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Easter Eats And Sweets


Quick! What do dinosaurs, Spiderman, and Hello Kitty have in common?

They’re all edible candy creations you can buy for Easter enjoyment. No longer will you be limited to plain, old jelly beans or boring bunnies for your sweet treats.

This is the year eco-conscious snackers can go green by eating everything in the basket, right down to the edible Easter grass. Plenty of people are dipping their marshmallow Peeps in chocolate, but you’ll top that when you serve PEEPsicles. Delight your friends and family with the Hubba Bubba Chicken dispenser that “lays” bubble gum eggs.

Yes, some of these Easter confections are awfully silly. But others are as artful as they are tasty. Pastel speckled eggs filled with chocolate truffle look as realistic as Mother Nature’s own. Hand-decorated candy shells are perfect for filling with tiny treats. Check out these cheerful lemon-filled chocolate ladybugs.

Even gluten-free and vegan candies can be found for the holiday.

But getting back to jelly beans: It’s uncertain how many flavors are in existence, but Jelly Belly’s official list of 50 is a good place to start. And as for bunnies, there’s good news and bad news. The Zombie Peter Rabbit Chocolate Bunny was so popular this season, it’s sold out. Luckily, Darth Vader and other Star Wars bunnies are still available if you order in a hurry.

You’d better hop to it.