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: 4.58 stars
Crunchy Chinese noodles and melted marshmallows make the cutest little nests for your jelly beans. Great as place markers at Easter dinner.

Instant Chocolate Covered Bunnies (On a Stick)

Rating: 4.81 stars
Yummy after school/work snack for all chocolate lovers.

Candy Strawberries

Rating: 4.35 stars
Perfect addition for cookie trays for parties!

Angel Food Candy

Rating: 4.55 stars
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.

Peanut Butter Easter Eggs

Rating: 4.43 stars
My Mom made these chocolate-dipped peanut butter eggs for many years. She would put our names on them in frosting and decorate with bunnies and flowers. They bring back wonderful memories.

Chocolate Covered Easter Eggs

Rating: 4.5 stars
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.

Easter Bird's Nests

Rating: 4.16 stars
Such a cute edible decoration!

Hard Candy

Rating: 4.6 stars
An easy recipe for hard candy. The hardest part is waiting for the sugar to reach the proper temperature. Be patient and use a candy thermometer for perfect candy. This recipe can easily be adjusted by using different flavored extracts and food colorings.

Easter Eggs

Rating: 4.66 stars
If you want to wow your family with extra special Easter eggs, this is the recipe for you! These are peanut butter and coconut cream eggs dipped in chocolate. They are both delicious and beautiful!

Butter Cream Easter Egg Candies

Rating: 4.5 stars
My grandmother used to make these every year at Easter. They taste very similar to the 'Mary Sue' butter cream Easter eggs that they used to sell during Easter-time when I was a kid.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups

Rating: 4.68 stars
A simple but decadent confection that quells the urge to dip your chocolate bar in the peanut butter.

Easter Chocolate Eggs Made with a Mold

This recipe explains how to make chocolate Easter eggs with a mold. You can make 1 giant easter egg or a number of smaller eggs, depending on your egg mold size(s). You can fill the egg with candy, chocolates, or small toys.

Inspiration and Ideas

Peanut Butter Easter Eggs

"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

"This is a great Easter treat, and very easy to make." – JEWELJETT

Easter Popcorn

Rating: 3 stars

This popcorn is an easy and festive way to enjoy some leftover Easter candy! You can use any kind of candy, nuts, or "mix-ins" that you like! And make sure to adjust the salt at the end, it really helps to balance out the sweetness! Make sure to store this in a cool, dry, and airtight container, or the popcorn will become soft. It should be eaten within a few days of being made.