Best and Worst Easter Candy For Your Waistline

Photo (cc) by ethanhickerson

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

489. Peeps

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

DSC_0148

  • 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

Random Pix

  • 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

Disclosure: The information you read here is always objective. However, we sometimes receive compensation when you click links within our stories.

Read Next
The 10 Best and 10 Worst States for Raising a Family in 2020
The 10 Best and 10 Worst States for Raising a Family in 2020

There are trade-offs no matter where you live. However, some states have big advantages when it comes to choosing a home for your family.

12 Tech Gadgets That Make Daily Life Easier
12 Tech Gadgets That Make Daily Life Easier

These products on Amazon will ease worries and simplify your routine.

17 Home Upgrades That Rarely Help Close a Sale
17 Home Upgrades That Rarely Help Close a Sale

Real estate agents give these renovations low marks when it comes to helping sell homes.

7 Secret Departments of Amazon You Should Know About
7 Secret Departments of Amazon You Should Know About

These little-known sections of Amazon are hidden gems for deal-seekers and impulse shoppers alike.

60% of People With This Disease Don’t Know They Have It
60% of People With This Disease Don’t Know They Have It

Millions of people overlook this potentially potent condition that tends to strike women and older adults.

View this page without ads

Help us produce more money-saving articles and videos by subscribing to a membership.

Get Started

Most Popular
7 Kirkland Signature Items to Avoid at Costco
7 Kirkland Signature Items to Avoid at Costco

Even if it seems you save a bundle buying Costco’s Kirkland Signature brand products, they may not be the bargain they appear to be.

8 Tips for Retiring Comfortably on Social Security Alone
8 Tips for Retiring Comfortably on Social Security Alone

It’s never too early to start learning how to live well while living on less.

Am I Eligible for My Mother’s Social Security Benefit?
Am I Eligible for My Mother’s Social Security Benefit?

Can an adult daughter tap into her late mother’s benefit?

11 Generic Products You Should Buy at Costco
11 Generic Products You Should Buy at Costco

Not all generics are worthwhile, but these are among the best from Costco’s Kirkland Signature brand.

9 Things You’ll Never See at Costco Again
9 Things You’ll Never See at Costco Again

The warehouse store offers an enormous selection, but these products aren’t coming back.

This Surprise Factor Can Raise Your Risk of Dementia
This Surprise Factor Can Raise Your Risk of Dementia

Nearly half of U.S. residents may face this threat.

3 Ways to Get Microsoft Office for Free
3 Ways to Get Microsoft Office for Free

With a little ingenuity, you can cut Office costs to zero.

Organize Your Home With These 10 Thrift Store Finds
Organize Your Home With These 10 Thrift Store Finds

Resolve to be clutter-free in 2021 with these secondhand purchases.

This Gas Station Scam Is Victimizing More Drivers
This Gas Station Scam Is Victimizing More Drivers

For the second straight year, a growing number of Americans believe they’ve fallen prey to this scam.

11 Laws You Could Be Breaking Without Knowing It
11 Laws You Could Be Breaking Without Knowing It

Seriously? Fibbing about the weather is a crime? This and other little-known legal traps await the unwary.

6 Legal Documents Retirees Need — but Don’t Have
6 Legal Documents Retirees Need — but Don’t Have

Few retirees have all of these documents that are crucial to their golden years — especially during a pandemic.

These Are the 3 Best Used Cars You Can Buy
These Are the 3 Best Used Cars You Can Buy

These vehicles boast reliability, safety and long-lasting value.

13 Things Seniors Can Get for Free — or Almost Free
13 Things Seniors Can Get for Free — or Almost Free

There are many ways to get cheap or free services and goods after reaching a certain age.

27 Things You Should Never Pay For — and How to Get Them for Free
27 Things You Should Never Pay For — and How to Get Them for Free

When you know the tricks, you can save big on all kinds of useful things that others pay for.

Can a Divorced Widow Claim Her First Husband’s Social Security Benefits?
Can a Divorced Widow Claim Her First Husband’s Social Security Benefits?

The rules are complicated when it comes to eligibility for survivors benefits.

15 Amazon Purchases That We Are Loving Right Now
15 Amazon Purchases That We Are Loving Right Now

These practical products make everyday life a little easier.

Internet Providers Can’t Charge You for This Anymore
Internet Providers Can’t Charge You for This Anymore

Starting this month, your ISP no longer can bill you for this fee.

9 Small Expenses That Are Bleeding Your Budget Dry
9 Small Expenses That Are Bleeding Your Budget Dry

Keep more of future paychecks by eliminating these budget-busting unnecessary expenses.

10 Things I Always Buy at Trader Joe’s
10 Things I Always Buy at Trader Joe’s

From snacks to sweets to side dishes, stock your cart with these time-tested favorites on your next TJ’s run.

View More Articles

View this page without ads

Help us produce more money-saving articles and videos by subscribing to a membership.

Get Started

Add a Comment

Our Policy: We welcome relevant and respectful comments in order to foster healthy and informative discussions. All other comments may be removed. Comments with links are automatically held for moderation.