Beyond the Easter Basket: 5 Ways to Use Mini Egg Treats

These chocolate eggs with a crunchy, pastel-colored shell are an Easter basket staple. Find out what else you can do with them.

Hooked on Easter Candy?

Try adding these classic Easter egg candies to sweet treats such as brownies, cheesecake bars, doughnuts, milkshakes and homemade ice cream. They'll add a festive touch to your Easter dessert table — and you won't mind having leftovers.

Mini Easter Egg Candy Milkshake

Start by coating the top of each milkshake glass with chocolate frosting, then place the glasses in the freezer for 10 minutes. Once the frosting has hardened slightly, press some chopped Easter egg candy into it. Return the glasses to the freezer to finish setting.

In the meantime, prepare the milkshake by combining vanilla ice cream, milk and chopped Easter egg candy in your blender. Blend on high. Remove the glasses from the freezer, drizzle the insides with chocolate syrup, pour the milkshake, then top with whipped cream and more Easter candy eggs.

Finish with a straw and a chocolate cream Easter candy egg on the side.

Mini Easter Egg Candy Brownie

These mini Easter egg candy brownies are easy to make and great for serving a crowd. Simply take your favorite brownie recipe (or two boxed brownie mixes) and 1 cup chopped Easter egg candy. Add 2/3 cup chopped Easter egg candy to the batter and sprinkle the remaining 1/3 cup on top. Bake and serve!

Mini Easter Egg Candy Cheesecake Bars

To make these casual bars, you can deconstruct your favorite cheesecake recipe by preparing the dessert in a sheet pan or baking dish as opposed to a springform pan. Once they've cooled, drizzle the bars with caramel sauce, add small "nests" of toasted coconut flakes, then top them off with miniature chocolate Easter egg candy.

Mini Easter Egg Candy Ice Cream

Using your ice cream maker, prepare your favorite vanilla ice cream recipe, then add 1 1/2 cups chopped Easter egg candy to the mixture during the last 5 minutes of churning. Scoop the ice cream into a freezer-safe container and let it harden for 4 to 6 hours before serving.

Mini Easter Egg Candy Doughnuts

Slice a cream-filled doughnut in half, then stuff it with chopped chocolate Easter egg candy. (You can prepare the cream-filled doughnuts at home — or, if you're pressed for time, use your favorite store-bought variety.)

Next, slice a cream-filled chocolate Easter egg in half and melt it slightly on the stovetop before adding it to the top of your doughnut. Top the doughnut off with more chopped miniature Easter egg candy and — voila! — a festive Easter dessert is born!

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