By Kenneth Lin

The 20 Best Healthy Easter Treats: Cookies & More

Spring is just around the corner — and that means Easter is, too! 

Whether you’re celebrating with your family, hosting an Easter egg hunt, eating a BOOP, or just enjoying a lemonade with your little one, we have some of the best healthy treats you can indulge in without the guilt. 

So if you’d like to make your holiday even sweeter while still keeping it healthy — keep reading. Here are 20 of the best healthy Easter bites to consider for the special day: 

1. Healthful Bunny Cupcakes

Let your creativity shine with adorable bunny cupcakes — they aren’t only healthy, but little hands will love making their very own furry friend Easter treat! 

First, start by making your base. Instead of regular all-purpose flour, try whole wheat flour or almond meal. This will give the cupcake a hearty flavor while adding extra nutrition. 

Add mashed bananas or applesauce to sweeten things without any refined sugars. These ingredients will help bind the batter together and provide natural sweetness.

Next comes the decorating! Forgo traditional sugary toppings like sprinkles or candy and instead opt for healthier choices like nut or seed butter, shredded coconut, or even BOOP cookie crumbles. Add some Easter colors with fresh fruit like blueberries and strawberries for a festive touch. 

You can also top these healthy cupcakes off with some healthy yogurt frosting — try mixing yogurt and natural food coloring to get the perfect hue. These easy and guilt-free treats are sure to bring smiles all around!

2. BOOP Cookies

Celebrate all things BOOP this Easter with our delicious and chewy Oatmeal Cranberry cookies. Made with only the finest ingredients, each bite will nourish and fuel your body, leaving you energized and ready to take on the day. 

To take your BOOPs to the next level, use Easter-shaped cookie cutters to create the perfect Easter treats. From bunnies to carrots to flowers, there are endless opportunities to get creative!

3. Nourishing Nut or Seed Butter Cups

Store-bought peanut butter cups can pack quite a bit of sugar – so why not make your own? 

This recipe only requires four simple ingredients: peanut butter (or sunflower seed butter if there are nut allergies), dark chocolate, coconut oil, and sea salt flakes for garnish. 

Melt your dark chocolate and pour a thick layer into the bottom of some cupcake liners. Let the chocolate harden, then add a small scoop of nut or seed butter on top. Finish off with another layer of chocolate, and place them in the freezer to set!

4. Whole Wheat Bunny Pancakes

Start your day with a special healthy breakfast surprise that the kids will love! Whip up some fluffy pancakes using whole wheat flour, non-dairy milk (like almond, oat, or coconut milk), and eggs or flaxseed eggs. 

Once cooked, arrange three pieces of pancake in the shape of bunny ears and a bunny head, add some berries ora crumbled up BOOP cookie for the eyes and nose, and voila — you’ve got yourself a wholesome Easter breakfast treat!

5. Bird’s Nest Cookies

Bird’s nest cookies are a delightful Easter treat that is sure to bring smiles to everyone who eats them! These chewy, nutty nibbles are made using just a few simple ingredients and are a great way to get the whole family involved in the Easter baking fun. Here’s how to make them:

  • Preheat your oven to 350°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • In a large bowl, combine oats, chia seeds, and cinnamon powder until evenly distributed.
  • In a small saucepan, melt the coconut oil over low-medium heat. Once melted, add honey (or maple syrup) and stir to combine. Add the vanilla extract. Remove from heat and pour into the oat mixture. Stir until ingredients are well blended and there are no dry spots left in the mix.
  • Then scoop out one tablespoon of dough at a time and use your hands to form it into little nests on the prepared baking sheet — make sure they’re not too close together since they will expand while cooking!
  • Bake for eight to 10 minutes or until lightly golden brown.
  • Let the cookies cool before serving, and fill your nests with chopped nuts, raisins, and dark chocolate chips.

These cookies are a delicious and easy treat that your family and friends will love. Don’t have time to whip up a batch in the oven? 

Enjoy some BOOP cookies instead — BOOP cookies are perfectly soft, meaning you can easily mold them into a bird’s nest shape for an Easter treat that is sure to please. 

6. Crispy Chick Bites

Transform chicken nuggets into something festive by shaping them with Easter-themed cookie cutters. 

