When I was a kid, Easter was a big deal. Not only did it mean winter had finally subsided, but it also meant (for the kids, anyway) festive trappings that I loved. Colored eggs! Baskets full of plastic shreddings that get stuck in the carpet! And, of course, the hat-trick of killer Easter candy: Peeps, jelly beans, and the Cadbury Creme Egg. Oh, that Cadbury Creme Egg.
Though I don’t color eggs or have a basket to speak of, I am still a sucker for candy–so much so, in fact, that I find it hard to portion out how much is a yummy treat (because, really, an Easter without a Peep? Inconceivable.), and how much will make me feel like….well, like a kid who’s eaten too much candy. And while we’re not huge on calorie-counting around these parts, we do like to help you (and ourselves) eyeball out what a smart portion looks like. And, conventionally, that’s around 100 calories. Just enough to be delicious, but no so much that you’ll feel like Augustus Gloop.
So without further ado, here’s what 100 calories of your favorite (or, at least, my favorite) Easter candy looks like.
All images: Mine