It’s official. Peeps have been dethroned.

America’s favorite Easter candy is no longer the iconic sugar coated, bird-shaped treat.

According to a recent survey conducted by RetailMeNot, the newly crowned king of spring Easter celebrations is Reese’s Mini Peanut Butter Chocolate Eggs. The bite-size version of the classic peanut butter-filled treats are reportedly what people want to find most is their candy baskets this year.

Reese’s eggs beat out Peeps by nearly 20 percent.

Top 5 Easter Treats of 2017, According to RetailMeNot

  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%)

Only 48 percent of survey responders say they plan on buying candy at all this year, but those who do estimate they will spend about $57. At $3 a bag, you could buyย nearly 20 bags of this year’s candy favorite, but be sure to save a little cash for a chocolate bunny centerpiece.

(h/t Delish)




Meghan is a full-time writer exploring the fun facts behind food. She lives a healthy lifestyle but lives for breakfast, dessert and anything with marinara. Sheโ€™s thrown away just as many meals as sheโ€™s proud of.