All you need is some chicken, egg wash, panko bread crumbs, and colorful sprinkles. Cut your chicken into springtime shapes using the cookie cutters, coat them with the egg wash, roll them in panko bread crumbs, and finish off with a few rainbow sprinkles for a pop of color.

Bake them until they are perfectly crispy and golden, and enjoy.

7. Fruity Easter Pizza

Get creative with a fruity Easter pizza for another healthy and yummy snack! Simply roll out some ready-made pizza dough, bake it, and let it cool. You can even opt for a whole-wheat pizza crust to level up the nutritional value.

Top your pizza with Greek yogurt or nut or seed butter, colorful chopped fruit, and coconut flakes for a tasty and nutrient-rich Easter treat!

8. Strawberry Yogurt Popsicles

Easter is the perfect time to enjoy some refreshing strawberry yogurt popsicles — these delicious treats are a great way to beat the heat and bring some summery flavors into your Easter celebration. 

Plus, they are surprisingly easy to make at home with just a few simple ingredients. All you need is a container of fresh strawberries, some Greek yogurt or non-dairy yogurt, honey, and popsicle molds.

Start by washing the strawberries and slicing them into small pieces. Then add the yogurt, honey, and strawberries to a blender, and blend until everything is combined and smooth. Once mixed, pour the mixture into the molds, and place them in the freezer for about three to four hours.

When the time is up, you have yourself some delicious strawberry yogurt popsicles! 

9. Bunny-Shaped Veggie Tray

An Easter bunny veggie tray is an easy way for kids to get their veggies in during this holiday. 

Cut up carrots, celery, cherry tomatoes, broccoli, and cucumber, and assemble your veggies on the tray in the shape of a bunny. Set aside a yummy platter with some hummus or greek yogurt for dipping, and serve (yup, it’s that easy).

Not only will your little ones love the presentation of this healthy snack, but they’ll also be getting some essential nutrients as well! 

10. Deviled Egg Chicks

Deviled egg chicks are a great and fun way to celebrate Easter. Kids and adults both love this whimsical and easy holiday snack. Whether you're having a big family gathering or just want a tasty treat everyone can enjoy, deviled egg chicks are the way to go!

To make deviled egg chicks, you'll need a dozen hard-boiled eggs, mayonnaise or a non-dairy mayo alternative, yellow mustard, and paprika. Start by cutting the eggs in half lengthwise and scooping out the yolks. 

Mix the yolks with mayonnaise, yellow mustard, and paprika until you have a creamy consistency. Then, spoon the yolk mixture into the egg whites and sprinkle each egg with a little paprika for color.

Now for the fun part — decorating! To give your deviled egg chicks some personality, use a toothpick to draw eyes and a beak on the top of each egg. You can also use bits of carrot to make wings, celery for feet, or halved olives for hats. Let your creativity and imagination run wild.

11. Easter Egg Fruit Kabobs

This one is simple but sure to be a hit with the kiddos. Choose a few fruits and cut them into cubes — strawberries, pineapple, melon, or kiwi are all tasty options. 

From there, use a sharp knife to carefully carve the edges of each cube to form mini Easter egg shapes. Thread your fruity Easter eggs onto wooden skewers, and add mini marshmallows between each egg for an extra Easter twist! 

Serve up your skewers with a side of yogurt dip or honey for a sweet, but healthy, treat. 

12. Carrot Fries

For a savory and healthy Easter snack, try carrot fries! Preheat the oven to 375°F and cut your carrots into fry shapes. Soak them in a mixture of olive oil, garlic, and your favorite herbs. 

Bake for about 20 minutes or until the carrots are golden brown and crispy. Serve with a side of ketchup, hummus, or a Greek yogurt dip. Bonus points if you stick a few carrot fries into the dip to make it look like two bunny feet coming out of the ground! 

This tasty treat is so good, even the Easter Bunny will be jealous.

13. ‘Nana Bites

For a sweet treat, whip up a batch of no-bake banana bites! Start by slicing two bananas in half. Spread each banana half with peanut butter and sprinkle with granola or BOOP cookie crumbles for a perfectly sweet and tangy bite. 

Roll up each banana half in some sliced strawberries, sprinkle with coconut flakes, and place them in a plastic container. Cut each roll in half and serve.

