12 Homemade Easter Candies Better Than Store Bought
Why buy when you can DIY?
Published Mar 29, 2017 5:00 AM
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Let’s face it: Easter is one of the best times of the year for candy. You’ve got peanut butter eggs, cream-filled bunnies, and marshmallows galore. Yum. But considering what’s sold in the stores stays mostly the same from year to year, why not get creative and make your own? Plus, believe it or not, candy is actually healthier when you make it at home—no mystery ingredients! We’re not knocking the classics, but if you’re ready to try something new that will take your Easter basket or Sunday brunch to the next level, read on.
Four-Ingredient Easter Egg Oreo Truffles
Based on the finished product, you’d probably never guess that you only need Oreos, cream cheese, chocolate chips, and white almond bark to make these pretty treats. You can go as intricate or as simple with the design as you want–but no matter what, they’ll be delicious.
There’s really nothing more impressive (or adorable) than making your own Peeps. With the freedom to make them any hue you want, you can ensure any Easter basket you’re making is perfectly color-coordinated. Score.
Sparkly Fruit Gummies
Here’s how you can taste the rainbow with something homemade. Colorful, cute, and tasty, these sparkly candies make an ideal take-home gift for Easter brunch or dinner visitors.
Homemade Marshmallow Easter Eggs
These fun little marshmallow bundles of goodness are easier to make than you’d think. Plus, there’s a whole photo tutorial to go along with the recipe to make sure you get it right. Customize the decorative icing for a great table-setting accent.
Champagne and White Rose Chocolate Pyramids
If you’re looking for the most sophisticated, stylish candy ever, you’ve found it. These decadent white chocolate pyramids are almost too gorgeous to eat, but trust us—you’ll want to. They are sure to impress friends and guests, and they’re not bad for Instagram posting, either.
Easter Candy Kabobs
Okay, so these might not be strictly homemade, but they’re still pretty adorable and an awesome option for those who are wary of candy-making in their kitchen. Instead of leaving store-bought stuff in the original packaging, slide a cool combo of different sweets on a kabob stick for a unique dessert with minimal effort required.
Peanut Butter Eggs
Candy eggs are a big deal for Easter, so it makes sense that there are so many different ways to make them. These guys combine two of the world’s best ingredients for arguably the most amazing flavor combination on earth: peanut butter and chocolate. Simply put, it just doesn’t get better than these.
Raspberry Marshmallow Eggs
Not a chocolate lover? Skip the outer coating and go for a flavored and fluffy version of the classic egg treat. With just a hint of fruity taste, these are sweet and refreshing at the same time.
DIY Pop Rocks Candy
A less conventional option, these do-it-yourself pop rocks are insane—in a great way. If you really want to get creative, serve them on top of ice cream. You can also use a flavoring, like vanilla extract, to change up the taste.
Raw Almond Joys
If you or someone you’re celebrating with is on a diet, vegan, or gluten-free, these raw Almond Joy-like balls are your best bet. They’re essentially coconut mounds covered in chocolate, so the ingredients and assembly process are wonderfully simple yet totally satisfying.
Passionfruit Raspberry Marshmallows
Who knew marshmallows could be so pretty? With a slightly mod design vibe, these colorful, squishy sweets are a no-brainer for the aesthetically-inclined.
Crispy Easter Bark
Wonderfully crunchy and delightfully chocolatey, this pastel bark hits all the right notes.