Easter Candy Recipes to Use Up All Those Leftovers

Peeps, Reese's Eggs, and even chocolate bunnies are folded, dipped, and sprinkled into these festive desserts. 

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Almond Shortbread Dipped in Melted Chocolate Bunnies

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Photo by Grace Elkus

While it’s always fun to find a chocolate bunny nestled in your basket, they’re often too large to eat in one sitting. Instead, melt them down into a creamy chocolate dip, which pairs impeccably with buttery almond shortbread.

Get the recipe: Almond Shortbread Dipped in Melted Chocolate Bunnies


2

Brown Butter Peeps Marshmallow Treats

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Photo by Grace Elkus

Don’t let those pesky Peeps sit around and get stale. Melting them with sea salt and brown butter gives these treats a nutty, caramelized flavor. Use pink and blue Peeps to achieve the purple hue.

Get the recipe: Brown Butter Peeps Marshmallow Treats


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Toasted Coconut Cadbury Egg Brownies

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Photo by Grace Elkus

With their crisp outer shell and solid chocolate interior, Cadbury Mini Eggs are a popular Easter treat. These brownies feature them in two delicious ways—folded into the batter and sprinkled over top.

Get the recipe: Toasted Coconut Cadbury Egg Brownies



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Jelly Bean Meringues With Whipped Cream

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Photo by Grace Elkus

Folding a handful of jelly beans into light and fluffy meringue is the perfect way to use any extras. Lightly sweetened whipped cream holds the sandwiches together.

Get the recipe: Jelly Bean Meringues With Whipped Cream


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Peanut Butter Cookies With Reese’s Eggs

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Photo by Grace Elkus

The only thing better than a bag of Reese’s Eggs? A big batch of cookies with the candy packed inside. And don’t worry about having to measure the sticky peanut butter. These soft, mounded cookies require a full jar.

Get the recipe: Peanut Butter Cookies With Reese’s Eggs