon Curd Tart

The perfect combination of sweet and tangy will have your guests coming back for more. Get the recipe>>

Strawberry Milk Whoopie Pies

These strawberry whoopie pies bring spring-time strawberry flavor to your Easter menu. Sprinkle nonpareils in your party theme colors to make them more festive. Get the recipe>>

Pink Bourbon Cocktail

Fruit cocktails may or may not be your go-to, but the sophisticated spirits in this bourbon will satisfy any palate. Get the recipe>>

Coconut Almond Bunny Tails

Satisfy your sweet tooth with these coconut truffles that resemble cute bunny tails. The roasted almond center provides the perfect amount of saltiness for a delectable flavor combination. Get the recipe>>

Photo By: Heather Baird SprinkleBakes.com

Chicken-Stuffed Pitas

Tzatziki sauce is a healthy alternative to regular sauce and adds a zesty kick to this chicken pita recipe. Get the recipe>>

Tiffany-Blue Macarons With Orange Blossom Buttercream

Sugar pearls give these Tiffany-blue macarons an elegant look. Pair the macarons with orange buttercream frosting for a delicious flavor contrast. Get the recipe>>

Jelly Bean Place Cards

It's not Easter unless jellybeans are involved. Tape the bottoms of colorful cupcake liners together and fill with jellybeans in corresponding colors. Write each guest's name on a piece of paper taped to a toothpick, and insert it in the middle as place cards. The place cards serve double duty as party favors.

Pina Colada Doughnuts

A pineapple-infused glaze gives these baked doughnuts flavor that'll remind you of beachy days. Pair it with a glass of milk and festive green paper straws. Get the recipe>>

Carrot Cake Cocktail

Use carrot juice and yummy flavored vodka to create this grown-up version of the morning treat. The cinnamon sugar rim gives the drink a sweet punch with each sip. Get the full recipe>>

Speckled Egg Petit Fours

Use your favorite pound cake recipe to make these adorable egg-shaped petit fours. Get the speckled look using a cocoa powder and vanilla extract mixture. Get the recipe here>>

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Tomato Burrata Crostini

No matter how big or small your Easter gathering is, this crostini recipe will be sure to please all your guests. Get the recipe>>

Coca-Cola Cupcakes With Salted Peanut Butter Frosting

The sweet cake flavor, paired with peanut butter frosting, provides the perfect sweet and salty bite your guests will love eating after meal time. Get the recipe>>

Easter Pancakes

Place Easter-shaped molds on a preheated pan and fill with batter. When the bottoms of the pancakes are set, remove the molds by their handles, then flip them to finish cooking. Molds: Easter mini pancake molds, $15 for a set of 3, williams-sonoma.com; Photo courtesy of HGTV Magazine

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Best Potato Salad

Take your family outside for Easter, and serve this potato salad recipe that blends the right ingredients perfectly. Get the recipe>>

Fresh Homemade Cinnamon Rolls

Serve these fresh homemade rolls after Easter dinner or for breakfast. Either way, you can't go wrong with this gooey, rich recipe. Get the recipe>>

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Neopolitan Bonbon Cupcakes

If you're having a formal Easter party, make sure to place these beautiful, sweet cupcakes at the center of the table. The Neopolitan cakes are topped with Belgian chocolates for an elegant look. Get the recipe>>

Honey Glazed Carrots

Serve a side dish of honey glazed carrots for the perfect accompaniment to any Easter meal. Get the recipe>>

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Deconstructed Falafel Salad

Show off the colors of spring with this salad that's complete with two falafel patties. Get the recipe>>

Dip-Dyed Marshmallows

Skip egg dyeing this year, and dye marshmallows instead. These sweet treats are embellished with edible gold leaf for a stylish addition to your Easter basket. Get the instructions here>>

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Pie Pop Basket

These bite-sized pie pops are as cute as they are delicious — and they're easy to eat during an outdoor gathering. Get the recipe>>

Raspberry Cheesecake Ice Cream

Sandwich this easy-to-make ice cream recipe between two of your favorite cookies. Get the recipe>>

Easter-Inspired Chex Mix

Make your Chex Mix fit the theme with the addition of Easter-inspired candies. Mix one bag each of pastel-colored M&Ms, Easter peanut butter M&Ms, Chex Mix cereal and one can of cocktail peanuts in a large bowl. Place mix in colorful, patterned cupcake liners, and style on a white cake stand to give height to your snack table.

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