DIY Sugar Rush: 7 Recipes for Homemade Easter Candy

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Easter baskets filled with homemade candy aren’t just for people who cannot buy commercially made candy for dietary reasons. Anyone can get in on the candy making action for the ultimate DIY Easter basket. To get you started — and all hopped up on sugar — here are seven recipes.



1. Reese’s Easter Eggs

Something Swanky‘s DIY Reese’s eggs are so easy, you may find it difficult not to make a batch at any time of the year — whether Easter is just around the corner or not.


  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 3/4 cups creamy peanut butter (use Reese’s brand for the most authentic taste)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 teaspoons milk
  • 16 ounces Candiquik (or melting chocolate wafers)

Directions: In a medium large bowl, beat together the peanut butter, powdered sugar, vanilla, and milk until a smooth “dough” forms. Use a cookie scoop to portion out balls of the filling. Shape each ball into an egg-like shape and place it on a lined (parchment, foil, wax paper, silicone) baking sheet. Place sheet in the freezer for 10 minutes.

Meanwhile, melt the chocolate according to manufacturer’s directions. Prepare a counter top for placing the dipped eggs on by lining it with parchment, wax paper, foil, or a silicone mat. Remove peanut butter eggs from the freezer. One at a time, drop them into the chocolate. Use a fork to cover the top in chocolate. Slip the fork underneath the egg and let excess chocolate drip off the fork. Slide the egg onto prepared counter top to cool and harden before eating.

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