Nowadays, there are more Easter-themed candies than ever—including tons of new flavors of jellybeans and PEEPS and just about every candy company you can think of in the shape of an egg. But which are the cream of the crop and which are… eh?Keep reading for a list of the 30 best Easter candy options for 2022—all of which are Easter bunny-approved.Here at Parade.com, we’re all about sharing products we love with our audience. When you make a purchase on an item seen on this page, we may earn a commission, however, all picks are independently chosen unless otherwise mentioned.
30 Best Easter Candy—Ranked
1. Cadbury Creme Eggs, $2.99 for a 4-pack at Rite Aid
The deliciously creamy original Cadbury Creme Egg is an absolute Easter experience and every Easter basket should have at least one of these pieces of Heaven inside.Nowadays you’ll find just about every kind of PEEPS flavor you can think of—from sour watermelon to iced coffee (made in partnership with The Donut Shop). But we can’t think of anything sweeter—or more nostalgic—than the classic flavors and colors all wrapped up into one PEEPS Marshmallow Chicks Variety Pack.
3. Jelly Belly Jelly Beans, $30.37 at Walmart
Jelly Bellys are where it’s at. For the most decadent, gourmet jellybean experience, you can never go wrong with the three-pound pack of JBs. Always gluten-free and peanut-free, everyone in the world has a favorite Jelly Belly flavor. What’s yours?Peanut butter-lovers, rejoice! Reese’s Milk Chocolate Peanut Butter Bunnies rank high on this list for their undeniable popularity. One of the biggest Easter candies of the holiday—without question—these bunnies are 1-pound each and an absolute staple of any Easter basket. (Unless, of course, you have an allergy!)
5. Lindt Easter Milk Chocolate Gold Bunny, $79.99 at Lindt
While the typical, hollowed-out chocolate bunny is an absolute Easter candy icon, we had to rank the Lindt Easter Milk Chocolate Gold Bunny just a wee bit higher. After all, Lindt chocolate is unparalleled and this lil bunny is delicious.
6. Reese’s Milk Chocolate and White Creme Peanut Butter Assortment Eggs, $9.60 at Walmart
Another fan-favorite amongst peanut butter connoisseurs, Reese’s Milk Chocolate and White Cream Peanut Butter Assortment Eggs are some of the most-requested Easter basket candies.Climbing in the ranks is the Kinder Joy Treat & Toy Easter Egg Gifts, which has found a new cult-like following in today’s kids. Each pack includes six 0.7-ounce eggs and includes a surprise toy inside. It’s like the L.O.L. Surprise! Doll of candies.These egg-shaped marshmallow treats are covered in decadent milk chocolate and look just like a chocolate Easter egg.Whoppers Easter Robin Eggs definitely have iconic status when it comes to Easter candy. After all, they’ve been a staple of the holiday since the 1940s. Pro tip: Mix them into your ice cream or an Easter-themed trail mix!Cadbury Mini Eggs aren’t for everyone (I’d rather a full-size Cadbury Cremeanyday) but they sure are popular. Encased in a crisp, sugary shell, popping just one of these into your mouth quickly turns into eating 15 of them!Simple, to-the-point, and oh so addicting, Hershey’s Chocolate and White Creme Eggs are another go-to for chocolate lovers.The best part of finding an M&M’s Easter Milk Chocolate MINIS in your Easter basket is guzzling it down from the mouth of the tube. After all, who has the time (or the patience) to pick out and eat each individual MINI?!Another Easter candy staple from Hershey’s, Milk Chocolate Bunnies are always a good idea. Parents, hide them in Easter eggs, chuck ’em in an Easter basket, and while you’re at it, save a few of this 36-count box for yourself!
