13 Treats and Recipes That Use Jelly Beans

treats and recipes using jelly beans

13 Delicious Jelly Bean Recipes and Treats

Jelly Beans are without a doubt a fun treat to have all year round but when I see a handful of jelly beans, I automatically think of Easter. It’s my favorite time for jelly bean recipes!

Now surprisingly, recipes using jelly beans aren’t all that hard to come by. There are jelly bean cupcakes, cookies, and even jelly bean fudge!

Let’s just say if you love Jelly Beans, you’ll love these ideas! Jelly Beans add a little pizzazz and are a fun way to dress up any dessert!

Oh, and if you’re looking for more Easter ideas, be sure to check out our Easter Hub! You’ll find ALL THINGS EASTER! Easter deals, Easter Recipes, and Easter DIY and craft ideas!

1. Jelly Bean Flower Cupcakes

Jelly bean cupcakes

These darling Jelly Bean Flower Cupcakes from This Mama Loves are so cute! This would be a great learning opportunity for your preschooler. Sort the colors and then create the patterns on top of the cupcake!

2. Easter Sugar Cookies with Jelly Beans

Jelly bean sugar cookies

These Easter jelly bean cookies each come with a little fun surprise on top! What a simple, colorful, and cute recipe. Check out these Easter Sugar Cookies with Jelly Beans by Food ‘n Service!

3. Lemon Jelly Bean White Chocolate Chip Cookies

Jelly bean cookies

These Lemon Jelly Bean White Chocolate Chip Cookies from Sophistishe are quite unique. Who knew lemon and jelly beans would be a tasty combination? As it turns out though, these jelly bean cookies are actually pretty addicting!

4. Jelly Bean Fudge

Jelly bean fudge

Yes, you read that right… Jelly Bean Fudge by Sippy Cup Mom. This has got to be a jelly bean lovers dream! It’s also got to be one of the sweetest treats on this list!

5. Easy Surprise White Chocolate Easter Bunnies

White chocolate easter bunnies with jelly beans inside

You can skip purchasing chocolate Easter bunnies this year. Make these Easy White Chocolate Easter Bunnies with Jelly Beans Inside from The It Mom. She says it only takes 15 minutes to prep and an hour to cook!

6. Jelly Bean Popcorn

Jelly bean popcorn

Of all the jelly bean recipes we’ve covered so far, this Jelly Bean Popcorn from Mom on the Side has got to be the most colorful! It’s quite fun just to look at, and it reminds me a bit of our Bunny Bait recipe… although for this one you use Jelly Beans instead of M&M’s!

7. Chocolate Bunny Jelly Bean Cookies

Chocolate bunny jelly bean cookies

This is a fun and creative twist on your regular chocolate chip cookie! Check out Chocolate Bunny Jelly Bean Cookies by Frugal Mom, EH!

8. Jelly Bean Krispie Treats Recipe

Jelly bean rice krispies

Jelly Bean Krispie Treats Recipe from A Mom’s Take shares a twist on the classic Rice Krispy Treat! What a great way to add some extra flavor to this classic dessert.

9. Simple Bunny Pancakes

Bunny pancakes with jelly beans


These Simple Bunny Pancakes by B-Inspired Mama are perfect for Easter breakfast. They also don’t take long to make so you’ll still have plenty of time to spend with the kids on Easter morning.

10. Unicorn Food Oreo Cookie Parfait

Unicorn food oreo cookie parfait

Oreos, jelly beans, ice cream, and sprinkles! Talk about YUM! This Unicorn Food Oreo Cookie Parfait from A Worthy Read is crazy colorful and fun!

11. Chewy Marshmallow Spring Birds Nest Cheerio’s Treats

chewy marshmallow spring birds nest

Chewy Marshmallow Spring Birds Nest Cheerio’s Treats from Thrifty Momma’s Tips look lovely and are sure to please! Best of all, they’re really easy to make so the kids can help out in the kitchen!

12. Jelly Bean Cake

Cake with jelly beans inside

This jelly bean cake from Dear Creatives is another fun and colorful jelly bean treat. Since the jelly beans are baked right into the cake batter, each bite has a different flavor. How fun!

13. Tic-Tac-Toe Easter Treat

Tic-tac-toe easter treat

I was always told not to play with my food, but this recipe is an exception! This Tic-Tac-Toe Easter Treat by My Joy-Filled Life is a cute way to have some fun with just a few ingredients!


Easter is a time for treats and fun, and these jelly bean recipes are perfect for both of those things! You could even get the kids involved in making these recipes as most of them are pretty simple.

If you’re looking for more Easter fun, remember to check out our Easter Hub!

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