From carrot cake to hot cross buns to giant chocolate eggs, Easter is celebrated across cultures with friends, family, and food. We’ve collected recipes from some of our partners so you can make stunning Easter desserts that are sugar-free.
Easter candy is everywhere you go this time of year, from creme eggs to marshmallows in every shape and size—tempting you to eat chocolate all month long. Americans spend $1.9 billion on Easter candy, making it the biggest candy season after Halloween. If you want the benefits of chocolate and other candy without the sugar you can use these recipes to make for healthier candy for your kids’ Easter baskets and, of course, to treat yourself.
Colorful and shareable, these cookies are perfect for family gatherings, giving everyone a chance to choose what delights them. We love the casual-yet-special nature of cookies. They are no-fuss but each one is still unique. Try several of these cookie recipes from our partners for a selection that’s sure to please everyone.
Perfect for big gatherings and lining a sideboard, cakes are art in their own right and cutting a slice for everyone is a celebration in itself. These recipes use either Lakanto Classic or Lakanto Golden which bakes just like sugar.
A little Easter history.
Easter is part of an ancient holiday that existed as a celebration of Spring. In AD 595, Pope Gregory sent 40 monks to England to convert the pagan inhabitants to Christianity. They were led by Augustine, who was instructed to allow the pagan festivals to remain but impose Christian ceremonies on them. Early Christians connected the holiday to the resurrection of Christ but kept the name Easter, after the goddess Eostre, that was already ingrained in the culture.