To help you create a unique Easter basket filled with homemade candies, chocolates, and treats, we reached out to our Culinary Content Network of food bloggers for their favorite holiday snacks. Not only did they offer up handmade versions of Reese’s peanut butter cups, Mounds, and York peppermint patties, but there are totally new confections as well. From carnival-style roasted nuts to easy fudges and “bunny chow,” these easy, delicious Easter treats will make you say “never again” to store-bought candies and baskets.
Why bother buying pre-made chocolate peanut butter eggs when Take a Bite Out of Boca proves that making your own is so easy? The best part? The ingredients are all pantry staples!
For the Chocolate Peanut Butter Eggs recipe, click here.
If you’re looking for alternative ways to stuff your plastic Easter eggs, Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks’ “bunny chow” will do the trick. It’s colorful, sweet, and easily customizable, so it will create a fun surprise for your kids when they crack open their eggs.
For the Easter Bunny Chow recipe, click here.
This easy twist on a chocolate-covered pretzel can be modified for any holiday. Skinny Sweets Daily’s Easter variation uses pastel-colored chocolate eggs, giving a bit of a nest look to this sweet and salty snack.
For the Easter Hugs Pretzel Snaps recipe, click here.
This fun and festive fudge from The Cozy Cook has milk chocolate, white chocolate, and plenty of Easter eggs to bite into and find. It’s a satisfying, colorful addition to any basket.
The filling for these homemade candy bars is cream cheese, organic butter, confectioners’ sugar, unsweetened coconut shreds, and vanilla extract… and that’s it. Delightful Mom Food offers up this chocolate treat that you can feel good about feeding to your kids.
For the Five Ingredient Mounds Bar Coconut Balls recipe, click here.
According to Savory Experiments, these four-ingredient confections are “cool and creamy… and so easy to make, and can be customized to fit any holiday or event.” Add pastel sprinkles to give these refreshing chocolates an Easter feel.
For the Homemade Peppermint Patties recipe, click here.
If your children have sophisticated taste or if you’re a pro in the kitchen, Diary of a Mad Hausfrau offers up these delicate, rustic macarons. These egg-shaped confections will wow everyone who sees them.
For the Speckled Egg French Macarons With Chocolate Ganache Filling recipe, click here.