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Easter Is the Last Candy Holiday Until Halloween. Here Are 22 Seasonal Favorites to Grab While You Can

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Sugary Salvation

It might not feel like it in this topsy-turvy world, but Easter is right around the corner. That means it’s time to pick out some treats for the kids’ baskets — or stockpile some sugar in your own pantry. After all, it will be months before Halloween again packs shelves full of seasonal treats, and who couldn’t use a pick-me-up these days? Here are several binge-worthy Easter treats, from old favorites to new-fangled goodies we’re dying to try.

Cadbury Shimmer Mini Eggs
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Cadbury Shimmer Mini Eggs

Price: $3 from Walmart
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We won’t be stocking up on Cadbury Creme Eggs (ew — sorry, not sorry) but these milk chocolate eggs inside a crispy, shimmery candy shell will definitely find a place on our pantry shelves.

Kit Kat Lemon Crisp Miniatures
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Kit Kat Lemon Crisp Miniatures

Price: $3 from Walmart
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Japan is known for all of its crazy Kit Kat flavors, and while the U.S. remains woefully behind, this cheerful citrus version of the traditional favorite gives us reason for hope — and stockpiling.

Russell Stover Dip-It Rabbit
Target

Russell Stover Dip-It Rabbit

Price: $4 from Target
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We’re not sure why this didn’t happen sooner. The only thing more satisfying than biting the ear off a chocolate bunny would have to be dipping it in some peanut butter before inhaling it.

Trolli Sour Brite Gummi Bunnies
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Trolli Sour Brite Gummi Bunnies

Price: $3 from Target
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Chewy, sugary, and acidic, these colorful cuties are among the most objectionable candies you can eat from a dental perspective. (But you were totally planning on enjoying them in moderation, right?)

Cadbury Caramel Eggs
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Cadbury Caramel Eggs

Price: $3.68 from Walmart
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Did we mention those traditional fondant Cadbury eggs are gross? (Still not sorry.) But their caramel-filled siblings are totally worth the tooth decay.

Fluffy Stuff Cotton Tails
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Fluffy Stuff Cotton Tails

Price: $1 from Target
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Is it just cleverly marketed cotton candy? Yes. Will we still eat it, pretending we’re on the state-fair midway instead of sitting solo in our fat pants at our kitchen table? Also yes.

Reese’s Peanut Butter Eggs
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Reese’s Peanut Butter Eggs

Price: $3.68 from Walmart
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Sure, these classic basket fillers are just Reese’s cups in a different form. So why are they so much more satisfying than their non-seasonal counterparts? (See also: Twix Eggs and Snickers Eggs.)

Jelly Belly Sparkling Bunny Corn
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Jelly Belly Sparkling Bunny Corn

Price: $7 from Jelly Belly
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Candy corn for Easter? The world really has gone mad. We’re guessing this traditional treat would be a little less polarizing if it was always available in these shiny, happy spring colors.

Related: The Fun, Secret History Behind Candy Corn and Other Sweets

Dove Springtime Mix
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Dove Springtime Mix

Price: $10 from Walmart
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Made with Dove’s signature silky-smooth chocolate, this is the grown-up Easter candy that stays hidden in the pantry, where it will be inhaled out of sight of children. Not that we speak from experience.

Peeps Froot Loop-Flavored Chick Pop
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Peeps Froot Loop-Flavored Chick Pop

Price: $2.19 from Target
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How do you make these sticky, sickly sweet sugar-coated marshmallows marginally less offensive? Make them taste like everyone’s favorite childhood cereal. Sold!

Starburst Original Jelly Beans
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Starburst Original Jelly Beans

Price: $6 from Walmart
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Regular jelly beans? Meh. Jelly beans that taste like fruity, chewy Starbursts? Yes, please. Just don’t let one handful turn into five (or do … but brush your teeth).

Lindt Chocolate Carrots
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Lindt Chocolate Carrots

Price: $4.29 from Target
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Well, carrots are good for you, yes? That’s what we’ll tell ourselves as we unwrap another one of these super-cute hazelnut-flavored treats.

Swedish Fish Eggs
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Swedish Fish Eggs

Price: $3 from Target
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Swedish Fish are addictive and largely allergen-free, making them a year-round go-to. The Easter version includes eggs (as the package points out, “Fish lay eggs too, ya know!”) that come in orange, lemon, and lime, too.

Russell Stover Marshmallow Eggs
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Russell Stover Marshmallow Eggs

Price: $3.50 from Walmart
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For our money, these chocolate-dipped treats with a fluffy marshmallow filling are the only truly acceptable form of marshmallow Easter candy (sorry, Peeps).

Archer Farms Caramel Bunny Kisses Trail Mix
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Archer Farms Caramel Bunny Kisses Trail Mix

Price: $3.69 from Target
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Trail mix can’t be that bad for us, right? Kindly ignore the caramel-flavored chocolate chips, white chocolate caramel cups, and white chocolate peanuts and pretzels that dominate this limited-edition treat.

Hershey’s Cookies and Creme Easter Bunnies
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Hershey’s Cookies and Creme Easter Bunnies

Price: $3.68 from Target
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Love it or hate it, we have to admit that white chocolate is a lot more appealing when it’s embellished with chocolate cookies and shaped like a bunny.

Reese’s Pieces Eggs
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Reese’s Pieces Eggs

Price: $3.68 from Walmart
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You really just get us, Reese’s. Chocolate, peanut butter, and crunchy Reese’s Pieces thrown in the mix for good measure? Yes, yes, and yes.

Lindt Milk Chocolate Chicks
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Lindt Milk Chocolate Chicks

Price: $4.29 from Target
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We thought the chocolate bunnies were adorable, but then we saw the chicks. In fact, there is something about this little guy’s earnest gaze that makes us almost not want to eat him. Almost.

Sweetarts Chicks, Ducks, and Bunnies
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Sweetarts Chicks, Ducks, and Bunnies

Price: $3 from Target
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Chocolate tends to hog all the Easter glory, but sometimes we just need something that will make us pucker. And these are pretty darn cute, too.

Lindt Lindor Neapolitan Truffles
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Lindt Lindor Neapolitan Truffles

Price: $4.79 from Target
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Neapolitan isn’t just for ice cream any more. These truffles, made with a white chocolate strawberry shell and milk and white chocolate center, are the ultimate spring treat for the indecisive among us.

Whoppers Mini Robin Eggs
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Whoppers Mini Robin Eggs

Price: $3 from Walmart
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Whoppers are always among the last kind of candy to disappear from our trick-or-treat bowls, so why is it that they’re so much better when they’re dressed up as cute little Robin eggs?

Peeps Chocolate Caramel Swirl Marshmallow Filled Delights
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Peeps Chocolate Caramel Swirl Marshmallow Filled Delights

Price: $2.19 from Target
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By now, we’ve established that we’re not Peeps fans. But these chocolate-flavored marshmallow chicks have a caramel filling, plus they’re dipped in chocolate. We’ll take one for the team and report back. (Just don’t ask us to try the pancakes and syrup version.)