Leftover Easter Candy? As If! Turn It Into An Easter Candy Trifle
I know, it’s hard to believe that a candy lover like me can actually have leftover Easter candy. But it’s true – as much as I love the hard stuff (chocolate, that is), I eat it in moderation. Well, often, but in moderation each time. Plus, isn’t it a bonus if you can turn candy into one awesome dessert? My Aunt Linda turned me on to dessert “trifles” a few years ago, where you layer a glass trifle bowl with cake, pudding, chocolate (or yogurt, cherries, blueberries, etc for the health conscious among us) – whatever deliciousness your heart desires!
Easter Candy Trifle
- Glass trifle bowl
- White cake – Make a box in advance
- Caramel pudding – Or substitute your favorite kind!
- Whipped cream
- Jelly beans
- Easter M&Ms
- Cadbury Eggs – The mini kind are perfect, if you have them!
- Reeses Eggs
- You’ve got to get yourself a glass trifle bowl first. They’re only about $10 for a mega one at your local big box store. If you’re whipping this up just-for-one, a parfait glass will certainly do!
- Each layer in the trifle bowl should be about one inch thick. For your first layer, carefully line the bottom of the trifle bowl with a layer of white cake.
- Spread caramel pudding over the white cake, as your second layer. Remember to make it about one inch thick!
- Marshmallow Peeps make for a sugary third layer, and their bright colors really add a fun punch to your Easter candy trifle.
- Add a layer of whipped cream over the Marshmallow Peeps.
- Cadbury Eggs vs. Reeses Eggs? They’ve called a truce, with your next layer being a blend of both types of Easter chocolate eggs.
- If you’re using a trifle bowl, repeat, starting with the white cake. If you’re using a small parfait glass, move on to step 8!
- As the very last layer of your Easter candy trifle, spread whipped cream over the top of your trifle. Dot in jelly beans and Easter M&Ms, grab a big spoon, and dive in! Or serve to all the hungry faces that are sure to be around you 🙂
There’s no such thing as leftover Easter candy – it’s simply Easter candy that is ready to be transformed into an even more amazing form! It’s about time for me to dive into this trifle, so I hope you have a Happy Easter! Have another leftover Easter candy recipe? Share it with our readers by leaving a comment!