It'd make sense to think that Halloween or Valentine's Day are biggest holidays for buying — and eating — candy. But according CNBC, Easter candy outsells both of these sweet-filled holidays. From pastel-wrapped sweets, to chocolate bunnies, to egg-shaped delights that only come around during the holiday to old-fashioned, homemade traditions, we love devouring all the Easter candy available.
Here, we've rounded up the best Easter candy so you can make sure you're not missing anything when it's time to fill up your family's Easter baskets. Plus, these sweet treats make for the perfect surprises inside those Easter egg hunt eggs. Just be sure to stock up fast, as these one-a-year candies won't last.
Kids love these fun eggs that are treat and toy in one. They feature two separately sealed halves; one side containing layers of cocoa cream and milk topped with wafers and the other containing a surprise item.
Decadent dark chocolate and fluffy marshmallow filling? The combo of bitter and sweet is just perfect.
No Easter basket is complete without a pair of these golden ears peering out from the top. The hollow inside lets you break off pieces as you nibble through the cute shape.
Ferrero chocolate gets a festive twist with these cocoa and hazelnut bites that come in a decorative foil wrapped egg.
A pastel-filled variety pack is perfect for filling the eggs at your annual Easter egg hunt.
Tic Tac’s sweet seasonal flavors of are the perfect gift for an Easter egg hunt or a refreshing Spring treat.
Classic Tootsie Rolls get an egg-stra special twist thanks to a sweet candy coating and a seasonal shape.
If chocolate is not your thing, try these assorted flavor Mike and Ike treats in super cute holiday packaging.
These milk chocolate-filled goodies offer delight in every bite. Put them in plastic Easter eggs, add them to cookies, or eat them right out of your hand.
Reese's Pieces became Easter-friendly with a pastel makeover from their typical orange-yellow-brown scheme.
Cadbury Creme Eggs have a rabid cult following, likely due to the fact that they're only available from January through April in the U.S.
Of course, we can't forget regular Reese's Peanut Butter Eggs. They remain among the most popular Easter candy of recent years.
Even though jelly beans are a year-round favorite, they shine at Easter. Available in seasonal colors and flavors, Jelly Belly jelly beans will always be on our Easter list.
M&Ms are delicious all year round, but the pretty speckled candies out this month look beautiful in a bowl or tossed into an Easter basket.
It's just not an Easter basket without a chocolate bunny.
Sure, there are a lot of chocolate eggs on this list, but it's Easter. You can never have enough!
The candy corn you known and love from Halloween returns for the Easter season. Switching over orange and yellow to seasonal pastel colors, Bunny Corn treats are great for gift bags, crafts, and desserts.
These may not be not as popular as jelly beans, but they are definitely worth trying if you haven't had them before. Each speckled pastel shell is filled with malted milk candy, and every bite is sugary sweet perfection.
Whether you're looking for edible Easter decor or a seasonal dessert, these carrots are great picks. Made with a milk chocolate shell and a hazelnut center, we wish these sweets were around long after Easter.
If you prefer something less chocolatey, these tart animal-shaped candies are tasty and adorable
Peeps make another appearance with this delectable version. Covered in milk or dark chocolate, this sweet treat is giving the standard Peeps some serious competition.
A slightly smaller version of the Russell Stover eggs earlier in the list, these are basically mess-free s'mores without the crackers.
Almonds are healthy snacks, so covering them candy can't be that bad, right? Either way, these are a hit among kids and adults alike.
Everything you love about Starburst chews but in the form of a jelly bean.
These chocolate classics are no different from the regular Hershey's Kisses, but there's just something so festive about having them wrapped in pretty pastel colors.
When it comes to pairing chocolate with caramel and peanuts, nobody does it like Snickers.
Is there a more adorable way to distribute candy than the iconic Pez dispenser? Yes, as their Easter-egg version is even cuter.