Is it just me, or does Easter have the best candy of all the holidays? I had that thought the other day when I was shopping the candy aisle and realized I was picking up bag after bag of candy because my husband has his favorites, the kids have their favorites, and of course I have my favorites, too. And we have to have ALL of our favorites, right?!!
Don’t get me wrong, I’m not complaining. I just had to laugh at myself for filling my shopping cart full of candy. It was a little ridiculous of me. In my defense, I have a plan to put the candy to good use as part of my Easter decor. This year, I’m making Easter Candy Jars.
Edible decorations have their benefits. They look pretty, plus you don’t have to store them away once the holiday is over. Easter candy is colorful, plus comes in Spring shapes like eggs, bunnies and chicks. Perfect. I am partial to the mini pastel candy coated eggs myself.
My kids can’t wait for the official okay to get their hands on these little chocolate bunnies! They are going to have to wait until Easter. Don’t worry, my kids are not deprived of eating Easter candy ahead of time. They just can’t eat these particular Easter decorations…yet!
A sweet Easter candy jar display is a quick and easy Easter decorating idea. You can use whatever kind of jars you have sitting around the house. Mason jars of any size work great. You can even save the glass jars from things like spaghetti sauce to upcycle into this Easter candy craft. Group jars together for an Easter table centerpiece that can double as dessert.
Three glass jars I got from Oriental Trading were sitting on my shelf begging to be used. These jars are some of my favorites to use for candy buffets. But for now, I am going to use them for Easter candy jar decorations.
You can find a similar set of three apothecary jars on Amazon
Easter candy jars are fun to make with the kids, too. Everyone loves candy crafts!
How To Make Easter Candy Jars
There’s no right or wrong way to use your favorite Easter candy to create an edible Easter decoration or to give as an Easter gift.
What You’ll Need:
- Empty jars
- A variety of Easter candy (I used colorful Easter egg shaped candies)
- Chocolate Easter Bunny (sized small enough to fit inside the jar)
- Colorful paper Easter grass
- Put a handful of paper Easter grass in the bottom of the jar.
- Add Easter candies to fill the jar about halfway to 3/4 of the way.
- Stick the chocolate Easter bunny down into the Easter candy so that it will stand up by itself. *Make sure that the bunny sits down far enough in the jar so the lid can close over the top of its ears.
I put the lids on the apothecary jars for now. Here is how the Easter bunny candy jars look both with the lids (photo above) and without the lids (photo below.) If you are using a mason jar, you’ll be able to see the chocolate bunnies inside the jars even better because the jar lid does not block your side view.
If you are not going to put lids on the jars, you can fill them with even more candy so that the chocolate bunny sticks up out of the top of the jar.
What is your favorite kind of Easter candy? Which part of a chocolate Easter bunny do you eat first – the ears? the tail? Let me know in the comments below.
Love DIY Easter decoration ideas? Check out my Bunnies and Burlap table runner craft. Want an easy Easter recipe? These Easter bunny rolls are cute and delicious! Need fun Easter activities? See my tips for how to have a Glow in the Dark Easter Egg Hunt.