Empty plastic eggs, empty Easter baskets, half eaten bags of candy and sugar overloaded kids only means there must be a few piles of candy around my house. So, now what will we do with all this leftover candy?
Option #1 – Let our kids continue to overload on the sugar or option #2 use a few of the creative ideas below:
Chocolate bunnies and eggs
Melt them and create a yummy Fondu’
Melt them and creat chocolate dipped strawberries.
Chop them up and use in your Chcolate chip cookie recipes.
Melt them over ice cream
Chop them up and add to a batch of brownies
Bake a batch of chocolate muffins
Shave the chocolate and use on top of other desserts and sundaes
Add into your cookie recipes
Add into your next batch of cupcakes
Add into brownies or Rice Krispie treats
Make a Brownie pizza
Add to your morning pancakes
Use in decorative jars for Spring
Make microwave S’mores
Jelly Bean Guess – During your next party or event place a jar full of jelly beans out allowing everyone to guess how many are in the jar. Winner gets to keep the jar.
National Jelly Bean day – April 22nd is National Jelly Bean day celebrate it.
Bingo Fun – Use jelly beans as bingo markers.
Trail Mix add in – Put some jelly beans in your trail mix. The added sugar will give you a boost or sugar high. Mix one part each of peanuts, pretzels, and jelly beans and any other yummy items you like in your trail mix.
Math Beans- Have your children create graphs with jelly beans sorting them by colors.
Creative Cupcakes – Use jelly beans to decorate cupcakes. With the variety of colors the decorating ideas are endless. Easy addition to making your cupcakes FUN.
Holiday Fun – Save your jelly beans in a zip lock bag to use on your Christmas Gingerbread houses.
What are you doing with your left over Easter candy this year?