Tuesday, April 1, 2014

The 16 Candies Every Easter Basket Needs

Even though Easter Candy has been crowding grocery store shelves since February, I've tried to resist the urge to buy bunny shaped chocolates until the actual month of Easter hits.  But, now that it's April 1st all bets are off.

16) Russel Stover Coconut Nest-Even though the classic treats are missing their three jelly beans, the crunchy coconut flecks and milk chocolate create a nice mellow mix with an interesting texture.

15) Wonka SweeTarts Chicks, Ducks and Bunnies-So you've got a last minute springtime event to plan?  Well, pop open a few bags of these tangy, sweet treats, and you're bound to have a hit on your hands.

14) M&M's Easter Eggs-Growing up, my mom constantly kept a bunny shapped candy dish stockpiled with pastel M&M's, so seeing the chocolatey candies means Easter to me.  Plus, they come in cute eggs, which is always a win!

13) Cadbury Mini Eggs- Cadbury Mini Eggs stand as one of the few Easter candies that aren’t sold any other time of year, so I treasure them in a way that I may not otherwise if they were as universal as M&M's. 

12) Ghirardelli Milk/White Chocolate Easter Square-My little brother is the King of Ghiradelli Squares.  So finding a new flavor to fill his Basket was exciting for the Easter Bunny.

11) Reese's Eggs-The perfect peanut butter to chocolate ratio, they take your normal Reese's Cups to the next level.

10) Lindt Chocolate Carrots-Their packaging is pretty, and the chocolate's delicious.

9) Jelly Belly Jelly Beans-A Perfect Classic.

8) Brachs Pastel Candy Corn-These springtime perfections prove candy corn isn't just for Halloween.

7) Whoppers Robin Eggs-Nothing heralds the arrival of spring quite like those speckled blue eggs.  Plus, if you moisten one it's possible to use the candy as lipstick.  Because really, who doesn't want to stain their lips, teeth, and tongue bright blue?

6) Reese's Pieces Carrots-Sure, you can get Reese's Pieces all year long.  But, only with Easter can you buy them in a cute carrot shaped bag, giving the allusion that you actually like to eat your vegetables.

5)Lindt Bunnies-Every chocolate manufacturer sells bunny shaped goodies come Easter.  But, Lindt are the only ones worth their $5 price tag.

4) Chocolate Covered Peeps-Stealing a line from Mary Poppins, they're "Practically Perfect in Every Way."

3) Russell Stover Chocolate Marshmallow Eggs-Here's a candy that's best bitten in one sitting.  The marshmallow is soft and bouncy, creating the perfect treat for those watching their weight.  Despite its filling quality, each egg is only 110 calories.

2) Cadbury Eggs-With its pure gooey goodness and milk chocolate coating, they make an eggs-cellent addition to any Easter Basket.

1) Peeps-Whether they're just out of the wrapping or have been sitting on your kitchen counter for a few days, Peeps are simply the best Easter candy around!

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