Easter Candy

Make someone's Easter basket extra special with homemade candy and treats. From chocolate nests and candy eggs to marshmallow bunnies and plenty more, these candy recipes will give you lots of ways to make Easter all the more fun.

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A Basketful of Easter Candy Recipes

Sure, the grocery store aisles are bursting with candy during the Easter season--everything from rainbow-hued jelly beans to marshmallow bunnies. And that's a great option if you (or the Easter Bunny) are running short on time. But we say it's worth taking the time to make your own Easter candies.

Total: 1 hr 30 mins

Peanut Butter Chocolate Easter Eggs

Smithfield

A fun dessert the kids will love to help make and the adults will love to eat.

Chocolate Bunny Treats

Kellogg's

Make these googly-eyed bunnies, complete with marshmallow cottontails for everyone's Easter baskets!

Total: 40 mins

Easter Eggs

Family Circle

Make these easy chocolate candies for Easter baskets or to serve with Easter dinner. Pudding mix provides the chocolate for the centers. For the coating, you can choose either dark chocolate, milk chocolate, or white chocolate.

Hazelnut Toffee

Better Homes and Gardens

Package this yummy candy in a purchased holiday-themed tin for a sure-to-please Christmas gift.

Coconut Gumdrops

Better Homes and Gardens

Why buy gumdrops when you can make them at home and enjoy the experience of candy making? You may never buy gumdrops again.

Total: 40 mins

Chocolate Mint Divinity

Better Homes and Gardens

This milk chocolate-flavored divinity candy recipe is spread with additional chocolate and sprinkled with crushed peppermint candies. Leave a few out for Santa and his elves!

Champagne Truffles

Better Homes and Gardens

Ring in the New Year with these creamy melt-in-your-mouth chocolate morsels.

Crystal Candies

Better Homes and Gardens

Make the candy in a baking pan to break in irregular pieces, similar to pretty stained glass windows. To suit the season-- Christmas, Thanksgiving, St. Patrick's Day, or Valentine's Day--make this candy recipe in molds in a variety of colors and shapes.

10 Dazzling Easter Desserts

Sweet things abound at Easter time--its secular side is practically devoted to candy, from those ubiquitous gooey creme eggs to jewel-toned jelly beans. But man (and kid) cannot survive on candy alone, and once the dishes have been cleared from the Easter feast, it's time for dessert. What makes a dessert an "Easter dessert?"

Chocolate Rum Truffles

Better Homes and Gardens

Creamy, rich, and elegant, chocolate truffles are well worth the time and care they require.

Oreo Truffles

Better Homes and Gardens

You only need three ingredients to make these white chocolate treats. They're great for parties or to give as gifts.

Basket Case: 8 Happy, Hoppin' Homemade Easter Treats

This Easter, why not forgo an Easter basket filled with store-bought candy and plastic grass and opt for something homemade instead? It's easier than you think. For starters, no need to spend money on plastic grass that not only has no use beyond Easter but also manages to get everywhere; natural excelsior works great (and can be saved for decorating vases or shipping gifts).

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