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Here's what 100 calories of your favorite Easter candy looks like

Posted April 13

Billions of dollars will be spent this year on Easter candy, which is expected to top candy sales from last Valentine's Day and even Halloween.

There's another cost of all that candy, though: the calories that come with it.

Easter brings temptation whether you pick through your child's Easter basket or get candy at a deep discount the next day. A good way to help you limit the amount of candy you eat is to think of 100 calorie portions—the amount of calories an average person can burn in about 15 minutes of walking.

To help you stick to that limit, here's what 100 calories of popular Easter candies looks like:

Reese's Pieces Eggs: Six and one third pieces

Nestle Crunch Nest Eggs: Three and one third

Cadbury Creme Egg: Two-thirds (One piece has 150 calories)

Hershey Milk Chocolate Marshmallow Eggs: Three

Jordan Almonds: Six

Peeps: Three and one half

Ghirardelli's milk chocolate bunnies: Two

Lindt Bunny: Just the ears

Jelly Belly Beans: 25

According to a Wallet Hub survey, 81 percent of parents snag Easter candy from their kids' baskets.

Roughly 89 percent believe the proper way to eat a chocolate Easter bunny is ears first.

Almost 52 of adults plan to attend church on Easter.

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