5 Ways to Make Your Favorite Easter Candy at Home

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Before you cock an eyebrow and say, "Ain't nobody got time for that," let's take a second to really appreciate the potential glory of homemade Easter candy. While making all five of these treats would be kinda crazy (in a good way), DIYing even just one of your favorite Easter treats should be encouraged and applauded.

Here are five of our all-time favorite Easter candies, and how to make them at home. Many of these are surprisingly easy and quick!

1. Homemade Peeps

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Why is it that people have such strong emotions when it comes to Peeps? If you're one of the true believers this DIY Peeps tutorial is calling your name.

2. Homemade Cadbury Creme Eggs

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Cadbury Creme eggs are just as important as ramps and asparagus in terms of springtime eats. Maybe even more. This DIY version doesn't require any special molds or equipment.

3. Homemade Chocolate Bunnies

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Arguably the most important Easter candy in all the land. For this DIY version, you'll need to purchase a bunny mold.

4. Homemade Jelly Beans

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The amount of starburst jelly beans I consume around Easter borders on inappropriate. Maybe this DIY version will help me control the obsession.

5. Homemade Peanut Butter Eggs

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YOU GUYS! You only need six ingredients to make these chocolate peanut butter Easter eggs. If you're not feeling insanely ambitious, this DIY tutorial is a safe bet.

(Image credits: Leela Cyd; Not Without Salt ; Chocolate Covered Katie ; Cupcake Project; Brown Eyed Baker )

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