It’s almost Easter!
Easter is right around the corner so here is a quick and easy sweet treat that you can likely make with what you have in your pantry!
These Easy Easter Dirt Cakes are super simple to make but are over-the-top cute! They would be a great activity for kiddos to decorate and really make their own. Plus the kids will never know that this sweet treat is actually low in sugar!
A Healthier Dessert
Kids get so much candy during Easter that I wanted to make a low sugar or sugar free dessert that was easy to make at home, without sacrificing flavor.
If you haven’t seen dirt cakes before, they are usually a layered dessert starting with chocolate pudding on the bottom, then a layer of crushed chocolate cookies, and possibly more layers of candy.
For this version, the chocolate pudding is refined sugar free. It is then layered with a higher protein version of faux cookie crumbs, and some coconut flakes for a good dose of healthy fats.
When it comes to toppings, I used an Easter silicone mold and candy melts to create cute yellow chicks and white bird houses. Instead of candy melts, you could also use melted chocolate chips or make your own homemade gummies.
If you don’t have a silicone mold, here are a few more awesome topping ideas:
- Fruit snacks
- Gummies: there are some sugar free varieties available nowadays too
- Easter candy such as mini easter eggs, Peeps, M&Ms (as seen in the photos) etc.
- Fruit: on Pinterest, I saw someone put a strawberry in the chocolate pudding with just the green of the strawberry leaves sticking out. The dirt cake looked just like a garden!
- Chopped nuts
- Chocolate chips: Lily’s Sweets, which are sweetened with stevia, are my favorite
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Let your imagination run wild! Plus, I love the idea of setting up a toppings bar and letting the kids decorate their own dirt cakes however they like!
Easy Easter Dirt Cakes
I love a festive dessert and these Easy Easter Dirt Cakes definitely fit the bill! Check out how to make these cute sweet treats in my FB live here.
You can also make the chocolate pudding up to 1 day ahead of time. Ladle it into your serving glasses/cups/bowls. Cover with saran wrap and place it in the fridge until it’s time to decorate with all your awesome toppings!
An super cute and easy Easter treat that kids will love decorating. Plus it can be made low sugar too!
- 2 cups milk of choice
- 2 tbsp corn starch
- 2 tbsp cocoa powder
- 3 tbsp monkfruit sweetener, or sweetener of choice
- 1/4 cup coconut flour
- 1 scoop chocolate protein powder
- 2 tbsp monkfruit sweetener, or granulated sweetener of choice
- 2 tbsp almond butter
- 1 tbsp liquid sweetener, such as maple syrup
- 1/2 cup unsweetened coconut flakes
- 1 drop green food coloring
- Easter candies, such as Peeps, M&Ms, etc.
- Candy melts, to be used in silicone molds
- Chocolate chips
- Chopped nuts
To a medium sized sauce pan NOT on the stove, add the milk, cornstarch, cocoa powder and monkfruit sweetener. Whisk mixture together until the powders have almost completely dissolved into the milk.
Place the saucepan on the stove, and turn the stove onto a medium low heat. Gently heat the pudding, whisking occasionally, until thickened. You want to the pudding to be thick enough to coat the back of a spoon and not immediately drip off.
Once pudding is at the desired thickness, remove the saucepan from the heat and allow the pudding to cool slightly.
Ladle the pudding into clear glasses or bowls for serving. Store in the refrigerator.
Add all the dry ingredients into a bowl, and mix well with a spoon.
Add the wet ingredients into a bowl and mix into the dry ingredients to create cookie crumbs as big as you want.
Store in an airtight container or resealable container.
Add the coconut flakes into a small resealable bag.
Add one drop of green food coloring into the small resealable bag, and seal the bag. Gently work the green food coloring into the coconut flakes till they are all the the same shade of green.
To a clear glass, cup or bowl, add a thick layer of chocolate pudding.
Sprinkle over some of the faux cookie crumbs in a thin layer.
Sprinkle over the green coconut flakes to look like grass.
Decorate with an assortment of Easter treats!