Easter Candy Board

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When it comes to Easter candy, my personal philosophy is that you can never have too much! For this springy board, I’ve picked my favorites and added some festive treats to celebrate the holiday. We all have our favorites–chocolate bunnies, Cadbury Eggs, Robin Eggs, Peeps, but I encourage you to go beyond the traditional choices and use color as your guide! In other words,  as long as it fits the springtime color palette, the candy you use for this sweet charcuterie isn’t limited to the Easter holiday classics. As always, you can check out the rest of my dessert boards for sweet inspiration.

The best part? Swap out the Easter-specific treats and you’ve got a cheery candy board for any other springtime celebration or sweet occasion, like a baby shower. For additional Easter goodies, try this Easter S’mores Board or these Walnut Carrot Cupcakes.

What’s On This Board

If you couldn’t tell, Easter candy is my favorite part of the holiday. Make this tasty board so you can share the hoppiness of the season with the whole family as a sweet snack or a fun dessert.

The Candy

  • Bunny Peeps
  • Chick Peeps
  • Sour bunnies
  • Jordan almonds
  • Jelly beans
  • Flower gummies
  • Rock candy
  • Pastel Sour Belts
  • Egg gummies

The Chocolate

  • Chocolate bunny
  • Malted milk eggs
  • Pastel Hershey Kisses
  • Pastel M&M’S
  • Nonpareil mint chocolate chips
  • Chocolate flowers 

The Sweet Snacks

  • Yogurt covered pretzels
  • Stroop waffles
  • Annie’s Bunny Grahams 
  • Easter cookies

Hoppy Additions/Substitutions:

  • Feel free to add your favorite pastel-colored candies, like peach rings!
  • Swap out the chocolate flowers for Ghirardelli Caramel-Filled Chocolate Bunnies.
  • Don’t have time to make edible nests? Use whatever bowls or ramekins you have on-hand. 

How to Build This Easter Candy Board

Check out the full rundown on Candy Board tips on my Baby Shower Candy Board and on this Valentine’s Day segment of Home & Family

  • No matter the occasion, start by picking out items that (1) fit your color palette, i.e. lots of pastels and happy colors (more on that below) and (2) themed items for the holiday (i.e. bunnies, flowers, chicks). 
  • Once you know what’s going to be on the board, it’s time to start laying it out. Add the bowl(s) first, or in this case, one bowl and an edible nest (more on that below) to help anchor the board. Plus, the bowls tend to feature big “moments” of the themed board, so you want them to pop! Add the M&M’s to the bowl (this will become what I like to call a PEEP HOT TUB!) and fill your nest with mini easter eggs.
  • Next, add the more substantial items, like rock candy in the corner, peeps and cookies along the edges of the board and stroop waffles (which are great fanned out around our nest). Then fill in the holes with groups of the rest of your candies and snacks.
  • Finally, add a few peeps to the m&m’s to create the PEEP HOT TUB and top it off with a chocolate bunny as the crowning jewel.

Colors of the Season

When it comes to seasonal colors spring has some of the most recognizable, and Easter employs all the pastels in the palette (light blue, purple, pink, yellow, green–you get it). When looking for substitutes for the board, keep that palette in mind so it all feels seasonal, even if it’s not marketed as such. Afterall, jelly beans may be the most universal Easter candy, but they are sold all year round.   

How to Make Edible Nests

This may sound tricky, but it’s actually quite simple! All you need is edible grass (you can buy it in-store or on Amazon) and some good ol’ fashioned Scotch tape. Use about half of a 1-ounce package, then arrange the strands evenly in your hand so they lay flat. Curl them into a wreath-like shape, then tape the ends together to create a complete circle. Place the nest on your board, fill with candies, and ta-da! I typically don’t eat the nests, but if you or your kiddos plan to, just be sure to remove the tape first!

Show Me Your Easter Boards

I hope this post inspires you to create delicious boards. Nothing makes me hoppier than seeing the beautiful spreads you create from my tips. If you make a board inspired by this post, please tag me at @ainttoooproudtomeg so I can see and share! 


And, If you liked this recipe, please rate and review.

Easter Candy Board

5 from 3 votes

Description

This tasty Easter Dessert board is loaded with all my favorite Easter candy so you can share with the whole family as a sweet snack or a fun dessert.

Ingredients
  

The Candy

  • Bunny Peeps
  • Chick Peeps
  • Sour bunnies
  • Jordan almonds
  • Jelly beans
  • Flower gummies
  • Rock candy
  • Pastel Sour Belts
  • Egg gummies

The Chocolate

  • Chocolate bunny
  • Chocolate eggs
  • Pastel Hersey's Kisses
  • Pastel M&M'S
  • Nonpareil mint chocolate chips
  • Chocolate flowers

The Sweet Snacks

  • Yogurt covered pretzels
  • Stroop waffles
  • Annie's Bunny Grahams
  • Easter cookies

Instructions

  • Start by picking out items that fit your seasonal color palette and theme of the holiday.
  • Add the bowl and edible nest to help anchor the board. Then add the M&M’s to the bowl (this will become a PEEP HOT TUB!) and fill your nest with mini easter eggs.
  • Next, add the more substantial items, like rock candy in the corner, peeps and cookies along the edges of the board and Stroop waffles around the nest.
  • Then, fill in the holes with grouping of the rest of your candies and snacks.
  • Finally, add a few peeps to the m&m’s to create the PEEP HOT TUB and finish it with a chocolate bunny as the crowning jewel.
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3 Comments

  1. Jill wrote:

    5 stars
    My grandkids would LOVE this!

    Posted 4.24.21 Reply
  2. Melissa Y wrote:

    5 stars
    This is absolutely beautiful and so much fun at the same time! The kiddos would love this!

    Posted 4.24.21 Reply
  3. Deb wrote:

    5 stars
    Love this board, especially the PEEPS!!

    Posted 4.24.21 Reply