Best Easter candy 2022: 15 picks for your baskets this year

Our edit of the best Easter candy 2022 includes a mix of old favorites and new flavors

A spring template featuring a collage of the best Easter candy 2022, including Peeps, Creme Eggs and Reese's Mini Peanut Butter Eggs
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The best Easter candy 2022 features chocolate eggs, jelly beans, and other confectionaries that Americans are keen to receive in their baskets. (And yes, that also includes Peeps.)

Whittling it down to the 15 best Easter candy is no small feat. (Do you see just how much there is out there?) Unless you know exactly what your recipient is into, chances are you're slightly overwhelmed by it all, too. So we've done the heavy lifting for you by making selections based on our experiences and market research data.

Whether you're putting together a personalized Easter basket for a kid or a kid-at-heart, check out our list of the best Easter candy 2022 for a mix of new, exciting flavors and all-time classics. And if you'd like to expand your offerings beyond sweets, head over to our guides for Easter hamper ideas and Easter gifts for adults that they'll absolutely adore. 

The best Easter candy 2022 for your baskets

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What is the top-selling Easter candy in the US?

According to a survey conducted by Retail Me Not in 2021, the best-selling Easter candy in the US is Reese’s Mini Peanut Butter Eggs. Jelly beans and Cadbury eggs are a very close second and third respectively. Rounding out the top five best-selling candies are chocolate bunnies (fourth) and Peeps (fifth). 

Retail data science company 84.51° conducted a survey in March 2022 to find out which Easter candies shoppers are keen to add to their baskets this year. Here are the results: 

  • Chocolate candy (45%)
  • Easter themed/limited edition candy (31%)
  • Fruit flavored/sugar candies (31%)
  • Peeps (22%)
  • Gum/Mints (11%)

As for non-candy goods, consumers will be adding toys (22%), books (16%), gift cards (12%) and money (11%) to their Easter baskets.

For other Easter basket inspiration, take a look at our list of the best affordable Amazon Easter gifts that'll only look like you spent a lot of money.

Alison Barretta
Freelance writer and editor

Alison Barretta is a freelance writer and editor from Philadelphia, USA who specializes in home and lifestyle, skincare, and tech. For the last 15 years, she has been sharing buying advice and product reviews with curious, cost-conscious shoppers from around the world. Alison's work has been featured in Forbes, Business Insider, Tom's Guide, TechRadar, and Creative Bloq. 


When she's not reviewing mattresses or waxing poetic about her favorite face cleansers, Alison can be found teaching/training in martial arts, streaming underrated TV series, trying new recipes, and singing karaoke until her throat is hoarse.