15 Homemade Sweet Treats for your Easter Basket

Personalize your Easter baskets this year by making your own homemade sweet treats! It adds a little dash of charm and a personalized touch to make the day feel extra special.

Easter baskets are so fun to put together. I honestly cherish thinking of my loved ones as I assemble their baskets. If you’re like me and are trying to stay away from all the candy, why not make your own sweet treats? It adds a personalized touch and it’s such a great way to show my family how much I love them.

So, what kind of treats do you put in a basket? You can do anything from mini muffins, homemade candies, and even cookies. Package each one in a cellophane bag or wrap in parchment paper, tie with a string or ribbon and you’re good to go!

Chocolate Covered Pretzels

These would be fun to add some spring color to. Use pastel colored melting chocolate and drizzle on top for a fresh new look!

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Horizontal view of stacked lime refrigerator cookies coated in powdered sugar and sitting on a pink linen. A small wooden bowl of powdered sugar and small sifter are to the left. Limes on their branches are in the background.

Not only do these have an unbelievably scrumptious taste, but they can be made ahead of time! How’s that for easy?

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Thumbprint Cookies

Fill these cookies with a sweet jam like strawberry or raspberry! It’ll add a fun and vibrant pop of color to your basket.

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Lemon Bars Recipe - lemon bars on blue plate

These classic bars will definitely brighten up anyone’s Easter basket! The buttery shortbread crust and velvety lemon curd are practically irresistible.

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Fruit Leather

Fruit leather is a fun little treat to snack on and can be made with so many different types of fruit! For an added touch of love, wrap each roll in plastic wrap and tie with a string.

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Chocolate Chip Muffins Gluten-Free

If you are baking for someone who is gluten-free, these muffins are just what you need! They’re easy to make, ready in under an hour, and no mixer required!

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Vegan Gluten-Free Donut Recipe

Another gluten-free sweet treat, but this time sprinkles are 100% necessary! Sprinkles and chocolate are a must for any Easter basket.

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Banana Bread with Peanut Butter

If you’re baking sweet treats, you might as well whip up some banana bread! Peanut butter and banana bread take this to the level of sweetness.

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Peanut butter blossoms in a wide ceramic bowl.

These are easy and practically fail-proof. If you need a last-minute treat that’ll turn out every time, this is it.

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Homemade blondie bars on a plate

So many great ways to add variety to these Blondies! You can add in chopped nuts, butterscotch chips, chocolate chips, throw in a dash of cinnamon, or even top with caramel icing for an extra treat. The sky is the limit!

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Slice and Bake Pistachio Butter Cookies

The bright green color of the pistachios is the best way to usher in spring. These cookies are small which makes them the perfect treat for snacking on.

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Coconut Chocolate Chip Cookies

You can’t have Easter treats without coconut! These are a mix between chocolate chip cookies and macaroons.

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Cocoa Coconut Macaroons

These nuggets of joy are super sweet and super chewy. Just what you need for Easter morning!

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 Oh, how sweet these are. They only require a handful of easy ingredients and they’re no bake!

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Chocolate Truffles

Chocolate truffles feel so decadent, and they're surprisingly easy to make at home! Flavor them with almond, orange, or mint, however your heart desires.

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Claudia Cash

Claudia is the Community Manager for Simply Recipes, and finds joy building relationships with our readers through Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube. As the mother of 5 girls, she is passionate about family dinner and having that time together every day to connect with those we love, even if it's over toast and eggs.

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  1. Joyce

    Great list, Claudia. So many good ideas for families or people alone who are sheltering in place at Easter time.