The Definitive Ranking of Your Favorite Easter Candies

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Easter candies have taken on a legendary status, and these are the most legendary of all
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The Definitive Ranking of Your Favorite Easter Candies

The Definitive Ranking of Your Favorite Easter Candies

Who doesn’t love Easter candy? The annual arrival of these usually pastel-colored candies means that spring is finally here, and from chocolate bunnies to everything egg-shaped, there’s no shortage of sweet seasonal treats. We’ve rounded up the 13 best Easter treats on the market today.

#13 Easter Pastel M&M’s

#13 Easter Pastel M&M’s

Your standard M&M’s, but dressed up in pastel colors. If you like M&M’s, you’ll like these, and their small size makes it easy to grab a handful.

#12 Cadbury’s Mini Eggs

#12 Cadbury’s Mini Eggs

These little eggs are made of pure Cadbury chocolate, coated in a candy shell. We’re slightly more partial to these than the M&M’s, because we prefer Cadbury’s chocolate to Hershey’s, and the larger size makes it easy to only eat a couple.

#11 Cadbury Chocolate Crème Egg

#11 Cadbury Chocolate Crème Egg

Chocolate on chocolate? Sign us up. This iteration of the legendary Crème Egg comes filled with even more chocolate, but with 20 grams of sugar per pop, these can be a little hard to finish. 

#10 Lindt Chocolate Bunny

#10 Lindt Chocolate Bunny

Lindt chocolate is definitely high-quality, and when it’s shaped into the form of an Easter bunny and covered in gold foil, it’s hard to dislike. Chocolate bunnies are an Easter tradition, and not only is this one of the best on the market, it’s also the easiest to track down. 

#9 Whoppers Robin Eggs

#9 Whoppers Robin Eggs

Malted milk balls covered with chocolate and coated in a hard candy shell? Not only are these improvements on the traditional Whopper, which doesn’t have that candy shell, they’re a pleasant surprise to people who think they’re just biting into solid chocolate.

#8 Butterfinger NestEggs

#8 Butterfinger NestEggs

Nestle USA Inc. / ItemMaster

These aren’t just reshaped Butterfinger bars; they’re foil-covered chocolate eggs studded with little Butterfinger pieces. And they’re delicious.

#7 Cadbury’s Caramel Eggs

#7 Cadbury’s Caramel Eggs

Another entry in the Crème Egg canon, these actually contain a full five grams less sugar than the chocolate and standard crème varieties. It’s also a chocolate shell filled with caramel, so what’s not to dislike?

#6 Snickers Egg

#6 Snickers Egg

MARS Chocolate North America, LLC / ItemMaster

Snickers Eggs come in two varieties: regular and peanut butter. While they’re just reshaped Snickers bars, we say: Don’t mess with perfection. Both varieties are delicious, and just the right size, too. 

#5 Cadbury Crème Eggs

#5 Cadbury Crème Eggs

The Hershey Company / ItemMaster

The original. The classic. A chocolate shell filled with fondant that actually mimics the colors of egg white and yolk! Yes, they’re insanely sweet (and we have no idea how we were able to down a whole one in one sitting when we were kids), but they’re basically Easter in candy form, and we can’t imaging the holiday without them. Heck, a Cadbury Crème Egg Café has even opened in London!

#4 Milk Chocolate Covered Peeps

#4 Milk Chocolate Covered Peeps

Peeps are perfect as they are, but when you cover them in chocolate, something truly magical happens. 

#3 Russell Stover Marshmallow Eggs

#3 Russell Stover Marshmallow Eggs

Russell Stover Candies, Inc. / ItemMaster

These are similar to chocolate-covered Peeps, but so much better. Marshmallow filling covered with a thick layer of Russell Stover chocolate, these are rich and indulgent while still being light and creamy. 

#2 Peeps

#2 Peeps

Just Born, Inc. / ItemMaster

Simple perfection. Chick-shaped marshmallows covered with crunchy sugar crystals. Do you eat yours head-first? Do you let them sit out for a little while so they firm up a little? Do you turn them into flavored milk? Any way you slice it, Peeps are the definitive Easter candy. 

#1 Reese’s Peanut Butter Eggs

#1 Reese’s Peanut Butter Eggs

The Hershey Company / ItemMaster

Peeps may be the definitive Easter candy, but Reese’s Peanut Butter Eggs are far and away our favorite. Something about the shape of these — a flattened egg -shaped disc of chocolate-covered Reese’s peanut butter — makes them even better than the standard Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup in our book. The peanut butter-to-chocolate ratio is also far more preferable. These aren’t just the best Easter candy around; they’re one of the best candies you can buy, period. 

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