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“Everybunny” Loves our Bunny Bites Box full of Easter Candy!

There are a few holidays we celebrate each year that are closely associated with candy. The biggest, of course, is Halloween, then Christmas, and one we’re inching closer to – Easter.

Easter egg hunts and Easter baskets are two traditions that have been around for centuries and are a part of nearly every Easter celebration. Just like children waking on Christmas morning to find gifts under the tree from St. Nick, Easter has them hunting for eggs and searching for an Easter basket left by Petter Cottontail.

Easter baskets are typically filled with all sorts of delicious candy including jelly beans, foil-wrapped chocolate “eggs,” solid chocolate rabbits, chocolate crosses, and of course, the quintessential Easter treat – Marshmallow PEEPS.

I’m sure you can remember when you were a youngster the excitement you had waking up Easter morning looking for that woven basket lined with “grass” overflowing with plastic eggs that hide bite-size candy treats inside.

Ah, the memories!

Today, busy families may not have the time to go out and shop for Easter candy or may find their local grocery store doesn’t have a wide selection. Many of our customers have even asked if we could make them an Easter basket and ship it to them or send a basket as a gift.

Well, we heard you! We worked with the head Bunny himself to come up with a box full of Easter candy that we call Bunny Bites! It’s chock full of all kinds of fantastic Easter goodies, some made only once a year, that’s the perfect gift for kids of all ages.

Bunny Bites Easter candy gift box from BlairCandy.com

Bunny Bites Easter candy gift box from BlairCandy.com

Our Bunny Bites box contains nearly 50 pieces of brand name candy such as Cadbury Eggs, Milka Oreo Eggs, bunny lollipops, Easter Pez, Mike & Ike jelly beans, solid milk chocolate rabbits, Reese’s Peanut Butter Eggs, Twizzler Easter Treats, PEEPS, Fun Dip, Tootsie Roll eggs, bubble gum eggs, mini egg lollipops, Hershey’s Mini Easter Bars, Zitner Butter Krak Egg, Trolli Gummi Eggs and more.

Bunny Bites Easter candy gift box from BlairCandy.com

Bunny Bites Easter candy gift box from BlairCandy.com

These boxes full of Easter candy make great gifts to send to loved ones near and far – or are great for filling your own baskets. We hand select and pack each one individually so candy choices vary from box to box, but each piece is individually wrapped and guaranteed fresh.

If you’re giving our Bunny Bites box as a gift, we can even include a gift note to let the recipient know who sent them this sweet present. Be sure to order one for everyone in your family – including yourself!

Interesting Facts about Marshmallow PEEPS

One of the most famous and beloved Easter candies is none other than the Marshmallow PEEP. These fluffy, colorful marshmallow chicks have been filling Easter baskets for nearly 70 years and this nostalgic candy has a cult following that continues to grow every year.

Originally PEEPS chicks and bunnies were made in yellow and white, but over the years additional colors and shapes have been added. However, yellow remains the number one selling color.

Yellow is the most popular selling color of Marshmallow PEEPS

Yellow is the most popular selling color of Marshmallow PEEPS

Interested in more fun facts about PEEPS? We knew it! So here are some more courtesy of our friends at Just Born, the makers of PEEPS right down the road from us in Bethlehem, PA:

27 Hours! That’s the time it used to take to make just one Marshmallow PEEP back in 1953, but thanks to modern manufacturing techniques, PEEPS are born in just six minutes.

Around the World! Each year, enough Marshmallow PEEPS are manufactured to circle our big blue marble not once… but twice! Those chicks can sure fly.

Along Came Pink! Yellow and white got some company with the addition of pink PEEPS followed by a rainbow of colors that include lavender, blue, green and orange. Regardless of color, they all taste the same… delicious!

Pink was the third color, following yellow and white, that Marshmallow PEEPS introduced.

Pink was the third color, following yellow and white, that Marshmallow PEEPS introduced.

Fat-Free & Low-Cal! If you’re looking for a fat-free snack, go grab a PEEP! They not only have 0 grams of fat PEEPS Chicks have only 28 calories each while Bunnies have 27.5 making them a sweet indulgence you won’t feel guilty about.

Chocolate Chicks! 2010 marked the first time that a Marshmallow PEEPS Chick took a bath in chocolate and ever since, the milk and dark chocolate dipped variety has become a popular addition to the line.

