The Best Easter Candy Everyone Wants in Their Baskets This Year
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Follow us down the rabbit hole for a look at new Easter candy, plus classic picks that make a basket feel complete.
This Easter is shaping up to be the celebration we’ve longed for since the pandemic began. As we get ready to continue our Easter traditions in person, Easter candy makers are bringing their A game, introducing a bunch of new products that make tasty Easter basket stuffers—and midafternoon snacks. (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, Easter candy has never been more tempting. That said, if you want some Easter basket ideas that aren’t entirely candy-focused, check out these adult Easter baskets, Easter baskets for kids, and Easter baskets for teens.
Of course, 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.
Kit Kat Easter Lemon Crisp Miniature Wafer Bar
In this limited-edition twist, layers of lemon cream are spread between crunchy wafers and covered in a delicious light-yellow coating. Online reviewers seem to concur that the lemon flavor doesn’t taste fake or overpowering, and one even called the treat “oddly refreshing.” Stuff one in an Easter basket, or get creative by attaching the candy to a printable Easter card.
Weibler Milk Chocolate Bunnies
In-the-know sugar fiends agree that World Market has the best selection of Easter candy from around the globe. Made in Germany, this set of four dapper milk chocolate bunnies is almost too cute to eat. But let’s be honest: They’ll be gone before the Easter games begin.
Peeps Sparkly Wild Berry Marshmallows
The newest addition to the Peeps family gives off unicorn vibes. Fruity-tasting purple bunnies are sprinkled with shimmery confetti. Your kids will think the Easter bunny really is magic.
LOL Surprise Finders Keepers Milk Chocolate Egg with Toy
If the kids in your life are obsessed with the LOL Surprise crew, get ready to make all their Easter wishes come true. This milk chocolate egg is packaged with a mystery character, like Bon Bon or Snow Angel. You’re welcome.
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.
Peeps Gummy Candy
Marshmallow-flavored gummies are now a thing, and your whole crew will want to taste them. Our recommendation: Buy these colorful, bite-size chick and bunny shapes in a pack of six.
Hershey’s Kisses Milk Chocolates with Vanilla Frosting–Flavored Creme
Plaid foil wrappers are the first hint these Kisses are extra special. Instead of being solid chocolate, they’re filled with vanilla-flavored frosting.
Cadbury Chocolate Creme Eggs
For the chocoholics in your family, these classic milk chocolate eggs come in a version with a chocolate cream center. We wouldn’t blame you if you kept them in your secret candy stash.
Dove Solid Dark Chocolate Bunny
If you’re on Team Dark Chocolate, this foil-wrapped bunny should get top billing in your Easter basket. At 4.5 ounces, this treat will last for days.
Favorite Day Bunny Bait Trail Mix
Sold exclusively at Target, this limited edition combo of confetti cookie pieces, M&M’s, white chocolate–coated pretzels, and marshmallows hits all the sweet-salty notes. Just what the Easter bunny ordered!
Reese’s Peanut Butter Tie-Dye Eggs
If an Easter candy were made for Instagram, it’d be these yummy peanut butter eggs, which come individually wrapped in design-forward foil. The tweens and teens in your life will adore the aesthetic, snapping their pics to post with clever Easter captions.
Hershey’s Polka Dot Cookies ‘N’ Creme Eggs
Melt-in-your-mouth white chocolate and colorful cookie bits team up for the perfect textural experience. And yeah, the kids will like them—they look like unicorn eggs. Might we suggest taking inspiration from the colorful interior when it comes to your Easter nail art?
Vermont Nut Free Chocolates Bunny Pop
Most allergy-friendly Easter candy is plain and boring, but this New England candy maker creates the cutest treats—like this bow-tied bunny on a stick—in a processing plant that’s free of peanuts and tree nuts. Cue the applause. It’s so cute you may even want to tie one on the premade Easter baskets you’re gifting.
Harry Potter Chocolate Frog
Your 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.
Tony’s Chocolonely Chocolate Eggs
This 12-piece assortment—with flavors including Dark Chocolate Pecan Coconut and Milk Chocolate Caramel Sea Salt—is cleverly packaged in an egg carton. Feel-good fact: This Belgian company sources its chocolate responsibly.
Peanuts Easter Mache Egg
Exclusive to Williams Sonoma, this keepsake papier-mâché container is stuffed with Peanuts-themed treats, including a Snoopy cookie and Charlie Brown chocolate bar. We’re feeling nostalgic. It’s exclusive to Williams Sonoma, so be sure you shop smartly since the store is open on Easter for only part of the day.
Ghirardelli Sea Salt Caramel Dark Chocolate Bunnies
Small, individually wrapped bunnies are stuffed with a sea salt caramel filling. Just 45 calories apiece, they’re a delicious way to knock out that chocolate craving.
M&M’s Easter Milk Chocolate Party Size
Pick up an extra-large bag of M&M’s in pastel colors, like pink and lavender. They’re fun for filling Easter eggs, decorating cakes and cookies, and even using in place of chips for games of Easter bingo. And purple M&Ms aren’t just for Easter; you can also find bags of them.
Brach’s Easter Pastel Fiesta Malted Milk Eggs
Speckled candy shells encase these chocolate-coated malted milk balls. The result: a treat that’s bold in taste and appearance.
York Peppermint Patties Eggs
Everyone’s favorite minty patty shape-shifts for the Easter season. Sweet and simple is all you need.
Reese’s Pieces Shake & Break Eggs
Kids will love cracking open this milk chocolate egg and watching all the Reese’s Pieces spill out. Break it inside a bowl to keep the mess contained.
Brach’s Late Night Taco Truck Jelly Beans
For the grown-ups’ baskets, Brach’s came through with a medley of just-released Mexican-inspired jelly bean flavors, like guacamole, margarita, and churro. Kick these back with a drink after the kids go to bed.
Skittles Fun Size Impossible Egg Hunt
Instead of plastic eggs, hide these fun-size packages of Skittles around the house. The special wrappers make them extra hard to find. Let the hunt begin! Here’s one Skittles color that people care for the least.
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 have a teeny white chocolate chick inside. Adorbs!
Yum Earth Organic Easter Gummy Fruits
These bunny-shaped fruit snacks, sold in flavors like Strawberry Smash and Perfectly Peach, aren’t made with artificial food dyes. So you can feel a bit better when your kids are hopped up on Easter candy.
Send a faraway friend or family member an Easter treat. With Sugarwish, the recipient gets to pick two to 12 of their favorite candies. Jelly beans and Bunny candy corn will soon be among the options. You’ll need to order early to ensure it arrives in time, so make sure you know what day Easter is this year.