Make a Candy Platter for Easter Dessert!

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Everything you need to know for creating an easy Easter dessert plate! After cooking a full course brunch for Easter, give yourself a break and put together an easy candy platter for Easter dessert. After all, Easter candy is the best!

Also check out our Eatser recipes and How to Host an Easter Brunch!

Easter dessert candy platter filled with colorful candy

For us, it’s usually one or the other… you make a large brunch or dinner, then it’s an easy dessert or vice versa. So for Easter since we always make a wonderful brunch consisting of ham, frittata and mimosas we put together something much easier for dessert… a candy platter!

One of my favorite things about Easter is all of the beautifully crafted candy, chocolate bunnies and colorful jelly beans. A candy platter for Easter is perfect.

How to Make a Candy Platter for Easter Dessert

Luckily this is very simple to make! Follow these easy steps below.

  • Source the Candy – Around Easter time you can find candy almost anywhere you shop or online. From big retailers, to Williams Sonoma to your local grocery stores, Whole Foods to Fresh Market. They will all be stocked with colorful candy.
  • Gather Materials – A large platter and small bowls.
Easter dessert candy and edible Easter grass
  • Edible Grass – Similar to what we fill Easter baskets with, but it’s edible. Start by spreading this around the platter.
  • Add the Bowls – Next, place small bowls around the platter, 3-4 is good.
  • Candy – Start layering in candy. Try to fill the entire platter.
Easter candy platter

Tips for Making a Easter Dessert Platter

Have a variety of candy, from gummies, chocolate to fruit flavored.

Cookies and baked desserts also work for dessert platters.

Don’t add one variety in one spot, spread it around the board.

Marshmallows are fun to add to an Easter platter.

If you need more tips and ideas for what to add to your dessert platter, check out our easy Dessert Charcuterie Board.

Malt balls in a small pink bowl

Where to Buy Easter Candy

There are several local places you can find delicious Easter candy. If you’re looking online here are a few of our favorites:

Williams Sonoma – Always has a beautiful selection of hand crafted candy.

Sugarfina – A boutique candy store that imports the most delicious candy.

GODIVA – Always love a little GODIVA for any holiday.

Mast Chocolate

Compartes – They have the coolest gold chocolate bunnies!

Candy Warehouse – They sell every type of candy. All different colors, retro, giant lollipops. You name it!

Sunflower chocolate lollipops

More Easter Ideas You’ll Love!

Charming Easter Brunch Ideas

Guide to Coloring Easter Eggs

A Colorful and Charming Easter Brunch

Old Fashioned Candy Box

Bunny Sugar Cookies

Wood Burning Easter Eggs

Easter Egg Decorating

Easter Dessert Bar

Remember, this is a guide! Get creative and add any candy and dessert you like to the platter. Also add dried fruit, fresh fruit or homemade cupcakes. Make it as festive as you’d like!

Easter candy platter

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Easter Dessert Candy Platter

A simple guide for creating an easy Easter dessert candy platter!
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 12 people
Calories: 1339kcal
Author: Eden


  • 12 palmier cookies
  • 6 Peeps
  • 20 small rainbow meringue cookies
  • 11 oz Jelly Beans, Médicis at Williams Sonoma
  • 1 lb gumy bunnies
  • 1 lb gummy butterflies, Williams Sonoma 
  • 10 oz Cadbury Easter Mini Eggs
  • 3 sunflower lollipops
  • 4 oz gourmet marshmallows, SMASHMALLOW snackable Marshmallows 
  • 8 oz chocolate malt ball eggs, Williams Sonoma
  • 1 oz edible Easter grass
  • 5 oz pastel candy corn


  • Edible Grass – Similar to what we fill Easter baskets with, but it’s edible. Start by spreading this around the platter.
  •  Add the Bowls – Next, place small bowls around the platter, 3-4 is good. 
  • Candy – Start layering in candy. Try to fill the entire platter.


Here are links to different candies and desserts to add to your Easter dessert platter.
Rainbow Meringue Cookies
Medicis Jelly Beans
Gummy Butterflies 
Cadbury Easter Mini Eggs
Sunflower Lollipops – Purchased ours at Fresh Market, but there are a lot of options online. 
Smashmallow Marshmallows 
Chocolate Malt Ball Eggs 
Edible Easter Grass
Pastel Candy Corn 


Calories: 1339kcal | Carbohydrates: 335g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Sodium: 174mg | Potassium: 115mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 260g | Calcium: 9mg | Iron: 1mg
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