Chocolate dipped Marshmallow PEEPS were introduced in 2010.

Chocolate dipped Marshmallow PEEPS were introduced in 2010.

They’re Number One! If you think jelly beans are a big seller at Easter time, you’re right, but did you know that Marshmallow PEEPS are the #1 selling non-chocolate Easter candy for over two decades?

They Sell Out Quickly! PEEPS Chicks and Bunnies are only made once a year for Easter and usually hop out of our warehouse quickly. If you want the freshest PEEPS to fill your Easter baskets, we recommend ordering early otherwise you may just have to wait another year for one of the world’s most popular sweets.

Fun Desserts Made with Favorite Easter Candy

Easter is certainly a sweet time of year. From chocolate rabbits and peanut butter eggs to a variety of unique and flavorful jelly beans, there’s no shortage of delicious treats. But did you know that Easter candy can also be used as an ingredient in some decadent desserts?

We’ve compiled a few of our favorites that we’re sure will be a big hit!

Carrot Cake with Reese’s Peanut Butter Chips
Raise your hand if you’re a fan of carrot cake. We thought so, which is why we picked this recipe as one of our faves. This easy-to-make-cake has only eight ingredients and is prepped and baked in under an hour. The addition of Reese’s Peanut Butter Chips really elevates a classic carrot cake to the next level.

Carrot Cake with Reese's Peanut Butter Chips

Carrot Cake with Reese’s Peanut Butter Chips

Get the recipe from Hershey’s here  and the ingredients from Blair Candy here:


Nested Easter Egg Cupcakes
Take your favorite cupcake recipe and turn it into something unique this Easter by adding some chocolate and everyone’s favorite – Cadbury Mini Eggs! This recipe from bakers royale shows how you can turn an ordinary cupcake into a fanciful nest made of chocolate that holds those delicious candy eggs.

Nested Easter Egg Cupcakes

Nested Easter Egg Cupcakes

Get the recipe from bakers royale here  and the ingredients from Blair Candy here:


PEEPs Flower Cake
If you’re ready to make everyone jealous of your dessert prowess, look no further! Eyes will be fixed on this Easter cake made with everyone’s favorite marshmallow treat – PEEPS. It starts off with a classic yellow cake and by adding some sweet indulgences as decorations, it’s transformed into a confectionary delight.

PEEPs Flower Cake

PEEPs Flower Cake

Get the recipe from PEEPS here  and the ingredients from Blair Candy here:


Bunny Bait Easter Crack
Here’s one you can make that everyone in your family will love. Bunny Bait Easter Crack is a take on a Christmas staple but reimagined for Peter Cottontail himself. Made with simple ingredients including popcorn, Chex cereal, pretzel sticks, chocolate, and M&Ms, this is a quick and simple treat you can whip up on the fly.

Bunny Bait Easter Crack

Bunny Bait Easter Crack

Get the recipe from My Incredible Recipes here  and the ingredients from Blair Candy here:


If you make one of these delicious desserts, be sure to let us know and share photos on our Facebook page.

Happy Baking!

Solid Milk Chocolate Rabbits and Crosses for Easter

When it comes to Easter Candy, we all have our favorites. Maybe you’re a fan of delicious and uniquely flavored jelly beans or chocolate covered eggs, while another member of your family prefers the classic Marshmallow PEEPS. No matter what treat satisfies your craving, there’s no shortage of favorites this time of year.

Each Easter we’re always excited to see what new confectionary delights will make their debut but at the same time we anxiously await the arrival of what has become the quintessential fan favorite – solid chocolate rabbits and crosses.

After all, we LOVE chocolate and there’s no better pick-me-up in the middle of the afternoon than a chocolate bar, but at Easter time chocolate reigns supreme.

While the exact origin of the solid chocolate rabbit is unknown, some speculate it was invented in Munich, Germany back in the 1890’s. Here in the United States, they gained in popularity in the 1920’s and have been filling Easter baskets ever since.

Today, rabbits are available in solid milk, dark or white chocolate as well as more creative varieties such as the Gardner’s Peanut Butter Meltaway Bunny that’s 8” inches tall and is filled with their famous delicious and creamy peanut butter.

