Between the food, the friends, the family, and the fun, what's not to love about Easter? Every spring, I look forward to spending that special Sunday afternoon laughing with loved ones, searching for hidden eggs with the kids, and pigging out on the best candies you can only get at Easter. If only these sweet treats were available all year round, because I can never quite get enough of those Cadbury eggs.
While it's true I do love the Easter holiday itself, I would be lying if I didn't say part of me prefers the day after instead. A mere 24 hours after the magical celebration filled with chocolate bunnies, candy-coated eggs, and edible grass, and suddenly the most sought after sweets and coveted candies are suddenly half-priced or less. To a candy-lover like me, getting my hands on as many of these holiday-only candies is priceless, because they just don't make seasonal sweets year round like they do at Easter.
Whether it's their cute shapes, bright colors, or, more simply, all the fact they are only available for a limited time, I can never get enough of these 11 of the best candies you can only get at Easter time. Look out, convenient store candy isle, because I'm coming for you.
While you may be able to get Peeps year-round and in many different holiday shapes and varying flavors nowadays, the truest form of the candy, chicks, is only available around Easter time. Stock up, otherwise, you might have to learn to make your own, and it's not nearly as easy as ripping open the plastic and digging in.
2Cadbury Creme Eggs
Sure, you might be able to find Scream Eggs around Halloween, but does anything beat the first true Cadbury Creme Egg of the Easter season? I didn't think so, either.
3Reese's Peanut Butter Eggs
You might be able to bite into a Reese's Cup all year long, but nothing quite compares to the extra creamy goodness of the Reese's Peanut Butter, which have a better PB to chocolate ratio than any of their other treats.
4Twizzlers Easter Grass Candy
While most of the edible grass options out there don't taste much better than actual grass, Twizzler's Easter Grass Candy is a seasonal treat you'll actually want to eat all year round. Unfortunately, you can't, so stock up while it lasts.
A staple Easter candy that is only available around the holiday season, bunny shaped chocolates are a must-have this time of year. Whether it's white chocolate, dark chocolate, milk chocolate, or anything in between doesn't make much of a difference, as long as it's served in bunny form and comes with a cute name.
6Brach's Marshmallow Easter Hunt Eggs
Who wants hard boiled eggs on Easter when you can pig out on these candy kind? A must-have each spring, Brach's Marshmallow Easter Hunt Eggs are so strangely addicting, they're the kind of treat you wish you could stock up o and enjoy all year long.
7Whoopers Mini Robin Eggs
The one time of year Whoppers shed their traditional creamy chocolate shell and opt for a more colorful look, these Easter themed Mini Robin Eggs are a crunchy, malted alternative to another one of the holiday's staples: mini Cadbury eggs. Speaking of which...
8Cadbury Mini Eggs
Available every year for Easter only, Cadbury's Mini Eggs are as addicting as potato chips: once you open a bag, it's impossible to stop snacking. This year, the company released an even more mouthwatering treat in the form of white chocolate mini eggs, so get ready to have withdrawals from a new Easter candy.
9Lindt Chocolate Carrots
They may not be much different from Lindt's regularly addicting chocolates, the Easter chocolate carrots are a seasonal must that are missed every year they are taken off the shelves. Cute and carrot-shaped, they're the kind of candy that make you feel like you're still eating something nutritious. Kind of.
10Russell Stover Coconut Nest
The perfect combination of creamy chocolate and smooth chocolate, Russell Stover's Coconut Nests, complete with jelly bean eggs, are the kind of candy you wished you could eat every season. Unfortunately, this holiday candy is only around but once a year.
Sure, it may just be Halloween's signature candy repackaged, but the pastel colored Bunny Corn is an Easter staple that is missed all other months of the year. Small, sweet, and oh-so-pretty, I dare say its better than the yellow, orange, and white original.