Our Five Faves

Best Easter Candy

Posted April 4, 2012
Updated April 5, 2012

We have all been there. Waking up on Easter morning and rushing out of bed to find the basket that mysterious bunny left for us. 

I, personally, wasn't a huge fan of the Easter Bunny. How does he get into the house? And how does this giant bunny get this candy? Does he shop at Target? My poor parents had to field some tough questions from me! 

One thing I loved, and still do, is the candy! So, we at Out & About decided to select our Five Fave Easter candies: 


Peeps - These colored marshmallow shaped bunnies define Easter. They are so popular that they have even been made into different colors and shapes for other holidays- (Snowmen for Christmas, ghosts for Halloween and frogs for....hmmm not sure what those frogs are for!) They are oh so cute, but even better to eat. 



Cadbury Creme Eggs

Cadbury Eggs - The contents of these chocolate-covered eggs are sometimes a mystery.The cream and sugar interior is made to look like a real egg's yolk, which does freak some people out. But they also come in caramel and chocolate. These items made our list because they are also an Easter staple, even prompting imitators like Milky Way and Snickers, which have each made similar eggs filled with their contents. 



Reese's Peanut Butter Eggs

Reese's Peanut Butter Cup Eggs - They might be the exact same thing as a traditional Peanut Butter Cup, but I can't resist buying these things whenever I see them around Easter. Maybe it is because they are shaped like eggs, or just my obsession with peanut butter. They are always a favorite. 



Robin's Eggs

Whopper Mini Robin's Eggs - Whoppers covered in colorful pastel colors = malted milk heaven. 







Russell Stover Strawberry Cream Egg

Russell Stover Eggs - Filled with vanilla, marshmallow, maple creme, strawberry or raspberry, these creme eggs are a delight each year. 




Honorable mentions:

Sweetarts Chicks, Ducks and Bunnies

Easter Sweet Tarts -  They are shaped like chicks, ducks and bunnies this time of year. Cute, but not too cute to eat. 




Chocolate bunnies

Chocolate bunny - There are too many brands making these bunnies for us to narrow it down to just one. But getting a chocolate shaped into a bunny is almost expected on Easter. 





Starburst jelly beans

Jelly beans - Starburst, Lifesaver, Nerds – everyone is making a jelly bean now. So pick your favorite and enjoy! 


We can't possibly name every type of Easter candy out there. Tell us your favorites in the comments section below!


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  • Rebelyell55 Apr 7, 2012

    Butterfinger eggs, just saw them Friday, went back to get more and they're sold out. Grandkids love em.

  • marys1521 Apr 6, 2012

    Nestlé Crunch eggs!

  • thinknc Apr 6, 2012

    Agree with computer trainer--peepsters are incredible! I've only tried the dark chocolate ones. Marshmallow peeps make good smores.

  • computer trainer Apr 6, 2012

    Peepsters!!!! OH MY GOODNESS!!! They are so good.

  • pirategirl12 Apr 5, 2012

    Reese's WHITE Chocolate PB Egg...Heaven!!!

  • nyncwork1 Apr 5, 2012

    The nerds bumpy jelly beans are the best!

  • sarah234 Apr 5, 2012

    Don't overlook the Cadbury mini eggs - that creamy dreamy chocolate inside a pastel-colored hard shell is just fabulous!

  • Killian Apr 5, 2012

    Peeps are gross to eat, but they are so much fun to play with in the microwave!

    I agree with opinionated - the eggs have more peanut butter in them, which makes them amazing.

    Cadbury eggs are too sweet for me, but my partner loves the caramel ones.

    Robin's Eggs are definitely an addiction for me. Mmmmm.

    One correction to awomnsptofview - actually, the bunny is indeed a symbol of the original Easter, called Ostara, named for the goddess Eostre. It is a festival honoring spring and fertility, for which the rabbit is a definite icon! =) We're happy to share our holidays with Christians, but please don't ignore the actual history of the name "Easter" and the origins of the holiday. =)

  • Opinionated1 Apr 5, 2012

    Reese's Eggs are the best! Actually all of the Reese's holiday shapes are great! It's just something about them, maybe the ratio of chocolate to peanut butter is different or something. Following in a close second and third are the Cadbury Caramel Eggs and the Cadbury Chocolate Eggs.

  • puggybelle Apr 5, 2012

    Peeps are disgusting! The Cadbury Egg is my favorite. Running a close second would be a Russell Stover's Raspberry Whipped Cream Egg...yum!