How Many Calories are in Your Easter Basket?

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How Many Calories Did the Easter Bunny Leave in Your Basket?

Next to Halloween, Easter is the second-largest candy-giving holiday, according to the National Confectioners Association. With overflowing baskets of the sweet stuff lurking in your household, it's important to know what kind of caloric damage you're in for. Check out the nutrition info for some of the more popular Easter candies before you dig in to your basket.

Cadbury eggs

1 egg
170 calories
6 g fat

Chocolate bunny (solid)

1.75 ounces
298 calories
18 g fat

Dove chocolate eggs

Dark chocolate: 4 eggs
148 calories
9.2 g fat

Milk chocolate: 4 eggs
160 calories
9.2 g fat

Hershey candy-coated chocolate eggs

4 eggs
92 calories
4 g fat

Jelly beans

20 candies
160 calories
0 g fat

Jelly Bellys

20 candies
80 calories
0 g fat

Jordan almonds

13 almonds
140 calories
5 g fat

Peanut M&Ms

0.7 oz
110 calories
5 g fat


5 peeps
160 calories
0 g fat
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Reese's Peanut Butter Eggs

1 egg
180 calories
11 g fat

Robins' eggs (malted milk candy)

4 pieces
90 calories
2.5 g fat

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4/4/2015 4:17:27 PM

Oi, sorry, but this is way off in some respects. What sizes are those chocolate rabbits, for example? My packet of cream eggs says something different than yours, too. It's like you're trying to scare people off a small treat. Unless you're going to binge like mad, one or two treats isn't going to ruin you for 1 day.

And a huge "lol" to the person saying they're too old for Easter baskets. XD My husband and I are near-40 and gave each other a basket for Easter. No, it wasn't all candy-filled. Have I eaten a couple things? Of course! A small lindt egg, and a lindt strawberry truffle. Are my eating habits shot to hell? Of course not!

Just track what you consume and be mindful about it, and if you're a sugar-binge sort of person, then you are definitely right not to allow it into your house. But stop trying to convince the world that a piece of candy is evil.


3/25/2015 3:55:29 PM

All the more reason why I don't observe Easter!! These Easter calories do more to harm my body and my Life.


3/22/2015 6:39:25 PM

LADYJANE30's SparkPage

I gave up sweets for Lent and after reading this I won't be having any for Easter or after. How can you enjoy it when you know how many calories your eating besides, I can't just eat one helping.


3/22/2015 8:20:40 AM

I'm too old for Easter baskets, if I wamt something, I buy some and enjoy it, no moaning and groaning about it. I don't set rules and laws up about not allowing anything into the house. We just don't do candy a lot because you don't care much for it when you are older. Life.


3/21/2015 7:29:50 PM

JKW1957's SparkPage
I gave up sugar for Lent, I'm afraid I might overdose on sugar on Easter morning.


3/21/2015 3:00:48 PM

I wish they had left carb counts for diabetics, not just calories and fat.


3/21/2015 8:38:36 AM

I say, if you track what you eat, you are showing control! You can eat whatever you want, basically, within just have to allocate it on your nutrition tracker! Moderation, moderation, moderation! Keep that in mind. My favorite easter candy (next to Reece's egg), are black (licorice) jelly beans. I haven't bought any since I started on this journey, but I plan to this year! Moderation, moderation, moderation! :D


3/21/2015 7:24:33 AM

I never liked the chocolate bunnies, even as a kid, and I was a sugar fanatic from day 1.

Now, I don't allow sugar in the house, and it seems to get easier every week at shopping time when I buy the standards of the same fat-free and sugar-free items every week. No I'm no saint and I do the occasional attack of wanting something in the candy range. I buy sugar-free candy and can't tell the difference from the sugar-loaded duplicates. However, if it says I can have 2 pieces as a serving, I'll only take 1. Freezing them does make them take longer to eat. I like the idea of giving gift cards instead of sugar loaded candy.


3/21/2015 7:05:31 AM

Ugh - who could eat 5 peeps? They are way too sweet.


4/25/2014 6:45:33 AM

LEANMEAN2's SparkPage
I do love chocolate!


4/15/2014 9:25:10 PM

CHRIS3874's SparkPage
wow its sobering seeing how fast it adds up.


4/15/2014 12:48:02 PM

(Gulp) I confess I eat candy each and every day. Of the ones in the slideshow, my favorite would be Jordon almonds but I haven't had any since I was a young woman because they are so fearfully expensive these days.


4/15/2014 10:28:14 AM

RENEETC1's SparkPage
My indulgence at Easter are Elmer's Gold Brick and Heavenly Hash. We have a pack of each in the freezer, and we will take one at a time. Frozen, they take longer to eat.


4/15/2014 9:33:34 AM

I now put more gift cards and such in the Easter baskets. That way there is not that many calories in them. I also try to put in healthy food.


4/15/2014 9:16:37 AM

Who buys hollow chocolate bunnies... LOL

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