The Best Easter Candy To Buy In 2024: 31 Sweet Picks

Last Updated on March 21, 2024 | 0 Comments
The best Easter candy ranges from chocolate eggs to gummy carrots

Spring has sprung and that means Easter and more importantly, Easter candy, are around the corner. Shelves everywhere are lined with classics like Cadbury Creme Eggs and the ever-polarizing Peeps. But for those of you looking to try something new, you might be interested in learning about some lesser-known Easter candies or simply being reminded of classics you may have forgotten about.

Whether you want to fill your Easter baskets for kids (or adults) or grab some Easter candies to have around the house for guests, there are tons of adorable and mouthwatering goodies to choose from. To help you pick the best sweet treats, read on for the 31 best Easter candies this year.

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The 31 Best Easter Candies To Buy

1. Peeps Easter Candy

Few opinions are as strong as those that exist about Peeps. These colorful and festive chick and rabbit marshmallow bites are either loved or hated, depending on who you ask, but they are an iconic Easter candy nonetheless. They even make for a pretty cute Easter table topper or cupcake topper and come in a variety of flavors. If you want to enjoy them over Easter, Peeps are conveniently available at most grocery stores.

Peeps are a well-known Easter candy
via Peeps

2. Lindt Chocolate Eggs

There’s nothing wrong with keeping it simple when it comes to choosing the best Easter candy and chocolate in the shape of an Easter egg is as classic as it gets. The same Lindt chocolate you love in chocolate bars and truffles the rest of the year is available in bags of Lindt Chocolate Truffle Eggs for a delightful Easter treat.

3. Cadbury Mini Eggs

These brightly colored pastel eggs are another seasonal favorite, adding a pop of color to candy bowls and Easter baskets everywhere. Made of chocolate with a crisp candy shell and an almost-malted flavor, Cadbury Mini Eggs are truly a beloved Easter candy. They also look adorable as a topping on cupcakes or chocolate cornflake nests. 

A person holding a white bowl of pastel coated chocolate mini eggs
via Canva

4. Sour Patch Kids Bunnies

The same sour flavor you know and love in the shape of little bunnies is about as cute as it gets. Sour Patch Kids Bunnies are a slightly more pastel shade than the original Sour Patch Kids and are available at most major retailers or can be ordered online to guarantee them for your Easter baskets. 

5. Lindt Chocolate Bunnies

Bunnies are basically the mascot for Easter and chocolate bunnies are one of the most popular Easter gifts. Of all the kinds available, Lindt Gold Bunnies are one of the most recognizable types and make a beautiful accent piece for your Easter basket or tablescape. Available in packs of Lindt mini bunnies or as a large bunny, you can pick your favorite or have a whole family of chocolate bunnies in your home by opting for both types.

A gold-wrapped chocolate bunny in a white basket
via Lindt

6. Jelly Belly Jelly Beans Carrot

Don’t forget your veggies this Easter with a bright orange jelly bean-filled Jelly Belly Tangerine Baby Carrot! Carrot-shaped packaging, stuffed to the brim with sweet tangerine jelly beans makes a super cute addition to your Easter gift basket.

7. Hershey’s Polka Dot Cookies ‘n’ Cream Eggs

While the Hershey’s Polka Dot Cookies ‘n’ Cream Eggs might be a mouthful to say, once you try one of these delightfully crunchy and sweet confections, you will want your mouth full of them. They taste just like the Hershey’s Cookies ‘n’ Cream Kisses or individual chocolate bars but come with the addition of pastel pink and blue crunchy pieces, adding a festive touch to these white chocolate Easter candies.

A bag of Hershey's colorful white chocolate mini Easter eggs
via Hershey's

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8. Reese’s Peanut Butter Easter Eggs

It’s not often that a classic candy’s seasonal flavor or shape is more popular than the original, but when it comes to the best Easter candy, the Reese’s Peanut Butter Easter Eggs just might be the best version of the chocolate and peanut butter combo. Is it the shape that allows for the most exquisite ratio of chocolate to peanut butter? You’ll have to taste one for yourself to see how it compares to a regular peanut butter cup.

9. Dylan’s Candy Bar Easter Gummy Kebobs

The adorable Easter Gummy Kebobs from Dylan's Candy Bar are almost too cute to eat! Featuring chick or bunny rabbit gummies atop a colorful selection of other gummy treats, this fun and tasty Easter candy will please everyone, from kids to adults who are kids at heart. 

Easter themed gummy kabobs in a line on the grass
via Dylan's Candy Bar

10. Cadbury Creme Egg

The Cadbury Creme Egg has been around for years and years and is another somewhat controversial Easter candy. A thick milk chocolate shell surrounds a sweet and slightly gooey frosting-like filling. Buy just one or go all out with a whole sleeve of them to enjoy!

