Chocolate bunnies, jelly beans, and cream-filled eggs! These are the candies we look forward to every spring. Easter is one of the biggest candy holidays, second only to Halloween. If you're looking to make a new tradition, here are a few ideas to add to your sweet celebration.
Easter Candy Parade
Bored with baskets this year? Try a sleek yet festive alternative to the traditional woven containers: Here, we filled glass food jars with Easter candy and white chocolate molds, and placed them on shining silver cake stands.
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Peel back the shell of these eggs and you're in for a sweet surprise! For an unexpected twist on egg decorating, these blown eggs are sterilized, dyed, and filled with a silky-smooth chocolate ganache.
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We're hatching a new set of treats this year (and they couldn't be easier to make). Flaky shredded coconut macaroons become the perfect "nests" for your favorite Easter candy. Nestled inside, you'll find bright jelly beans, malted chocolate eggs, and chocolate-covered nuts!
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These are inspired by the store-bought sugar-coated marshmallow treats you see every year (without naming names, they go, "Peep! Peep!"), except our homemade version makes them fresher, softer, and customizable in all shapes and colors!
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Jelly beans? Make way for fruit jellies. They require only four ingredients; plus, you can mix and match with your favorite flavors. Think: apple juice and apricot preserves, grape juice and jam, or strawberry-apple juice and strawberry jam. Pull from your pantry to use what you already have on hand!
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Time to hippity-hop over to the stove! You can easily make your own colorful chocolate bunnies with white chocolate and food coloring.
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By springtime, everything is coming up roses! (Or daisies, as is the case here.) These sunny blooms are made with candied lemon peel and white meringue.
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These look like sunny-side-up eggs, but take a closer look and you'll see the surprise twist. The "egg whites" are made of piped meringue and the "yolks" are actually lemon curd.
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Speckled candy eggs are nestled into this crunchy, edible nest. What's it made of? We used a secret ingredient usually found in the frozen food aisle of the supermarket.
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If we've ever taught you anything, it's that there is more than one way to decorate an Easter egg. In fact, this recipe offers two ways! These truffles are marbleized with food coloring and coated in a metallic luster dust. Make a batch of one or the other -- or both! It's Easter, after all.
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