Delicious Easter Candy

A short list of the absolute must haves in your Easter basket
Easter Candy Musts

It simply isn’t Easter without these holiday themed candies!

When Easter Sunday rolls around, we put aside our diets and make way for delicious food. There are the classic Easter hams and lambs that make it on our Easter menus. There are the undeniable Easter desserts that make your holiday sweet. And who could forget the hard-boiled eggs you took oh-so-much time to dye?

But when it comes to a complete Easter Sunday dinner, it is null and void if there is no Easter candy present. And not just any sweets will do. There are a few staple candies that absolutely have to make it into the basket, no matter what the calories are.To make your Easter complete, make sure that all of these iconic candies make an appearance at your holiday celebration: 

Reese’s Peanut Butter Egg
When seasonal Reese’s are out, chocolate and peanut butter lovers rejoice. And if you get one of these candies in your basket, you feel like you hit the candy lottery!

Jelly Belly Jellybeans
These colored, sugary beans have been in Easter baskets as far back as we can remember! Out of all of the candy in your Easter basket, this sweet treat is a staple.

Russell Stover Marshmallow Egg
While this marshmallow, with its chocolate coated exterior isn’t the most iconic Easter egg candy out there, it is definitely the most delicious!

It simply isn’t Easter without Peeps. Really, how could you have an Easter Basket without them!

Cadbury Creme Eggs
These classic Easter candies with their marshmallow creme center are so iconic, they haven’t changed their commercial in over a decade! Every year we can expect to see those cute farm animals in bunny ears and it gets us every time!

Whoppers Mini Robin Eggs
Crunchy, chocolaty and a special Easter candy, Whoppers Mini Robin Eggs were always fun to discover while rooting through your Easter basket grass.


Russell Stover Solid Milk Chocolate Bunny
Easter isn’t Easter without a chocolate bunny. Whether it is solid, hollow, or full of your favorite filling, an Easter bunny just has to make it into your basket of sweets.


From Easter menus and party ideas to the best Easter dinner, dessert, and cocktail recipes, we’ve got you covered. Find all this and more on The Daily Meal’s Easter Recipes & Menus Page.