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!

Like this, but way better. Use whatever candy is on-hand!


Easter Candy Trifle


  • Glass trifle bowl
  • White cake – Make a box in advance
  • Caramel pudding – Or substitute your favorite kind!
  • Whipped cream
  • Jelly beans
  • Peeps
  • Easter M&Ms
  • Cadbury Eggs – The mini kind are perfect, if you have them!
  • Reeses Eggs


  1. 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!
  2. 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.
  3. Spread caramel pudding over the white cake, as your second layer. Remember to make it about one inch thick!
  4. Marshmallow Peeps make for a sugary third layer, and their bright colors really add a fun punch to your Easter candy trifle.
  5. Add a layer of whipped cream over the Marshmallow Peeps.
  6. Cadbury Eggs vs. Reeses Eggs? They’ve called a truce, with your next layer being a blend of both types of Easter chocolate eggs.
  7. 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!
  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!

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