14. Reese’sMilk Chocolate Peanut Butter Carrots Candy, $2.98 at Walmart
Reese’s Milk Chocolate Peanut Butter Carrots Candy is just so fun to nibble on. (Although, you won’t get all the benefits carrots have to offer; just the sugar!)Not interested in eating candy with an actual egg yolk inside? (We’re looking at you, Original Cadbury Creme Egg.) We don’t blame you. The Cadbury Caramel Mini Eggs might be more your speed!You’re not you when you’re hungry. Stock up before Easter dinner with Snickers Easter Single Size Chocolate Candy Bar eggs.
17. Hershey’s Cookies ’n’ Creme Eggs, $3.99 at Bed Bath & Beyond
Never tried these before? They’re fast becoming a fan-fave. Hershey’s Cookies ’n’ Creme Eggs combine those loveable Hershey’s chocolate Easter eggs with the deliciously sweet flavor of cookies and creme.
18. OREO Easter Chocolate Candy Egg, $3.48 at Walmart
OREO had to get in on the Easter candy fun! And we’resoglad they did. If you’re a big-time OREO cookies-and-milk dunker, you’ve got to get your hands on an OREO Easter Chocolate Candy Egg this year.The original PEEPS marshmallow candy may go down as one of the most iconic Easter candies of all time, but there’s something about the company’s Limited Edition Peeps Gummy Candies that’s worth mentioning. With all the marshmallow-y flavor of the original candy combined with a gummy texture, each bag comes with an assortment of blue, yellow, and pink chicks and bunnies.
20. Chocolate Bunny Easter Candy, $10.99 at Oriental Trading
It’s not Easter unless you pull at least one chocolate bunny out of your basket. We’ll just leave this one here—no commentary necessary.Another one for those with the sweetest of sweet tooths, Sweetarts Easter Candy Chicks, Ducks, and Bunnies Tangy Candy is exactly that—tangy AF!
22. Reese’s Mallow-Top Milk Chocolate and Marshmallow Flavored White Crème Peanut Butter Cups, $8.57 at Walmart
If you’re a lover of both peanut butterandmarshmallow, you can’t go wrong with combining the two by snacking on Reese’s Mallow-Top Milk Chocolate and Marshmallow Flavored White Crème Peanut Butter Cups. It’s truly the best of both worlds!Watermelon and lemonade flavors make these Sour Punch Bag Chicks & Bunnies candies burst with spring- and summer-themed flavor.Rice Krispies makes a pretty iconic cereal, but their foray into Easter candy—the Rice Krispies Milk Chocolate N Cereal Foil Wrapped Eggs—is good, too. You get all the satisfying crunch of the Rice Krispies cereal you know and love, plus chocolate!
25. Starburst Original Easter Jelly Beans, $13.99 at Walmart
If gourmet jellybeans aren’t your jam, Starburst Original Easter Jelly Beans arefor surethe next best thing. They’re a lot sweeter, too, and come in more traditional, beloved flavors.Decadent chocolate brand Ghirardelli makes some of the creamiest, most delicious milk chocolate and caramel bunnies we’ve ever tasted. Of course, these treats are tiny, so one turns into five pretty quick!
27. Butterfinger Milk Chocolate Nesteggs, $5.19 on Instacart
Love a good ol’ Butterfinger? Then these crispy, crunchy, peanut-buttery Butterfinger Milk Chocolate Nesteggs were made for your taste buds!
28. Hershey’s Kisses Milk Chocolate and Vanilla Frosting Flavored Creme Candy, $12.75 at Walmart
How do you up the ante with a Hershey’s Chocolate Kiss? Fill it with vanilla frosting and wrap it up in some pastel-plaid foil!TBH, Dove Easter Assorted Springtime Mix Chocolates are slept on. These yummy, bite-sized chocolates don’t get near enough credit for how great they are—despite being present at like every Easter celebration ever.
30. Lindt Hazelnut Chocolate Carrots, $4.29 at Lindt
In last place, we have the Lindt Hazelnut Chocolate Carrots. These treats get an A+ for packaging but since hazelnut isn’t a flavoreveryone can get on board with, we can’t rank them higher.Next up, it may not be October but we’re still ranking the best Halloween candies.
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