Best Easter candy 2023: 15 picks for your baskets this year

Indulge in the best Easter candy 2023 has to offer, from coconut truffles to egg-shaped chocolate delights

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Satisfy your sweet tooth with the best Easter candy 2023 has to offer, from a box of truffles filled with fruity springtime treats to everyone's favorite Reese's Peanut Butter Eggs.

Whether you're shopping for Easter egg fillers or want to add a sweet treat to an adult Easter basket, there's a candy to match every taste pallet. But at this time of year, the available selection can feel a little overwhelming as there are just so many to choose from.

To save you some time, we put our taste buds to the test and tried over a dozen Easter candies and after hours of taste testing, these are the candies we wholeheartedly recommend. It's a hard job, but someone has to do it.

The best Easter candy for your basket this year

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1. Reese's White Creme Peanut Butter Snack Size Eggs

RRP: $3.79 | Specs: 9.6oz bag

If white chocolate is your thing, consider adding Reese’s White Creme Peanut Butter Eggs to your Easter basket. This 9oz bag features over a dozen individually wrapped egg-shaped candies, making it the perfect Easter egg stuffer or a sweet treat to add to an Easter gift bag. 

I’m a huge fan of the classic Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, but after trying the brands’ egg-shaped delights, Reese’s cups may have some competition. Although it was hard to resist eating too many, they’re so rich in flavor that two was just enough. The white chocolate exterior compliments its creamy peanut butter filling that melts in your mouth. 


2. See's Candies Springtime Truffles

RRP: $10 | Specs: Five truffles inside a 3.5oz box

If you’re a fan of lemon and raspberries, let me introduce you to a white chocolate ball of fruity perfection. This gorgeous slim box features five white chocolate truffles topped with cute pink and purple edible flowers to help you distinguish between the raspberry and lemon flavors.

This was my first time trying See’s Candies, and honestly, they have some of the best truffles I’ve ever tasted. From its crunchy white chocolate coat to its soft raspberry and lemon chocolate-flavored filling, these were truly delicious and one simply wasn't enough. These truffles will make a delicious midnight Easter treat or a sweet Mother’s Day gift. The truffles are special but we reckon the cute packaging alone will win her over too.


3. Seattle Chocolate Brighten Someone's Day! Spring Gift Set

RRP: $48.99 | Specs: Three truffle bars and a 12oz bag of assorted truffles

Seattle is known to have some of the best chocolate, and as someone who's recently traveled there and tasted it, I can confirm their chocolates are one-of-a-kind. Unsurprisingly, this truffle gift set from Seattle Chocolate was truly one of my favorite Easter candies of 2023.

This gift set includes three full-sized truffle bars: Chocolate Wafer Cone, Carrot Cake, and Honey Almond Coconut. And just when you thought it couldn't get any better, the set also includes a 12oz gift bag with assorted truffles. These consist of four mouthwatering flavors: Blackberry Créme, Salted Almond, San Juan Sea Salt, and Hazelnut Butter. All of the chocolates are so smooth and rich in flavor - and they come housed in a cute, festive gift box I refuse to throw away.


4. Hammond's Candies Pink Lemonade Lollipops

RRP: From $13.50  | Specs: A bundle of three, six, or a case of 15 lollipops, 7" from the top to the bottom of the Lollipop's stick 

If you need a break from all the Easter chocolate, snag a bundle of Hammond's lollipops that are vibrant in spring colors and bursting in flavor. I love how each lollipop comes beautifully double-wrapped and tied off with a pastel blue ribbon, making it the perfect accessory to add to any <a href="" data-link-merchant=""">Easter hamper. 

But does it taste as good as it looks? Yes. It tastes exactly like a glass of pink lemonade, with the perfect balance of sweet and tart. And if you're unsure which lollipops you want to buy, Hammond's has over 20 unique flavors, including orange cream that's really good and it's shaped like an Easter carrot. 


5. Skittles & Starburst Assorted Easter Candy Variety Pack

RRP: $5.98 | Specs: A 20.39oz variety bag of 50 pieces

When I was a child, it would make my whole Easter opening up a plastic Easter egg to find a mini pack of skittles or starbursts inside. So, if you are shopping for Easter egg stuffers, you can't go wrong with a Skittles and Starburst variety pack. And with 50 mini bags inside, it's more than enough to make for the best egg hunt. 


6. See's Candies Rocky Road Egg

RRP: $18.50 | Specs: One, 9.5oz chocolate egg

Would this even be an Easter candies guide if we didn't include a large chocolate egg or bunny? Consider it done with See's Candies Rocky Road Egg.

See's Candies never ceases to amaze me with its gorgeous packaging and yummy chocolates. This 9.5oz chocolate egg comes inside a festive light purple box, making it the perfect giftable treat. 

Cutting into the egg was pretty tough, but once I bit into it, my mouth was met with a thick piece of chocolate deliciousness with a marshmallow filling and walnut crunch. There's only one catch: it almost feels like a shame eating the gorgeous hand-decorated design on the front of this egg. But it is worth it. 


7. Peeps Cotton Candy Flavored Marshmallow Chicks

RRP: $2.49 | Specs: 10 marshmallow chicks

Peeps Marshmallow Chicks are known to be America's most popular non-chocolate Easter candy, but I must admit I've never been the biggest fan of the fluffy chicks, so I went into this taste test completely unbiased. But to my surprise, the cotton candy-flavored chicks are very tasty! 

