5 Things to Do With Leftover Easter Candy

Fun new ways to use the Easter Bunny's bounty.
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I may have technically outgrown an Easter basket in my family circle, but that doesn’t mean I don’t spoil myself with bag(s) of candy. But then, of course, my eyes are bigger than my stomach and I’m left with loads of leftover Milky Ways, Cadbury Creme Eggs, jelly beans and Peeps just staring at me. Before, my solution was to pawn it all off on other people, but these ideas are much, much better. 

Cadbury Egg-Stuffed Cupcakes

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I literally have ZERO words to describe this. Except that I can’t stop looking at it, and I want it right now. 

Butterscotch Bird Nests



Photo by: Matt Armendariz

Matt Armendariz

Sweeten pretzels with a yummy butterscotch coating, then top with chocolate eggs. They’re adorable and delicious! 

Easter Bunny Bark

Photo by: Wishes and Dishes

Wishes and Dishes

Take all your leftover Easter candy, crush it up, and turn it into a mouthwatering dessert that’s perfect for packaging as spring gifts … or hoarding. I choose the latter, personally. 

Make This: Easter Bunny Bark

Candy Bar Blondies

Photo by: Sallys Baking Addiction

Sallys Baking Addiction

Use your favorite leftover candy bars (assuming there are any left) to make these quick and easy blondie bars. They’re gooey, chewy and oh-so-chocolate-y. 

Make This: Candy Bar Blondies

Peeps S’mores

Photo by: Sallys Baking Addiction

Sallys Baking Addiction

Turn those leftover chickies into candy-colored s’mores in seconds. 

Make This: Peeps S’mores

The Jelly Bean Cocktail

Photo by: The Kitchn

The Kitchn

Here’s a grown-up way to enjoy a classic Easter candy. Plus, you can create all the colors of the rainbow by substituting various liqueurs. (Vodka, Midori and sour mix will create a nice shade of green, for example.)

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Carrot Chocolate Pudding Cup

Pink Snowball Cake

Royal Icing Bird Nest

Mini Hot Cross Buns

Photo By: Evin Photography

Melon Cups

Lemon Cupcakes

Brunch Flatbread

Carrot Cake Cookies

Pink Snowball Cakelettes

Three Ways to Make Deviled Eggs

Chocolate Coconut Candy

From: Chrissy Barua

Strawberry Strata

Hatching Chick Egg

Easter Egg Macaroons

Salmon Lollipops

Spring Flower Lollipops

Lemon Pots de Creme

Spring-Inspired Petit Fours

Grilled Citrus Herb Branzino

Naked Rainbow Layer Cake

Photo By: Abigail Barnes

Cherry Peeps Cocktail for Easter

Bird's Nest Cookies

Ham and Cheese Quiche

Colorful Deviled Eggs

Grilled Peach and Brandy Popsicle

Key Lime Cake

Chocolate Strawberry Shortcakes

Parmesan and Leek Sourdough Stuffing

Brown Sugar Glazed Ham

From: Courtney Whitmore

Photo By: Evin Photography

Cheesecake Cones

Carrot Crispy Rice Treats

Photo By: Jason Kisner

Blueberry Scones

Strawberry-Almond Spinach Salad

Lemon Curd Tart

Strawberry Milk Whoopie Pies

Pink Bourbon Cocktail

Coconut Almond Bunny Tails

Photo By: Heather Baird SprinkleBakes.com

Chicken-Stuffed Pitas

Tiffany-Blue Macarons With Orange Blossom Buttercream

Jelly Bean Place Cards

Pina Colada Doughnuts

Carrot Cake Cocktail

Speckled Egg Petit Fours

Photo By: Jason Kisner

Tomato Burrata Crostini

Coca-Cola Cupcakes With Salted Peanut Butter Frosting

Easter Pancakes

Photo By: Alison Gootee

Best Potato Salad

Fresh Homemade Cinnamon Rolls

Photo By: Evin Photography

Neopolitan Bonbon Cupcakes

Honey Glazed Carrots

Photo By: Evin Photography

Deconstructed Falafel Salad

Dip-Dyed Marshmallows

Photo By: Jason Kisner

Pie Pop Basket

Raspberry Cheesecake Ice Cream

Easter-Inspired Chex Mix

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