When you’re watching the sugar in your family’s diet, it can be particularly hard to do on days like Easter. With chocolate bunnies, traditional Easter desserts, holiday breads, and Easter baskets, it’s a little hard to steer clear of all the calories.
However, even though you want to enjoy all the special activities and traditions, you can still be successful in watching over your family’s calories by making some of these sugar free desserts and Easter desserts for kids.
Oh, and just in case you’ll be a little busy with other things that day, these are easy Easter desserts too!
Sugar Free Lemon Bars
- 1 cup flour
- 2 Tablespoons Splenda
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 1 stick butter, softened
- 4 large eggs
- 1 cup evaporated milk
- 1 1/4 cup granulated Splenda
- 1/3 cup all purpose flour
- 1 Tablespoon grated lemon peel
- 1/2 cup lemon juice
- Confectioners sugar for dusting, optional
Note: If you want to add a powdered dusting for that holiday look but do not want even the calories from a sprinkling of confectioners sugar, you can find sugar free powdered sugar or powdered maltitol on Amazon.
You can also make homemade sugar free confectioners sugar by whirling 1 cup Splenda with 1 teaspoon cornstarch. Either make less or keep what you don’t use in a tightly covered jar for up to one month.
- Lightly spray an 8 x 8 or 9 x 9 inch pan or 2 quart glass baking dish which is about a 7 x 11 inch baking dish.
- Combine flour, Splenda, and salt in a blender until finely blended.
- Add butter to mix, and blend until your mixture resembles a course meal.
- Press mixture into prepared baking pan and bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until lightly browned. Oven temperature should be 325 degrees if you are using a glass baking dish (which I recommend for this dessert since it’s so pretty) or 350 degrees for all other baking pans.
- Let cool a few minutes before adding the topping.
- For topping, in your blender or in a large bowl, beat eggs, evaporated milk, Splenda, flour, lemon peel, and lemon juice until well blended.
- Spread the topping over the baked crust, and bake for an additional 20 to 30 minutes or until set.
- Cool completely before cutting or dusting with powder.
Strawberry Parfait With Sugar Free Yogurt
- 12 foil cupcake liners
- 12 vanilla wafers
- 1 1/2 cup strawberries, sliced
- 1 (3 ounce) package strawberry sugar free jello
- 3/4 cup boiling water
- 1 cup ice cubes
- 8 ounce strawberry flavored sugar free yogurt
- Place cupcake liners in muffin pan.
- Place one vanilla wager into each liner.
- Place strawberries on top of the vanilla wafers.
- Dissolve gelatin in boiling water; then add ice cubes, and stir until melted.
- Blend the strawberry yogurt into the gelatin mixture.
- Spoon the gelatin yogurt mixture onto the strawberries in the cupcake liners.
- Refrigerate for at least 2 to 3 hours before serving.
When it comes to sugar free desserts, you can’t beat sugar free cookies!
Coconut Date Nut Balls
- 1/2 cup butter
- 1 (8 ounce) package chopped dates
- 3/4 cup chopped pecans
- 2 eggs
- 3/4 cup granulated Splenda
- 3 1/2 cup crispy rice cereal
- 3/4 cup flaked coconut
- Melt butter in a large skillet over low heat.
- Add dates and pecans to butter and cook on low heat, stirring constantly until dates are soft, about 5 minutes.
- In a medium sized bowl, beat eggs and Splenda with an electric mixer at medium for about 3 minutes; then add to date mixture in the skillet.
- Cook over low heat until mixture thickens, about 3 minutes.
- Remove from heat, and stir in rice cereal.
- When the mixture is cool enough to touch, shape into 1 inch balls, and roll balls in coconut.
Easy Easter desserts are great for a busy Easter day, and when it comes to desserts, you can hardly get any easier than this next one!
Sugar Free Pineapple Dessert
- 2 1/4 cup buttermilk
- 12 slices pineapple
- 12 Tablespoons pineapple juice
- 5 individual packages Truvia all natural sweetener
- Blend all ingredients in a blender, and pour into 6 individual, freezer proof serving dishes.
- When frozen, it’s ready to serve!
You can make desserts like this one the night before, you know! (Of course you do!) 🙂
And when you are REALLY busy but still want some cute Easter desserts that are sugar free:
- Put some sugar free jelly beans in some parfait dishes (These are great Easter desserts for kids if they aren’t already overloaded with Easter candy or if you left the jelly beans out of their basket), or
- Pour some diet orange soda over some sugar free ice cream or low carb ice cream like CarbSmart for an orange float, or
- Arrange some fresh strawberries, cantaloupe, pineapple, or bananas (any one or a combination of whichever ones your family likes) on wooden skewers, place on pretty little saucers, and drizzle lightly with sugar free chocolate syrup.
When you incorporate low cal and simple Easter desserts like these, you don’t have to worry as much about your kids getting too much sugar on Easter. Oh yea, I forgot the Easter baskets! 🙂
I sincerely hope these Easter desserts will at least help you as you watch your family’s health, even on one of the highest calorie days of the year.