Yes, even candy can be repurposed.
The Easter holiday has come and gone, leaving behind baskets and bags full of candy in its wake. Instead of munching on the same candy day after day (or chucking the sweets out entirely), satisfy your sweet tooth cravings using a few creative candy makeovers. Transform leftover Easter snacks from tiresome treats into unforgettable indulgences.
11 Ways to Use Old Easter Candy
1. Cake or Cupcake Toppings
How can you make Easter candy even better? Bake a cupcake or a cake and put Easter candies on top!
2. Ice Cream Toppings
Just throw your old Easter candy in a food processor for a few seconds, and sprinkle the chopped deliciousness on your favorite ice cream. Or if you want to make it like your favorite fro-yo, just pile on a myriad of your favorite candies. You can also do it Dairy Queen-style by mixing big chunks of candy into your ice cream treat. Don’t worry, there’s no wrong combination here!
3. Baked Goods
Everyone loves sweet baked treats. They only get better with Easter candy added in. Your chocolate Easter candies are perfect for adding to basic dough for an elevated chocolate chip cookie.
4. Jelly Bean Doughnuts
Jelly beans are a quintessential Easter treat, but their rampancy during the holiday season can grow a bit tiring. Try this delicious recipe puts a twist on the simple treat. Get the recipe here.
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6. Robin’s Egg Brownies
Indulge in a taste of delectable fudgy brownies. Each bite is studded with gooey, melted chocolate Cadbury Robin’s Egg candies, making for a sweet treat you have to taste to believe! Recipe here.
7. Peeps S’mores
This dish is one of the simplest Easter leftover concepts out there; it’s also one of the most tantalizing! Using Peeps in place of standard marshmallows will add a satisfying bit of sugar-coated texture to each bite. If you don’t have the means to roast your Peeps, simply pop them under the broiler on a cookie sheet. You’ll achieve perfectly gooey results in no time! Get the recipe here.
8. Easter Egg Truffles
Because chocolate and oozing caramel just wasn’t enough on its own. Get the recipe here.
9. Cadbury Caramel Egg Stuffed Croissants
DROOL. Get the recipe here.
10. Get crafty
Who says you have to eat the candy? Websites like Pinterest can provide ideas for Easter candy-inspired crafts. Some options include jelly bean necklaces, Peeps Play Doh, wreaths and bouquets.
11. Donate it
If you’re feeling benevolent, several charitable organizations accept donations of Easter candy.
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