How sweet it is: Cadbury Mini Eggs are the crowned champs of our Easter Candy bracket poll! After taking down Peeps and Russell Stover Marshmallow Eggs, these mini eggs edged past Reese’s Peanut Butter Eggs to take the No. 1 spot.

Cadbury Mini Eggs

From Easter baskets to your desk drawer, these milk-chocolate filled treats will find a place anywhere. The challenge? Not devouring a whole bag at once.

Reese’s Peanut Butter Eggs

When it comes to the holidays, Reese’s has you covered, and it surely doesn’t disappoint come springtime. The company’s peanut butter egg is one of the best candies in egg form to get in an Easter basket.


First hitting candy shelves in 1953, Peeps have grown to be a powerhouse in the Easter candy market. The sugary-marshmallow treats -- once reserved for only Easter -- are now sold year-round, and have gone on to inspire countless craft projects and products (lip balm, Oreos, and Italian Ice).

Easter Candy Corn

Candy corn for Easter? It’s apparently a thing. But the pretty pastel colors are not enough to keep it from being just as polarizing as its Halloween counterpart.

Easter Hershey’s Kisses

In 1968, Hershey’s introduced pastel-colored wrapped kisses for Easter. While these bites taste the same as regular Hershey’s Kisses, it’s the festive wrapping that makes them perfect for spring.

Russell Stover Marshmallow Chocolate Eggs

If you can’t bring yourself to be on Team Peeps, this marshmallow egg may be more up your alley. The fluffy marshmallow layer is hidden inside a decadent shell of chocolate.


Sugary, sweet, and sometimes with a gum filling, lollipops are a welcome addition to any Easter basket.

Easter PEZ

It’s a toy and candy all-in-one. The PEZ name is an abbreviation of the German word for peppermint, PfeffErminZ. In 1952, PEZ was introduced in America with fruit flavors and character-head dispensers to appeal to children. There are now countless dispensers to choose from – including rabbit-themed ones for Easter.

SweeTarts Chicks, Ducks and Bunnies

Something needs to break up all that chocolate in the basket, and SweeTarts perform that job to perfection. The sugar candy comes in fun springtime shapes for Easter.

Cadbury Crème Eggs

Available only between New Year’s Day and Easter, Cadbury Crème Eggs are the quintessential holiday treat. The milk chocolate with a creamy white-and-yellow fondant filling is designed to look like a real chicken egg.

Snickers Eggs

Why mess with a good thing? Snickers’ offering to the Easter candy basket is not the most creative. It’s chocolate, caramel and peanuts – basically a Snickers bar in an egg form.

Jelly Beans

You can enjoy jelly beans throughout the year, but an Easter basket just isn’t complete without these chewy bites. Jelly beans became an Easter staple during the 1930s.

Whoppers Robin Eggs

These malt chocolate eggs wrapped in speckled pastel shells look like Whoppers pretending to be M&Ms.

Easter M&Ms

M&Ms in pastel-colored shells – a perfect combination from this iconic American candy brand.

Chocolate Bunnies

Whether solid or hollow, chocolate bunnies hop to the top of the Easter basket checklist every year. These festive treats with German roots have been around since the 19th century, but it wasn’t until the 20th century that the tradition started to trend globally when more manufacturers started using chocolate molds to produce bunnies at a quicker rate.

Lindt Chocolate Carrots

In a land of bunnies and eggs, this milk chocolate veggie with a hazelnut center sticks out.