My mom adventures in Fort Collins

Use it up: Excess Easter Candy

Now, seriously, you probably have three half-eaten chocolate bunnies and at least two dozen Hershey’s kisses wrapped in pastel-colored foil just sitting around. Or maybe that’s just me.

In any case, this is a fun, easy thing to do with any extra chocolate you have lying around.

First, melt the chocolate in the microwave. Put (unwrapped) chocolate in a microwave safe dish, and microwave in 30-second intervals until melted.

The bowl o' chocolate that the kids help me unwrap

Second, get out your “mix-ins.” Suggestions: raisins, peanuts, marshmallows, peanut butter, strawberries, dried fruit, nuts, caramels, etc.

I made peanut butter cups. In order to do this, I used a mini-muffin tin and I cut the parchment paper into rounds. Create one layer of chocolate at the bottom, then put the tin in the freezer to harden (approx. 5-10 minutes). Then add a layer of peanut butter. After that, add another dollop of melted chocolate. Cool completely in the fridge.

Third, get out some wax paper or parchment paper and make some room in your fridge and/or freezer.

Get your mix on! Mix the nuts/fruit/whatever in with the chocolate and drop onto the wax or parchment paper. Cool completely in the fridge or freezer.

My finished product: a few peanut butter cups and a container of raisin/cashew clusters

Now, go forth and impress all your friends with your homemade chocolates.


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Very clever! I will have to try this with our leftover Easter candy. 🙂

Comment by jeandayfriday

Awesome, nice to see you back around these parts! Thanks for commenting.

Comment by jaymers

I took Spring Break off, but it has taken me time to write again. Hope to finally post something today! 🙂

Comment by jeandayfriday

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