In addition to bunnies, another top-seller is a chocolate that reflects the religious meaning of the holiday – the cross. Also made by Gardener’s these chocolate crosses are available in both milk and white varieties and make a beautiful and meaningful addition to a child’s basket.

No matter what type of Easter candy you’re hunting for, you can’t go wrong with choosing one of these chocolate treats. Since rabbits and crosses are only available once a year it’s important to order early as once they’re gone, they won’t be available again until next year.

A Jelly Bean Shortage? Say it isn’t So!

Hang on to your Easter bonnet, we have some sad news to report out of Sugartown! The world’s most famous rabbit has been told there’s a shortage of a favorite Easter treat – jelly beans.

Yes, it’s true.

For over 75 years, the Easter Bunny has been using Blair Candy to fill the Easter baskets of kids all across the country and just this week he came to us with a bit of a dilemma. So many kids (and adults) have been asking for jelly beans that he was afraid there wouldn’t be enough to go around.

Faced with an unprecedented predicament, our team lept into action to investigate the bunny’s story. Turns out, he was right. The manufacturer of the #1 selling jelly bean, Just Born, has a shortage of the Easter candy staple and to put it bluntly, they’re plum out of them.

But we knew we couldn’t let the Easter Bunny down! Our team got in a truck, hopped down the Bunny Trail to Allentown, PA (not too far from our huge candy warehouse) to meet with the folks at Just Born.

With a tear in our eyes, we explained the Easter Bunny’s concerns about the lack of jelly beans. While huddled in a top-secret room in a corner of their factory, right next to where they make marshmallow PEEPS, we received some good news!

Since nobody wants to let the Bunny down, Just Born agreed to package up some of their delicious fruit-flavored jelly beans in 4.5-pound bulk bags for us. Now they don’t have fancy packaging and colorful labels, but they are genuine 100% authentic Just Born Jelly Beans in the fruity flavors we all love.

Phew! We dodged a close one, but we knew we couldn’t let the Easter Bunny down.

Now here’s the catch. Peter Cottontail has already taken several cases so he has enough to fill baskets. We have a limited number of bags available and when they’re gone we won’t be getting any more in until after Easter.

Don’t be left out, click here to order a bulk bag of Just Born Jelly Beans to avoid disappointment!

Sugar-Free Easter Candy

There are two holidays we celebrate every year that are synonymous with candy – Halloween and Easter. With the latter just a few weeks away, many are shopping for treats to hide at Easter eggs hunts or place in baskets presumably left behind by a certain famous bunny.

Kids anxiously wake on Easter Sunday eager to dig into the variety of candy left for them while adults sit back waiting to sneak a piece for themselves.

For those who are keeping an eye on their daily calorie intake, or for those with specific dietary requirements, sugary snacks are not an option. However, we have plenty of sugar-free Easter candy that everyone can enjoy and they’re just as delicious.

Asher’s Sugar-Free Peanut Butter Meltaway Eggs
These are one of our biggest sellers every year and for good reason. These milk chocolate covered eggs are filled with a rich and creamy peanut butter filling that you just can’t get enough of. If you’re a fan of chocolate and peanut butter, don’t pass these up!

Sugar-Free Double Bubble Bubble Gum
What kid (or adult for that matter) doesn’t love bubble gum? If you’re looking for an every day sugar-free option or the perfect gum to place in eggs for an Easter Egg hunt, look no further. The great-tasting flavor of Double Bubble is available sugar-free and each piece is individually wrapped.

Jelly Belly Sugar-Free Jelly Beans
Easter just wouldn’t be Easter without jelly beans and the world’s most famous bean is Jelly Belly. These 3oz bags contain an assortment of popular flavors including buttered popcorn, sizzling cinnamon, tangerine, green apple, juicy pear, licorice, cherry, lemon, pineapple, and strawberry. The sugar-free Jelly Belly Jelly Beans are sweetened with Splenda and contain 40% fewer calories.

Sugar-Free Gummy Candy
Whether it be bears, butterflies, or fish, nobody can pass up a gummy treat. For Easter, as well as year-round, we have a great selection of sugar-free gummy candy that will satisfy everyone’s sweet tooth.

Sugar-Free Chocolate Bunny
No Easter basket is complete without a chocolate rabbit and yes, we have a sugar-free version just for you! These 3oz chocolate rabbits from Gardners Candies taste just as delicious as the classic version – so much so you may have a hard time believing they’re sugar-free.

