Seasonal Sweets Spring Edition 2022


Maggie Maisano, Assistant Editor

Spring is a time full of bright colors, fresh fruits, and more. There are plenty of reasons to celebrate, like Easter, Mother’s Day, graduation parties, or maybe even just hanging out outside. These desserts are perfect for celebrating the warmer weather approaching, with bright colors and fresh spring fruits. I hope that you’ll be able to celebrate this time of year with these easy desserts. 


Pound Cake:

Pound cake is a true classic, while also being pretty simple to make. It’s a heavy and dense dessert, while also being super soft and buttery. I personally like to serve this with fresh strawberries and whipped cream. 


2 sticks butter

½ cup Crisco

8 oz cream cheese

3 cups sugar

Dash of salt

6 eggs

3 cups cake flour

2 teaspoons Vanilla


Combine butter, Crisco, cream cheese and sugar.  Add salt, eggs, flour and vanilla.  Mix well.

Put in cold oven.  Bake at 300 degrees for 1 ½ hours in a greased and floured bundt pan. Serve with fresh strawberries. 


Banana Pudding:

This banana pudding is a super easy dessert to make, while also being a classic dessert. It’s a perfect dessert for parties and gatherings. It’s a dessert that everyone is sure to love.


2 bags chessmen cookies

8 whole bananas, sliced

5 oz pkg French vanilla instant pudding

2 cups milk

8 oz cream cheese

14 oz can sweetened condensed milk

12 oz cool whip


Line the bottom of a bowl with 1 bag cookies and layer bananas on top. In a separate bowl, combine pudding mix and milk.  Blend 2 to 3 minutes, until smooth. In a separate bowl, combine cream cheese and condensed milk.  Mix until well blended. Using a rubber spatula, fold the cool whip into the cream cheese mixture. Add the cream cheese mixture to the pudding mixture and stir with a wooden spoon until well blended. Pour the mixture over the bananas and cookies. Add the remaining bag of cookies on top and refrigerate until ready to serve.


Rice Krispies Treat Bird Nests:

These little rice krispie bird nests are one of my favorite desserts for this time of the year. They are super easy to make and are a great way to celebrate Easter. 


¼ cup butter

4 cups mini marshmallows

5 cups Rice Krispies

Green Icing

Pastel M&M’s


Melt the butter and marshmallows over low heat, stirring constantly. Remove from heat and slowly add the Rice Krispies cereal stirring until well combined. Press the mixture into a mini muffin tin to form the nests.  Let cool. Use a grass icing tip and fill the nest with icing. Place 2 or 3 M&M’s in the nest. 


Baking is a great way to celebrate and bring people together, and I hope that by sharing these desserts that I am able to bring some joy to others through sharing these recipes. I hope that you have a happy spring season!