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Our desktops are just hoppin’ with Easter candy this time of year (hi-yo!), and it’s all so tempting. We’re like the proverbial kid in a candy store — and in danger of getting the proverbial tummy ache, too, were we to sample it all. I personally deal with the temptation by holding out for a taste of only the very best, which to me means homemade, hand-crafted, artisanal. Something that doesn’t come around all that often. If you do, too, you are going to need to prepare yourself. I’m about to let loose a food-porn inundation. We’ve rounded up 14 of the most delectable hand-crafted Easter candies around. You are going to want to hit the share button on all of these babies. It promises to prompt moans of desire/dismay, all in the same breath, from all your friends. Prepare to be love-hated across all your social networks.

If I had to choose just one of these sinfully delicious-looking treats, I’d have to single out Bake, Love, Give. Kimberly Ann is just amazing us with her OMG looking Chocolate “Carmellow” Squares. She takes homemade honey caramels, layers them with hand-crafted marshmallow, dips them in rich dark chocolate and pipes them with festive pastel icing. Sweet!

If you’re hostessing an Easter brunch, you’ll likely be gifted with a good bit of store-bought candy from your guests. I never know what to do with it all. I usually pack it up in Hubby’s satchel to share with his office mates and remove it from my zone of temptation. But there are other alternatives. If you want to use up your Easter candy in an imaginative way, there are hundreds of ideas for baking with candy or using it to decorate desserts. Gather up those peeps, Cadbury eggs, jelly beans and other pastel treats, here are 12 ways to turn your Easter candy into a one-of-a-kind dessert.

Do you have a homemade Easter candy recipe to share? Or have you repurposed Easter candy to make a unique dessert? Tag us on Instagram @britandco.

(Photo via Bake, Love, Give)