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

Peeps

5 peeps
160 calories
0 g fat
(Photo from Flickr.com)

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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CERCE_YURAI

4/12/2009 10:00:51 AM

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Well the only thing I like what they showed was jelly beans which I see if I eat the correct amount isn't too bad and controllable whereas the reese's peanut butter eggs I could see being a problem. Luckily I just didn't buy any candy this year.

MAZDATHREE

4/12/2009 9:34:39 AM

WOW! Cadbury Eggs were always my favorite!

IRENEAZ

4/12/2009 9:29:58 AM

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Wow!!! Amazing the calories (EMPTY) for that matter. I try and NOT buy candy.
If I do crave it, I try and have a small piece of dark chocolate.
Good slide show.

LADYBUGXING

4/12/2009 9:26:56 AM

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I tell myself that the candy is for the grandkids and that way, I try to convince myself I don't have "permission" to sample and I walk away from it. I wish I could do that with a lot of other foods I need to avoid.

M.BROOKS

4/12/2009 9:20:51 AM

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Thanks for information didn't realize how much calories where in so little candies'.

HEIDIO43

4/12/2009 9:05:46 AM

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Wow, Thanks for the information. It helps being informed! Now it is up to me to make the smart decisions. I have saved a few extra calories for fun!! HAPPY EASTER ALL

HELEENAMOM

4/12/2009 8:38:30 AM

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About a week ago i started adding up my calories for our easter dinner. Made a reasonable plan and added all the calories etc. to todays lunch. This already has me happy for the day. I know what i can eat, I don't have to worry and now when i have a quick treat like a piece of candy i add it to my day. This has been soooo helpful. I bought everyone candy this year but have made sure to be proactive about my choices.
What a good feeling to have control for the first holiday in years!

GYMRATMOM

4/12/2009 8:28:10 AM

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I wish the photos in the slideshow had matched the data underneath. It talks about "4 eggs" and shows 50. I wonder what all of the items in the servings listed looks like in one basket and what the total is. I'll bet THAT would be an eye-opener! LOL! And to think that I used to eat this stuff by the pound. I didn't even buy any this year. My kid is grown and gone and I have no interest in candy.

PJC1967

4/12/2009 8:14:26 AM

I didn't buy any candy because I didn't want to be tempted into eating the whole bag. Out of sight out of mind. I dont need all the empty calories on my gut.

BOXERBAYBAY

4/12/2009 8:13:09 AM

Joking with my daughter about her dairyair that helped me tell her happy easter in a realistic sense. Told her get jogging!

LASHARINK

4/12/2009 7:42:28 AM

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Went Under My Goals yesterday for Calories.
Calories My Goal 1200-1550 Today 1194
Your body needs a certain number of calories to function at its prime. When you don't eat enough, you can hurt your metabolism and weight management efforts.

If I had read this article sooner, I probably would have run out and bought me some jelly beans to make up the difference!!

Jelly beans
20 candies
160 calories
0 g fat

Just joking but it is tempting. I wonder if I could have self-control and only purchase 20 at a time?

NATALIEHR

4/12/2009 7:20:23 AM

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Yikes - so little and SO many calories - thanx for the timely reminder!!

PHATCHIC411

4/12/2009 7:20:07 AM

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Oh my all my temptations flew out the window with this article!!!Im loooking forward to my heavenly fruit salad with yogurt today = )

PHATCHIC411

4/12/2009 7:19:57 AM

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Oh my all my temptations flew out the window with this article!!!Im loooking forward to my heavenly fruit salad with yogurt today = )

PHATCHIC411

4/12/2009 7:19:54 AM

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Oh my all my temptations flew out the window with this article!!!Im loooking forward to my heavenly fruit salad with yogurt today = )

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