This Is the Most Popular Easter Candy of 2017 — It's Not What You Think

Each year, consumers go gaga looking for candy to fill their children's Easter baskets to the brim. This year, the competition for most popular Easter candy was very stiff with Peeps being a popular favorite. It was even included as a new flavor for Oreos earlier this year! Other top contenders included jelly beans, chocolate bunnies, and Hershey's eggs, but none of them could take down this peanut-butter-filled treat. Are you ready to find out which candy came out on top as the most popular? Drum roll, please . . .

It's Reese's Mini Peanut Butter Chocolate Eggs! Did you guess correctly? If so, you were probably one of the many people who chose it as your favorite Easter candy in a recent survey taken by the digital savings website RetailMeNot. According to the results, 53 percent of responders chose the Reese's chocolate eggs. That's nearly 20 percent more than Peeps, which scored just 34 percent. Keep reading to see the top ranking of most popular Easter candies of 2017, and check out our review of Reese's new Peanut Butter Creme Eggs here.

Top 5 Easter Candies of 2017

  1. Reese's Mini Peanut Butter Chocolate Eggs (53%)
  2. Chocolate bunnies (48%)
  3. Jelly beans (48%)
  4. Hershey's Eggs (45%)
  5. Peeps (34%)