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Most Fattening Easter Candy, from Peeps to Chocolate Bunnies

The Daily Beast compared the nutrition labels on more than 60 Easter treats to figure out which are the worst.

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Before you delve into the edible, grassy depths of your Easter basket this weekend, you may want to know: which delicious treat will give you the best sugar high and which chocolate bunny will ruin your diet?

 

To solve the annual Easter candy conundrum, The Daily Beast considered the calorie, fat, saturated fat, and sugar content of Easter basket stalwarts. We ranked more than 60 types of candy to figure out which are the most fattening in six categories.

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Winner: Most Fattening Overall

Palmer Peanut Butter Cups

 

Calories per serving: 240

Fat: 16 g.

Saturated Fat: 10 g.

Carbohydrates: 24 g.

Sugar: 21 g.

Protein: 4 g.

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Runner-Up: Most Fattening Overall

Palmer Milk Chocolate Bunnies & Carrots

 

Serving size: 38g.

Servings per container: 3

Calories per serving: 200

Fat: 12 g.

Saturated Fat: 11 g.

Carbohydrates: 24 g.

Sugar: 22 g.

Protein: 1 g.

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Winner: Most Sugar Overall

Russell Stover Pectin Jelly Beans

 

Calories per serving: 140

Fat: 0 g.

Saturated Fat: 0 g.

Carbohydrates: 38 g.

Sugar: 34 g.

Protein: 0 g.

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Runner-Up: Most Sugar Overall

Just Born Peeps

 

Calories per serving: 140

Fat: 0 g.

Saturated Fat: 0 g.

Carbohydrates: 36 g.

Sugar: 34 g.

Protein: 0 g.

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Winner: Most Fattening Chocolate Bunny

Dove Milk Chocolate Bunny

 

Calories per serving: 230

Fat: 14 g.

Saturated Fat: 8 g.

Carbohydrates: 25 g.

Sugar: 23 g.

Protein: 3 g.

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Runner-Up: Most Fattening Chocolate Bunny

Lindt Gold Bunny

 

Calories per serving: 210

Fat: 13 g.

Saturated Fat: 8 g.

Carbohydrates: 23 g.

Sugar: 22 g.

Protein: 3 g.

Winner: Most Fattening Chocolate Egg (Large)

See’s Rocky Road Egg

 

Calories per serving: 170

Fat: 10 g.

Saturated Fat: 6 g.

Carbohydrates: 21 g.

Sugar: 19 g.

Protein: 2 g.

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Runner-Up: Most Fattening Chocolate Egg (Large)

Snickers Peanut Butter Egg

 

Calories per serving: 160

Fat: 10 g.

Saturated Fat: 5 g.

Carbohydrates: 17 g.

Sugar: 15 g.

Protein: 3 g.

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Winner: Most Fattening Jelly Beans

Brach’s Classic Jelly Bird Eggs

 

Calories per serving: 150

Fat: 0 g.

Saturated Fat: 0 g.

Carbohydrates: 37 g.

Sugar: 30 g.

Protein: 0 g.

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Runner-Up: Most Fattening Jelly Beans (tie)

Sour Patch Jelly Beans

 

Calories per serving: 150

Fat: 0 g.

Saturated Fat: 0 g.

Carbohydrates: 37 g.

Sugar: 27 g.

Protein: 0 g.

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Runner-Up: Most Fattening Jelly Beans (tie)

Swedish Fish Jelly Beans

 

Calories per serving: 150

Fat: 0 g.

Saturated Fat: 0 g.

Carbohydrates: 37 g.

Sugar: 27 g.

Protein: 0 g.

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Winner: Most Fattening Mini Eggs

Dove White Chocolate Eggs

 

Calories per serving: 240

Fat: 15 g.

Saturated Fat: 9 g.

Carbohydrates: 25 g.

Sugar: 25 g.

Protein: 2 g.

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Runner-Up: Most Fattening Mini Eggs

Butterfinger Nest Eggs

 

Calories per serving: 210

Fat: 11 g.

Saturated Fat: 6 g.

Carbohydrates: 29 g.

Sugar: 24 g.

Protein: 2 g.

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Honorary Mention: New for 2013

Hershey’s Snapsy Chocolate Bunny

 

Calories per bunny: 270

Fat: 16 g.

Saturated Fat: 9 g.

Carbohydrates: 34 g.

Sugar: 31 g.

Protein: 4 g.

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Honorary Mention: New for 2013

Russell Stover Red Velvet Egg

 

Calories per serving: 140

Fat: 8 g.

Saturated Fat: 5 g.

Carbohydrates: 17 g.

Sugar: 14 g.

Protein: 1 g.