If you or your kiddo love cotton candy, you'll both love snacking on these 10 marshmallow chicks. You can taste the sweet strawberry flavor and sprinkles of blue raspberry throughout. It's the perfect twist to a classic Easter treat.


8. Hershey's Polka Dot Cookies 'n Creme Eggs

RRP: $3.48 | Specs: 8.5oz bag

Your favorite Hershey's bar that turned into mini egg-shaped chocolates. Hershey's Cookies 'n Creme Eggs are so addicting that I almost ate half a bag in one night. Its creamy white chocolate base features crunchy cookie pieces in pretty pastel colors. You can add a few to your child's Easter egg, or it can make for a sweet base for a <a href="" data-link-merchant=""">DIY Easter basket.


9. Jelly Belly Rosé Sparkling Champagne Jelly Beans

RRP: $10.49 | Specs: Three, 1.5oz bottles

These rosé flavored jelly beans will be a unique and cute <a href="" data-link-merchant=""">Easter gift for adults. Although they contain no alcohol, the flavor is strikingly similar to a glass of pink champagne. Each order includes three 1.5oz mini bottles that imitate a bottle of champagne, down to how you pop the cap open with your thumb. You and your bestie can "cheers" to a successful Easter while enjoying some delicious jelly beans. 


10. York Easter Peppermint Pattie Eggs

RRP: $3.48 | Specs: 9.6oz bag 

Have a minty and fresh Easter with York's egg-shaped peppermint patties. This is the perfect Easter gift for the mint chocolate lover in your life. 

This 9.6oz bag includes egg-shaped York peppermint patties wrapped in spring-colored wrappers. You can hand some out to guests as a post-Easter dinner treat or enjoy them for yourself throughout April. 


11. See's Candies Tropical Tango 

RRP: $11 | Specs: Six square truffles inside a 3oz box

I highly recommend See's Candies Tropical Tango to every coconut lover. Biting into these soft, white chocolate truffles will take your mind on a tropical vacation with their orange cream and pineapple flavor. And the coconut exterior adds to the sweetness along with the perfect amount of texture. 

These truffles were so delicious I couldn't keep them all to myself so I shared them with family members - who also gave these special truffles their seal of approval. With these coconut truffles being seasonal, I advise snagging a box or two while they're in stock.


12. Reese's Milk Chocolate and Peanut Butter Eggs

RRP: $3.48 | Specs: 9.6oz bag

If you're a fan of Reese's Peanut Butter Cups, you'll love them in an egg shape. Like their white chocolate counterpart, this 9.6oz bag is full of individually wrapped snack-sized milk chocolate delights. 

They're far from being one of the <a href="" data-link-merchant=""">healthy Easter eggs but these are a true crowd-pleaser. Stuff them inside plastic eggs and have your kids go on an Easter egg hunt in the backyard. 


13. Jelly Belly Krispy Kreme Doughnuts Jelly Beans Mix 

RRP: $3.49 | Specs: 2.8oz bag

Another unique Jelly Belly Easter candy that will put a smile on anyone's face. These Krispy Kreme Doughnuts jelly beans will leave you in shock with how much it tastes like Krispy Kreme's most popular flavors. 

Each bag is mixed with Krispy Kreme's Original Glazed, Strawberry Iced, Chocolate Iced with Sprinkles, Glazed Blueberry Cake, and Cinnamon Apple. 


14. Sweetarts Easter Chicks Ducks & Bunnies

RRP: $2.98 | Specs: 10oz bag

For candy lovers with a sour taste pallet, these Sweetarts are an excellent Easter candy option. This 10oz bag features Easter animal-shaped Sweetarts in the original punch, berry, and lemon flavors. Pour a few in a clear gift bag and stuff them in your child's Easter basket for a festive, delicious treat.


15. Easter Candy Assortment 

RRP: $10.98 | Specs: 100-piece assorted candy in a 31.06oz bag

We know life can get busy and time goes by fast, so just in case you need a last-minute <a href="" data-link-merchant=""">Amazon Easter gift for the kids, we included the ultimate Easter candy assortment that includes 100 pieces of Snickers, Twix, Starburst, M&M's, and 3 Musketeers. It's the perfect mix of sweetness that every child will love. 

What is the classic Easter candy to give?

Although you can treat your loved ones with unique candies like the coconut truffles and Krispy Kreme jelly beans, we included earlier in the guide. You can never go wrong with the classics. But what exactly is "classic" Easter candy? 

According to Instacart's 2022 survey and their top-purchased candies just weeks before Easter, America's top 10 favorite Easter candies are Cadbury Easter Creme Eggs, Reese's Peanut Butter Eggs, Starburst Easter Jelly Beans, Cadbury Chocolate Mini Eggs, Hershey's Milk Chocolate Kisses, M&M's Easter Milk Chocolate Candy, Lindt Milk Chocolate Bunny, Brach's Jelly Bird Eggs, Peeps Yellow Marshmallow Chicks, and Hershey's Milk Chocolate Candy Eggs. 

Kenedee Fowler
Shopping Writer

Kenedee Fowler is a shopping writer based in the United States. She joined woman&home in September 2022, and ever since has been sharing her expertise with the brand to help readers source gifts for any occasion and on any budget, reviews products so you don’t have to, and scout out the best deals and products to give you the best value for your money. Before joining woman&home, Kenedee was a home editorial fellow for Insider Reviews, where she wrote in-depth reviews and articles across the home vertical.

Kenedee is a recent graduate from the number one journalism school in the US, the University of Missouri - Columbia, where she gained hands-on experience as a multimedia journalist at mid-Missouri’s local news station.