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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 Cupcake Recipe

Cadbury Egg-Stuffed Cupcakes: I literally have ZERO words to describe this. Except that I can’t stop looking at it, and I want it right now. GET THE RECIPE HERE >>

Butterscotch Bird Nests Recipe

Butterscotch Bird Nests: Sweeten pretzels with a yummy butterscotch coating, then top with chocolate eggs. They’re adorable and delicious! GET THE RECIPE HERE >>

Easter Bunny Bark Recipe

Easter Bunny Bark: 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. GET THE RECIPE HERE >>

Candy Bar Blondies Recipe

Candy Bar Blondies: 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. GET THE RECIPE HERE >>

Peep Smores Recipe

Peeps S’mores: Turn those leftover chickies into candy-colored s’mores in seconds. GET THE RECIPE HERE >>

Jellybean Cocktail Recipe

The Jelly Bean Cocktail: 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.) GET THE RECIPE HERE >>

6 Responses

  1. Briana@HGTV says:

    These ideas are so clever and they look SO GOOD. The blondies have me drooling. :)

  2. DBCoop says:

    Good move, Kayla. I just finished a generous portion of cake and ice cream but I'm still sorely tempted by all these eye-popping Easter goodies.

    It will take me a while to sort them all out into appropriate breakfast, lunch, dinner and, of course, late night dessert categories, but I'm confident it's a task worth the struggle!

  3. Liz_HGTV says:

    What is leftover Easter candy?

  4. terrie says:

    really?? that's about as funny as freezing leftover wine! Seriously, who does this?

  5. […] Bean Cocktail: If you prefer fruity candy, this Jelly Bean cocktail Kayla posted is the perfect beverage. After sipping the mix of cake vodka, Maraschino liquor and grenadine, […]

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Kayla KittsKayla Kitts is an editor for HGTV.com. You can find her doing at least one of the following: shopping for home decor at local vintique stores, picking out produce at...

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