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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Babble

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

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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

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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

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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

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Sallys Baking Addiction

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

Make This: Peeps S’mores

The Jelly Bean Cocktail

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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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