Easter Candy Recipes

Find the perfect treat for Easter including peanut butter Easter eggs, homemade marshmallow chicks, and jelly bean bark.

Staff Picks

Jelly Bean Nests

Rating: 4.5 stars 98
This bird's nest recipe with chow mein noodles and melted marshmallows makes the cutest little nests for jelly beans. Great as place markers at Easter dinner.

Instant Chocolate Covered Bunnies (On a Stick)

Rating: 5 stars 21
Yummy after school/work snack for all chocolate lovers.

Candy Strawberries

Rating: 4.5 stars 41
Perfect addition for cookie trays for parties!

Angel Food Candy

Rating: 4.5 stars 121
Sugar and dark corn syrup are cooked with vinegar and tempered with baking soda to make a crunchy candy that gets covered in a chocolate coating.

12 Leftover Easter Candy Recipes

Use your leftover Easter candy — such as M&M's, Robin Eggs, Cadbury Creme Eggs, and jelly beans — to make these fabulous springtime treats.
By Corey Williams

Hard Candy

Rating: 4.5 stars 198
Homemade hard candy that can be made with your favorite flavors and colors.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups

Rating: 4.5 stars 389
A simple but decadent confection that quells the urge to dip your chocolate bar in the peanut butter.

Basic Truffles

Rating: 4.5 stars 131
This is a basic truffle filling to which you can add your own flavorings or extracts. You may use this to fill the chocolate shells you make using candy molds or roll into balls then into powdered sugar, cocoa, sprinkles or other toppings

Brown Sugar Candy

Rating: 4.5 stars 33
This recipe is from my mother. This is only one of the many candy recipes she makes at Christmas and gives away to friends.

Rocky Road Candies

Rating: 4.5 stars 134
It couldn't be easier to make this treat. Just melt chocolate chips and stir in peanuts and marshmallows.

Grown-Up Homemade Peeps®

Rating: 4 stars 2
These homemade citrus marshmallows are sorta like what might happen if store-bought Peeps wanted to give adulting a try. Fresh-squeezed juice provides an upgrade in the flavor department (very fancy-pants), but dusting them in granulated sugar gives you that subtle familiar crunch you love about biting into the original. Make these for Easter--or for a Tuesday!

Coconut Candies

Rating: 3.5 stars 30
Chewy coconut candies are made with just milk, sugar, coconut and vanilla.

Inspiration and Ideas

Peanut Butter Easter Eggs
Rating: Unrated 373
"I doubled the recipe and got about 36 eggs. I used a deviled egg tray to get the shape, and froze them before coating with chocolate. Excellent recipe!" – Jen
Jellybean Bark
Rating: Unrated 72
"This is a great Easter treat, and very easy to make." – JEWELJETT
Chocolate Covered Easter Eggs
Rating: 4.5 stars 107

This is a great recipe that you can add different ingredients to that will make 4 different kind of eggs...all yummy. I always get tons of compliments when I make these.