Easter is coming up quickly and you know what that means… lots of sugary goodness left behind by the one and only Easter Bunny!
Halloween might get all the credit for being the top candy holiday, but don’t discount that springtime sweet tooth—Easter is a worthy rival for the most “sweet” day of the year! You could always buy a premade basket for your kids this Easter, but where’s the fun in that?! Get creative and personalize your Easter baskets with candies that you know your kids will love. With so much variety of colourful Easter candy, it won’t be tough at all!
Wondering what your family will love this year? No worries! Our Candy Funhouse fun-gineers teamed up with the Easter Bunny to give you the coveted list of the Top 9 Easter Candies for 2018 (and pssst—we carry all of these, right here online—no need to make a last-minute trip to the crazy-busy store!).
Do you love Peeps? Do you love Oreos? If you said yes to either question, you gotta try Oreo Peeps cookies! These cookies are a limited edition Easter treat that combine the deliciousness of Oreos with rich Peeps-flavoured creme filling. If you thought Double Stuffed Oreos were your favourite, just wait until you try these ones!
This Canadian candy classic should be a staple on any Easter sweets list! Cadbury Mini Eggs are a crowd pleaser and for good reason—their soft Easter-inspired colours, that crunchy candy-coated shell, the solid milk chocolate core… we’re starting to crave some just thinking about them!
These addicting pastel-coloured miniature eggs were first introduced in 1967 and have only grown in popularity since. Plus, they’ve got the cutest co-stars in their television commercials. Raise your hand if you remember this Cadbury Mini Egg commercial from the ‘80s:
These Whoppers Eggs may be mini in size but they're huge on taste! The Whoppers Mini Malted Milk Eggs are a sweet addition to any Easter Basket. They have all the unique tastiness and crunchiness of the original Whoppers malt balls, but also come with a fun egg-shaped Easter twist. The Easter Bunny loves these and we’re sure your family will too!
Bonus fact: Did you know Whoppers were first sold unwrapped, two pieces for a single cent? What a steal!
The Easter Bunny doesn’t believe that all of your candy has to be sweet. Mix it up in your Easter baskets this year and include something sour!
Most sour candy lovers think Warheads are the sourest candy they’ve ever tried. We’re sure the Warheads Chewy Bunnies are no exception! Do you agree? They have that face-puckering effect, but you be the judge on this one. We dare you!
No Easter basket is complete without some sort of peanut butter and chocolate candy. If you want to mix up the flavours in your baskets’ candy loot, Reese’s Pieces Peanut Butter Pastel Eggs are a surefire way to do that while putting a smile on your kids’ faces.
Reese’s Pieces Eggs are one of the Easter Bunny’s favourites because they combine the classic peanut butter chocolate combo with a tasty candy-coated shell that reminds us of springtime and sweetness. Plus, they are always fun searching for in the plastic green “grass “at the bottom of an Easter basket—gotta find every last one of these delicious chocolate eggs!
Have you tried Mini Robin Eggs before? If not, you’re in for a treat. Mini Robin Eggs are similar to the Mini Whoppers Eggs everyone knows and loves, but this special Easter candy is a fan favourite that can’t be left off the list. They come in 4 fun Easter colors – blue, white, yellow, and pink. Plus, they’re individually bespeckled to look closer to the real thing!
Bonus fact: Mini Robin Eggs have been around for a long time. In fact, before they were “mini,” they were Giants. In 1939, Giants were the first malted milk balls produced, but it wasn’t until ten years later that they changed their name to Whoppers.
Now here’s an Easter candy the Easter Bunny highly recommends: Mike and Ike Easter Treats! Mike and Ikes are the fruit-flavoured candies that have a fun name and a great taste! They were first introduced in 1940 by the Just Born company in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania and have been going strong ever since. They added this special Easter edition candy back in the early 2000s, and it was an instant hit!
Bonus fact: The reason behind the candy’s name is a mystery. There are many theories on how the candy got its name, but no one knows for sure.
If there was ever candy we’re sure that you’ve tried (unless you have a peanut allergy, in which case, we feel for you!), it has to be Reese’s Peanut Butter Eggs. These are the epitome of classic Easter candy and should be must-have item for your Easter treats shopping list. Whether you load them up in your kids’ Easter baskets or hand them out to your coworkers, you’re sure to be everyone’s favourite Easter Bunny!
Reese’s Peanut Butter Eggs take the classic Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup and puts a whole new twist on it with a fun, limited edition egg shape. Is it just us or do these taste a little different—perhaps even better—than the normal Reese’s cups? We’re definitely going to be stocking up on these. How about you?
This one is a great little addition to your kids’ Easter gifts as it combines both a candy and a toy! PEZ, the famous German candy, has a special edition Easter White Bunny dispenser that you won’t want to miss out on. This adorable dispenser tube resembles the Easter Bunny and comes with plenty of extra little candies inside!
Bonus fact: The word PEZ was created using the first, middle and last letter in the German word for peppermint: PfeffErminZ.
Do you have tons of ideas on how to fill your Easter baskets this year? We hope so! If this list of delicious, Easter-inspired candies doesn’t make your mouth water, we’re not sure what will. Let us know what Easter candy you’ll be delighting your family and friends with this spring in the comments.