14. Dark Chocolate Eggs

Easter is an exciting holiday that often involves delicious sweets and treats — one of the most beloved in the bunch is the coveted chocolate egg. 

This year, why not switch up the traditional milk chocolate eggs and make your own healthful dark chocolate eggs? These dark chocolate eggs are not only healthier, but they’re easy to make, fun to decorate, and oh-so-delicious.

All you need is some dark chocolate, a silicone egg mold, and any decorations of your choice (think nuts, dried fruit, and some broken-up bits of a BOOP cookie). Ideally, you’ll want to use dark chocolate with a high cacao content, which offers the most nutritional value. 

Begin by heating the dark chocolate until it’s melted, then pour it into the mold. Once the chocolate has hardened, pop the egg out of the mold, and you’re ready to decorate.

Pro Tip: Once your eggs are decorated, wrap them in colorful Easter-themed packaging to make them look extra special. They’re sure to be a hit with family and friends!

15. Sweet Potato Bunnies

To make your sweet potato bunnies, peel a few sweet potatoes and slice them into one-inch-thick slices. Cut out a divot from the top of each slice to form the shape of two bunny ears, and tidy up the edges of each slice to create a perfectly round bunny head.

Bake your sweet potato slices on a sheet in the oven for 15 to 20 minutes until soft and slightly golden, and enjoy!

16. Chocolate Avocado Pudding

This one’s a winner for sure. All you need is ripe avocados, cocoa powder, honey, and a banana. 

Simply blend everything until smooth before adding any desired toppings like fresh berries or a crumbled-up BOOP cookie. Your Easter guests won’t even know it’s good for them as they gobble up this delicious and nutritious Easter treat! 

17. No-Bake Bars

For a decadent yet healthy Easter treat, try making some no-bake bars. This can be done easily with a few ingredients, such as chopped dates, shredded carrots, nuts, dried fruit, and dark chocolate. 

Simply mix your ingredients and add a drizzle of honey or agave to help it stick. Spread your mixture on a baking sheet, and place it in the fridge to set. Then, slice them up into bars, and enjoy!

18. Stuffed Date Bunny Tails

For a simple but festive treat idea, take some Medjool dates and hollow out the centers. Stuff them with nut or seed butter and a crumbled BOOP cookie, goat cheese and honey, or Greek yogurt and blueberries, depending on your preferences. 

Dip them in some honey, then roll them in chopped almonds or coconut flakes and plate them up — when anyone asks what they are, you have the pleasure of saying they’re bunny tails.

19. Colorful Yogurt-Covered Berries

For a healthier take on chocolate-covered berries, try yogurt-covered berries! Choose strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, or blueberries (or a combination of all four), as well as a selection of natural food coloring.

Take some Greek yogurt or another yogurt of your choice, and make a few batches of different colored yogurt. Pastel colors like light pink, pale blue, and mint green are perfect for Easter!

Dip your berries into the different colors, then place them in the fridge to harden. 

20. Flower-Shaped Grazing Board

For something a little more sophisticated, try a grazing board or charcuterie board full of flower-shaped hors d’oeuvres.

Carve cherry tomatoes in tulips and pair them with celery strip stems, pair stuffed olive leaves with cheese slices cut to look like daisies, and roll up some salami roses! This idea will surely please the adults at your Easter function — both in terms of taste and aesthetics.

The Final BOOP

Easter is a great time to celebrate with loved ones and make some yummy sweet treats. This year, don’t forget to include some healthy nibbles into the mix — from no-bake bars to BOOP cookies to bunny tails, there are plenty of wholesome goodies to make for the holiday. 

After all, nothing quite says Easter, like a sweet treat, and with the healthier options listed above, you can have your cake and eat it too!

BOOP Bakery™ believes cookies are better off enjoyed than locked away in a cookie jar. BOOP created a line of craveable, soft-baked cookies that allow health-conscious consumers and cookie connoisseurs alike to indulge without the guilt that comes with most processed sweets and treats. BOOP set out to bake delicious, wholesome, craveable cookies everyone can freely enjoy any time of day, whenever, wherever, whyever, proving no moment is too small for a BOOP!

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Dark Chocolate Health Benefits | Cleveland Clinic

What Are the Benefits of Eating Seasonal Fruits and Vegetables? | UnidosUS

Benefits of Deviled Eggs | Healthy Eating