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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4/15/2014 8:35:48 AM

LIS82125's SparkPage
I cant resist the peeps this time of year. I only eat up to 3 in a day, so I am not to worried about it. It is nice to find out that dark chocolate has less calories.


4/15/2014 7:33:34 AM

JENMC2012's SparkPage
Thanks, that was great information and certainly will be something I think about the next time I'm thinking that little piece won't count.....


3/30/2014 6:09:17 PM

Great article


3/29/2013 11:07:28 PM

GETULLY's SparkPage
We have tiny fudge filled frogs for Sunday with the family. But only one for me. All the other stuff I can pass up very easily.


3/29/2013 10:47:31 PM

I am doing pretty good for being on my program for only 5 weeks (12 lbs lost). I take a day called my free day, and eat pretty much what I want, but in moderation. For Easter I eat sugar free candy being a diabetic. Thanks for the inside scoop on candy. It will keep me motivated. Happy Resurrection day to all....


3/29/2013 5:33:58 PM

A little indulging will not throw you off the wagon. It's only one day. It wouldn't be the best decision to eat all of your candy at once, but it's repeated unhealthy (or healthy!) choices that have gotten people where they are today, not one day or one treat. You have to live a little sometimes or you will binge at others from deprivation...I speak from experience, I've lost over 80lbs naturally and have kept it off! Happy Easter everyone!


3/29/2013 5:24:57 PM

LEXIED1's SparkPage
I bought the mini Cadbury eggs and just ate two for half a serving and than stored the rest way up high on a shelf so I would not tempt myself, lol!


3/29/2013 4:50:39 PM

Easter baskets are for the kids! When they're preteen (or before) start substituting candy with costume jewelry, hair clips, video games, books, etc. Besides being good for them, they're better for you (lack of temptation to snitch!)


3/29/2013 2:26:00 PM

I just have to remember this when I am gazing into those baskets!!!


3/29/2013 1:33:32 PM

It is nice to know you can make choices that won't totally blow your calorie intake.


3/29/2013 12:37:51 PM

CLAYLADY001's SparkPage
well let's put everything into perspective!Easter only comes once a year and if a person only indulges on this holiday or chooses another they should allow for the extra calories and just enjoy the day.Of course the little ones looking for easter eggs will run off the extra calories so let them enjoy the day and the adullts can do what they want.I personally love chocolate and will indulge myself with one choc.easter bunnie(small) and give my love the large one.All those candies do look wonderful but calories do add up sooooo......


3/29/2013 12:36:19 PM

I'm glad that I don't have kids in the house! Easter candy would just be too tempting!


3/29/2013 10:46:23 AM

All things in moderation, but I definitely did healthier baskets this year, but 1 cadbury Egg is all I ask. Its tradition! A littel indulgence is okay, a basket-full adds up quick! I got some really fun basket fillers this year that aren't food at all! I got some fun socks, some sidewalk chalk, some bubbles, and sticker ETC.

Keep it Simple, Make it FUN!


3/29/2013 10:39:28 AM

ABERRY0311's SparkPage
I think I will stay away from the candy isle this easter!


3/29/2013 10:37:14 AM

Good article for bolstering Easter motivation! I have bought NO Cadbury eggs this year. Husband and I are each getting ONE Dark Choc Dove Bunny. GOOD GOOD - I bought them two weeks ago--and they're still in the cupboard! My challenge will be resisting all the goodies at dinner at my mom's on Easter.

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