What To Make With Leftover Easter Candy

Cadbury Mini Eggs are a terrible thing to waste

There are plenty of ways to use up all that leftover Easter candy besides overdosing on Peeps. Almost any candy in your basket can replace chocolate chips in your favorite cookie recipe or be crushed up and mixed into decadent fudge brownies. And that's just the beginning.

We guarantee you'll love these five simple recipe ideas so much you might even find yourself replenishing your stash with half-priced candy just so you can make a few more dishes.

① Cadbury Mini Egg Skillet Cookie

The only thing better than Cadbury Mini Eggs is a giant Mini Egg-spiked cookie. Take your favorite skillet cookie recipe, sub in about half a cup of chopped Mini Eggs and thank us later. 

② Peanut Butter-Chocolate Brownies

Brownies are the frittatas of the dessert world—almost any candy you have left over can be crushed up and thrown into brownie batter. We suggest using up those Reese's Peanut Butter Eggs for a salty-sweet peanut butter and chocolate treat.

③ Marshmallow Peeps® S'mores

Grab some graham crackers, a bar of dark chocolate and transform your marshmallow Peeps® into crowd-pleasing rainbow s'mores. Follow this How Sweet It Is recipe for chocolate peanut butter Peeps skillet s'mores, and you'll even convince haters to give this sticky Easter classic a chance.

④ Candy Fudge Squares

Another way to repurpose those tasty Cadbury Mini Eggs, this creamy fudge from Annie's Noms uses white chocolate and condensed milk for a decadent treat.

⑤ Candy Bark

No matter which holiday you're celebrating, a good bark is always a fantastic solution for using up leftover sweets. This version, from Sally's Baking Addiction, relies on a combination of crushed Mini Eggs, pastel M&M's and sprinkles.