How Many Calories Are In Your Easter Basket? (Slideshow)
March 25, 2014
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Reese’s Peanut Butter Egg
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 gives you the best caloric bang for your buck!
Sure these sweet yellow chicks look harmless, but underneath their sugary exterior lies a marshmallow center that will lure you into a basin of caloric sin. OK, maybe it isn’t that intense, especially if you can limit yourself to one peep, but know that eating the entire package will cost you!
Wonka Golden Eggs
You may prefer the goose that lays the golden eggs, but Wonka’s definitely got the next best thing for Easter. Their chocolate golden eggs may be delicious but they could be dangerous if you are tempted to eat too many!
Cadbury Creme Eggs
While everyone may wish they were a Cadbury Bunny, they might want to want to re-think biting into one. These classic Easter candies with their marshmallow creme center are worth quite a bit of calories per one egg.
Another seasonal favor, this nougat-filled decadent delight may be all you can enjoy out of your Easter basket in one day!
Whoppers Mini Robin Eggs
Crunchy, chocolatey and only available seasonally, Whoppers Mini Robin Eggs are always fun to discover while rooting through your Easter basket grass. A handful won’t ruin your day, but be sure to count them out, especially if you are nibbling on them while searching for more!
Cadbury Mini Eggs
Cadbury’s more modestly sized staple Easter treat may give you more wiggle room, in terms of your chosen serving size, than its full-sized crème predecessor, but that doesn’t necessarily make this sweet treat a caloric steal. Mind your egg count before you put all of these sweet treats in one basket.
M&M’s Milk Chocolate
Hidden amidst the green plastic grass, you’ll find little M&M’s — seasonally colored in pastels, of course. While these tiny little chocolate bites may seem harmless due to their size, absentmindedly eating an entire package could cost you a ton of calories for the day.
Russell Stover Solid Milk Chocolate Bunny
It simply isn’t Easter without the chocolate bunny. Whether it is solid, hollow, or full of your favorite filling, an Easter bunny has to make it into your basket of sweets. Just take care not to eat the entire thing at once, or you may take in literally half of your daily calories!