Hershey’s Sugar-Free Chocolate Bars
If you’re looking for the perfect sugar-free chocolate snack at Easter or any time of the year, these bite-sized Hershey’s Chocolate Bars are just what you’re looking for. Each one is individually wrapped so you can include them in Easter Eggs for the big hunt, or drop a few in your child’s Easter basket.

No matter what type of candy you’re looking for this Easter, chances are we have it. From the classic Marshmallow PEEPS to a jumbo  Reese’s Peanut Butter Egg, consider us to help fill your Easter baskets this year.

Marshmallow PEEPs: The History of a Favorite Easter Candy

When it comes to Easter candy, there’s plenty to choose from.  From chocolate peanut butter eggs and solid milk chocolate rabbits to colorful jelly beans and the most iconic treat of all… Marshmallow PEEPs.

Love them or hate them, Marshmallow PEEPs are included in every Easter basket and their popularity – as well as flavors and shapes – increases every year.  In fact, PEEPs are the #1 selling non-chocolate Easter candy!

These puffy marshmallow chicks, around for over 65 years, were originally made by hand to give them their unique shape.  Over the years, manufacturing has evolved and new shapes such as rabbits, hearts, Christmas trees have been added, and additional flavors introduced, all while keeping with the same simple recipe.

For Easter, there are a few different varieties of PEEPs including some new ones:

Original Marshmallow PEEPs
The original chick-shaped PEEP is still the most popular.  Originally made in yellow, white, and pink, additional colors were added in the 1990’s.  Today, in addition to the original colors, they are available in pink, purple, blue, green and orange.

Marshmallow PEEPs Bunnies
Not one of the original PEEPs shapes, the bunny was introduced in the 1980’s and has been a favorite ever since!  These are also available in a rainbow of colors.

Flavored Marshmallow PEEPs
Starting in 1999, PEEPS began to introduce different flavors to their famous marshmallow treats and for Easter there are PEEPs chicks and bunnies available in Chocolate PuddingCotton Candy, Fruit Punch,  and more!

Marshmallow PEEPs Eggs
There are chicks and bunnies and now there are PEEPs Easter Eggs!  One of the newer shapes to be added to the PEEPs line, these eggs come brightly decorated and have already become a fan favorite.

When it comes time to selecting which treats to put in your Easter basket, there’s no doubt that PEEPs will be included.  After all, there’s really no other Easter Candy that’s more iconic than these fluffy marshmallow creations. Plus, most are low in calories and are gluten and fat-free.

Be sure to check out the complete selection of Marshmallow PEEPs as well as all our Easter candy.

Peanut Butter Easter Eggs – A Delicious Treat We Can’t Get Enough Of

Hands up if peanut butter Easter eggs are your favorite seasonal candy treat.  The delicious combination of creamy peanut butter drenched in milk or dark chocolate is a guilty pleasure many look forward to every year.  Many of our fans check our website daily waiting for their favorite brand to come in stock so they don’t miss out.  Yes, some are so popular they sell out quick!

One of the most popular is Zitner’s Peanut Butter Eggs.  Manufactured in Philadelphia from a recipe that has been handed down for generations, many regard Zitner’s as the “Cadillac” of Easter eggs.  Made just once a year, they’re a sweet indulgence you don’t want to pass up.  But don’t say we didn’t warn you – they sell out quick, so be sure to place an order before they’re gone.

The most famous name in the chocolate-peanut-butter world is none other than Reese’s.  While Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups are available year-round, Easter time brings Reese’s Peanut Butter Eggs in many different varieties that are only available once a year including a GIANT 6oz version.

Another favorite is Asher’s Peanut Butter Meltaway Egg.  This Pennsylvania company has been satisfying candy cravings since 1892 and their peanut butter cups are one of their most popular confectionaries.  Each Easter, they make small batches of Peanut Butter Meltaway Eggs that are simply mouthwatering.  Plus, they also have a sugar-free version that is just as delicious.

No matter what Peanut Butter Easter Egg is your favorite, there’s no doubt that there’s nothing better than the taste of peanut butter and chocolate.  To ensure you don’t miss out on having your favorite, be sure to check out all of our Easter Candy and place an order before they’re gone – after all, these sweet treats are only available once a year.

