The grocery stores are PACKED with Easter candies, and there's a lot to choose from. You don't want to make a poor decision when buying some of the worst candies, like Easter candy corn. Seriously? That's disgusting.
Kaitlin Steinberg created her list of the worst Easter candies, and I have made my list of the best Easter candies. Make the most scrumptious and tasty Easter basket you possibly can this year by loading it with these items. Your kids (and you) will thank you.
10. Jelly Belly Jelly Beans When you get jelly beans for Easter, you want the real deal. None of that generic crap. Jelly Belly is the bomb, and they come in a variety of flavors. Whether you want adventurous flavors like Dr Pepper or Buttered Popcorn (my personal favorite), or the simple fruit flavors, Jelly Belly has got your back. Plus, they're colorful and festive for the Easter season.
9. Chocolate-Covered Sunflower Seeds Every Easter basket needs bright and colorful candy. If you're not adding jelly beans, then you need to add chocolate-covered sunflower seeds. You can always purchase the rainbow colored variety, but the pastel shades are the best for this season. It's a great blend of salty and sweet, and you don't have to mess with discarding the shell -- plus they are super-addicting.
8. Lindt Chocolate Carrots My mom always includes these chocolates in my Easter baskets -- yes, my mother still makes me Easter baskets, and I am not ashamed. The Lindt Chocolate Carrots are shaped like carrot sticks and wrapped in orange aluminum foil; they also have a slight hint of hazelnut. Of course, they are not as healthy as a carrot stick, but it goes with the theme of Easter and bunnies and whatnot. It's also a nice change of pace from the standard eggs and bunnies.
7. Bunny Mix M&M's OK, OK. These aren't anything different from regular M&M's. But, aren't the pastel colors pretty? You can get the special "Bunny Mix" only during Easter season, and who's going to turn these beauties down? Even if the colors have nothing to do with the flavors, I'll take a couple of plastic Easter eggs filled with these colorful M&M's.
6. Nestle Crunch Easter Nest Eggs Nestle Crunch bars are one of my favorite candies. The crispiness from the cereal inside the chocolate is an addicting combination. And they are shaped like eggs, so it automatically qualifies as Easter candy. Festive, chocolaty and crunchy. This story continues on the next page.
5. Reese's Peanut Butter Eggs Anything with peanut butter is amazing, and when you shape it like an egg, it's perfect for the Easter season. These holiday peanut butter cups are creamy and chocolaty, and when you get to the sticky center, it's sheer bliss. What's not to love?
4. Filled Chocolate Bunnies One of the biggest disappointments aboutEaster is getting a hollow chocolate bunny. What a downer. You're all excited because you have this giant block of chocolate, then once you break off the ear you see that the entire creature is empty; all you get is a shell. Get the most from your chocolate Easter bunnies by purchasing solid one! Of course, you can be a rock star and get the GIANT chocolate Easter bunny that could feed someone for an entire year, but the smaller versions will do just fine. Just steer clear of hollow bunnies.
3. Cadbury Creme Eggs Cadbury Creme Eggs are staple Easter candies. The chocolate egg shell seals in a creamy, smooth filling that you can't help but devour in seconds. If you gave up sweets or chocolate for Lent, then this is the treat you've been waiting to have. It's probably the worst Easter candy for your health, (or the worst Easter candy, according to Kaitlin), but it is, to me, one of the tastiest.
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2. Cadbury Mini Eggs Because sometimes the large Cadbury Creme Eggs are too sugary and leave you with a stomach ache if you eat too many in one sitting, Cadbury Mini Eggs satisfy that chocolate craving, without the overindulgence... that is if you don't eat the whole bag. These aren't filled with a creme center, but rather, a hard candy shell seals in smooth milk chocolate. I dare you to stop after only one.
1. Whoppers Mini Robin Eggs Whoppers Mini Robin Eggs are hands-down my favorite Easter candy. I seriously can't get enough of them. The hard candy shell on the outside and the crunchy Whopper on the inside make it a two-in-one candy. Not only are they pretty to look at, with their speckled decorations on the shell, but they are downright scrumptious to eat. Chew them right away for a crunchy treat, or savor them for a while by sucking on the candy shell, then chewing the center Whopper -- it's up to you!