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Wednesday's Top 10: Delicious Places to Fill Your Easter Basket

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Fill your Easter baskets with sweet treats!

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The Easter Bunny is a character depicted as a rabbit bringing Easter eggs. The Easter Bunny is sometimes depicted with clothes. In legend, the creature carries colored eggs in his basket, candy and sometimes also toys to the homes of children, and shows similarities to Santa Claus, as they both bring gifts to children on the night before their respective holiday.

Easter is the second best-selling candy holiday in America, after Halloween. Among the most popular sweet treats associated with this day are chocolate eggs. Eggs have long been associated with Easter as a symbol of new life and Jesus' resurrection. Another egg-shaped candy, the jelly bean became associated with Easter. Over 16 billion jelly beans are made in the United States, each year for Easter, enough to fill a giant egg measuring 89 feet high and 60 feet wide. The top-selling non-chocolate Easter candy has been the marshmallow Peep, a sugary, pastel-colored confection. Pennsylvania based candy manufacturer Just Born began selling Peeps in the 1950's. The original Peeps were handmade, marshmallow-flavored yellow chicks, but other shapes and flavors were later introduced.

Here are delicious ways to give Easter love, and kids the sweet magic they love:

 

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