Peep Show

Let's face it. It wouldn't be Easter without the candy. As the skies clear here on the east coast (and apparently the warmth is on its way), I can finally get excited about my favorite Spring holiday (and only one, at that). And while I'm not a huge chocolate and candy eater, Easter is one of two times a year that I do thoroughly enjoy a good Cadbury Cream Egg, jelly beans, and my absolute favorite...the Reese's Peanut Butter Egg (they just don't make 'em like this all year round). Since my recent Avid diet has commenced, this year, I'm only sticking to the favorites.

Peeps. The quintessential Easter food and really, the star of the show. Somehow desserts center around marshmallow during the spring, and these little Peep-ers are there for the ride. And is it just me, or do they really taste better stale?

Cadbury Cream Eggs. The commercial hasn't changed since I was a kid and it makes me feel all warm and fuzzy when I see it. I'm not sure why, but that rabbit just makes me happy. And the super sweet creamy center of the Cream Egg? Pure sugary pleasure, though I've yet to ever eat more than one per season.

Cadbury Mini Eggs. If you're just not that into the whole egg-looking cream-filled thing, you can certainly find chocolatey solace in the mini chocolate eggs with a sugar coating.

Jelly beans. I don't partake in the Jelly Belly variety, but I have downed about two (small) bags of the Brach's variety. And as Shaun pointed out, somehow, the veritable rainbow of colors in our candy bowl has dwindled to mostly the black variety. Ick.

Reese's Peanut Butter Eggs. Though I always, always enjoy a Reese's, and anything remotely related to peanut butter, Easter is the one time of year that I just need to get my hands on a Reese's Egg. Oversized and overstuffed with peanut butter, unlike the typical Peanut Butter Cup variety, this is the one piece of candy that I do request show up in my Easter basket.

So there you have it...a little roundup of some of my favorite Easter goodies. Though I'll be baking up a storm this weekend (check back next week for my newest concoction), I'll also be indulging my sweet tooth a bit. But what about you? Are you an Easter candy fiend? Which kind do you look forward to all year long?