Top 5 Favorite Candies for Easter Baskets
Hey, Easter Bunny! What’s in your basket? Easter eggs may be a perennial favorite, but Easter candy can really light up the eyes of any Easter basket recipient.
What are your best Easter basket candy treats each year? Here are our top five favorite candies for Easter baskets (listed alphabetically).
Favorite Easter Basket Candy: Cadbury Crème Eggs
The Cadbury Crème Egg is an annual Easter basket essential candy treat. Created to look like a real egg, the foil-wrapped Cadbury crème egg has a milk chocolate shell. Inside is a gooey white and yellow sweet cream filling.
Besides, who doesn’t love those Cadbury egg commercials on television each year, with the clucking bunny and the eggs?
Favorite Easter Basket Candy: Easter M M;’s
No holiday is complete without the appropriately colored M M;’s candies. In the spring, M M;’s come in pretty pastel colors for Easter. Candy-coated chocolate treats (in plain, peanut or other styles), Easter M M;’s come in big bags, as well as colorful plastic Easter eggs.
Why not buy both? The plastic Easter eggs, filled with M M;’s, are great for children’s Easter baskets, while the big bag of M M;’s may be just right for the Easter Bunny himself (or herself).
Hey, the Easter Bunny has a sweet tooth too.
Favorite Easter Basket Candy: Easter PEZ
Ask any kid. PEZ candies are sweet little hard bricks that come in several colors and flavors. But that’s not why children like them. PEZ candies come with plastic mechanical dispensers that are fun to use. Kids pull back the themed heads (cartoon characters, holiday icons or even superheroes) to pop out the PEZ candies.
Easter PEZ dispensers sport cute bunnies, chicks and lambs. Some Easter PEZ dispensers and candies come enclosed in plastic Easter eggs, ready for tucking into an Easter basket.
Favorite Easter Basket Candy: Marshmallow Peeps
Marshmallow Peeps were once reserved only for Easter. Now the sugar-covered sweet candy treats are available for just about any holiday. But Easter is the top traditional Marshmallow Peep day of all.
Should Marshmallow Peeps be eaten soft and fresh (right out of the package), or are the chewy bunnies, chicks, ducks and other colorful candies better a little older and crunchier? And what is the proper way to eat a peep? (Ask the Easter Bunny.)
Favorite Easter Basket Candy: Speckled Robin Eggs
Colorful speckled candy robin eggs are another Easter basket favorite. A crunchy malted milk center, coated with milk chocolate and covered with a hard candy shell make speckled robin eggs a super Easter basket candy surprise.
Brach’s, Hershey, Whopper and other varieties of speckled robin egg Easter candies are available. Take your pick for Easter baskets.
Favorite Easter Basket Candy: Sprouts of Broccoli
OK, just kidding there. (Careful readers will note that Sprouts of Broccoli is actually the sixth item on the list.)
What’s your favorite Easter basket candy?
Perhaps every family has its own favorite Easter basket candy contents. Certainly, chocolate bunnies, chocolate Easter eggs and jelly beans are also essential Easter basket treats. What’s nestled in the shredded Easter grass in your Easter basket?