With Easter comes longer days, warmer temperatures, and a feeling of potential. Let the right candy basket create the best atmosphere.
Easter brings longer days, warmer temperatures, and renewal. It’s not just the coloring of eggs that makes this holiday so memorable, but also the big feasts, dressing up and looking for plastic eggs in the backyard with the little ones make it even more special.
Tomorrow’s big egg hunt will call for a lot of candy. There are endless options and possibilities when it comes to choosing the best sweet Easter assortment you can fill your baskets and plastic eggs with: chocolate, chamoy, gummies, lollipops…
Getting ready for our favorite holidays can sometimes be stressful, so to help lighten the load, here are the best Easter candy choices, tried and tested by Sophia’s Spicy Treats.
Easter 101: A Quick Guide
Is Easter Sunday your Super Bowl? Here’s everything you need to know about this holiday.
What is Easter?
Easter is known for its baskets full of goodies, egg hunts with friends, and a big dinner, but there’s a long and rich history behind the candy-filled day.
Easter is the most important Christian festival that celebrates Jesus Christ’s resurrection which happened three days after He was crucified by the Romans and died. By this, He conquered death and redeemed his believers from sin.
Celebrated on the Sunday following Good Friday and Easter Saturday, this special holiday is observed around the globe after the first full moon after the vernal equinox. Easter is a time of remembrance and celebration for Christians to focus on Jesus and his sacrifice.
Popular Symbols of Easter
Easter did not always signify Christ’s resurrection from the dead. In paganism, its purpose was considerably different than what Christians observe today.
The feast day of Easter was first a pagan holiday of renewal and rebirth celebrated in early spring in honor of the pagan Saxon goddess, Eastre.
Despite being non-biblical, many of the symbols we now associate with Easter correlate to the theme of resurrection and new life.
1. Easter eggs
The egg symbolizes new life and rebirth: the arrival of spring, a time of new beginnings and the return of life to the earth after the winter months. This Easter tradition supposedly originated in Germany, when unique Easter eggs were hidden for children to find on Easter morning.
In most countries, eggshells are stained in plain vegetable dye colors, while egg-shaped chocolates and colorful plastic containers bring life to easter baskets.
2. The Easter Bunny
During Easter celebrations, the Easter Bunny delivers eggs and sweets to “well-behaved children” on Easter morning, an invention of German Protestants.
You can find Easter Bunnies in many shapes, flavors, and sizes made of chocolate or marshmallow, to name a couple.
3. The Easter Lamb
The lamb is said to symbolize Jesus because it embodies purity, goodness, and sacrifice. As a popular food at Eastertime, lamb meat is still consumed by many eastern European Christians in many parts of the region on Easter Sunday.
Easter Lambs are also popular in baskets, popularly made of marzipan, sugar or chocolate.
Sophia’s Top Spicy Candy Picks For Easter
These are some of the best Easter basket treats for your basket, ranging from absolutely inedible to absolutely legendary.
For your Easter basket
A memorable Easter basket is filled with classic goodies. It is an American tradition that each family exchanges Easter baskets on Easter Sunday morning and shares the gifts they carry: decorated eggs, marshmallow chicks, sweets, and stuffed bunnies.
Easter baskets can be filled with any number of delightful candies that are sure to make your little ones smile. Our Sophia’s Spicy Treats family recommends stuffing Easter baskets with the person’s favorite candy in addition to traditional holiday delights to make it a more personable gift.
Start grounding your Easter basket with a classic: a sizable chocolate Easter bunny. How funny would it be to pair it with a Sour Pickle Kit instead of a carrot?!
If you’re using a basket as a snacking centerpiece for your table, consider nesting bright marshmallow chicks and creme eggs along delicious containers filled with Peach Rings, Nerds Gummy Clusters, and Airheads Xtremes Rainbow belts for a cohesive, multicolor look.
The Chamoy Candy Sampler is the best option to add tons of flavor and variety!
Another great candy choice for any basket are lollipops, especially colorful ones. Sophia’s Paleta Trenzada Multicolor is the perfect choice to add a traditional Mexican element.
For your Easter egg hunt
An Easter egg hunt is usually the highlight of the day for many families, especially kids who are usually the ones who get to open plastic eggs filled with surprises as soon as they find them around the home.
Aside from great egg hiding skills, you’ll need the best Easter treats to fill your plastic eggs with. Options range from chocolate mini eggs to gummy bites, but if you want to surprise your chamoy obsessed hunter, Sophia’s got you covered.
Finding candy small enough to put into Easter eggs can be tough, but luckily you can easily fit El Azteca Vasi-Ricos lollipops and Chamoy Fruit by The Foot inside—they’ll make you think you’ve found gold!
For Easter (spicy) desserts
We’re Mexican, so naturally we’ll crave some dessert after our meal to satiate our obsession with spice. Get your apron on and your hands dirty, and make your own Easter lamb platter for sneaky family pickins in front of the TV.
On a large charcuterie board, place alternating rolls of Chamoy Fruit by The Foot and Airheads Xtremes Rainbow to form an oval. This will be the Easter lamb’s body.
Carefully slice a peeled apple in half. Squeeze fresh lemon juice on top of all sides of the apple to avoid oxidation. Place one half of the apple on top of the Easter lamb’s body, which will be the head, and cut sticks out of the second half to add legs.
Decorate with Spicy Chamoy Sauce.
Include the kids in the making of this spicy Easter lamb platter and add another family tradition for the holidays!