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6 Creative Ideas for Easter Leftovers

Cookie served with chocolates in a tray
April 13, 2017

Easter is only a few days away and chances are that you’re going to have a lot of leftover candy by Monday. Fortunately, there are many creative recipes you can use to upcycle Easter candy into tasty treats.

According to the National Retail Federation (NRF), $18.4 billion will be spent for Easter, and a lot of this money will be going to food ($5.8 billion) and candy ($2.6 billion). In fact, more money will be spent on candy this Easter than last Halloween. If you have some delicious Easter candy leftover you can create a variety of yummy recipes that your kids will love. Listed below are just a few examples.

  1. Chocolate egg cookies. Do you have some leftover colored, chocolate eggs? If so, consider making these chocolate cookies. This recipe includes two cups of slightly crushed mini Cadbury eggs, and the end result is slightly chewy and fudgy. You can find the recipe here.
  1. Marbled jelly bean bark. Colorful jelly beans make fun Easter candies. If you and your kids have some jelly beans leftover consider making marbled jelly bean bark. All you need is white chocolate, pink and purple candy melts (to dye the chocolate), and half a cup of jellybeans.
  1. Peep popcorn. Peeps are a common marshmallow treat around Easter, so you’re likely to have a lot leftover. Fortunately, you can use this sweet treat to update your average bowl of popcorn. This recipe calls for 12 cups of popped natural popcorn, white chocolate chips, and 22 multi-colored Peeps.
  1. Peep S’Mores. Are you not a big fan of popcorn? Try Peep S’Mores All you need are graham crackers, Hershey chocolate squares, and Peeps. The combination will make colorful S’Mores that are perfect for spring and your kids will love them.
  1. Easter candy brownies. These candy leftover brownies are the perfect solution if you are left with more Easter candy than you know what to do with. You simply add fun-sized candy to your homemade brownie batter such as chocolate eggs, Kit Kats, peanut butter cups, and nugget bars. It’s a pan-full of chocolaty goodness.
  1. Easter Rice Krispies. Are you a big fan of Rice Krispies? Try Easter Rice Krispies. It includes dark chocolate chunks, cookie pieces, dried fruit, mini Easter eggs, white chocolate, and mini marshmallows. You can find the recipe here.

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