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Donut Easter Baskets

At Texicureans we talk a lot about traditions being passed down through  recipes.  These Easter baskets are exactly that for my family.

My Mom made these Donut Easter Baskets for my school classes growing up, and I made them for my son’s classes.  We also would typically have them for our Easter celebration with our cousins.

So easy to make, with lots of decorative panache – perhaps you’ll consider adding them to your traditions!

How-to Video

Donut Easter Baskets

Delightful and playful - a Spring family tradition
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 6


  • 6 Store bought donuts
  • 1 pkg unsweetened coconut
  • 1 pkg jelly beans
  • green food coloring
  • 6 spring colored pipe cleaners


  • Color coconut green in small portions (about 1 cup at a time)
  • Spread a layer of coconut on a serving dish (reserve about 1/3 cup)
  • Top coconut with donuts, place reserved coconut in the donut holes, and sprinkle jelly beans on top.
  • Bend pipe cleaners to form an arch and insert in donuts.
Keyword Donuts, Easter dessert, Jelly beans, coconut