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The 17 Best Easter Candy Picks to Satisfy Your Holiday Sweet Tooth

Follow us down the rabbit hole for a look at the best Easter candy, which includes classic picks that make a basket feel complete.

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As we get ready for another year of Easter traditions, candy makers are bringing their A game, introducing a bunch of new products that make tasty Easter basket stuffers—and late-night snacks. After all, what is Easter if not a time to crunch on candy eggs by the bagful?

From cereal-themed jelly beans to frosting-filled Hershey’s Kisses, the best Easter candy has never been more tempting. Whether you’re coming up with adult Easter baskets, Easter baskets for kids or Easter baskets for teens, you don’t always have to choose candy as the filler—but it’ll almost always be a welcomed treat.

When coming up with Easter basket ideas, a lot of classic Easter candy deserves a spot in your basket, too. So hop along with us as we share our top Easter candy picks for the holiday. Stumped by which to pick? Determine your favorite Easter candy according to your Zodiac sign.

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Kit Kat Easter Lemon Crisp Miniature Wafer BarVia Merchant

Kit Kat Lemon Crisp Miniature Wafers

In this limited-edition Kit Kat twist, lemon-flavored white crème surround the classic crunchy wafers you know and love. The pieces are individually wrapped, so it’s the ideal best Easter candy to put in a candy dish or keep in your cabinet for when that sweet tooth strikes.

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Peeps Sparkly Wild Berry Marshmallows Via Merchant

Peeps Sparkly Wild Berry Marshmallows

One of the more recent additions to the Peeps family gives off unicorn vibes. The fruity-tasting bunnies are a pastel purple hue to fit in with the other spring-approved treats. But to make them even more special, the bunnies are sprinkled with sparkly confetti! Just when you thought this classic Easter candy couldn’t get any better, it did.

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Lol Surprise Finders Keepers Chocolate VIA MERCHANT

L.O.L. Surprise! Milk Chocolate Egg with Toy

If the kid in your life is obsessed with the L.O.L. Surprise! crew, get ready to make all their Easter wishes come true. They’ll be excited to discover the mystery characters, like Bon Bon or Snow Angel, hiding inside each milk chocolate egg. Now this is our kind of Easter chocolate!

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Dunkin' Iced Coffee Flavored Jelly BeansVia Merchant

Dunkin’ Iced Coffee-Flavored Jelly Beans

We raise our mug to java jelly beans. Five flavors, including caramel latte and French vanilla, will leave the Dunkin’ fans in the family buzzing with excitement. Several verified purchasers boast about how much these jelly beans really do taste like their favorite iced coffee drink.

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Hershey's Kisses Milk Chocolates With Vanilla Frosting–flavored CremeVia Merchant

Hershey’s Kisses with Vanilla Frosting Creme

Plaid foil wrappers are the first hint that these Hershey’s Kisses are extra-special, paying a festive nod to the spring season. Instead of solid chocolate, vanilla-flavored frosting fills the inside of these bite-sized treats. Don’t just snack on these—think about how you can incorporate them into your holiday baking!

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Cadbury Creme ChocolateVIA MERCHANT

Cadbury Chocolate Creme Eggs

For the chocoholics in your family, Cadbury’s classic milk chocolate eggs have a soft fondant center. We wouldn’t blame you if you kept them in your secret candy stash, however, considering the box includes a whopping 48 eggs, you could probably spare a few.

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Dove Solid Dark Chocolate BunnyVia Merchant

Dove Solid Dark Chocolate Bunny

There’s nothing more classic than gifting someone a chocolate Easter bunny. If you’re on #TeamDarkChocolate, this foil-wrapped bunny from Dove should get top billing in your Easter basket. At 4.5 ounces, this treat will last more than one snacking session.

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Limited Edition Bunny Bait Trail MixVIA MERCHANT

Favorite Day Bunny Bait Trail Mix

Not only does it have an absolutely adorable name, but the limited-edition bunny bait consists of a mix of confetti cookie pieces, M&M’s, white chocolate-coated pretzels and marshmallows. Consider the sweet-salty combination of your dreams—just what the Easter Bunny ordered!

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Reese's Peanut Butter Tie Dye EggsVia Merchant

Reese’s Peanut Butter Eggs

We can’t possibly talk about the best Easter candy and not mention Reese’s Eggs. The beloved combination of chocolate and peanut butter comes in a fun twist with this tie-dye foil, so the pieces look pretty enough to fill an Easter basket or even complete an Easter craft.

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Hershey's Polka Dot Cookies 'n' Creme EggsVia Merchant

Hershey’s Polka Dot Cookies ‘N’ Creme Eggs

Melt-in-your-mouth white chocolate and colorful cookie bits team up for a intriguing textural experience in these Hershey’s Polka Dot Eggs. Although they might not look like it, these eggs have a cookies and cream flavor. Might we suggest taking inspiration from the colorful interior when it comes to your Easter nail art?

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Harry Potter Chocolate FrogVia Merchant

Harry Potter Chocolate Frog

Your favorite Potterheads will think you’re a wizard if you put one of these treats in their baskets. After all, chocolate frogs are one of Harry’s favorite candies. Don’t worry, though, they won’t need to cast a spell to get this frog to stay still!

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Ghriardelli Dark Chocolate Bunnies VIA MERCHANT

Ghirardelli Sea Salt Caramel Dark Chocolate Bunnies

Small, individually wrapped dark chocolate Ghirardelli bunnies are stuffed with a sea salt caramel filling, making a delightful bite. While you can certainly enjoy them as is, why not add them to your Easter cupcakes for a standout treat?

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M&m's Easter Milk Chocolate Party SizeVia Merchant

M&M’s Easter Milk Chocolate Candies

Pick up a festive bag of M&M’s in pastel colors, including pink, purple, yellow, green and blue. While you’ll most likely be eating them, it would be a fun twist to use them in place of chips for Easter bingo. There’s something particularly special about those purple M&M’s

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Skittles Fun Size Impossible Egg HuntVia Merchant

Skittles Impossible Egg Hunt Candies

Instead of plastic eggs, hide these fun-size packs of Skittles around the house. The special wrappers make them hard to find, because the packaging is disguised in grass, tile and other sneaky designs. These Skittles are the best Easter candy to make the classic egg hunt much more enticing (and delicious).

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See's Candies Sweet Surprise ChicksVia Merchant

See’s Candies Sweet Surprise Chicks

A West Coast candy maker with a cult following is killing us with cuteness. These mini milk chocolate eggs from See’s Candies have a teeny white chocolate chick inside. Kids (and adults) will love opening up these treats to see the surprise inside!

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Yum Earth Organic Easter Gummy FruitsVia Merchant

Yum Earth Organic Gummy Fruits Bunnies

These bunny-shaped fruit snacks, available in flavors like Strawberry Smash and Perfectly Peach, aren’t made with artificial food dyes. That means you can rest easy when your kids treat themselves to the vegan Easter bites. They’re also non-GMO and gluten-free.

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SugarwishVia Merchant


Send a faraway friend or family member an Easter treat they weren’t expecting. With Sugarwish, the recipient gets to pick two to 12 of their favorite candies, and jelly beans and bunny candy corn are some of the festive options. They’ll have plenty of candy to last them well past the holiday.

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Karen Cicero
Karen is a seasoned journalist who specializes in food, travel, home, and new product coverage. She has visited almost every state (look out, Alaska, she's coming for you next!). A mom who goes overboard for all the holidays, she lives in the Christmas city itself—Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.