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!
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.
- 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.
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.
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.
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!
More Easter Ideas You’ll Love!
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!
Let us know if you make this Easter dessert platter by leaving a comment and review below!
Easter Dessert Candy Platter
- 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