12 Leftover Easter Candy Recipes

Easter M&M (R) Cookies
Photo: fabeverydayblog

Use your leftover Easter candy — such as M&M's, Robin Eggs, Cadbury Creme Eggs, and jelly beans — to make these fabulous springtime treats. Whether you're in the mood for cookies (kids will love these fruity and fun Jelly Bean Cookies and these Peanut Butter Cup Cookies are surprisingly simple), a sweet-and-salty snack (try this Malted White Chocolate Popcorn with Robin Eggs), or even a cocktail (you can finally drink your candy with this indulgent Jelly Bean Martini), you can give the contents of your Easter basket new life with this collection of leftover Easter candy recipes.

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Easter Cookies

Easter M&M (R) Cookies
fabeverydayblog

Put those pastel-colored M&M's from your Easter basket to good use: Use them in place of chocolate chips to make festive, colorful, perfect-for-spring cookies.

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Malted White Chocolate Popcorn with Robin's Eggs

Malted White Chocolate Popcorn with Robin's Eggs
Molly

"Awesome," raves reviewer Christina. "The kids LOVE it and hubby and I LOVE it! Great textures and flavors and this couldn't be easier. This would make a great teacher's gift."

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Peanut Butter Cup Cookies

Peanut Butter Cup Cookies
Peanut Butter Cup Cookies | Photo by Allrecipes.

How cute are these candy-filled cookies? Just bake peanut butter cookie dough in a mini muffin tin, then immediately press an (unwrapped!) peanut butter cup into each one.

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Jellybean Bark

Jellybean Bark
Melissa Goff

You only need two easy-to-find ingredients to make this fruity white chocolate dessert: leftover jelly beans (any variety you have on hand will do) and white confectioners' coating.

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Peanut Butter Mini Candy Coated Chocolate Cookies

peanut butter m&m cookies
My Hot Southern Mess

Mix miniature M&M's (or similar candy-coated chocolate pieces) into peanut butter cookie dough for a delightfully colorful treat. This dough freezes well, so you can keep some on hand for later.

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Peanut Butter Cup Dessert Pizza

Peanut Butter Cup Dessert Pizza
Lisa Altmiller

"This dessert pizza pairs nicely with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, a cup of vanilla coffee, or a tall glass of cold milk," according to recipe creator April R Phelps.

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Easter Nests

Easter Nests
karinschis

Easter may be over, but you can still enjoy these springtime-themed cupcakes! Use crispy chow mein noodles to fashion the "nests" and top them with your leftover candy chocolate eggs.

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Jelly Bean Cookies

Jelly Bean Cookies
Chef Mo

Use your leftover jelly beans to make these unconventional and delicious cookies. They come together in about 20 minutes from start to finish, so this is a great recipe to make on a whim.

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Malted Milk Instant Pot Cheesecake

Malted Milk Instant Pot Cheesecake
Kim's Cooking Now

Make this colorful cheesecake in your Instant Pot. "If you like malted milk balls, you will love this cheesecake," according to recipe creator Kim's Cooking Now.

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Chocolate-Covered Sweet and Sour Patch Kids

Chocolate-Covered Sweet and Sour Patch Kids
Christine

It couldn't be simpler to whip up these sweet and sour, two ingredient treats: Just individually dip each gummy in chocolate that has been melted in the microwave.

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Easter Creme Egg Rocky Road

Easter Creme Egg® Rocky Road
Kris

"Rocky road transforms into a gooey Easter treat! I added lots of Cadbury Creme Eggs, mini chocolate eggs, and of course the usual marshmallows," says recipe creator Kris. "You can get creative with other additions, like coconut or nuts."

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Jelly Bean Martini

Jelly Bean Martini
The Gruntled Gourmand

Candy you can drink? Sign us up! This adults-only cocktail recipe, made with whipped cream-flavored vodka and white creme de cacao, is as indulgent as it gets.

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