Homemade Candy Bars

After Easter, I make the most of leftover chocolate bunnies or other chocolate shapes. I melt 2 pounds of these chocolate pieces in a double boiler or in a microwave-safe dish. (Stir until melted and smooth, but don’t add butter or milk because it will cause the finished product to crumble.) Then I add a cup of nuts, raisins, coconut or crisp rice cereal and pour the mixture into a greased 9-inch square pan. It’s easiest to cut the chocolate into squares just after it has begun to set. This candy is so good, I sometimes buy marked-down chocolate after the holidays just so I can make this. —Mary Karkut, Shelton, Connecticut