Easter Day has come and gone, but the huge amount of leftover candy lingers in colorful wicker baskets across Chicago, prompting some to ask, “what can I do with my extra Easter candy?” Paramount Events has some great ideas to ensure that the celebrations don’t come to a stop after the holiday has ended.
- Jelly Bean Bellini
Toss the mimosas and bloody Mary’s out the door, because Bellini’s are the latest morning cocktail to soar in popularity. Drop in a handful of jelly beans to your prosecco and peach nectar concoction just before serving to surprise your guests with some extra sweetness in the Bellini tang. Bottoms up!
- Peeps S’mores
Peeps are an Easter classic, but the bulk packaging means that there will a lot more of them than any one person (or family!) can handle. So what’s the best way to deplete the Peeps inventory staring you down in the pantry while getting outside and enjoying the warming weather? Have a bonfire in the backyard! Load up the Peeps on a poker, roast them over the fire, and smush the ooey goodness between two graham crackers and a square of Hershey’s chocolate.
- Chocolate and Peeps Fondue
Another great way to deplete the Peeps is to use them as fondue dippers. Chop up all the leftover Easter chocolate, melt it down in a large pot on the stove and add cream to create a delicious chocolate fondue. Though Peeps are a great dipper of choice, we also recommend fresh cut fruit to swirl around in the chocolate sauce too.
- Cadbury Egg Brownies
We all ate one too many Cadbury cream eggs as children (or last Sunday, we won’t judge), so the thought of eating any extra on their own this week may be a bit sickening. A delicious tip for these colorful foil-wrapped morsels is to drop them directly into fresh brownie batter and bake for 20 minutes. The result will be a delicious chocolatey delight bursting with sweet cream after every bite.
- Chocolate Bunny Ice Cream
Those big chocolate bunnies make Easter tons of fun, but after an ear or two your stomach might not be feeling the same way. So what can one do with the huge block of chocolate sitting on the dining room table? Melt down the chocolate in a sauce pan after chopping into fine pieces, and then drizzle over ice cream to create a delectable chocolate shell. Since there’s no cream added to the melted chocolate, dip anything in it to create a hardened chocolate shell, like strawberries, marshmallows, or even bacon (just trust us on that one).