11. Tony’s Chocolonely Egg Carton

Yes, there are about a million versions of this classic Easter candy, but what makes Tony’s Chocolonely Egg Carton so special is the packaging. Inside a realistic-looking egg carton, you will find a dozen chocolate eggs in different flavors, including chocolate hazelnut and white chocolate. Order online right from the source as this one isn’t available everywhere in stores.

A box of colorfully wrapped mini Easter eggs
via Tony’s Chocolonely Egg Carton

12. SweeTart Jelly Beans

Jelly Belly has some competition in the jelly bean game! SweeTart Easter Jelly Beans are made with the same tart and tangy filling as the usual SweeTart discs you can find year-round but in adorable tiny egg shapes. A colorful and addicting treat for your Easter candy bowl.

13. Vosges Magical Flop-Eared Chocolate Bunnies

Because chocolate bunnies are an Easter food tradition, it’s not surprising that more than one brand sells this popular treat. Instead of the typical “ears straight up” bunny that most other chocolate brands produce, Vosges Haut-Chocolat produces an adorable Magical Flop-Eared Chocolate Bunny. The chocolate itself is finished with a sophisticated sprinkle of Himalayan salt. Order directly from the retailer to ensure this Easter candy arrives in time.  

A chocolate bunny next to a yellow box with a butterfly atop it
via Vosges Haut-Chocolat

14. Compartés Gourmet Chocolate Bar

Compartés is based out of Los Angeles and has been making gourmet chocolate bars and truffles for over 75 years. They offer a playful take on Easter candy with their Cereal Bowl Gourmet Chocolate Bar. Made from high-quality white chocolate and filled with plenty of crunchy cereal and sweet marshmallow bits, it’s a great Easter-themed treat for adults. Order directly from the retailer, as they won’t be on shelves everywhere. 

15. Kit Kat Lemon Crisp

Delight in the light, bright flavor of spring with Lemon Crisp Kit Kats. Order online from Kit Kat's Amazon store if you want to try this flavor, as these won’t be on shelves everywhere, except possibly at specialty candy stores. This Easter candy is technically more about spring, but the new season and the holiday sort of become synonymous. 

A bowl of lemon Kit Kats surrounded by Easter decorations
via Kit Kat

16. Trolli Sour Brite Gummy Bunnies

Those fan-favorite soft yet chewy sour gummy worms now come in an Easter candy variety from Trolli. The multi-colored bag of Trolli Sour Brite Easter Gummi Bunnies features six classic flavors that are all shaped like cute little bunny heads.

17. Dylan’s Candy Bar Milk Chocolate Tulips

Not every chocolate Easter candy needs to be bunny or egg-shaped. Celebrate spring blooms at Easter with Milk Chocolate Tulips from Dylan’s Candy Bar. Buy them individually to add to Easter baskets or get a whole bouquet for someone special.

Milk chocolate tulips are a more unique Easter Candy
via Dylan's Candy Bar

18. Peeps Individually Wrapped Lollipop Rings

A new twist on Easter candy from Peeps, these Peeps Lollipop Rings turn your favorite Peeps chick and rabbit shapes into a hand-held treat. Find them on Amazon, where you can buy rings in packs of various sizes, all shaped like the classic Peeps characters and colored just like their marshmallow counterparts. 

19. Knipschildt Easter Eggs

Hand-painted by a small chocolatier in Connecticut, these incredible Easter candies are as gourmet as it gets. Often named on lists of the best chocolate producers in the country, the Knipschildt Chocolatier Chocolate Easter Eggs are a masterpiece for your eyes and your tastebuds to behold. They come in unique and indulgent flavors, including dark chocolate with passion fruit and hazelnut-infused milk chocolate. 

Colorful chocolate eggs in an egg carton
via House of Knipschildt

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20. Starburst Jelly Beans

Another sweet and chewy option on this list of the best Easter candy, Starburst Easter Jelly Beans pack the flavor of pink and red Starbursts into a handful of wonderfully chewy jelly beans. If you don’t want just the pink and red flavors, you can also get Starburst Jelly Beans with all the classic flavors, including green apple, grape and orange. 

21. Lindt Neapolitan White Chocolate Truffles

This Easter candy is not shaped like a bunny, egg or carrot but the pastel pink packaging and fresh flavor scream “spring.” Order a pack or two of the Lindt Spring Neapolitan White Chocolate Truffles to stash in your pantry or put out for Easter guests. Everyone will get to enjoy the melt-in-your-mouth truffles, featuring flavors of strawberry, vanilla and white chocolate. 

Lindt Neopolitan Truffles are one of the best Easter candies to have out at parties
via Lindt

22. Easter Nerds Hoppin’ Rope 

Add a crunchy and chewy treat to your Easter candy lineup this year with the Easter Nerds Hoppin' Rope. Tear and share pieces of chewy rope coated in colorful and crunchy Nerds candies or enjoy one all for yourself. Amazon sells a 24-count, so there’s plenty to go around. 

