The Best Easter Candy Options For 2017

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I don't know about you, but my absolute favorite time of year is Easter. And it's not even for the religious aspect, though that's good too — it's for the candy. I even prefer the Easter candy roll out to Halloween. There's just something about the types of ingredients associated with the holiday that my hungry heart is drawn to. The milk chocolate, the caramel, the marshmallow, and the bright pastel colors — it's just so much yes.

Once stores start stocking up on Peeps and jelly beans, and Cadbury Eggs, I'm in glucose heaven. Because all of my favorite candies come out at Easter time, I guess I'm kind of a connoisseur, if you will. I've literally tried everything and know what works well in a basket, what's best for Easter egg hunt prizes and what's meant for the dessert table.

If you're planning on stocking up on Easter candy for yourself, or you're planning on making a bomb basket for someone else, you're going to want to deeply consider your options. Lucky for you, I've already done that. Here are the best Easter candies to look out for when shopping for treats. Hint: you can't go wrong, but these are a few things you definitely don't want to miss out on:

Jelly Belly Mixed Emotions

Jelly Belly Mixed Emotions Jelly Beans Gift Box, $10, Amazon

These new Jelly Beans come with different faces printed on them so you can eat your mood.

One Pound Gummy Bunny

Giant Gummy Bunny, $12, Amazon

A whole frickin' pound!

Peeps Delights

Peeps Delights Variety Pack, $16, Amazon

These higher-end peeps come in fancy new flavors for adults. These are perfect for baskets.

Peeps Confetti Egg

Strawberry Confetti Egg, $5, Amazon

The perfect decoration and the fruitiest sweet.

Marshmallow Mix Variety Bag

Marshmallow Mix, $5, All City Candy

Everything has marshmallows inside! This is a perfect basket stuffer.

Starbursts Jelly Bean Ice Cream


12oz Starburst Jelly Beans Ice Cream Flavor, $6, Amazon

This seriously belongs in every Easter basket. These delicious little beans look like unicorn poop and taste like fruity, creamy ice cream.

M&M Speckled Peanut Butter Eggs


Speckled Peanut M&Ms, $10, Amazon

You gotta have some peanut butter eggs on Easter. These speckled eggs have just the right amount of crunch. Put these in jars as goodies or decorations.

M&M White Chocolate


M&M Easter White Chocolate, $3, Target

This limited time Easter favorite is so rich and so creamy, you'll never want to go back to milk chocolate again.

Hershey Marshmallow Egg

Hershey's Marshmallow Egg 6 Pack, $25, Amazon

This chocolately marshmallowy goodness is extremely decadent — get ready to become completely obsessed. You might want to stock up on these as they're only sold during Easter time.

Cadbury Mini Crunch & Creme Eggs

Cadbury Mini Eggs, $9, Amazon

Classic! You can't celebrate Easter without these OG eggs. They're so rich and sweet I feel like I'm getting a cavity just thinking about them.

SweetTarts SoftBites Bunnies

Softbites Bunnies (12 PK), $23, Amazon

If a one pound bunny is too much for you, you'll want to settle on these rad, chewy SweetTarts.

Twizzlers Easter Grass In Green Apple

Twizzlers Easter Grass Candy (2 PK), $19, Amazon

Um, this is kind of genius. Use this as the decorative base for your Easter basket ... and then eat it.