16 Desserts You Can Make With Leftover Easter Candy
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16 Desserts You Can Make With Leftover Easter Candy

Someone got a little too good at hiding the Easter eggs at this year’s Easter egg hunt. Now you’ve got more leftover Easter candy on your hands than you know what to do with. You could get a jump on Halloween and save these treats for your next Halloween piñata, but it’s possible not all of your guests will be thrilled to find a Reese’s peanut butter egg in October. Here’s what you do: spread some post-Easter cheer with these 16 colorful and candy-centric treats. There’s plenty of sweets here to please every*bunny*.


1. Candylicious Junkyard Cookies: This cookie recipe strongly encourages you to clean out your candy jar. Though it calls for specific candy like M&M’s and Kit Kat bars, you can throw in whatever chocolate based candy you’re trying to get rid of. Trust us, your cookie will come out equally delicious. (via A Zesty Bite)

2. S’mores Peeps: Turn regular ol’ s’mores into brightly colored sandwiches for fairies. The chocolate-dipped graham crackers remind us of fairy bread but the colorful Peeps make these s’mores oh-so magical. (via Brit + Co)

3. Jelly Bean Donuts: Finally, a socially acceptable way to eat jellybeans for breakfast. If you don’t have a donut pan handy, that’s okay. You can make jelly bean muffins! (via Melanie Makes)

4. Boozy Cadbury Creme Egg Milkshakes: Upgrade your boozy milkshake with some Cadbury Creme Eggs OR improve your Cadbury Creme Eggs with a boozy milkshake — the choice is yours! Any way you blend it, you’ve got a delicious dessert. Top with sprinkles for cuteness. (via Food Fanatic)

5. Robin Eggs Chocolate Malt Martini: Adult-ify your chocolate milk this Easter. This double malt chocolate martini has both malt chocolate robin eggs and chocolate malt powder. Shake well with vanilla vodka and let the good times roll. (via Slim Pickin’s Kitchen)

6. Chocolate Cadbury Egg Cookies: Chocolate lovers will go wild for these cookies. For starters, the cookie base is chocolate. What’s even better is the Cadbury eggs are five times as big as chocolate chips. That’s more chocolate per inch of cookie! (via Tastes Better from Scratch)

7. Candy Bar Pie: As if pie weren’t enough to please your guests, this pie’s made with chocolate candy bars. Though this pie is more like a giant cookie in the shape of a pie, we’re still in heaven. (via Crazy for Crust)

8. Marbled Jelly Bean Bark: Why should peppermint bark get all the glory? Jelly beans liven up white chocolate bark with spring colors in this delish treat. Bonus: This recipe only requires *three* ingredients. (via A Pumpkin & A Princess)

9. Bunny Chow: Dress up puppy chow for some bunny in your life. Though this recipe is only four ingredients, feel free to add more candy or your favorite nuts to this sweet and crunchy snack mix. (via Something Swanky)

10. Peeps Candy Bars: It’s a fact: Food becomes irresistible when it’s brightly colored and pretty — also if it’s topped with sugar coated marshmallows. Okay, so that might not be a statistic yet but based on these Peeps candy bars, we can vouch for it. (via The Domestic Rebel)

11. Peanut Butter Chocolate Nests: This dessert is a work of art both in your mouth and to the naked eye. It’s an adorable bird’s nest that you can eat! Chocolate, peanut butter and pretzels are a dream team that don’t get enough credit. Case in point: Take Five candy bars, which are seriously underrated. (via Dessert Now Dinner Later)

12. Leftover Candy Stuffed Brownies: This delicious brownie recipe filled with all your favorite candy (or whatever candy you happen to have on hand) swaps out butter for coconut oil for a slightly healthier twist. By that logic, we’ll have two, please! (via Leelalicious)

13. Cadbury Brownie Bites: If worst comes to worst, you can always hide your leftover candy. How about hiding them inside brownie bites? It won’t be embarrassing if somebody finds your hiding spot. In fact, the best part of biting into these brownies is the creme-filled Cadbury egg in the middle. (via Deliciously Sprinkled)

14. Spring Krispie Cake with M&M’s and Candy Drizzle: Though this Rice Krispies cake would also look great on your Easter tablescape, it’s definitely a cake that’s perfect for any celebration. For an even bigger burst of color, you can melt down Peeps and mix with the cereal. If you’re using Peeps of varying colors, melt each color down separately and mix cereal in portions. (via Delightful E Made)

15. Easter Candy Popcorn: Put a spin on sweet and salty popcorn with a butter marshmallow sauce. It’s like a more indulgent version of kettle corn that coats your popcorn in a sticky, sweet and buttery sauce. Add Easter M&M’s and candy-coated chocolate eggs to make this the perfect post-Easter snack. (via Two Sisters Crafting)

16. 4 Ingredient Leftover Easter Candy Mug Cake: This single serving of cake is just the emergency sweet treat you keep on hand when you need a little “me time.” Just toss in a handful of Easter M&Ms’s into a mug along with flour, milk and baking powder. Voila! Your sweet tooth is satisfied in under five minutes using ingredients you already had in your pantry. (via Kirbie’s Cravings)

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