The Best Candy for Your Easter 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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Watch as Taste of Home Editors Lisa Kaminski and Caroline Stanko taste test some unusual Easter candies you’ll only spot around the holiday. Once you’re done, scroll to find some of the Editors’ favorites, plus some more of our best Easter candy picks. If you already overdid it on candy, be sure to check out these ways to use up leftover Easter candy.

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Hersheys Polka Dot EggsVia Merchant

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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Reeses Peanut Butter BunnyVia Merchant

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. See how Reese’s fared in our peanut butter cup taste test.

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Branches Malted Milk Eggs Easter CandyVia Merchant

Malted Milk Eggs

Brach’s brightly colored malted milk eggs are an Easter classic, and for good reason! These malted milk balls are covered in sweet milk chocolate with neon-colored shells that are perfect for an Easter egg hunt.

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Sour Patch Kids Watermelon Jelly BeansVia Merchant

Sour Patch Kids Watermelon Jelly Beans

These adorable green and pink Sour Patch Kids jelly beans are even more exciting than the normal ones. Watermelon is the sweet, springy flavor we all need in our lives (and baskets) right now.

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Tonys Chocolonely Egg Carton Via Merchant

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.

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Cadbury Creme Egg for EasterVia Merchant

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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Lemon Crisp Kit Kats for EasterVia Merchant

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.

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Ghirardelli Milk Chocolate Caramel BunniesVia Merchant

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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Nerds Easter RopeVia Merchant

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 CandyVia Merchant

Whoppers Mini Robin Eggs

Whoppers makes colorful malted milk balls that add a nestful of fun to Easter baskets.

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Sees Rocky Road EggVia Merchant

Rocky Road Egg

Everyone loves the crunchy, fluffy, chocolaty nature that is rocky road. This time around, take that marshmallow madness and turn it into a super cute chocolate egg!

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Lindt Lindor Neapolitan ChocolatesVia Merchant

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.

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Swedish Fish Mini EggVia Merchant

Swedish Fish Mini Egg

Swedish Fish are our favorite fruity snack year-round, but there’s something especially delicious about this Swedish Fish mini egg.

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Dove Milk Chocolate BunnyVia Merchant

Dove Solid Milk Chocolate Bunny

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

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Butterfinger EggsVia Merchant

Butterfinger NestEggs

Did you know Butterfingers come in an egg shape? We didn’t either, but now we’ll be nibbling on NestEggs this Easter!

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Lindt Chocolate Carrots for EasterVia Merchant

Lindt Chocolate Carrots

What’s up, Doc? While these Lindt “carrots” aren’t quite vegetables, they’re still fun to munch on.

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Sweet Tarts Easter CandyVia Merchant

Sweetarts Chicks, Ducks & Bunnies

A little sweet, a bit sour. We adore these adorable, chewy Easter animal-shaped bites!

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Ferrero Rocher BunnyVia Merchant

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 Via Merchant

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! 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 CandyVia Merchant

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 are utterly irresistible.

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Starburst Jelly Beans Easter CandyVia Merchant

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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Peeps Rainbow Pop Easter CandyVia Merchant

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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Bunny Hop Crate with Best Easter Candyvia Merchant

Olive & Cocoa Bunny Hop Crate

Your dream Easter candy basket is just a hop, skip and a jump away. Olive & Cocoa’s Bunny Hop Crate is filled with Easter favorites—from Jordan almonds to marshmallow pops.

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Melany Love
Having always wanted a career in writing, Melany couldn't have found a better place than Taste of Home to begin. When she's not scribbling in her notebook or working at her computer, she can be found experimenting with new recipes or relaxing with a book and her cats.