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Turn Leftover Easter Candy into Brownie Bombs, Candy Cakes, and More

Three side by side images: The left image is of almond butter thumbprint cookies by The Sweet Balance, the middle image is of chocolate peanut butter skillet s'mores by How Sweet Eats, and the right image is of Chocolate peanut butter brownie bombs by The Domestic Rebel.
The Sweet Balance/How Sweet Eats/The Domestic Rebel

Time to empty those Easter baskets and fill your home with the aroma of warm baked treats! These recipes turn leftoever Easter candy into brownie bombs, toasted Peeps treats, and more!

Whether it’s bags of Cadbury mini eggs or boxes of colorful peeps that you want to use up, we have a fun recipe for each. So, grab the kids, and get ready for a fun post-Easter party in the kitchen.

Reese’s Egg Brownie Bombs

Two image of Reese's egg brownie bombs drizzled with white chocolate peanut butter drizzle.
The Domestic Rebel

Using Your favorite fudge brownie recipe (or the box mix) plus the ever-popular Reese’s eggs, you’ll learn to make rich peanut butter brownie bombs everyone will love.

All you need to do is wrap a warm baked brownie square around a Reese’s peanut butter egg, then freeze each one for a bit. From there, you’ll be ready to dip them in chocolate and finish them with vanilla peanut butter drizzle.

Follow the tips and instructions for this recipe, and you’ll have an adorable (and delicious) treat to follow.

Get the Recipe: The Domestic Rebel

Cadbury Crème Egg Cake

Two side by side image: The left is a side view of chocolate cake generously layered with Cadbury crème egg butter cream frosting and topped with a Cadbury Crème egg, and the right image is of the same cake in a separate angle view.
Liv For Cake

Cadbury crème egg cake is another fun and flavorful way to use up chocolate eggs, only this time they are Cadbury. You’ll start with a homemade chocolate cake recipe and work on the frosting while the cake is baking.

Powdered sugar, butter, and heavy cream work wonders in creating a lovely buttercream frosting. You’ll love the sweet frosting dotted with chunks of rich chocolate after the chopped Cadbury eggs are added.

This simple recipe brings joy to the whole family because it’s both nostalgic for parents and yummy for kids. If you aren’t really into baking, feel free to take the easy way out by making a boxed cake; we won’t tell anyone.

Get the Recipe: Liv for Cake

Chocolate Peanut Butter Peeps S’mores

Chocolate peanut butter peeps S'mores skillet recently dipped with graham crackers, with a few colorful s'mores placed on the side.
How Sweet Eats

Oh, Peeps! You either love them or hate them! Whether you fancy them or not, we found a recipe that anyone can appreciate.

You’ll transform these brightly colored marshmallow-treats into a melted skillet concoction. You’ll start with a layer of chocolate chips, and follow it with a few plops of peanut butter and top it all off with peeps.

Once the “s’mores” reach a golden brown and the chocolate is melted just right, you’ll have fun dipping your graham crackers in for dessert. Be sure to spoon out servings for the little ones to avoid any burns.

Get the Recipe: How Sweet Eats

Cadbury Mini Egg Blondies

Two images: The left image is of four blondie squares piled high, and the right image is of perfectly cut out blondie squares after being cooled.
Together as Family

Blondies are another delicious way of using up Cadbury mini eggs and other Easter candies. If you have a bag of Easter-colored M&M’s, those will work, too!

Be sure to follow the firm (and difficult) instructions for letting the blondies cool before cutting and enjoying. Letting the base of your treat set will give you the best results—even though it’s hard to resist digging right in!

Get the Recipe: Together as a Family

Easter Dirt Cake

A Pyrex casserole dish filled with Oreo dirt cake, topped with crumbled Oreo's, peeps, edible grass and Easter colored M&M's.
Lil Luna

Pudding, Cool whip, cream cheese, and Oreo’s come together in a deliciously sweet and flavorful dessert. The best part is it only takes minutes to prepare.

Be sure to let your little chefs join in on the decorating fun! They can add peeps, Cadbury eggs, chocolate bunnies, or really anything you have leftover from Easter.

Get the Recipe: Lil Luna

Chow Mein Egg Nests

Two image of chow mien bird's nest cookies topped with Cadbury eggs. The left image is a close up and the right image is a over shot.
Like Mother Like Daughter

We love these chow mein eggs nests! They are both adorable and delicious! Using butterscotch chips, chocolate chips, and peanut butter, you’ll create a flavorful adhesive coating for the chow mein noodles.

Scoop the chow mein mixture onto parchment paper and carefully mold them into little nests. Add the finishing touches (a few eggs) into each nest and let your fridge cool them into the prettiest little treats.

Get the Recipe: Like Mother Like Daughter

Easter Oreo Bark

A pale yellow bowl, filled with pieces of Easter bark, made of white chocolate and topped with crumbled Oreo, M&M's and sprinkles.
Lil Luna

Whether you have leftover sprinkles, M&M’s, or anything that is Easter colored, you’ll love adding it to candy bark. Festive chocolate barks work any time of year, and it’s a great way to use up any extra chocolatey treats you may have in your pantry.

Get the Recipe: Lil Luna

Almond Butter Mini Egg Thumbprint Cookies

Two Images: The left image is of multiple almond butter cookies arranged on parchment paper, recently drizzled with white chocolate and topped with Cadbury eggs. The right image is of the same cookies with a bite mark missing from one cookie.
The Sweet Balance

If you love everything almond and almond everything, then these cookies are a must. Chewy on the inside with the perfect crunch-factor on the outside gives these treats a texture you’ll love, too. A quick thumb press, white chocolate filling, and Cadbury eggs, then take these cookies to the next level.

Get the Recipe: The Sweet Balance


There’s a good chance all those yummy Easter candies are gone, but if you still have some lingering around, be sure to add them to any of these delicious recipes.

Emilee Unterkoefler Emilee Unterkoefler
Emilee Unterkoefler is a freelance food writer, hiking enthusiast, and mama with over ten years of experience working in the food industry. Read Full Bio »

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