What Do I Do With My Leftover Easter Candy? Here Are 8 Awesome Recipes

We don’t know about you, but our Easter egg hunts are always something like the Hunger Games for sugar addicts. There might be a little strategy involved — but it’s mostly an all-out, no-holds-barred survival of the sweetest.

So you ended up with a full basket of spoils. It was great for about the first pound of jelly beans, but then came the robin eggs. And the Cadbury. And if another Peep rears its fluffy, bird-shaped head, you might scream. But because the victor never cedes her winnings, we’ve rounded up the most creative, candy-filled ways to clean out your Easter basket. You earned it.

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Bird's Nest Cupcakes

Apart from being delicious malted chocolate balls in disguise, robin eggs make an adorable cupcake topping. Thanks, Taste and Tell! Image: Taste and Tell

Chocolate-Covered Peeps

The quickest way to repurpose your Easter candy? Smother them in chocolate, à la Kirbie’s Cravings.

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Pretzel Nests

Easter is all about eggs, which means candy nests galore. Over at This Girl’s Life, pretzels are the base for miniature, candy-topped desserts.

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Your chocolate bunny and those promiscuous Peeps are getting awfully close this Easter. Put them all together on a graham cracker, crank up the heat, and there’s no telling what might happen… Thanks, Foy Update! Image: Foy Update

Robin Eggs Milkshake

When all else fails, blend your candy into oblivion. Or into a milkshake. Pass the Sushi combines malt candies with vanilla ice cream and a healthy dollop of whipped cream.

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Easter Candy Bark

Boulder Locavore’s chocolate bark is an everything-but-the-kitchen-sink kind of a dessert. Throw all your leftover candy on top of melted chocolate, and you’re good to go.

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S'mores Bars

Underneath its crisp oat crust, there are layers of gooey Peep and chocolate deliciousness. All together, this recipe from Bake at 350 is like an oatmeal cookie, s’more, and granola bar rolled into one.

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Macaroon Nests

Yummy Healthy Easy takes the egg theme seriously with her flaky macaroon nests. Top them off with egg-shaped candies, because we don’t mess around with Easter.

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