Eat This, Not That: Easter Candy Edition

Photo by Alexis Desrosiers

There’s something wonderful about Easter candy compared to any other seasonal candy. The pastel colors, mixed with the cute little bunnies…. It’s no wonder we can’t avoid indulging in the sweet springtime treats. If you’re worried you won’t be able to eat Easter candy in moderation this holiday… don’t fret! Valley took the guess work out of the process!

Here are some of the best (and worst) candies for you this Easter season (based off of amount of calories per serving):

 

EAT THIS

Peeps Marshmallow Chicks

For just 140 calories and zero grams of fat, you can eat five whole peeps. Take a trip down memory lane with these fluffy chicks or stick them in the microwave and watch them expand… either way, this treat is Valley approved.

NOT THAT

Cadbury White Mini Eggs

How can 12 little eggs have 190 calories and 9 grams of fat?! The serving for these little devils is basically a handful. So not worth it!

 

EAT THIS

Reese’s Egg

A very popular Easter treat, this treat is okay to eat- as long as you eat one! Use the pre-packaging to your advantage! Each creamy egg has 170 calories. Remember- JUST ONE.

NOT THAT

Peanut Butter M&M Eggs

Any bag of M&M’s cannot be trusted- especially when peanut butter is involved. One serving of these peanut butter “eggs” has 220 calories, and that’s for about a handful. Save yourself the despair- don’t buy a bag of these. They will be too hard to resist.

 

EAT THIS

Hershey’s candy coated milk chocolate eggs

For 8 pieces, you can get your milk chocolate fix for 180 calories. Not too shabby!

NOT THAT

Dove white chocolate Eggs

6 eggs are 240 calories… no thank you.

 

EAT THIS

Sour Patch Jelly Beans

Jelly beans are a classic treat- even if it’s pure sugar. 140 calories will get you 32 beans, and the new sour patch kid flavor is to die for!

NOT THAT

Tootsie fruit rolls

Like the jelly beans, this candy has 140 calories per serving (6 pieces). However, pick the jelly beans because they’re easier to chew and have more volume than the tootsie rolls.

 

So there you have it. You can have your candy and eat it too. Just remember to use self-control around anything bunny shaped and chocolate covered. Peter Rabbit will thank you.

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