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We Hope the Easter Bunny Brings Us These Popular Candies!


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Easter is hopping up on us very quick and if you’re on the hunt for the best candy to stuff your Easter baskets with this year, we’ve got you covered! Sure, you could fill your baskets with toys, or hard-boiled eggs, but who can afford real eggs at a time like this? Besides, it’s the candy that really puts smiles on everyone’s faces! That’s why we’re hoping the Easter Bunny will bring us all an abundance of these popular candies this year.

As you gear up to celebrate this Easter with your family and friends, consider bringing something sweet to the gathering. Whether you’re doing an Easter egg hunt, going to church or just having a nice dinner with your family, candy is an absolutely essential addition to any of your Easter holiday activities.

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If you’re looking for some definitive crowd-pleasers, you can’t go wrong with virtually any chocolate bunny-shaped or egg-shaped candy bars. Instacart recently reported on the most popular Easter candy in the United States for 2022 and seven out of the top 10 Easter candy products included chocolate. But spring isn’t just for chocolate!

Brightly-colored, fruity-flavored jelly beans, cotton candy and even candy-coated Jordan almonds, with their distinct pastel colors are also some very popular options to include in your Easter festivities this year. Whatever route you choose, just know that kids of all ages will enjoy a sweet treat during this holiday season.

Cadbury Creme Eggs

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Introduced in 1971, Cadbury Creme Eggs have been an Easter staple for decades, and for good reason. They were the top-selling Easter candy in 24 states in 2022, according to Instacart. These delicious chocolate eggs are filled with a creamy, sweet fondant that’s guaranteed to satisfy anyone’s sweet tooth.

Whether you’re enjoying them on their own or using them to bake Easter treats, Cadbury Creme Eggs are an absolute must-have in any Easter basket. They even make caramel-filled eggs and chocolate crème eggs that have a soft chocolate crème center, instead of the white and yellow fondant we’ve all come to love.

Reese’s Peanut Butter Eggs

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If you’re a fan of peanut butter and chocolate, Reese’s Peanut Butter Eggs are a no-brainer. These eggs are the perfect combination of rich chocolate and creamy peanut butter, making them a major crowd-pleaser for kids and adults alike. Plus, their egg shape makes them the perfect addition to any Easter basket.

Jelly Beans

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Jelly beans are a classic Easter candy that everyone loves. From fruity flavors to sour varieties, there’s a jelly bean for every taste preference. They’re also easy to portion out, making them a great candy to include in Easter eggs or to sprinkle in with other candies in your basket for a colorful array that’s a quintessential element to any Easter decorations.

We would recommend the Jelly Belly 5 Flavor Sours jelly beans, to add a little sour kick to your Easter Day celebrations this year. With sour apple, grape, lemon, cherry and orange flavors, you simply can’t go wrong!

Chocolate Easter Bunnies

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No Easter basket is complete without a chocolate bunny. Whether you prefer milk, white or dark chocolate, there’s a chocolate bunny rabbit out there for everyone. Plus, they come in a variety of sizes and styles, so you can choose the perfect one to be the cornerstone of your basket.


Peeps are another classic Easter candy that has been around for decades. These cute marshmallow treats come in a variety of colors and shapes, from chicks to bunnies. They’re perfect for snacking on their own or using in Easter-themed recipes like s’mores or rice crispy treats.

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If you’re looking for a fun way to spend more time with your kids, the Peeps Cookie Coup Kit is as much fun as making a ginger bread house, but themed for the spring. The kit comes with 5 marshmallow Peeps chicks, white and yellow frosting, decorative candy pieces and sugar cookie panels and figures to make your own edible chicken coup. This is worth considering adding to your Easter traditions this year!

Sconza Jordan Almonds

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Sconza Jordan Almonds are the perfect way to add a sweet and savory treat to your Easter baskets. An Italian tradition, Jordan almonds have been given out at weddings, baby showers and other special occasions for an exquisite treat that is always popular. It is said that the outer candy coating symbolizes hope, as the sweetness coats the bitter almond it symbolizes good luck that the newborn or newlyweds will always be surrounded by sweetness. Who knew that a candy could have such deep meaning?

Kidsmania Hoppin’ Surprise Candy With Wind-Up Toy

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What’s better than candy for Easter? How about candy that comes with a toy! The Kidsmania Hoppin’ Surprise Candy Egg comes with a wind-up bunny or chicken that hops around on its own! Included in the plastic egg is a wind-up toy and a kids-sized handful of colorful hard candy. These make for an easy way to get the best of both worlds this Easter!

Big League Chew Bubblegum Baseball

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Another popular product to fill your baskets is the Big League Chew Baseball that comes with bubblegum baseballs and a sticker sheet. This makes a fun, exciting gift for the sports fan in your family. Enjoy their long-lasting bubblegum flavor while you decorate your stuff with some fun, baseball-themed stickers!

Cadbury Candy-Coated Chocolate Mini Eggs

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Cadbury Milk Chocolate Mini Eggs are a delicious and indulgent Easter candy that’s sure to please just about anyone. These chocolate eggs are filled with a silky smooth milk chocolate that’s sure to satisfy the chocolate lovers in your life. With their sweet and crunchy pastel candy coating, they are the perfect addition to any Easter basket!

Big Sour Patch Kids

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Finally, some sour candy is a good treat to enjoy any time of the year! These Big Sour Patch Kids are twice the size of their regular counterparts and they come individually-wrapped, so they’re perfect for stuffing plastic eggs with. This variety pack has all the classic Sour Patch flavors you’ve grown to love.

Children of all ages have fallen in love with Sour Patch Kids, making them one of the top-selling sour gummy candies of all time. Easter is certainly no exception to this rule!

Okay, so thinking about all of this Easter candy has us really excited for April! We hope that your Easter Sunday is as sweet as a basket full of chocolate bunnies! As the holiday quickly approaches, now is a great time to hop to it and start indulging in some delicious candy treats. Whether you prefer classic jelly beans, marshmallow Peeps, or something a bit fancier, Easter has always been a wonderful time to indulge your sweet tooth!

So go ahead, fill up your Easter basket with all your favorite candies, and don't forget to share with your friends and family (or at least try to). And if you end up eating a little too much candy, don't worry - that's just part of the holiday fun!

At Redstone Foods, we live for holidays that are filled with delicious candy! If you own a candy shop, or are looking to sell any form of candy, snacks or glass bottle craft sodas, we would love to hear from you!

As the nation’s premier wholesale distributor of confectionary treats, we pride ourselves in delivering a sweet experience to our customers! Sign up for an account online, or give us a call today and see for yourself what a pleasant experience Redstone Foods has to offer!