Is your house rolling in leftover Easter candy? Maybe not, if you gave your kids a candy free, theme-based Easter basket, but if you DO have tons of candy lying around, here are some things you can do with it instead of letting it go to waste!
Leftover Chocolate Candy
1. Melt the chocolate in the microwave or double boiler and pour it into molds appropriate for another occasion. Add flavors (mint-chocolate is my favorite!) if you want to spice it up a bit.
2. Chop the chocolate up and use it to make a double (or triple!?) chocolate cake, chocolate chip cookies, or chocolate chip pancakes.
3. Make chocolate covered treats, such as…
- Chocolate covered cherries or strawberries
- Chocolate covered nuts (peanuts, almonds, hazelnuts – this works with just about anything!)
- Frozen chocolate covered banana bites
- Chocolate covered Oreos
4. Have a date night with chocolate fondue after the kids go to bed!
Leftover Marshmallow Candy
1. Make Rice Crispy treats.
2. Make fudge (this works better with the chocolate covered marshmallows than with sugar-covered marshmallows, which could leave the fudge a little grainy).
3. Is the weather nice? Head out to the grill or fire pit and make the first Smores of the season!
4. Have peanut butter and marshmallow sandwiches for lunch.
Leftover Jelly Beans
Use these to add a little color and flavor to cookies, cakes and marshmallow treats.
What other creative ideas can you come up with? Share in the comments!