After Halloween, the best time of the year for those with a sweet tooth is Easter. From the first time the Easter Bunny delivered a basket of delicious treats to your door right up to adulthood, this spring holiday has never failed to deliver on providing quality candies and treats. And, unlike many things in this world, the quality of the product just keeps getting better and more diverse as time passes.
Here’s a look at the five best Easter candies:
These delicious candies, sprinkled liberally in any good Easter basket, were always treated as a candy afterthought by gift givers. In recent years, though, the idea of gourmet jelly beans has hit the scene. High on flavor and diversity, jelly beans are being produced by such candy brand powerhouses as Starburst and Jolly Rancher. Add to the mix a variety of flavors never before seen, and it’s clear that the always-tasty treat has entered into a new era of quality.
An Easter classic, there’s no candy more iconic than the chocolate rabbit. A staple of the season’s candy menu, the bunny can be hollow or solid, but must always be eaten ears first. It seems that just about every chocolate company makes several variations on the chocolate bunny-and all seem to be right on the mark.
This gooey, messy abomination-like candy invention is the highlight of many an Easter basket and the guilty pleasure of many an adult. Cracking open the chocolate egg and dipping into the sugary yoke instantly takes you back to your childhood. Just be prepared to wash your hands after enjoying this tasty, but sticky treat.
Chocolate Marshmallow Egg
Separately, chocolate and marshmallows are awesome, but something truly special happens when you combine them. With just a hint of crunch to the chocolaty shell giving way to a velvety vanilla marshmallow, these candies are absolutely addictive. Keep two or three by you and stash the rest well out of the way.
These chick-shaped marshmallow treats in pastel colors, dusted with an extra bit of sugar on top, are so wrong, but at the same time, so right. For those looking for the ultimate answer to a craving for sweets, Peeps are the perfect candy option. Eaten in moderation, they are the supreme Easter candy and the world champ of seasonal treats-but, realistically, who eats Peeps in moderation?