 

Zitner’s Easter Eggs – a Tradition for Nearly a Century

For chocolate fans, there’s no better time than Easter to indulge in many decadent treats created just for the holiday. Shortly after the Christmas decorations come down we start getting emails and calls from customers wanting to know if one of their favorites has arrived in stock yet – Zitner’s Eggs.

Zitner’s Candy, from Philadelphia, has been making chocolate eggs for nearly 100 years and they are extremely popular! How popular? Well, they sell over 6 million chocolate Easter Eggs every year. Each one is made with the original recipe that has been handed down for generations.

Fans of Zitner’s wait all year to get a taste of these scrumptious treats that come in a variety of flavors.

Zitner’s Butter Krak Eggs
A true fan favorite and one that has been featured on the Food Network. These delicious chocolate covered Easter Eggs have a sweet, creamy, buttery coconut filling and to get to it you have to break through the toasted coconut and dark chocolate shell. In the words of one of our customers, “these are the best Easter eggs ever!


Zitner’s Cocoanut Cream Eggs
These chocolate covered Easter eggs go out the door as quick as they come in, and for good reason. Inside this chocolate covered egg is the most delicious and creamy cocoanut filling you will ever taste. One bite and we’re sure you won’t be able to have just one.


 

Zitner’s Peanut Butter Eggs
Many regard Zitner’s Peanut Butter Eggs as the “best of the best” and we won’t argue with that! The combination of Zitner’s rich milk chocolate and creamy peanut butter filling makes our mouths water just thinking about this classic Easter candy.

While Easter may be several weeks away, we sell out of Zitner’s Easter Candy quickly, so be sure to order soon so the Easter Bunny can place these delicious sweets in your basket.

Our Top 5 Favorite Easter Egg Hunt Candy Recommendations

It’s almost time for the Easter Bunny to pay a visit leaving behind a basket full of treats for kids to enjoy. Along with filling up Easter baskets, one activity that many families find enjoyable is a good old-fashioned Easter Egg Hunt!

You may remember one from your childhood, where eggs were laid out on the lawn, hidden in plants and bushes waiting to be found. Once all were gathered up, the excitement began as eggs were opened and trinkets, coins, and of course… candy was found!

Whether this will be your first Easter Egg Hunt or your 21st, we have put together our “Top 5 Favorite Easter Egg Hunt Candy” list that we’re happy to share:

Reese’s Mini Peanut Butter Cups
Nobody can resist the delicious blend of chocolate and peanut butter, so of course, Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups made our list. But these bite-sized cups in Easter colored wrapping are the perfect size for hiding inside those Easter eggs!


Hersheys Solid Milk Chocolate Eggs
You may remember these from your own childhood and yes, they’re still around! An Easter Egg Hunt would not be complete without these delicious solid milk chocolate “eggs” making an appearance.


Tootsie Frooties & Tootsie Rolls
For over a century, Tootsie Rolls have been a favorite of candy lovers around the globe.  The chewy candy with the cocoa taste is made with the same recipe since 1896 and along with the original flavor, Tootsie Rolls come in different flavors called Tootsie Frooties.  These individually wrapped chews are perfect for hiding in eggs whether you choose the original flavor or opt for Blue Raspberry, Cherry Limeade, Fruit Punch, Grape, Green Apple, or any of the Frooties flavors they’ll be a hit at your egg hunt.

 


Double Bubble Bubble Gum
When it comes to bubble gum, there’s one that stands out as a favorite – Double Bubble!  For your Easter Egg Hunt we have a HUGE plastic tub that’s filled with 300 individually wrapped pieces of Double Bubble – yes 300 pieces.  After the hunt, why not gather everyone up and have a contest to see who can blow the biggest bubble?


Jelly Belly Gourmet Jelly Beans
What would an Easter Egg Hunt be without jelly beans?  And the most famous (and popular) jelly bean is none other than Jelly Belly.  These sample packs are just the right size for an egg hunt and contain an assortment of the unique flavors Jelly Belly is famous for.

 

Whether you’re planning an egg hunt or just looking for some sweet treats to fill up baskets, be sure to check out our complete selection of Easter candy – we’re sure you’ll find all your favorites.

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