Best and Worst Easter Candy For Your Waistline

Best and Worst Easter Candy For Your Waistline
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Pastel morsels of sugar and chocolate are now on display at seemingly every grocery store, drugstore and big-box store. But you don’t have to spend the whole Easter season looking the other direction.

Moderation — and information — can allow you an indulgence or two without ruining your diet.

If you’re counting your calories, for example, try a four-pack of Peeps marshmallow bunnies or a single-serving Peeps chocolate-covered marshmallow chick. It’ll set you back only 110 calories.

More worried about fat and cholesterol? Avoid chocolates like the Lindt Gold Bunny varieties, which are made with milk fat.

To help you further narrow the options, we’ve broken down the nutritional information for some of the most recognized Easter candy brands.

Cadbury Creme Egg

Cadbury Cream Eggs

  • Serving size: 1 egg
  • Calories: 150
  • Total fat: 6 grams
  • Cholesterol: 5 milligrams
  • Carbs: 24 grams
  • Sugar: 20 grams

Cadbury Caramel Egg

Golden deliciousness

  • Serving size: 1 egg
  • Calories: 170
  • Total fat: 8 grams
  • Cholesterol: 5 milligrams
  • Carbs: 22 grams
  • Sugar: 15 grams

Cadbury Mini Eggs

Easter Candy

  • Serving size: 12 eggs
  • Calories: 190
  • Total fat: 8 grams
  • Cholesterol: 5 milligrams
  • Carbs: 28 grams
  • Sugar: 27 grams

Original Peeps Marshmallow Chicks

For the Love of Peeps

Blue, green, lavender, orange, pink, white and yellow varieties:

  • Serving size: 5 chicks (42 grams)
  • Calories: 140
  • Total fat: 0
  • Cholesterol: 0
  • Carbs: 36 grams
  • Sugar: 34 grams

Peeps Marshmallow Bunnies

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Blue, green, lavender, orange, pink, white and yellow varieties:

  • Serving size: 4 bunnies (32 grams)
  • Calories: 110
  • Total fat: 0
  • Cholesterol: 0
  • Carbs: 28
  • Sugar: 26

Peeps Chocolate Dipped Marshmallow Chicks

Peeps

  • Serving size: 1 chick (42 grams)
  • Calories: 160
  • Total fat: 3.5 grams
  • Cholesterol: 0
  • Carbs: 33 grams
  • Sugar: 30 grams

Peeps Chocolate Covered Marshmallow Chicks – Dark Chocolate

Peeps Dark Chocolate Covered Marshmallow

  • Serving size: 1 chick (28 grams)
  • Calories: 120
  • Total fat: 3 grams
  • Cholesterol: 0
  • Carbs: 21 grams
  • Sugar: 11 grams

Peeps Chocolate Covered Marshmallow Chicks – Milk Chocolate

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  • Serving size: 1 chick (28 grams)
  • Calories: 110
  • Total fat: 3 grams
  • Cholesterol: 0
  • Carbs: 20 grams
  • Sugar: 14 grams

Mini Lindt Gold Bunny

Lindt, Chocolate

  • Serving size: 4 bunnies (40 grams)
  • Calories: 230
  • Total fat: 15 grams
  • Cholesterol: 20 milligrams
  • Carbs: 21 grams
  • Sugar: 20 grams

York Peppermint Pattie Easter Eggs

Easter Candy

  • Serving size: 3 eggs
  • Calories: 150
  • Total fat: 3 grams
  • Cholesterol: 0
  • Carbs: 33 grams
  • Sugar: 27 grams

Starburst Jelly Beans – Original

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  • Serving size: About 1/4 cup (42 grams)
  • Calories: 150
  • Total fat: 0
  • Cholesterol: 0
  • Carbs: 37
  • Sugar: 29

Starburst Jelly Beans – Crazy Beans

Easter Candy

  • Serving size: 40 grams
  • Calories: 130
  • Total fat: 0
  • Cholesterol: Unspecified
  • Carbs: 33 grams
  • Sugar: 26 grams

Just Born Jelly Beans

Jelly B

  • Serving size: 23 beans (40 grams)
  • Calories: 140
  • Total fat: 0
  • Cholesterol: 0
  • Carbs: 36 grams
  • Sugar: 27 grams

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