Easter Candy: How Many Calories Are In Cadbury Eggs, Peeps And Chocolate Bunnies?

 @lukeydukeyl.villapaz@ibtimes.com on April 18 2014 11:16 AM

With Easter just around the corner, you’ll probably want to dive into those mountains of Cadbury eggs, Peeps and chocolate bunnies, which will eventually be hidden in those colorful hollow Easter eggs and baskets.

While we all know Easter candies are sweet and delicious, it's smart to take a look at those nutrition facts before you indulge in those delectable treats, so you’ll know how much candy and chocolate to enjoy without the guilt of overindulging.

Cadbury Crème Eggs – (150 Calories) 1 piece
Cadbury Creme Eggs Cadbury's Creme Eggs are seen in a London supermarket.  Reuters/Alessia Pierdomenico

The Cadbury Crème Egg is known for its milk chocolate shell and white and yellow fondant core that resembles the yolk of a real egg. While the 1.2-oz. egg is relatively small, it packs 150 Calories and 6 grams of fat, more calories than a 12-oz. can of Coca-Cola.

Snickers Egg (160 Calories) 1 egg
Snickers Egg A Snickers Egg cut in half  Wikimedia Commons/Evan Amos
Even with the Cadbury Crème egg’s reign as one of the top go-to Easter egg-shaped candies, there’s plenty of variety to go around. Snicker’s offering merges the best of a Snickers bar with the Easter- friendly egg shape. The 1.1-oz egg is 160 calories, not much more than a Cadbury Crème egg. However it packs 9 grams of fat and 5 grams of saturated fat.

Reese’s Egg (170 Calories) 1 egg
Reese's Peanut Butter Egg Reese's Peanut Butter Eggs  Flickr/JamiesRabbits
The peanut butter cup turned egg shape is on the high end of the calorie spectrum. However, if you’re willing to indulge in the sweet taste of peanut butter and chocolate, one 1.2-oz. piece packs 170 calories, 10 grams of fat and 3 grams of saturated fat.

Peeps (140 Calories) 5 pieces
Peeps A selection of yellow and pink Peeps marshmallows  Wikimedia Commons/Evan Amos
Love them or hate them, those little Peeps marshmallow chicks are a staple of Easter candies. Whether you indulge in your Peeps by jousting or by eating the little marshmallows, you can safely enjoy a small pack of five while only consuming 140 calories.

Life Saver Gummies – Bunnies and Eggs (130 Calories) 15 pieces
Life Saver Gummies Bunnies and eggs Life Saver Gummies Bunnies and Eggs  Flickr/Mike Mozart
For those looking to indulge in gummy candies, Life Savers has its own bunny and egg-themed Easter candy. 15 pieces of these little gummies is about 130 calories. However, no fat content makes this a good choice for those looking to indulge in Easter candy without the extra fat.

Hershey’s Candy Coated Milk Chocolate Eggs (180 Calories) 8 pieces
Hershey's Egg Hershey's own variety of candy-coated chocolate shaped eggs  Hershey's
If you’re looking to indulge in more egg-shaped chocolates, Hershey’s has smaller candy-coated milk chocolate eggs. While you’ll be able to indulge in a few more pieces, a serving of eight pieces contains 180 calories, 8 grams of fat and, five grams of saturated fat.

Lindt Gold Bunny – Milk Chocolate (550 Calories) 1 bunny
Lindt Gold Bunny Lindt chocolate Gold Bunny  Reuters/Gary Cameron
Chocolate bunny lovers can get a little fancy with some Swiss chocolate from Lindt. However, this may be one Easter candy you may want to share with the family. One Lindt Gold Bunny contains 2.5 servings for a total of 550 calories, 32.5 grams of fat and 20 grams of saturated fat.

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