25 Fun & Delicious Easter Food & Drink Recipes That Use Jelly Beans

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25 Fun & Delicious Easter Food & Drink Recipes That Use Jelly Beans
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Some jelly in your belly.

There is no better time to enjoy jelly beans than in the Spring, during Easter. The sun is shining, the birds are chirping, flowers are finally starting to bloom. The weather outside is bright so having a bright candy to match the mood seems like a perfect fit to me. 

Jelly beans are fun because they aren't just one flavor. You have so many choices, and not one of them are bad. The great thing about jelly beans is that they are versatile. Sure, digging your hand into a bag of them as a special treat is oh-so-good. But using them in different Easter recipes is just as rewarding.

And there are a ton of different Easter food and drinks out there they can go with. 

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In fact, any dessert you can really imagine can be enhanced by jelly beans. There are so many satisfying and delectable combinations it is easy to see why jelly beans have been an OG candy for so long, not to mention they go great with cocktails. 

So get ready this Easter for some delicious recipes using our friend the jelly bean, and don't forget to send us samples! 

1. Jelly Bean Easter Bark

Photo: Very Best Baking

A delicious and flavor-packed Easter dessert. Who wouldn't want some of this bark in the springtime? It is quintessential Easter to have a dessert that is as colorful and playful as it is tasty. Your taste buds will thank you. 

2. The Jelly Bean Cocktail

Photo: The Kitchn

A cocktail that tastes exactly like jellybeans? So you can get a little buzz on while feeling like you are snacking on some candy? That sounds too good to be true.

3. Jelly Bean Popcorn

Photo: Two Sisters Crafting

A colorful and fun twist on one of your favorite snacks! The mixture of the sweet and salty is so delicious, you will be begging your local movie theater to add it permanently to the menu.

4. Jelly Bean Chocolate Strawberry

Photo: Jelly Belly

These treats are so cute! The spring is all about fresh smells and bright colors, and this dessert embodies all of that and more. The jelly beans add an extra zest to this perfect combo. 

5. Jelly Bean Shooter

Photo: The Spruce

What's more fun than a shooter that tastes like a jelly bean? Nothing, but you probably thought that anyway. Have one of these bad boys and try to act like you aren't immediately obsessed with them. 

6. Jelly Bean Nest Cookies

Photo: Jelly Belly

The nests symbolize the season of spring and eggs hatching. The way you can make desserts to mimic a birds nest may sound a little strange at first... until you taste it! Then you will wonder why you ever questioned it in the first place.

7. Jelly Bean Mimosa

Photo: Food52

What a perfect way to start the day and get some jelly bean in right away. Super sweet and fruity, it's everything you would want to start a holiday (or any day really). Pair it with some pancakes or eggs benedict.

8. Jelly Bean Meringue Nests with Raspberry Sorbet

Photo: Jelly Belly

These desserts are light enough to make you feel like you are having a treat withour guilt. But they still feel like enough of a treat to make your tummy full and your smile wide.

9. Jelly Bean Flower Cookie Pops

Photo: Jelly Belly

These desserts are stunning and look like they could be the centerpiece of a beautifully decorated table. You can impress everyone with an arrangement like this and you will be pleased when you realize just how sweet and delicious these pops of heaven are.

10. Tuxedo Jelly Bean Fudge

Photo: Jelly Belly

Chocolate is never the wrong choice. Even when you get some fruity jelly beans, you can make the combo work. This fudge recipe is the perfect example of that. Marry the two flavors so perfectly that you'll wonder why you have never thought of this before.

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11. Jelly Bean Cupcakes

Photo: Coupon Clipping Cook

Cupcakes are a no-brainer. They will always be a favorite, and there is a good reason why. And these jelly bean cupcakes are so good, your day will get way better with just one bite.

12. Jelly Bean Vodka

Photo: The Daily Meal

Vodka is meant to be fruity right? Yes, and the jelly bean flavors really hit the mark, especially if you are looking to get a little tipsy. Time to have a fun, fruity and fantastic Easter.

13. Jelly Bean Soft Sugar Cookies

Photo: Lady Behind the Curtain

These cookies are a treat and a half. They don't only taste like heaven, but they look so festive and fun. Making them will be just as fun as eating them.  These cookies definitely need to make it in your recipe book.

14. Jelly Bean Cake

Photo: Betty Crocker

Let us eat cake! This recipe is traditional in the cake sense, but the jelly beans are literally the icing on the cake. If you need ideas for Easter recipes, this is the one you should go for.

15. Jelly Bean Poptart

Photo: Serious Eats

Poptarts are a classic and are always so delicious. They are normally packed with fruity flavors that are great for the tastebuds, and adding in the jellybeans will just give them a kick that cannot be beaten. 

16. Jelly Bean Martini

Photo: My Man's Belly

What a fun and cute way to celebrate the holiday. A festive cocktail that will really get your spirits up for the springtime and Easter, you can decorate it any way you would like. Peeps are definitely a winner though

17. Jelly Bean Rice Krispies

Photo: The Frugal Foodie Mama

This is sweet and crunchy, gooey and flavorful. A great little sweet addition to your dessert tray for the festive springtime occasions. If you love rice krispie treats, get ready for an upgrade.

​18. Jelly Bean Ice Cream

Photo: Tastemade

Ice cream and jelly beans in one combo? That sounds like heaven. Why isn't this a more common ice cream flavor? 

19. Jelly Bean Pizza

Photo: Sparkpeople

This is not just a regular pizza. It's packed full of delicious jelly bean drops of goodness and icing to make the best pizza you will ever have.

20. Pink Jelly Bean Drink

Photo: BHG

Vanilla vodka, ginger ale, some maraschino cherries and a little bit of jelly bean garnish is the way to go if you're looking for something different but still classically delicious. Plus, it's so pink and pretty.

21. Jelly Bean Pudding Cups

Photo: Ready Set Eat

Perfect for all of the festivities. Pudding? Check. Crushed up cookies? Check. A cute little design to make the occasion even better? Check. And, of course, jelly beans? Big check.

22. Jelly Bean Blondies

Photo: A Few Shortcuts

Yaaaassss is all you will be saying when you get the chance to eat some of these delicious creations. This recipe is a gift and it will keep on giving. 

23/24/25. Three Cocktail Combo

Photo: Just Fab

Cherrylicious Jelly Cocktail: If you are into the sweet kind of lip-smacking flavor when you are having some drinks, buckle up because this is the drink for you. The cherry flavor will leave you wanting more.

Sunkist Sour Jelly Cocktail: Here's a drink that packs a punch. The sour flavor is so tasty and it's perfect if you are looking for a drink that's still delicious but not too overly sweet.

Berry Blue Jelly Cocktail: Blue is the way to go. This drink is completely perfect to round out this three-drink combo. It's sweet, full of flavor, and you will love it so much it will be one of your new regular go-tos.

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Molly Given is a writer living in Philadelphia and lover of all things to do with mystery and magic in life. When she’s not writing her fingers off she can be found planning her next adventure in a new part of the world.