Easter Sweet Treats Make Easter Special

Easter sweet treats make Easter special – From chocolates to marshmallows to caramel eggs to jelly beans, Easter is chockful of candy. And for those who think Easter is only child’s play, guess again.

Easter Sweet Treats Make Easter Special

Easter Sweet treats make Easter special - From chocolates to marshmallows to caramel eggs to jelly beans, Easter is chockful of candy. And for those who think Easter is only child's play, guess again.

Americans spend up to $2 billion on Easter candy each year, according to Sweet Services, an online candy retailer. The National Confectioner’s Association says people in the United States consume nearly seven billion pounds of candy during the year, and Easter is the second-most popular holiday (behind Halloween) for indulging a sweet tooth.

Faith comes first for many Easter celebrants. But there’s nothing wrong with enjoying some candy come Easter Sunday. Here’s a look at the history behind some of the sweets the Easter Bunny might leave in your basket this year.

Chocolate eggs:

The first chocolate eggs were made in Europe in the early 19th century. Since then, they have become one of the most popular and recognizable treats associated with Easter. The chocolate egg is predated by edible Easter eggs made from sugar and pastry first designed in Germany. According to the “Guinness Book of World Records,” the largest chocolate Easter egg ever made debuted in 2011. It was just over 34 feet high and weighed nearly 16,000 lbs. Learn more about Easter Eggs.

Chocolate bunny:

The Easter Bunny also is a German incarnation. The seasonal bunny was introduced to America in the 18th century by German immigrants who believed in the “Osterhase,” an egg-laying hare they believed was a sign of new life and prosperity. Germans also introduced the first edible chocolate bunnies. The NCA says 76 percent of people eat the ears on chocolate bunnies first. Learn more about the Easter Bunny.

Jelly beans:

People aren’t quite sure where the jelly bean originated, but some think it was based on a soft, chewy Middle Eastern sweet called Turkish delight and the hard candy shell of Jordan almonds. William Shraft, a Boston-based confectioner, may have coined the phrase “jelly bean” when he urged people to send these sweets to Union soldiers fighting in the Civil War. Check out the Jelly Bean Prayer!

Peeps:

Peeps are owned and made by Just Born Inc., a Pennsylvania-based company started by Russian immigrants when they acquired the Rodda Candy Company in 1953. Just Born figured out a way to automate and streamline the process of making Peeps, and today they can produce 5.5 million per day.

Easter is a day filled with fun and lots of sweetness. Candy is a big part of the celebration.

Check out the Easter Snack Mix Printable!

Easter Blog Posts

Below is a list of blog posts that relate to Easter. Be sure to check them all out!

Easter Blog Posts
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  1. 1 Cross, 3 Nails, 4 Given Church Sign
  2. 8 Things Jesus Accomplished on the Cross
  3. A-Z of Easter, The
  4. Amber Alert: Jesus Christ is Missing
  5. Arise My Love by Newsong
  6. Ascension
  7. Ash Wednesday, Day of Ashes
  8. Body of Christ
  9. Breakfast Pizza
  10. Broken Egg
  11. CEO Christians Church Sign
  12. Cracking the Tradition of Hiding Easter Eggs
  13. Create and Hide Unbreakable Easter Eggs
  14. Cross Acronym
  15. Cross of Jesus
  16. Cross Tree
  17. Dogwood Tree
  18. Drive-Thru Easter Egg Hunt
  19. Dye Eggs with All Natural Ingredients
  20. Easter celebrations in the era of social distancing
  21. Easter Egg Trunk Hunt
  22. Easter Finger Puzzle Printable
  23. Easter is Canceled
  24. Easter Lilies Can Kill A Cat?
  25. Easter Monday
  26. Easter Story Snack Mix Printable
  27. Easter Sweet Treats Makes Easter Special
  28. Easter Symbols
  29. Easter Trees
  30. Easter Word Search Printable
  31. Egg Rolling
  32. Empty Egg
  33. Forgiveness
  34. Free Easter Printables
  35. Good Friday
  36. Happy Easter “Resurrection Day”
  37. Hiding Easter Eggs
  38. History of Easter Bonnets
  39. Holy Monday
  40. Holy Saturday
  41. Holy Thursday
  42. Holy Tuesday
  43. Holy Wednesday
  44. Hot Cross Buns
  45. If Jesus Had An Obituary
  46. Importance of the Resurrection of Jesus Christ
  47. It’s Not About the Bunny Church Sign
  48. Jelly Bean Face Mask
  49. Jelly Bean Prayer Printable
  50. Jesus Shows His Scars
  51. Lazarus Saturday
  52. Legend of the Donkey’s Cross
  53. Legend of the Sand Dollar Printable
  54. Legend of the Three Trees
  55. Let kites soar: A Lenten tradition takes flight
  56. Life Savers
  57. Make Easter Eggs Last
  58. Maundy Thursday
  59. Meaning Behind Easter Lilies
  60. No Bones About It – Jesus Is Alive!
  61. Palm Sunday
  62. Passover
  63. Resurrection Bracelet
  64. Resurrection Rolls
  65. Searching for Christ
  66. Shrove Tuesday
  67. Silly Rabbit, Easter is for Jesus
  68. Snoopy & Woodstock Easter Face Mask
  69. Snoopy Easter Face Mask
  70. Son of God Movie Review
  71. Spy Wednesday
  72. Stay-At-Home Spring Printables for Kids
  73. Sweating Blood Prayer
  74. Telelestai
  75. That’s My King Dr. S.M. Lockridge
  76. Trail to the Empty Tomb
  77. Truth About Easter Bunny & Easter Eggs
  78. That Tomb Is Still Empty, Easter Story Told by Two Kids
  79. Unique Easter Traditions from Around the Globe
  80. What if the Resurrection Happened Today
  81. What’s So Good About Good Friday?
  82. Why Did Jesus Fold the Napkin?
  83. Woodstock Easter Face Mask
  84. Words of Forgiveness by Saving Darkness
  85. You, Sin, Christ – A Simple Illustration
  86. You’ve Been Egged Printable

Compliments of Metro Creative. TF194851 First published April 19, 2019. Last update or republished April 7, 2020.

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