30 Easter Candy Picks for Your Basket

If you're looking for the best Easter candy for your family's baskets, you're in luck. Use this list and shopping will be done before you can say "Hoppy Easter!"

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When it comes to assembling an Easter basket, candy is key. Rather than hunting up and down store isles, turn to our picks for the best Easter candy. Here you’ll find options ranging from rich chocolate to fruity gummies,  nutty treats and much more. Stuff your kiddo’s Easter basket with these candies and a few basket stuffers and you’re all set!

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The 25 Best Easter Candy Picks For Your Basket
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Reese’s Peanut Butter Bunny

This Reese’s bunny packs 10 times the peanut butter of an average Reese’s cup into a decadent chocolate shell. Reviewers love that this oversized bunny is stuffed to the brim with Reese’s iconic peanut butter filling. By the way, see how Reese’s fared in our peanut butter cup taste test.

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Peeps Rainbow Pop Easter Candy
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Peeps Rainbow Pop

Love ’em or hate ’em, Peeps are an Easter staple. Enjoy all that sugar-encrusted goodness on the go thanks to this Peeps pop.

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Baby Butterflies Fruit Gummies
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Baby Butterflies Fruit Gummies

These mini gummy butterflies are almost too cute to eat! Kiddos will love the cute shape and fun flavors (strawberry, lemon, apple and raspberry) alike. The candies come in a clear Candy Cube that shows off the sweets’ pastel hues.

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Hersheys Polka Dot Eggs
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Cookies ‘n’ Creme Polka Dot Eggs

Pretty white eggs with delicious pastel-colored cookie bits inside them? That’s adorable. Cookies ‘n’ Creme eggs are definitely going to be a hit at your Easter party.

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Easter Cake Pops
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Easter Cake Pops

Want to add a homemade touch to your Easter baskets but don’t have the time to bake? Turn to these hand-made Easter cake pops from Williams Sonoma! The chocolate and vanilla cake pops have a “truffle-like” texture and are decorated to resemble chicks, bunnies and Easter eggs. Plus, they’re individually wrapped so you can split one order between multiple baskets.

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York Peppermint Patties Eggs
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York Peppermint Patties Eggs

If you love a fresh combination of mint and chocolate, then these egg-shaped York peppermint patties are perfect for you! Plus, they’re even small enough to be hidden in Easter basket eggs! They might also go well with these no-candy Easter basket stuffers.

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Peter Rabbit Marshmallows
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Peter Rabbit Marshmallows

These Petter Rabbit marshmallows from Williams Sonoma are a great option for those who are gluten-free. The individually wrapped marshmallows are hand-decorated with Peter’s blue jacket and brown eyes and are almost too cute to eat. Each bag comes with 11 marshmallows.

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Easter Bunny Bark
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Easter Bunny Bark

This Easter Bunny Bark is a spring take on the famous Williams Sonoma Peppermint Bark. The candy consists of layers of thick Peruvian dark and white chocolate that are topped with sprinkles, candy pearls and edible glitter. The bark (and its pastel blue tin) will look equally gorgeous in an Easter basket as it will on your dessert table.

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Twizzlers Bunnies

These adorable, bite-sized, Twizzler bunnies offer a chewy, cherry-flavored treat for Easter! They’re also a low-fat and kosher Easter candy option.

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Sour Patch Kids Jelly Beans
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Sour Patch Kids Jelly Beans

These adorable multi-colored Sour Patch Kids jelly beans are even more exciting than the normal Sour Patch Kids. Reviewers praise the jelly beans’ sweet-and-sour flavor combo and note it’s an Easter-time exclusive, so stock up!

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Tony’s Chocolonely Egg Carton

Tony’s Chocolonely eggs come in a real egg carton and the chocolate is sustainably sourced. Oh, and they come in different flavors of milk and dark chocolate, too. These White Chocolate Easter Egg Candies are a fun homemade take on this classic candy.

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Cadbury Creme Eggs

Everyone’s favorite Easter treat is back in a 4-pack. No-bunny’s Easter basket is complete without Cadbury Creme Eggs!

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SweeTarts Jelly Beans

For a sweet yet tangy jellybean flavor, SweeTarts jelly beans have you covered! As an added bonus, the vibrant jelly beans can add a pop of color to any Easter basket.

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Lemon Crisp Kit Kats

Lemon Crisp Kit Kats are loaded with the best flavors of spring, making them a perfect addition to any Easter basket. They’re only available around Easter, so if you’ve been meaning to try this flavor, now is your time.

