40 Homemade Easter Candy Recipes To Fill Up Your Baskets

The more candy, the better!

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It’s Easter, and you know what that means: Easter candy! Even as adults who won’t be getting near an Easter Egg hunt, we get a little giddy around Easter baskets every year. We’ve been picking up Peeps and Reese’s eggs with our toothpaste and vitamins since they started showing up after Valentine’s. Now that the springtime holiday is actually upon us, we want to do something a little more special and make our own sweet treats. Home cooks of any skill level can make these 40 recipes that *might* even be better than the store-bought stuff.

When it comes to easy candy making, it’s all about fudge and truffles, so we’ve got a ton of recipes for both. Everything from the more basic, like classic peanut butter fudge, to some you may be less familiar with, like Brazilian brigadeiros (think extra chewy chocolate truffles). A few recipes, like our fantasy fudge and peanut brittle, DO use a candy thermometer, but we promise it’s worth the extra effort. Getting comfortable with the proper temperature for candy making may seem difficult, but once you get the hang of it, you’ll feel like a confectionary wizard.

And don’t worry, store-bought Easter candy continues to make an appearance, like in our Whopper’s Robin Egg fudge. Feel free to find your favorites and incorporate them into these recipes — everything looks cuter with a miniature egg or bunny on top.

For more springtime inspiration, check out our Easter dinner and side dishes (you’re going to need some sustenance to go along with all this sugar!). Want even more sweet ideas? Check out our Easter cakes and cupcakes too.

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Easy Halva

Halva is a Middle Eastern tahini-based treat similar to fudge, but less sweet. We're obsessed.

Get the Easy Halva recipe.

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Easter Egg Strawberries

Dyed Easter eggs you'll actually want to eat!

Get the Easter Egg Strawberries recipe.

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Robin's Egg Malt Fudge

Some people live for the day the first Peeps hit the stores. For us, it's Robin's Eggs. This fudge has a creamy texture with an amazing crunch—and thanks to Ovaltine, the malted milk flavor is intense (in the best way).

Get the Robin's Egg Malt Fudge recipe.

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Confetti Squares

Rainbow marshmallows make for an extra fun pop of color, but regular minis are good too. Or chop up some Peeps!

Get the Confetti Squares recipe.

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Unicorn Bark

The more sprinkles, the better. Raid the Easter candy aisle for fun candy toppers too!

Get the Unicorn Bark recipe.

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Easter Egg Oreo Truffles

Decorate these however you want for the cutest Easter eggs at the table.

Get the Easter Egg Oreo Truffles recipe.

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Cookie Dough Easter Eggs

These cookie dough eggs are even better than Reese's eggs. And so cute!

Get the Cookie Dough Easter Eggs recipe.

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Chocolate sprinkles are traditional for these Brazilian chewy truffles, but you can use anything from nonpareils to your favorite nuts.

Get the Brigadeiros recipe.

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Salted Caramels

Sea salt and caramel are a total match made in heaven.

Get the Salted Caramels recipe.

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Strawberry Shortcake Truffles

Freeze-dried strawberries add the perfect pop of red here. Don't like white chocolate? Swap for dark or semisweet instead.

Get the Strawberry Shortcake Truffles recipe.

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S'mores Peanut Butter Cups

These easy homemade peanut butter cups stuffed with graham crackers and marshmallow buttercream blew us away.

Get the S'mores Peanut Butter Cups recipe.

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Sweet 'N Salty Chocolate Bark

This chocolate bark is endlessly adaptable. Feel free to customize and make it your own, but don’t forget the flaky sea salt — it'll help pull all the flavors together.

Get the Sweet 'N Salty Chocolate Bark recipe.

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Piña Colada Truffles

These taste just like your favorite Piña Colada. Dye the coconut grassy green to theme these even harder for Easter.

Get the Piña Colada Truffles recipe.

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Keto Peanut Butter Cup Fat Bombs

If you love chocolate + peanut butter (and who doesn't?!), then these fat bombs are for you! They're just as good as Reese's.

Get the Keto Peanut Butter Cup Fat Bombs recipe.

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Chocolate-Covered Cherries

We'll take these over a bland convenience store box of Easter fruit cordials any day.

Get the Chocolate-Covered Cherries recipe.

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Almond Joy Bark

Turn the classic candy bar into a delicious and easy bark. Dye the coconut green or pink to make this even more Easter-y.

Get the Almond Joy Bark recipe.

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Peanut Brittle

No candy thermometer? Don't worry — this easy brittle can be made with or without one.

Get the Peanut Brittle recipe.

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Copycat Snickers Bar

We'll admit, these take some time and patience. It's 1000 times worth it when you realize these are even better than your favorite store-bought packaged treat — and are keto-friendly to boot!

Get the Copycat Snickers Bar recipe.

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Cookie Dough Fudge

This fudge is for the cookie dough lovers of the world.

Get the Cookie Dough Fudge recipe.

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Carrot Cake Keto Balls

Even the Easter Bunny would be jealous of these low-carb carrot cake-inspired balls.

Get the Carrot Cake Keto Balls recipe.

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S'mores Cookie-Dough Truffles

Use rainbow marshmallow bits to turn these Easter pastel.

Get the S'mores Cookie-Dough Truffles recipe.

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Keto Cadbury Eggs

Celebrate Easter with these homemade Cadbury Eggs — even if you're eating keto.

Get the Keto Cadbury Eggs recipe from Delish.

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Baileys Truffles

Have you been out Easter egg hunting all day? You deserve a boozy little Baileys treat.

Get the Baileys Truffles recipe.

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Chocolate Covered Strawberries

We know these aren't candy per se, but when warm weather strawberries return for spring, we think they taste just as sweet.

Get the Chocolate Covered Strawberries recipe.

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Homemade Marshmallows

When you're down for marshmallows, but not the technicolor Peep sprinkles, make your own!

Get the Homemade Marshmallows recipe.

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Millionaire Shortbread

These have a buttery shortbread crust, caramel middle, and thick chocolate top and taste just like a homemade Twix bar.

Get the Millionaire Shortbread recipe.

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Chocolate Covered Oreos

Use whatever flavor Oreo you like! We'll be seeking out the Easter Egg-shaped ones this year.

Get the Chocolate Covered Oreos recipe.

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Fantasy Fudge

Put all your favorite Easter cookies and candies in here!

Get the Fantasy Fudge recipe.

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Cheesecake Bark

Cream cheese, greek yogurt, honey, and fresh fruit come together here to make the creamiest frozen bark.

Get the Cheesecake Bark recipe,

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Strawberry Shortcake Fudge

How do you make fudge taste like strawberry shortcake? Easy! Simply stir in some Jell-O mix.

Get the Strawberry Shortcake Fudge recipe.

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