I have a confession.
I don’t do Easter baskets. We just never have!
It’s not like my kids suffer or anything. I mean I do make cakes and sweet treats 300 days of the year.
When we ended up coming home with huge bags of candy anyway, I decided to do something different with it. Instead of the bags sitting in the kids room and them munching on it whenever they wanted, I made a cheesecake.
Not just any old cheesecake, but one with EVERYTHING in it. All the candy. Well, all the chocolate candy. (The sweet tarts and other candy are safety tucked away in a drawer.)
I left some bars whole (didn’t chop) and then threw them on top.
Now let me tell you why this worked well for us.
The kids were NOT happy when I told them I was confiscating their candy for a cheesecake. After they saw it, saw all the candy bars and mini eggs and Oreo crust, they were more than satisfied. They got a decadent dose of candy once, we dealt with the sugar high, and now it’s over.
There might be a couple pieces left for me.