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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4/23/2011 8:35:16 PM

MADE2CRAVE's SparkPage
wow, those calories can add quick!


4/23/2011 6:55:31 PM

With this in mind I will be more aware of what and how much Easter candy I eat, if any. Sweets, especially chocolate are my weakness. I was a bit surprised at the jelly bean info, but when you think about it, they are almost like eating flavored sugar.


4/23/2011 4:46:35 PM

EUNIQ3's SparkPage
glad I know this!! now I'll be counting out my jelleybeans!!!


4/23/2011 3:21:27 PM

I am wondering why food has so much power over my life? What is it replacing?
It's time to take the power back and rediscover who I really am.


4/23/2011 2:27:47 PM

COUCHDIVA333's SparkPage
i have been really bad lately. mostly sugar free candy, but still. i am still on target for my calories, but i do think sugar is the devil. will have to go cold turkey after the cheesecake is gone of course.


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4/23/2011 12:14:00 PM

BUNNYGIRL53's SparkPage
The one treat I adore at Easter is the Russel Stover's Marshmellow Easter Bunny. If I have anything, that will be it. I'm also going to look up licorice - love Good & Plenty once in a while. But it's also like erinlouise said...if I start eating sweets, it just makes me want them more. Better to say, one treat and be done. For me the important thing is to be conscious about it. If I feel deprived, then this is a "diet" rather than a lifestyle. If I enjoy a treat with self discipline & moderation then I've enjoyed it AND improved my self esteem and commitment to a "new" me. It's always a challenge! Happy Easter everyone.


4/23/2011 11:24:14 AM

today is day 328 of my No Junk Food streak and the easter bunny has been told no junk food for me !! only fruit and nuts are in my basket !!!


4/23/2011 10:51:45 AM

ILUVTTV's SparkPage
None for me! A lot for my daughter. She is good, though, she will eat slowly and the candy will last for quite a while.


4/23/2011 10:40:10 AM

Hey it's Easter! But everything in moderation.


4/23/2011 10:14:06 AM

Thanks for letting me have Jelly beans and I already at the chocolate bunny. I love chocolate. I guest I will go for the small bag of Jelly Beans and enjoy my sweet cravings,


4/23/2011 9:46:59 AM

It's so funny, all of those years I avoided a Cadbury cream egg and muched down on a dozen little robin's eggs or little chocolate eggs. It would have been better calorie wise (and satisfaction wise) to let myself have it!


4/23/2011 9:13:48 AM

My usual Easter treat is a bag of jelly beans when they go on sale after Easter - this year I have a *tiny* bag of Jelly Bellys that will have to do.


4/23/2011 9:08:30 AM

KOBYLIA's SparkPage
I really do hope the Easter bunny is supportive of my efforts this year!


4/23/2011 8:43:59 AM

I make baskets for my girls every year. I don't fill them full of candy, just maybe one small chocolate bunny and a few other things that they like. My youngest thinks chocolate is a major food group so I have to make sure we have limits. I'm not a big candy or sweets person which is a good thing.

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