12 Nostalgic Candies Every Easter Basket Must Have

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Easter is just around the corner, and it’s time to start thinking about the perfect treats to fill your Easter basket. From the iconic chocolate bunny to the beloved Cadbury Creme Egg, classic Easter candies have stood the test of time and remain a favorite among generations. These nostalgic candies bring back fond memories of childhood Easter celebrations. So, if you’re looking to create the perfect Easter basket or just craving some classic Easter candies, here are 12 treats that should be in every Easter basket.

Hershey’s Kisses

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With their iconic teardrop shape and foil wrapping, Hershey Kisses are a staple in Easter baskets. Chocolate lovers adore them.

Jelly Beans

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Colorful and fruity, jelly beans add flavor to any Easter basket. From classic flavors like cherry and lemon to more adventurous ones like buttered popcorn and cotton candy, there’s a jelly bean for everyone to enjoy.

Cadbury Creme Egg

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Cadbury Creme Eggs are a popular Easter treat known for their creamy milk chocolate shell and delicious egg yolk-looking creamy filling. They are hard to resist.

Reese’s Peanut Butter Eggs

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Reese’s Peanut Butter Eggs are undoubtedly one of the most popular Easter candies. They combine the perfect balance of smooth peanut butter and rich milk chocolate shaped like eggs, making these treats a favorite among peanut butter and chocolate enthusiasts.

Candy Coated Chocolate Eggs

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These small chocolate eggs have a crunchy candy shell, giving a satisfying mix of textures. They come in various bright colors, making them a great addition to any Easter basket.


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Pastel M&Ms are a colorful addition to Easter baskets. They feature the beloved classic chocolatey taste of M&Ms in soft, spring-inspired hues, making them perfect for snacking.

Jelly Bunnies

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Similar to gummy bears but in adorable bunny shapes, jelly bunnies are a fun and chewy treat for Easter. They come in assorted fruity flavors, making them a hit for kids and adults alike.

Chocolate Bunny

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No Easter basket is complete without a classic chocolate bunny. Whether solid or hollow, these bunnies are eagerly awaited by chocolate lovers of all ages.


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People either love them or hate Peeps, but there’s no denying the iconic status of these marshmallow chicks and bunnies coated in colorful sugar. Their soft texture and bright colors make them a festive addition to any Easter basket.

Robin Eggs

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Robin Eggs, also known as malted milk candy eggs, are chocolate candies with a crunchy malted milk center. Their unique flavor and texture set them apart from other Easter candies.


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Tangy and fruity Sweet Tarts are a classic candy known for their tart taste and vibrant colors. These bite-sized candies are perfect for those who enjoy a sour kick. The original pastel colors are ideal for an Easter basket.

Junior Mints

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Junior Mints are a perfect treat to include in Easter baskets. They have a creamy mint filling covered in rich dark chocolate, providing a unique taste among other Easter sweets.


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Taffy is a classic candy that has been enjoyed for generations. Chewy and sweet, taffy comes in a variety of flavors and colors, making it a fun Easter treat.

Marshmallow Eggs

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These Hershey’s treats are fluffy marshmallows shaped like Easter eggs and covered in creamy milk chocolate, making them irresistible for chocolate lovers of all ages.

Author: Natasha Newton (Natasha's Southern Flavor)
Natasha is the founder of Natasha’s Southern Flavor. She has a passion for sharing delicious family friendly low-carb recipes that are easy to make and use readily accessible ingredients. Natasha has published three bestselling cookbooks. Her books and recipes have been featured by CNET, Delish, Mindbodygreen, Parade and Women’s Health. She enjoys traveling and spending time with her husband, two adult children, and three furbabies.
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