Tuesday, March 24, 2015

How Many Calories Are In Your Easter Basket?

Easter is like the Halloween of the spring. There may not be ghouls and goblins roaming the streets, and maybe not too many tricks, but there sure is a lot of Easter candy. While the tradition of dyeing hard-boiled eggs does spawn a tasty snack, there is nothing quite like running down the steps Easter morning and tearing into your basket of seasonal candy. After all, your basket is practically overflowing with Easter sweets. While it is always OK to treat yourself to a little something special, do you know exactly what indulging in the entirety of your Easter basket cost you in calories? Well parents, let’s just say you may want to opt for a small toy and only a little bit of Easter candy this year.

1 Hard-Boiled Egg
After spending hours dyeing the boiled eggs, you deserve to crack one open! As this is likely to be the healthiest option in your Easter basket, enjoy this treat first as to ward off any potential overeating of Easter candy!

78 calories per one hard-boiled egg

Reese’s Peanut Butter Egg
When seasonal Reese’s are out, chocolate and peanut butter lovers rejoice. And if you get one of these candies in your basket, you feel like you hit the candy lottery! Just be sure to limit yourself to one and you’ll have a completely acceptable treat for Easter.

90 calories per one egg

Jelly Belly Jellybeans
These colored, sugary beans have been in Easter baskets as far back as we can remember! Out of all of the candy in your Easter basket, this sweet treat gives you the best caloric bang for your buck!

100 calories per 25 jellybeans

Russell Stover Marshmallow Egg
While this marshmallow, with its chocolate coated exterior isn’t the worst candy, you definitely don’t want to reach back for several of them in one sitting. Try to resist the sugared goodness!

110 calories for per 1 marshmallow egg

Sure these sweet yellow chicks look harmless, but underneath their sugary exterior lies a marshmallow center that will lure you into a basin of caloric sin. OK, maybe it isn’t that intense, especially if you can limit yourself to one peep, but know that eating the entire package will cost you!

140 calories per package (5 Peeps)

Wonka Golden Eggs
You may want the goose that lays the golden eggs, but Wonka’s definitely got the next best thing for Easter. Their chocolate golden eggs may be delicious but they could be dangerous if you are tempted to eat too many!

140 calories per one egg

Cadbury Creme Eggs
While everyone may wish they were a Cadbury Bunny, they might want to want to re-think biting into one. These classic Easter candies with their marshmallow creme center are worth quite a bit of calories per one egg.

150 calories per piece

Snickers Egg
Another seasonal favor, this nougat-filled decadent delight may be all you can enjoy out of your Easter basket in one day!

160 calories per piece

Whoppers Mini Robin Eggs
Crunchy, chocolatey and a special Easter candy, Whoppers Mini Robin Eggs were always fun to discover while rooting through your Easter basket grass. A handful won’t ruin your day, but be sure to count them out, especially if you are nibbling on them while searching for more!

170 calories per 24 pieces

Cadbury Mini Eggs
Cadbury’s other staple Easter treat may give you more wiggle room in terms of the amount versus calories than its creme predecessor, but that doesn’t necessarily make this sweet treat a caloric steal. Mind your egg count before you put all of these sweet treats in one basket.

190 calories per 12 pieces

M&M’s Milk Chocolate
Hidden amongst the green plastic grass are little seasonally pastel colored M&M’s. While these tiny little chocolate bites may seem harmless from their size, absentmindedly eating an entire package full could cost you a ton of calories for the day.
240 calories per 1.69 ounce bag

Russell Stover Solid Milk Chocolate Bunny
It simply isn’t Easter without the chocolate bunny. Whether it is solid, hollow or full of your favorite filling, an Easter bunny has to make it into your basket of sweets. However, just take care not to eat the entire thing at once or you may take in literally half of your daily calories!

460 calories per bunny (estimated)

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