The hunt for the sweetest Easter egg decorations is over, folks. Dessert-inspired Easter eggs — think: donuts, ice cream, confetti- and candy-filled — make for adorable decorations and are way easier than those IRL make-ahead Easter desserts. They’ll satisfy your sweet tooth without the added sugar and pack quite the festive punch. Get ready to whip up those Cadbury Egg recipes, along with your grown-up DIY Easter basket, and make some of the cute and colorful eggs below. From chocolatey goodness to sprinkles galore, these 16 dessert-inspired eggs will make your Easter that much sweeter.

1. Donut Easter Eggs: Donuts are essential when you’re trying to kick the party up a notch. So when it comes to your Easter festivities, donut Easter eggs are no exception. Slap on some paint, draw on some sprinkles using markers and you’ve got yourself a dozen donut-y Easter eggs. (via Kara’s Party Ideas)

DIY Ice Cream Cone Easter Eggs

2. Ice Cream Sundae Cone Easter Eggs: TBH, you might be tempted to dig into these delightful sundae Easter eggs. Though they might not be as tasty as the actual treat, they’ll look good enough to fool anyone! (via Studio DIY!)

Watermelon Easter Eggs

3. Watermelon Easter Eggs: Pick up a few plastic Easter eggs in pink and green, swap out the bottom shell of the pink ones for green, and you’re halfway done with your watermelon eggs. Simply finish off the look by adding “seeds” using a black marker. (via Damask Love)

DIY Ice Cream Cone Kawaii Easter Eggs

4. Ice Cream Cone Easter Eggs: How adorable are these ice cream cone Easter eggs? Brighten up your Easter decor with these *kawaii* eggs that are as enjoyable to make as they are cute. (via Kara’s Party Ideas)

DIY Sprinkle Easter Eggs 2

5. Sprinkle Easter Eggs: These Easter eggs covered in nonpareil sprinkles are just as fun as Easter eggs covered in glitter — but WITHOUT all the mess. In other words, they’re even better than glitter-covered eggs. (via Studio DIY!)

Gumball Machine Easter Eggs

6. Gumball Machine Easter Eggs: Get those Easter egg decorations poppin’ with some gumball machine-inspired goodness. Not only do these gumball goodies bring up some good ol’ childhood reminiscing, but they’re as creative as creative gets. (via A Joyful Riot)

DIY Donut Easter Eggs

7. Donut Easter Eggs With Puffy Paint Sprinkles: Here’s another variation on those darling donut Easter eggs: Instead of painting on your sprinkles, make the donut toppings really *pop* with 3D puffy paint sprinkles. (via Brite & Bubbly)

Plastic Egg Cupcakes DIY

8. Cupcake Easter Eggs: Nothing says dessert like cupcakes. To hop on this Easter egg dessert decoration, you’ll need large plastic eggs, treat cups, markers and small colored pom poms. For a cool party trick, make your eggs glow by filling each of your eggs with a battery-operated tea light candle like Pauline from Club Chica Circle did for hers. (via Club Chica Circle)


9. Cotton Candy Nests for Easter Eggs: Cotton candy is pretty much happiness in the form of a wispy, fun confectionery. So treat yourself and your guests to some cotton candy Easter egg nests filled with some more candy. They’re pretty much the *sweetest* things ever. (via Paper & Stitch)

10. Sprinkle Easter Eggs: Sprinkles are the new glitter, which means you’ll want to bust out a dozen Easter eggs inspired by the colorful condiment. Bring an array of bright colors to your Easter decorations by either using paint or markers to make itty bitty lines on your eggs for sprinkles. (via Let’s Mingle)


11. Confetti Easter Eggs: Edible. Confetti. Yeah, that’s a thing. Not only does it enhance your desserts when you sprinkle it over them, it makes for great Easter egg decor. Choose from polka dots, zig zags or even ombre if you’re up for the challenge. Get creative with your little confection! (via Posh Little Designs)

homemade marshmallow eggs

12. Homemade Marshmallow Easter Eggs: You won’t want to wait to sink your teeth into these soft, spongy marshmallow Easter eggs. Because they’re so easy to make, there’s no knowing how many you’ll make (and eat). (via Eat, Knit & DIY)

Peanut Butter Fudge Filled Chocolate Easter Egg Bunnies

13. Peanut Butter Fudge Filled Chocolate Easter Egg Bunnies: Easter egg decorations aren’t complete without a couple bunnies thrown into the mix — especially ones filled with peanut butter fudge. Uh, YUM. Hop on these Easter egg bunnies that you’ll love to make and nibble on. (via Hungry Happenings)

Brownie-Filled Chocolate Easter Eggs

14. Brownie-Filled Chocolate Easter Eggs: You’re in for a sugar explosion with this one. Whip up some egg-ceptional Easter eggs by filling them up with rich, fudgy brownies, frosting “grass” and egg-shaped Easter candy. You might want to limit these treats to one or two though if you plan to hand them out to young’uns. (via Oh Nuts!)

fruit eggs

15. Fruit Easter Eggs: A bowl of fruity Easter eggs can be just as sweet as a batch of donut Easter eggs any day. If your ideal dessert is a slice of watermelon or some fresh strawberries, paint yourself some of these healthier dessert alternatives. (via Brit + Co)


16. Banana Split Easter Egg: Last but definitely not least are banana split Easter eggs. Sprinkles, drizzled chocolate, whipped cream and a cherry on top — you can’t ask for much more. They might take a little more time to DIY, but when the final product looks this good, it’s totally worth it. (via Dawn Nicole Designs)

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