How to Make an Awesome Easter Candy Platter

Easter is just around the corner, and a candy platter is a great way to share your favorite Easter candy and sweet treats with family and friends. A well-arranged candy tray is a fantastic way to serve sweets beautifully without the extra effort. So whether you’re hosting Easter brunch or have older kids who are not into Easter egg hunts like mine but are very much still into Easter candy, an Easter-themed candy board is a great option! 

Tips for an easy Easter candy platter

Beautiful Easter Candy Board

I’m not gonna lie: I have been known to steal Easter candy from the kids. Easter eggs are usually full of candy, and I often include treats in the kid’s Easter baskets. But I always forget to leave some for the adults in the house. 

And let’s face it, you never outgrow Cadbury eggs and marshmallow Peeps. And don’t get me started on Easter jelly beans and Reese’s peanut butter-filled eggs. So making a candy platter is the perfect way to share your favorite Easter candy with everyone!

Easy Easter candy tray

How to Create an Easter Candy Tray

We usually celebrate Easter by hosting an Easter brunch for friends and family. It is a great way to get everyone together and enjoy watching the kids hunt for Easter eggs. After all the cooking and work I put in preparing Easter brunch, I like to keep the desserts simple. 

Last year, I decided to create an Easter-themed dessert board so that adults and kids alike can enjoy all of their favorite Easter candy. And so I don’t have to feel guilty about stealing candy from the kids. 

How to make an Easter candy platter

Start By Choosing Your Candy Platter

Although you can use any tray or cutting board you have on hand, it’s probably better to use a platter with raised edges that can hold the candy. Since the theme is Easter, it can also be super fun to use an Easter-themed tray or board like an Easter egg-shaped platter or bunny-shaped board. 

Easy Easter dessert board

Decide On A Color Scheme, Or Not

You can either go with a color theme like pastels or a specific Spring or Easter-themed colors like light rose or blue. You can also throw together different colors for a brightly colored candy tray. 

How to make an Easter candy platter

Choose Candy With A Variety Of Colors, Textures, And Flavors

What makes a candy tray so much fun is having all of everyone’s favorite Easter treats together in one place so they can grab their own. And the best part is that creating a candy platter is so quick and easy. It makes for the perfect no-fuss Easter dessert. 

How to make a candy platter for Easter

To make your candy tray more fun and interesting, it’s a great idea to add a variety of candy and chocolates in different flavors, colors, and textures. You can also combine them with Easter-themed cookies and other Easter desserts to create a beautiful and delicious Easter dessert tray. 

Easter themed candy platter

What Candy to Include in an Easter Candy Platter?

Everyone has a different favorite candy at home, whether chocolates, marshmallows, or sour gummies, so I try to include those first. Then I combine a variety of other sweets, always looking for fun Easter versions of our favorites. I also added some of the most popular Easter candy for these dessert trays like Peeps, Cadbury eggs, and even some edible grass to make nests. 

Candy charcuterie board for Easter

How to Set Up Your Easter Candy Platter

  • Gather your materials: Start by gathering your tray or platter and a few small bowls. Then take out all your Easter candy. 
  • Set up your platter: Next, place the small bowls around the tray. Three or four should be enough, depending on the size of your candy platter. 
  • Add the candy: Now, fill the bowls with smaller candy like jelly beans or small chocolate eggs. Then start layering the rest of the candy around the plates. 

How to make an Easter candy tray

I like to group various types of candy in different areas, but you can also get creative and layer the candy any way you like on the platter. I also wanted to add some fun elements; in this case, I created a couple of nests using edible grass. Then, I placed a chocolate egg and a marshmallow Peep chick on the nest to give the tray a fun and whimsical touch. 

Easter Candy Tray – What’s On This Board

  • Cadbury Creme Eggs
  • Marshmallow yellow chick Peeps
  • Lindt chocolate carrots
  • Marshmallow pink bunny Peeps
  • Lindt chocolate bunnies
  • Marshmallow chick Peeps on a stick (multicolored)
  • Edible grass
  • Chocolate bunnies (from Family Dollar)
  • Sweetarts chicks, ducks, and bunnies
  • Sweetarts jelly beans
  • Reese’s tie-dye eggs
  • Ghirardelli sea salt chocolate bunnies
  • Sour Patch Kids bunnies
  • Confetti pretzel rods (from Target)
Easter candy tray inspiration
Easter candy tray

Easter Egg Candy Board – What’s On This Board

  • Cadbury Creme Eggs
  • Cadbury mini eggs
  • Marshmallow yellow chick Peeps
  • Lindt chocolate carrots
  • Marshmallow pink bunny Peeps
  • Edible grass
  • Chocolate bunny (from Family Dollar)
  • Sweet Tart jelly beans
  • Ghirardelli sea salt chocolate bunnies
Easter themed candy platter
Easter candy board

Other Easter Ideas You Will Love

  • 10 Adorable Easter Desserts: Whether you enjoy eating candy or grabbing a cute Easter-themed treat, there’s something on this list for you! These adorable Easter desserts are the perfect way to celebrate the holiday this year.

10 adorable Easter desserts that your kids are sure to love! These would all make the perfect Easter treat for an Easter party!

  • Cute And Easy Easter Cupcakes: From adorable sheep to cute bunnies full of sweetness, here are the best Easter cupcakes for you to choose your new favorite Easter-themed treats!
  • Fun Easter Breakfast Ideas For Kids: Make your Easter morning memorable with these cute recipes perfect for kids. From bunny pancakes and carrot cake waffles to flower-shaped tarts and breakfast muffins, these fun Easter breakfast ideas are sure to bring a festive mood to any breakfast table.

Easter Breakfast Recipes for Kids

  • Easy Easter Cake Recipes: If you’re looking for easy Easter cake recipes and ideas, you’re sure to find your new favorite Easter dessert here. When it comes to Easter cakes, you can go the classic route with a carrot cake or do something more fun like a bunny cake, a lamb cake, or even a sunflower cake.
  • Adorable Bunny Butt Cupcakes: These cute and easy Easter cupcakes are the perfect sweet addition to any Easter-themed party. These incredibly moist, easy carrot cake cupcakes with creamy yogurt and cream cheese frosting are fantastic options. And a great alternative to the chocolate overload that usually comes with an Easter celebration.

Easy bunny butt cupcakes


When it comes to Easter candy, I’m a firm believer that you can never have too much! So I’ve picked my favorite candies for this Easter candy tray. I also added some colorful treats to properly celebrate the holiday with family and friends. What I love the most about this festive candy platter is that it is not hard to make at all. It takes about 15 minutes to place all the goodies and present a beautiful dessert board that will impress your older guests while pleasing the little ones’ sweet tooth!

Paula Bendfeldt-Diaz

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1 thought on “How to Make an Awesome Easter Candy Platter”

  1. How adorable! Im trying a candy tray for this year’s Easter celebrations! thanks for the inspiration! now im drooling and craving some candy!!!


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