How to Make Easter Recipes for Children 

I learned how to make Easter recipes for children when my children were young. These are ones which adults can make and children love to receive. Then there are some recipes which children can help with and they love doing so. These could be any kind of decorated candy, cookies, treats or even a pretty decorated Easter cake.

Cookies seemed to be some of the most popular when I learned how to make Easter recipes for children. You might choose to do the baking if the children are too young but no matter what age, they love to do the decorating. Cut out sugar cookies are always a good recipe to make; in shapes of eggs, bunnies or chicks. The peanut butter cup cookies below are really good and the kids love to help decorate these also.

The cake below is one I designed after the video “HOP”. I usually do not watch videos but last year I happened to watch this one. I thought it was a movie that was just so cute and so funny that I couldn’t stop laughing.  I had to tell everyone about it.

Along with learning how to make Easter recipes for children like the cake I designed, you might want to give this cute little video also.  It is a combination of live action and animation. The movie is tastefully done by Universal Pictures and so suitable to the Easter season. It starts by EB (the young Easter bunny) being shown the candy factory by his father. This is where all the Easter candy of the world is being made. EB is next in line to be the Easter bunny of the world, passed down from his grandfather to his father and now to him

If you saw this candy factory you would know how this story fits into the Easter recipes for children. In this factory, unbelievable candies are being made everywhere; marshmallow eggs, jelly beans and everything imaginable. EB’s father loads up their huge egg drawn by many chicks and is ready for the delivery of this candy to all the kids of the world. The movie focuses on the visit at a little boy’s house named Fred O’Hare. Fred looks out his window to see the bunny placing candy all over his yard.

The story advances twenty years. Fred still lives at home with his parents and won’t work; he is pressured every day to get a job but nothing appeals to him.  EB does not want to be the Easter Bunny; he wants to be a drummer which makes his father unhappy. He decides to shoots himself through the porthole and ends up in California where Fred lives.

To shorten my story, Fred and EB meet up with each other;  EB proves to Fred that he is a special Easter bunny by showing him he can “poop” jellybeans. After a lot of action and drama, it ends with Fred becoming the co-Easter bunny with EB. My EB cake below would be a great surprise for your children or let them help to decorate it for your Easter dinner.


“EB” THE BUNNY CAKE RECIPE (Makes a large 12 inch layer cake)

"I poop jelly beans"

How to Make Easter Recipes for ChildrenHow to Make Easter Recipes for Children like this EB Hop the Bunny Cake
  • 1 ½ Cups solid white shortening
  • 3 Cups sugar
  • 4 ½ Cups cake flour
  • 2 Tablespoons baking powder
  • 1 Teaspoon salt
  • 2 Cups milk
  • 3 Teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 10 Egg whites at room temperature

Preheat oven to 350F degrees.
Grease 2 twelve inch cake pans, line with wax paper, grease and flour entire cake pans.
Cream shortening and sugar until light and fluffy on medium speed.
Sift together cake flour, salt and baking powder.
Add dry ingredients to creamed mixture alternately with the milk mixing to blend.
Beat egg whites until stiff peaks form; fold 1/3 of whites into batter to loosen.
Fold remaining whites into batter 1/3 at a time.
Divide batter equally between two prepared cake pans.
Bake about 30 to 35 minutes or until pick comes out clean.
Cool 5 minutes; remove from pans (remove wax paper) to rack to cool completely.
Frost and decorate with your favorite frosting recipe.


Peanut Butter Cup Cookies RecipePeanut Butter Cup Cookies Recipe

If you have kids or grandkids, add this recipe for peanut butter cup cookies to your Easter recipes for children. My children loved to be in the kitchen for all holidays; this “makes memories”.

  • ¾ Cup creamy peanut butter
  • ½ Cup shortening
  • ¾ Cup sugar divided
  • ½ Cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 Egg
  • 2 Tablespoons milk
  • 1 Teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 1/3 Cups flour
  • ½ Teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ Teaspoon salt
  • 30 miniature peanut butter cups (cut in half)
  • Jelly beans

Cream peanut butter and shortening; blend in ½ cup sugar and brown sugar.
Add egg, milk and vanilla and blend well.
Combine flour, soda and salt; blend into creamed mixture.
Roll into 1 inch balls and roll balls into remaining sugar; place on ungreased cookie sheets.
Bake in preheated oven at 350F degrees for 10 to 12 minutes or until lightly browned.
Remove from oven and immediately lightly press one of the peanut butter cup halves (cut side down) in each cookie to form a basket.
Press jelly beans over the basket to look like a basket of eggs; a basket handle can be added with frosting.


Many of you would like to include in your Easter recipes for children some colorful sugar cookies. The egg shaped cookie is the most popular; it is easy to cut out and also easy to decorate making very pretty cookies. If you do not have cookie cutters your question is “how to make Easter eggs”. Here is how you do it. Cut both ends off frozen juice can or an empty soup can; squeeze the can gently until it forms and oval or “egg shape”. Try the following recipe and decorate with pretty colors of frosting.

  • 1/3 Cup shortening
  • 1/3 Cup sugar
  • 1 Egg
  • 2/3 Cup honey
  • 1 Teaspoon lemon extract
  • 2 ¾ Cups flour
  • 1 Teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 Teaspoon salt

Combine and mix shortening, sugar, egg, honey and lemon.
Sift together flour, soda and salt; blend dry ingredients into creamed mixture.
Refrigerate dough until well chilled.
Preheat oven to 375F degrees.
Roll dough to ¼ inch thickness; cut in shapes.
Place 1 inch apart on lightly greased cookie sheet; bake 8 to 10 minutes or until cookie sets.
Remove to cooking rack; when completely cool, frost and decorate.


Rabbit Salad Appetizer for ChildrenRabbit Salad Appetizer for Children

Some Easter recipes for children are ones they enjoy getting and some are ones they like to make. This rabbit salad makes great appetizers serve with crackers. Let the kids help make them for your guests for Easter.

  • 3 Packages (3 ounces each) softened cream cheese
  • 2 Cans deviled ham (2 ½ ounces each)
  • 1 Cup grated carrots
  • 9 or 10 Parsley sprigs
  • Spinach leaves
  • 1 Large can drained pineapple chunks or fresh pineapple chunks

Combine cream cheese with deviled ham and blend well; divide mixture into 9 or 10 parts.
Line platter with a bed of spinach leaves; Grate carrots onto a paper towels to absorb moisture.
Shape each part of the cheese mixture into a carrot shape; roll each in grated carrots.
Place carrots on spinach bed; add parsley to top to resemble green carrot tops.
Place pineapple chunks around on the spinach platter; place a toothpick in each chunk.
Serve with crackers.