With Easter on it’s way (hippity, hoppity!), we’re just as excited to get hopped up on the colorful Easter-themed sweets as you are, but don’t eat too much. Eating candy in excess can lead to tooth decay, weight gain and mostly likely — a wicked stomachache.
Now that you’ve been forewarned, check out our favorite Easter treats — there’s one for every palate and we’re always keen on sharing.
Jeepers peepers, it's Easter again! When Peeps hit the shelves you know it's time to pick out your Easter outfit and start boiling eggs to decorate. If you've never heard a peep about Peeps, this squishy marshmallow candy comes in a variety of colors, and in some stores, new shapes.
We have a source that says they taste good if hardened a bit, but no matter how you like them, make sure to share your Peeps with other peeps.
Probably one of the most recognizable Easter candies (after Peeps), the Cadbury Egg is a staple in every chocolate lover's Easter basket. With a chocolate-ty shell and creamy fake yolk center, one of these eggs is enough to satisfy even the biggest sweet tooth.
Reese's Peanut Butter Egg
If you love peanut butter, then this candy is a must for your Easter basket. Think the best of a Reese's peanut butter cup mixed with the cheer of Easter, and that's what you get in this goody.
Though there are many different types of jelly beans from the classic fruity orbs, to the more gourmet Jelly Belly's, we'd also like to encourage you to add Jolly Rancher or Starburst jelly beans to your list of faves. Somehow the same punchy flavor is packed into each little bean. Yum!
Real Easter Eggs
Probably a standard in any Easter basket, real hard-boiled Easter eggs are a tasty and healthy snack. Not only do they look good, they taste good too, giving your candy-coated stomach some much needed protein too. For those who aren't into candy, they're a nice staple that will keep you satisfied until the next meal.
Nestled in our basket of sweets is one of our most favorite candies -- the malted milk candy goodness of Robin Eggs. They're speckled in cheerful colors not only remind us of the whopping good time to be had coloring Easter eggs, they have the right touch of crunch too.
Chocolate Easter Bunnies
Last, but definitely not least, there's the classic chocolate bunny. Typically these tasty icons are hollow, yet some are filled with chocolate or other flavor fixes like caramel.