23. Dylan’s Candy Bar Spring Tackle Box

Skip the work of buying a bunch of different Easter candies and order a Sweetness of Spring Tackle Box from Dylan’s Candy Bar. Filled to the brim with a curated selection of brightly colored and festive candies, including chocolate bunnies, jelly beans and even sprinkle-coated pretzels, it’s just as delicious as it is beautiful to admire. 

Dylan's Candy Bar has some of the best Easter candy
via Dylan's Candy Bar

24. Lindt Chocolate Carrots 

Another adorable Easter candy from Lindt are the cute yet simplistic Lindt Chocolate Carrots. Available in a pack of four, you could gift a whole box or add individual orange-wrapped carrot-shaped chocolates to Easter baskets. Once opened, solid milk chocolate blended with hazelnut can be enjoyed. 

25. Chocolate Covered Pretzels

One of the best parts about chocolate-covered pretzels is they are a perfect blank canvas for your favorite holiday colors or flavors. Of course, you can make these homemade, or you can order a twelve-pack of Spring Belgian Chocolate Covered Pretzel Twists from The Chocolate Covered Co. on Goldbelly.

Chocolate-covered pretzels with colorful decorations
via The Chocolate Covered Co.

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26. Dylan’s Candy Bar Easter Baskets

While making Easter candy baskets can be fun, Dylan’s Candy Bar Easter Baskets are a great option if you want grab-and-go options. The Chocolate the Plush Bunny’s Easter Basket and Vanilla the Plush Bunny’s Easter Basket feature a selection of Easter candy and a brown or white plush bunny, respectively. If you’re looking to splurge, opt for the Indulgent Easter Basket that has extra candy and both a brown and white plush bunny.

27. Kinder Joy and Kinder Surprise

This egg-shaped treat is available year-round from most major retailers but it makes a great Easter candy addition to your holiday gift basket. Each individually wrapped Kinder Joy Egg contains a tiny toy inside, so take care when opening and consuming and only give this Easter candy to kids over the age of three. If outside of the U.S., you can pick up a Kinder Surprise in place of Kinder Joy.

Kinder Surprise is a popular Easter Candy
via Canva

28. Koko Black Easter Eggs

Koko Black Easter Eggs offer the classic Easter candy for all tastes. Featuring high-quality chocolate, you can opt for a simple milk or dark chocolate egg or go for a more unique flavor. Options include passionfruit and dark chocolate, espresso and hazelnut or apricot and almond crunch. 

29. Harry and David Easter Truffles

A perfect Easter candy gift around the holiday, these Harry and David Easter Truffles are almost too cute to eat. A beautiful box of assorted truffles with flavors like raspberry, strawberry milkshake and crème brûlée, make this truffle box a sophisticated yet still adorable holiday treat. 

A box of truffles, inlduing some decorated like chicks
via Harry and David

30. Mars Assorted Easter Basket Candy

Keep things simple when purchasing Easter candy with this assorted bag of Mars Easter Basket Candy, available online via Amazon. These bite-sized versions of your favorite candy bars, including Snickers, Milky Way and Twix, come in pastel-colored wrappers and are perfect for hiding inside plastic Easter eggs or offering by the handful on your countertop.  

31. Boozy Bunny Hampers

When getting Easter candy, the adults don’t have to miss out on the fun! Koko Black’s Boozy Bunny Hampers are an ideal gift or treat to bring out during an Easter party. Each hamper has a selection of chocolate treats, including chocolate bunnies and dark chocolate varieties, plus a bottle of Hellyers Whisky Cream. 

Boozy Bunny Hampers the best Easter Candy for adults
via Koko Black

What is the Most Popular Easter Candy?

With so many tasty and memorable treats to choose from, you may be wondering, what is the most popular Easter candy across the board? It’s difficult to give a clear answer on the best Easter candy because tastes vary, with some loving chocolate treats and others wanting more fruity gummy or hard candy options. 

And as you might expect, the answer to the question: “What is the best Easter candy ranked?” is different across all 50 states. For 30 of the 50 states, Reese’s Peanut Butter Eggs claim the top Easter candy ranking spot, but other regional favorites include Starburst jelly beans, Peeps and a variety of wrapped or filled chocolate eggs and bunnies. 

Pink rabbit-shaped marshmallows in a line
via Canva

All of these Easter candies make a sweet addition to your holiday plans, and with certain exceptions named above, they’re widely available at large retailers nationwide, from Target to Walmart or Walgreens and everything in between.

Worried about stocking up on your favorite Easter candy before it’s snatched off the shelves? Amazon most likely has it in stock, available for bulk orders. No matter which of these Easter candies you go for, they’re sure to add a fun and sweet touch to your Easter celebrations!

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