Easter has come and gone, and the only thing remaining of the springtime holiday is the candy. Unless you belong to the belief that all Easter candy should be eaten in one fell swoop, culminating in a massive sugar hangover, you probably still have some candy lying around—a few pastel eggs, some chewy jellybeans, and hopefully some Cadbury eggs. If you don’t, then run right out and get yourself some! Because these ideas of what to do with leftover Easter candy are so delicious, it’s enough to make you want to start Easter all over again!
For the sweetest vodka on the block, just put plain vodka in a glass or plastic Tupperware with a sealable lid. Drop in your leftover jellybeans, and let it soak for at least two days (though it can hang out for as long as is convenient to you). Be sure to stir the jellybeans every few hours. The result will be quite sugary, perfect for mixing with tonic or bitter lemon soda.
Plenty of leftover marshmallow chicks but no funds for fancy coffee shop drinks? Simply float a Peep on top of your coffee and let the marshmallow melt into a sugary, foamy cap on your coffee.
Leftover Cadbury Eggs take on a whole new dimension when frozen, so the center congeals into a fudgy, semisolid, sugary delight. Serve these quartered on ice cream for a sensational sundae.
Your kids will be thrilled if you use leftover egg shaped chocolate candy (like Reese’s or Snickers) to be butterfly wings, with a Twinkie or Ding Dong for the body and licorice for the antennas. Use leftover small candies for the eyes and peanut butter for glue.
Surprise de Lapine
A dessert as special as this deserves a French name. With any leftover hollow bunnies (or chicks, eggs, or any other hollow chocolate candy), cleanly cut off the top portion. In the cavity, place caramel or fruit sauce, crushed meringue cookies, and freshly made chocolate mousse in layers. Then, replace the top of the candy. When the guests bite into the dessert, the layers of flavor will surprise and delight.