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Easter desserts from Dominique Ansel, other NYC bakeries

Move over, Peeps and jelly beans.

If you’re looking to up your Easter sweets, head to these bakeries and confectionaries for both traditional and out-of-the-box takes on holiday treats.

Maison Kayser

Just for Easter, the French bakery is offering
Photo Credit: Maison Kayser

Just for Easter, the French bakery is offering a piou-piou -- an almond sable with flourless chocolate biscuit, dark chocolate cremeux, orange confit and milk chocolate mousse that's topped with a milk chocolate glaze and decorated with cocoa nibs crunch and white chocolate feathers.

Available now through March 29, $40, $6/slice; multiple locations, maison-kayser-usa.com

Dominique Ansel Bakery

The cronut creator has several seasonal concoctions to
Photo Credit: Dominique Ansel Bakery

The cronut creator has several seasonal concoctions to indulge in this Easter at both his SoHo bakery and West Village restaurant, from the Peep-a-Boo's -- honey marshmallow chicks with a salted caramel center nestled inside real egg shells ($24/box of five at DAK, $28/box of six at DAB) -- to the chocolate EGG-straterrestrials ($12.50/each).

Even the ice cream gets in on the holiday with the Bunny Fluff -- roasted cocoa nib chocolate ice cream with malted caramel whipped cream and vanilla butter cookie bunny ears ($5).

Now through Easter Sunday; Dominique Ansel Bakery, 189 Spring St., 212-219-2773, dominiqueansel.com; Dominique Ansel Kitchen, 137 Seventh Ave. S., 212-242-5111, dominiqueanselkitchen.com

Eleni's

The bakery's cookies are almost too pretty to
Photo Credit: Eleni’s

The bakery's cookies are almost too pretty to eat. This Easter, you can find a variety of cookie sets, such as these painted Easter eggs, as well as a bunnies, chicks and Faberge-inspired eggs.

Various prices; Chelsea Market, 75 Ninth Ave., 718-606-7995, elenis.com

William Greenberg Desserts

Hot cross buns are an Easter staple. At
Photo Credit: William Greenberg Desserts

Hot cross buns are an Easter staple. At William Greenberg Desserts, they're made fresh daily with a sour cream yeast dough, studded with raisins and topped with a sweet icing in the shape of a symbolic cross.

(Beyond the pastry, the bakery's Easter treats also include bunny-, egg-, lamb- and duck-shaped butter cookies, petit fours and pastel-colored versions of its signature Black & Whites.)

Available through Easter Sunday, $2.50/each, $30/dozen; 1100 Madison Ave., 212-861-1340, wmgreenbergdesserts.com

Jacques Torres

Alongside a variety of bunnies,
Photo Credit: Jacques Torres

Alongside a variety of bunnies, "Mr. Chocolate" has plenty of new offerings just in time for Easter, including chick-, duck- and these lamb-shaped chocolates.

The hollow treats are available in white, dark and milk chocolate. $20/each, in-store only; multiple locations, mrchocolate.com

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