How Many Calories Are In That Easter Candy?

How much will you need to work out to burn off that candy?

March 28, 2018

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Ignorance is bliss sometimes, but knowledge can be power. Easter is Sunday, and if you've been to any store recently, you've probably seen all the pastel colored bags full of Easter candy. Every year it seems like they are coming out with some new creation. 

This isn't an article about the most popular Easter Candy. It's also not one about the least popular choices either. I'm here to tell you all about how many calories are in that Reese's Peanut Butter Egg you just ate in a matter of seconds. 

How many minutes will you need to spend on the treadmill or elliptical to burn off those calories?

Let's kick off the list with my personal favorite Easter Candy, the Reese's Peanut Butter Egg. They are so good. Just one egg will set you back 180 calories. In the grand scheme of things, that's not terrible. But if you can't just eat one, you can see how all the extra calories will start to add up. And on a side note, I have seen Reese's Peanut Butter Creme Eggs all over the internet, but haven't found them in stores. If you see them, help me out. I am dying to try one.

Love Cadbury Creme Eggs? I mean, who doesn't? You can enjoy one for 150 calories. Now if you are fancy and you prefer the Cadbury Chocolate Creme Egg that's 190 calories. 

Now I personally don't care for Peeps. I think they look cute as decorations in an Easter basket or on a table, but I don't eat them. Four Peeps marshmellow bunnies are only 130 calories. But if you opt for Peeps Hollow Milk Chocolate Egg, that's a whopping 420 calories. Ugh, why waste all those calories on a hollow piece of chocolate? It's just not worth it, sorry!

Here are a few more Easter Candy offerings:

  • 5 Mars Mini Chocolate Eggs 179 calories
  • 1 Cadbury Solid Milk Chocolate Easter Bunny 890 calories
  • 1 Dove Solid Chocolate Easter Bunny  230 calories
  • 9 Brachs Malted Easter Eggs 200 calories
  • 35 Jelly Belly Assorted Jellybeans 140 calories
  • 1 Snickers Cream Sports Egg 140 calories
  • 1 Nestle's Crunch Nest Egg 180 calories

And NBC news even featured a nutritionist to break down the 5 healthiest Easter Candies, although who really think of candy and healthy in the same category. You can find the story here