These healthy Easter snacks are adorable and fun-to-make! They’re perfect for class parties, playdates and more. Add these easy snacks to your next Easter celebration!
Wondering if it’s possible to find healthy Easter snacks that your kids will get excited about? It is! This post has all the tips and tricks you need to give those jelly beans and other sweet treats a run for their money.
Easter morning is always filled with excitement at our house. My kids have so much fun waiting for the Easter bunny, opening each of their little plastic eggs, and getting together with the whole family. And while mounds of candy eggs can be fun, I’m always looking for a fun way to combat the sugar rush.
These health easter snacks offer a welcome alternative to packaged and processed treats. Display them on a snack board and you’ll have a fun way to distract even the older kids from the candy!
If you’re in charge of class parties, play dates, or planning any other special occasion, these healthy easter snacks are perfect! You also might like these healthy Valentine’s snacks and healthy Halloween snacks.
Why You’ll Love these Healthy Easter Snacks
- Easy to make
- Fun for kids
- Can be made dairy-free
- Great for parties
- Baby carrots: Baby carrots are a versatile, fresh and fun ingredient I always have around for snack trays. They’re full of vitamins and perfect for making healthy holiday treats.
- Hummus: Hummus is another staple ingredient I always have around. It’s loaded with plant-based protein and makes the perfect dip for veggies, crackers, and pita.
- Mini circle cheeses: My kids love mini circle cheeses like Baby Bell—however, you can use gluten-free crackers or vegan cheese instead if you want to make this recipe dairy-free.
How to Make these Healthy Snacks for Easter
Carrot Hummus Cups
Use a toothpick to make a hole in the top of each carrot. Break off a small piece of parsley and put it in the hole. Place the carrots in little cups (I like these disposable cups) of hummus.
Mini circle cheeses
Celery – cut into “whiskers”
Baby carrots – cut in half for ears
A large carrot – cut into a triangle for nose
Mini chocolate chips – for eyes
Assemble the cute bunny faces by pushing the baby carrots into the top of the cheese for ears. Place the rest of the pieces on to make a bunny face.
1-2 teaspoons mayonnaise per egg
A large carrot – cut into a triangle for a beak
Mini chocolate chips – for eyes
Carrots/hummus to help the egg sit up
Cut the egg in at the 1/3 point. Carefully scoop out the yolk. Mash the yolk up with mayonnaise and scoop back into the larger egg portion. Top with the other 1/3 of the egg and add chocolate chips/carrots for the eyes/beak.
Healthy Crispy Rice Eggs
3/4 cup brown rice syrup
1/4 cup coconut oil
1/4 cup peanut butter or almond butter (optional, omit for nut-free)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
4 cups crispy brown rice cereal (I use Erewhon brand)
Place the brown rice syrup, coconut oil and peanut butter in a saucepan. Melt over medium heat and bring to a simmer. Simmer for 1-2 minutes then remove from the heat. Add the vanilla and sea salt and mix to combine. Add the crispy rice cereal and stir to evenly mix. Lightly grease a plastic egg. Using oiled hands, fill the eggs with the crispy rice mixture. It will be sticky and seem like it’s falling apart, but pack it in as tightly as you can. It will stay together once it cools. Place the eggs in the freezer for 20-3o minutes. Remove the eggs from the molds. Enjoy this easy Easter treat!
- To store: Most of these healthy Easter snack ideas can be stored for a day or two in an airtight container in the fridge. Store the healthy crisp rice eggs on the countertop by covering with plastic wrap.
- Make-ahead: It’s easy to make these cute Easter treats in advance for an Easter brunch or other special occasions. Simply assemble one day ahead and store on a tray in the fridge until you’re ready to go.
Healthy Snacks for Easter FAQ
If you’re looking for a way to eat healthy on Easter (or have your kids eat healthy on Easter), these cute snacks are a great option! Load up on vegetables, fresh fruit, and the vegetarian protein found in hard-boiled eggs and hummus. Then practice portion control on the main dishes.
Jelly beans, candy eggs, and Peeps are all popular Easter snacks. I came up with these healthy snacks for Easter to help balance out all the sugar!
It’s easy to overeat on any holiday, and Easter is no different. Avoid the issue by loading up on quality fruits, vegetables, and protein. Go light on the desserts, and start the day right with exercise and a healthy breakfast.
Expert Tips and Tricks
- You can use gluten-free crackers or vegan cheese instead if you want to make the Bunny Faces recipe dairy-free. Just attach the carrot ears with hummus or nut butter.
- If you’re looking for a fun idea to entertain kids at an Easter party, have them get involved and make their own healthy Easter snacks.
- You can also use small cookie cutters to turn quesadillas and sandwiches into a cute, Easter-themed snack.
I hope you have fun with these fun Easter snacks! If you try these, be sure to leave me a comment/rating below. I’d love to hear from you!
Healthy Easter Snacks
- Mini circle cheeses
- Celery – cut into “whiskers”
- Baby carrots – cut in half for ears
- A large carrot – cut into a triangle for nose
- Mini chocolate chips – for eyes
- Assemble the cute bunny faces by pushing the baby carrots into the top of the cheese for ears. Place the rest of the pieces on to make a bunny face.