Celebrate Easter with these 9 healthy treats


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Put down those chocolate eggs and step away from the Peeps. Celebrate Easter and satiate your sugar fix with the following nine healthy treats instead. Don't worry — there will be some chocolate.


1. Healthy Oatmeal Peanut Butter Eggs

Savvy Naturalista 

From: Savvy Naturalista

This recipe proves that you can enjoy festive treats that aren't laden with butter, sugar and a whole lot of empty calories. Simply add the batter to the plastic eggs and wait for it to set and voila: sweet treats for everybody, even those who are dieting.


2. Tulip Tomatoes

Surviving a Teacher's Salary 

From: Surviving a Teacher's Salary

This fun, decorative and delicious recipe is sure to be the talk of your Easter gathering. All you need are a few edible ingredients and 30 minutes. Definitely bookmark this one because it's perfect for Mother's Day.


3. Babybel Bunnies

Blessed Beyond Crazy 

From: Blessed Beyond Crazy

You can make these adorable, edible bunnies — featured in the Easter edition of Woman’s World magazine last Easter — with just a few items: Babybel cheese, a couple carrots, a bit of celery stick, mini chocolate chips, white chocolate chips and mini pink candy hearts. Just follow the simple instructions and then enjoy!


4. Easter Fruit Kabobs

Gina Kirk/Is She Really? 

From: Gina Kirk

The best part of these adorable kabobs is that you can use whatever fruit you have on hand or is available at the market. Gina used honeydew melon, strawberries, oranges, grapes and bananas for these, but pineapple or cantaloupe work just as well for the little bunny cutouts.


5. Bunny Trail Mix

Mom's Favorite Stuff 

From: Mom's Favorite Stuff

You can't get much easier than this recipe for Easter trail mix. It's a delicious, healthy snack that includes just enough chocolate to make you feel like you're not missing out on the chocolaty extravaganza.


6. Fruit Ladybugs

The Soccer Mom Blog 

From: The Soccer Mom Blog

These adorable ladybugs are super easy to make, and all you need are strawberries, blueberries, melting chocolate and a zipper plastic bag. They are sure to get kids to eat more fruit, but a perfect Easter treat for people of all ages.


7. Apple Fruit Baskets

The Gunny Sack 

From: The Gunny Sack

These apple baskets require a little bit of carving skills, but just check out the results. The hollowed out apple becomes the basket and a piece of licorice the handle. Fill with fresh, brightly colored fruit inside for a treat that is entirely edible and will look so pretty on your table for Easter.


8. Pizzelles

Real Food Real Deals  

From: Real Food Real Deals

Pizzelles are classic Italian cookies that are especially popular during the Christmas and Easter seasons. The slightly sweet, wafer-like cookies are easy to make and can be flavored in a variety of ways, but you do need a pizzelle maker. This recipe is for a vanilla version, but you can also flavor them with anise, lemon or chocolate.


9. Chocolate-covered Peanut Butter Eggs

A Saucy Kitchen 

From: A Saucy Kitchen

No Easter treat roundup is complete without some form of egg, particularly when we're talking about chocolate-covered peanut butter ones. It's why this Easter recipe is pretty much a no-brainer. But it gets even better. See, these delicious treats don't have refined sugar (good for those watching their sugar intake), they're vegan and they're gluten-free (so nobody at your Easter celebration will feel left out).