. 14 healthier easter treats .

by Amanda @ .running with spoons. on March 27, 2015

Just a little over a week until Easter!

Which means that in a mere 9 days I can go back to chewing gum (after giving it up for Lent) and helping myself to some of my favourite Easter candies. I’m not quite as crazy about candy as I was when I was younger — which is something I never thought I’d say — but all bets are off when it comes to jellybeans and Mini Eggs Hershey’s Eggies (Mini Eggs have a peanut warning these days :mad: ). Those little suckers are my kryptonite.

And so are all the baked treats! Dessert has always been my favourite food-related part of any holiday, which is why I’m more than happy to be the one contributing it these days. I’ve been scouring the interwebs for recipe inspiration, and I figured I’d share some of my favourites with you!

14 Healthier Easter Treats

Each of these 14 treats are made healthier by being lightened up and/or made with wholesome ingredients. They’d make great desserts for Easter, or snacks for springtime if you don’t celebrate. And if you’re wondering why there are 14 of them… it’s because 14 seemed like a good number for each one to get enough attention without getting too overwhelming. That and it’s how many fit neatly into the above collage ;) Hope you find something you’ll love!

Oh! And if you’re looking for something a little more chocolatey, you can find a healthier chocolate dessert roundup here.

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No Bake Carrot Cake Energy Bites via Running with Spoons.

Carrot Cake Energy Balls

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100% Whole Wheat Carrot Cake via Texanerin Baking.

Whole Wheat Carrot Cake

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Easter Egg Golden Oreo Truffles via Gimme Some Oven. 

Easter Egg Truffles

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Copycat Reese’s Eggs via My Whole Food Life.

Copycat Reese's Eggs

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Carrot Cake Oatmeal Cookies via Two Peas & Their Pod.

Carrot Cake Oatmeal Cookies

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Carrot Cake Oatmeal Cookie Cake via Amy’s Healthy Baking.

Carrot Cake Oatmeal Cookie Cake

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Healthy Carrot Cake via The Big Man’s World.

Healthy Carrot Cake

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Flourless Morning Glory Muffins via Running with Spoons.

Flourless Morning Glory Muffins

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Coconut Macaroons via Sally’s Baking Addiction.

Coconut Macaroons

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Gluten Free Carrot Cake Baked Donuts via Food Faith Fitness.

Carrot Cake Donuts

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7 Ingredient Vegan Cheesecakes via Minimalist Baker.

Easy Vegan Cheesecake

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Carrot Cake Banana Bread via Ambitious Kitchen.

Carrot Cake Banana Bread

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Carrot Chocokate Covered Strawberry Pudding Cups via Lil’ Luna.

Carrot Pudding Cups

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Healthy Rice Krispie Treats via Running with Spoons.

Healthier Rice Krispie Squares5


What’s your favourite Easter candy?
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