Easter leftover candy - Wondering what to do with all that Easter candy you have scattered all over the house? Ok, that maybe not true in your house.... but in the Cagle House the kids leave a lot to be desired in the area of tidiness.
This recipe is great to re purpose some of that chocolate. It's visually impressive, easy to make and everyone will love it!
What's great about a chocolate trifle is you can't really go wrong. You know what goes together, I typically go for the traditional option of fruit and custard etc but there is no limits when it comes to changing it up! All you need to do is invest in a trifle bowl and you'll get years of surprising everyone with an easy to make dessert. Easter leftover candy chocolate trifle!
- Favorite type of brownie
- Cool Whip slightly softened
- Chocolate pudding
- Leftover Easter Candy (or Halloween)
See recipe card for quantities.
- Step 1: Take your prepared brownie and make the first layer on the bottom of a trifle dish and top with chocolate pudding.
- Step 2: Add a layer of leftover Easter candy. Chopped if preferred. In this trifle I managed to get a whole hollow egg, about 8 Reese's peanut butter eggs, some Moon Pies, a Heavenly Hash and few small candies. The point is, which candy you use doesn't really matter, a lot of people like to use Heath bars, Snickers etc. It just all goes together and creates a melty wonderfulness in your mouth!
- Step 3: Top with a layer of cool whip and repeat layers with the final layer being cool whip.
- Step 4: Use chopped candy to decorate the top.
Hint: Use box mix brownies and instant chocolate pudding to make this a simple dessert..... or make them homemade.
🔄 Substitutions and Variations
- Vanilla Pudding- Instead of just using chocolate pudding add some vanilla pudding too.
- Oreo Cookies - For some more texture add a layer of Oreo cookies.
- Peanut Butter - If you find you have quite a lot of Reeses candy you could add a peanut butter based layer. Mix creamy peanut butter with a vanilla pudding.
See this Snickers Bar Brownie Recipe for another use of candy bars in a dessert.
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If you don't have a trifle bowl like in my pictures go ahead and use the largest bowl you have.
Due to the cream/cool whip in this recipe it will need to be kept refrigerated. Cover with cling wrap and refrigerate for up to 5 days.
This trifle is so flexible and can really be thrown together with any kind of candy. You have a bunch from Halloween you want to do something with, here you go! Leftover Halloween Candy Trifle.
If you’ve tried these Leftover Easter Candy Chocolate Trifle or any other great recipe on my site, let me know in the comment section below, how it turned out, we love hearing from our readers!
- 2 x Box Type Brownies (or any chocolate type cake)
- 2 x Chocolate Pudding Mix (3.4oz)
- 2 x Cool Whip Original, (12oz) Slightly Frozen
- 4 x Cups Milk
- Easter Candy (Chocolate)
- Cook chocolate cake/brownies as directed on packet (25-35 mins) and allow to cool.
- Make chocolate pudding as directed.
- Chop easter candy into small bite size pieces.
- After cake has cooled make first layer at the bottom of the dish.
- Next layer chocolate pudding on top of cake.
- Take easter candy and layer on top of the pudding, just enough to cover the entire surface, but only one bite size deep.
- Cover candy pieces with a layer of cool whip.
- Repeat layering until dish is full. Finish with cool whip on top and decorate with grated chocolate pieces.
Refrigerate between servings.
There will likely be leftover ingredients so I like to make single serve trifles in glasses.
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Nutrition InformationYield 12 Serving Size 2 Cups
Amount Per Serving Calories 655Total Fat 14gSaturated Fat 8.2gTrans Fat 3gUnsaturated Fat 2.2gCholesterol 21mgSodium 275mgCarbohydrates 32gProtein 10g
The nutrition information listed is estimated based on ingredients.