8 Great Uses for Jelly Beans – Ideas, Recipe and Fun

Now what do we do with all those left over Jelly beans? Not only do my kids have piles of jelly Bean filled eggs but I over bought and have extra bags OOPS!!!

8 Great Jelly Bean Ideas

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 locl bag to use on your Christmas Gingerbread houses.




Jelly Bean Fudge –

Jelly Bean Fudgehas a white chocolate base, a subtle coconut flavor, and is crammed with colorful, fruity jelly beans. You can substitute vanilla extract for the the coconut and rum extracts, if desired.

Prep Time: 10 minutes


  • 2 cups (12 oz) white chocolate chips
  • 2 cups jelly beans
  • 1 (16 oz) can vanilla frosting
  • 1 tsp rum extract
  • 1 tsp coconut extract


1. Prepare an 8-inch square cake pan by lining it with aluminum foil.

2. Place the white chocolate chips in a microwave-safe bowl and heat in 40-second increments until melted, stirring in between.

3. Stir in the extracts and the vanilla frosting, and mix until well-combined. Allow to sit and cool for several minutes.

4. Reserve 1/4 cup of jelly beans. Stir the rest into the fudge, and spread the fudge in the prepared pan, smoothing the top.

5. Sprinkle the reserved beans on top of the fudge, pressing them lightly into the top.

6. Refrigerate until firm, at least 1 hour.

What GREAT use do you have for Jelly Beans?

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3 Responses

  1. Okay, I was skeptical at first but I made the jelly bean fudge anyway and it was AWESOME!!! I used the vanilla extract instead of the coconut and rum extracts, and I took out all the nasty black jelly beans–GREAT! I think next time I will try using Reese’s Pieces instead of jelly beans, but I will say this helped me get rid of all my leftover Easter candy! Thanks for the recipe 🙂
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