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Easiest Homemade Easter Candy Recipe (Easter Basket Idea!)

Note from Crystal: I’m so excited to have my youngest sister, Olivia, sharing this fun homemade Easter candy recipe — a spring variation on our family’s favorite homemade Christmas Candy recipe! We typically make this candy to give as gifts during the Christmas season, but I never thought of the brilliant idea to make it for Easter baskets!

Looking for non-candy Easter basket ideas? Check out this Easy Homemade Slime Recipe that my daughter loves making!

Easiest Homemade Easter Candy Recipe

Looking for unique and different Easter basket ideas this year? This homemade Easter candy recipe is sure to be a hit with your kids!

This delicious recipe is a spin-off of Crystal’s incredible Christmas candy recipe — and if you’re a white chocolate lover like me, you might end up actually liking this one better than the original! 😉

(Not a fan of white chocolate? Just use milk or dark chocolate chips instead, but don’t forget to put on the festive colorful sprinkles!)

ingredients to make homemade Easter candy

This recipe is SO easy to make and only uses a few ingredients! It’s hard to believe this recipe could be so yummy with just these few ingredients, but it really is.

There’s just something about the concoction of crackers, chewy caramel, and chocolate! YUM!

layered Easter candy in a pan

I brought a bowl of these to a recent family gathering, and not only did the kids absolutely love it, but the adults raved about it, too!

This is a super simple dessert that you could totally use for Easter Sunday, if you want something a little different than usual. Just make a big batch ahead of time and you’re ready to go.

white chocolate chips on top of layered Easter candy in a pan
And it’s SO easy to make ahead of time, because it keeps really well in the freezer. I recommend making a batch and breaking it up into individual baggies to freeze for later.

Then just pull a baggie out when you’re ready to use it for a get-together or Easter basket!

white chocolate Easter candy with sprinkles

I love the fun colors of the sprinkles — and this recipe is really perfect for just about any spring parties or get-togethers! You could even use them as frugal end-of-the-year teacher gifts.

crumbled homemade Easter candy

This homemade Easter candy recipe will add such a personal touch to a kids’ Easter basket — even if it’s the only thing in it! You could even make some of this Homemade Slime to add a little non-candy gift to the mix!

close-up photo of broken Easter candy with sprinkles

Easter candy packages for an Easter basket

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What other unique Easter basket ideas do you have? I’d love to hear in the comments!

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  • Guest says:

    If any of you readers are gluten free, I’ve made this recipe with GF crackers and it’s delicious!

  • Michelle says:

    This looks so good! I’m always on the lookout for easy no bake desserts! 🙂

  • D says:

    I make something similar for Passover with matzah instead of saltines and semi-sweet or dark chocolate to balance out the sweetness of the caramel. It so yummy and easy. One of our favorite Passover desserts.

  • Sonja says:

    I love this dessert, but I wouldn’t call it no-bake since it does bake in the oven for 5 minutes. 🙂

  • Lynn says:

    I would much prefer twist pretzels instead of saltines so that’s what I do. These recipes always make me happy – Easter bark – no matter what ingredients you use!

    • Susan says:

      So do you line up twisted pretzels on the baking sheet just like shown above with the crackers? Or do you use some other method? I’m interested in trying this both ways.

      • Lynn says:

        I usually just “wing it” when I’m doing bark pieces or chocolate dipped pretzels. In this case, I would line the pretzels up on a parchment lined baking sheet and then pour melted almond bark (with candies or raisins or whatever you want added) onto the pretzels. Just make sure you have enough chocolate almond bark to cover them. Then refrigerate until chilled. Break into pieces to serve. You tube has a bunch of video that show the process.

  • Lorene Anderson says:

    This looks so pretty and festive!

    I tried the recipe, and I have no idea what went wrong but mine did not turn out anything like your pictures. I think maybe I used too many crackers, and didn’t melt the caramel for long enough.

    It sure tasted yummy though!

    • Meg says:

      Oh no! I’m so sorry it didn’t work out aesthetically! 🙁 -Meg, MSM Team

    • Christy says:

      I read the instructions from a similar recipe and it said to let the butter and sugar boil for 3 min. (still on medium heat). Maybe you didn’t heat yours long enough. Having a specific amount of time helped me more than saying to “heat it until it is gooey.” I need all the help I can get! I can’t wait to try these!

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