Baskets full of candy bring are what Easter dreams are made of. But candy isn’t just about the kids … according to one survey, 7 out of 10 parents said their favourite part of the holiday was eating candy with their children!
The problem is, not all candy is created equal. It’s not enough to pick up a few egg and bunny-shaped treats. The best candies are prized commodities.
Here are some candies you may want to consider hiding around the house this Easter. We’ve included some tasty basket fillers, popular treats, and unique surprises.
1. Jelly Belly
Jelly Belly inevitably shows up in every Easter basket. While they’re usually the last item in the basket after everything else is gone, they’re a perfectly serviceable vehicle for sugar and an excellent basket filler!
Some people love bird-shaped marshmallows. Others hate them with a passion. But Peeps are an undeniable part of any Easter celebration, with their rainbow of colours and increasingly diverse flavours.
They’re also the number one selling candy at Easter.
3. Lindt Chocolate Carrots
The best thing about chocolate carrots is the cute packaging. Under that wrapping is a well-balanced combination of hazelnut, chocolate, and white chocolate. All around an enjoyable and delicious experience.
4. Cadbury Mini Eggs
Cadbury mini eggs are pure chocolate. They’re enjoyable and more unique that the pastel M&M’s that show up around Easter.
5. Hollow Chocolate Bunnies
It’s all about the texture (and nostalgia) of the hollow bunnies. Solid bunnies are good too, but the hollow variety provides that perfect snap that makes us think of Easter.
6. Cadbury Creme Eggs
The Cadbury Creme Egg is pure Easter enjoyment. While the caramel-filled eggs have their place, the velvety, sweet center of the creme eggs is without comparison.
7. Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Eggs (And Bunnies!)
Don’t be fooled into thinking Reese’s is a Halloween-only treat. Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups are the absolute best candy any time of year, including Easter.
While the shapes vary from one holiday to the next, the chocolate and fake peanut butter are always the same, always comforting, and always delicious.
8. Stuffed Chocolate Eggs
You know the ones we mean … the hollow eggs filled with Smarties and other treats? They’re an Easter classic and great for sharing!
9. Kinder Eggs
The incredible taste of Kinder chocolate is undeniable! Crack that baby open for a toy surprise inside! Want to make a real statement? Opt for one of the giant foil-wrapped Kinders!
10. IKEA Bunny
Oh IKEA – it’s the furniture store we love to hate.
To make us feel better about our furniture fails, IKEA has produced a chocolate bunny that you build with the promise that it will be easy! The VÅRKÄNSLA milk chocolate bunny comes in three flat pieces that appear to be quite simple to assemble, unlike their bookshelves!
The three-ounce dessert sells for under $6 but … you can’t order them online. You’ll have to head to IKEA to pick up this treat.
11. Bunny Farts
If you’re looking for a unique treat that’s sure to get some laughs then pick up a bag or two of Bunny Farts Cotton Candy.
Whether you’re hiding candy around the house or sharing it with your family, make sure to choose your treats wisely and enjoy every moment of the holiday season.