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Compartés Gourmet Chocolte Bars
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Compartés Gourmet Chocolte Bars

This LA-based chocolate brand has been producing luxury truffles, candies and chocolate-covered fruit for nearly 75 years. A particular stand-out is their chocolate bars which come in over 100 flavors ranging from peanut butter cup to marshmallow crips to honeycomb and beyond. Their Cereal Bowl bar is so good, one reviewer said it was the “puzzle piece I never knew was missing from my life”!

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Ghirardelli Milk Chocolate Caramel Bunnies
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Ghirardelli Milk Chocolate Caramel Bunnies

A melt-in-your-mouth Ghirardelli chocolate bunny with a gooey caramel center? Don’t mind if we do! Psst: See how this traditional Easter candy stacked up in our chocolate bunny taste test.

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Seattle Chocolate Truffles
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Seattle Chocolate Truffles

Seattle Chocolate’s Color of Chocolate box is perfect for the chocolate fanatic in your life. The box is stuffed with a sampling of their most iconic truffle flavors including malted milk ball, Mexican hot chocolate and Champagne. The latter of which is made with popping candy and zero alcohol.

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Nerds Easter Rope
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Nerds Easter Rope

Did somebody say Nerds? Talk about candy nostalgia! This amazing Easter-themed Nerds Rope is everything you need. Grab one for yourself or tear and share with friends and family.

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Whoppers Robin Eggs Easter Candy
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Whoppers Mini Robin Eggs

Whoppers make colorful malted milk balls that add a nestful of fun to Easter baskets. These delightful mini eggs are only around in spring, so grab them while you can.

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Lindt Neapolitan White Chocolate Truffles
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Lindt Neapolitan White Chocolate Truffles

The decadency of Lindt truffles just can’t be matched. These are the classiest treats to add to your pastel Easter basket. Did you know you can make homemade chocolate truffles?

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Swedish Fish Mini Egg
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Swedish Fish Mini Assorted Eggs

Swedish Fish are our favorite fruity snack year-round, but there’s something especially delicious about these Swedish Fish mini eggs which are only available around Eater. You can utilize these eggs in baskets or for an Easter egg hunt.

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Dove Solid Chocolate Bunny
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Dove Solid Chocolate Bunny

For a classic bunny that feeds your childhood nostalgia as much as your sweet tooth, try Dove’s solid chocolate bunny. If chocolate isn’t quite your thing, check out these other bunny-shaped recipes.

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Lindt Chocolate Carrots for Easter
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Lindt Chocolate Carrots

What’s up, Doc? While these Lindt “carrots” aren’t quite vegetables, they’re still fun to munch on. The chocolate hazelnut candies are rich, nutty and oh-so-sweet!

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Sweet Tarts Easter Candy
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Sweetarts Chicks, Ducks & Bunnies

A little sweet, a bit sour. We adore these adorable Easter animal-shaped bites! The candies aren’t individually wrapped, so be prepared to add the entire bag to a single basket.

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Lemon Shortbread Cookies

Bright and crunchy, these lemon shortbread bites will be a basket stand-out. The cookies balance out shortbread’s buttery flavor with the addition of tart lemon and white chocolate. Lemon desserts are truly the perfect way to ring in spring.

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Ferrero Rocher Bunny
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Ferrero Rocher Hazelnut Chocolates

Ferrero Rocher’s hazelnut chocolates bring luxury to your Easter basket, and they taste as beautiful as they look. Pair them with a batch of homemade Easter candy.

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Hersheys Egg Hunt Kisses
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Hershey’s Egg Hunt Kisses

If you’re looking for a super sweet way to fill up your candy bowl, look no further than these decadent Hershey’s Kisses! The pastel wrappings are only sold in spring. Eat ’em on their own or add ’em to our best chocolate kisses recipes.

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Reeses Pieces Shake And Break Egg Best Easter Candy
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Reese’s Pieces Shake & Break Egg

We were big Shake & Break Reese’s Pieces egg fans back when it was first announced in 2019, and for good reason! These eggs, which are sadly only available around Easter, are utterly irresistible.

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Dylan’s Candy Bar Gummy Mallow Mascot Kebob

This jumbo gummy kebob will definitely take your Easter basket over the top. The nearly footlong kebob is threaded with gummy drops, bears, hearts and rings, and topped with a chocolate or vanilla marshmallow bunny. If that wasn’t enough, a portion of each purchase is donated to All About Rabbits Rescue.

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Starburst Jelly Beans Easter Candy
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Starburst Jelly Beans

What’s Easter candy without a little tanginess? These Starburst jelly beans pack in some sour with all that sweetness. Warning: You won’t be able to put these down.

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