When Easter rolls around each year, the kids can think of only two things: Easter bunnies and Easter baskets. Well, it’s more like what is IN those Easter baskets that they’re so obsessed with, isn’t it? I might be well into my 30’s…ugh, I don’t want to think too much about that…but my mom still makes me an Easter basket every year. I know, I know, Easter baskets are for kids! But as long as she is willing to spoil me with Easter candy, I am willing to accept them with a big smile and a thank you!
You’re never too old for Easter candy – or any candy, for that matter. But I’ve found as I’ve gotten older that I have just as much fun making Easter candies for Angeline and the kids in the family as I do buying the store bought variety. If you use the right “ingredients” – re: candy and chocolate – homemade Easter candy can be extra delicious and a lot more fun when you get the kids involved!
This homemade Easter candy recipe is perfect for bringing the kids into the kitchen during one of those lazy days during Spring break and is a sure fire way to get them excited about Easter too!
Kid-Friendly Homemade Easter Candy Recipe
- 12 oz. Package of Wilton Purple Chocolate Candy Melts
- Wilton Flower Mold
- Easter M&M's
- Easter/Spring Nonpareil candies
- Melt Wilton chocolate in a microwave safe bowl stopping and stirring every 30 second until melted.
- Let cool 1-2 minutes.
- While the chocolate is cooling, add enough Easter/Spring nonpareils and 2-3 Easter M&M's to cover the bottom of each candy mold.
Once the chocolate is cool, pour into each candy mold until full. Place in the fridge to set about 1-2 hours.
Once the chocolate is set, the candies the candies will pop right out of the molds. Super fun and really easy to do with the kids!