How sweet it is!

Chocolate lovers revel in spring holidays

Just when the Valentine candy disappears, it’s time to restock your cabinets with sweets for Easter and Passover.

Though Easter basket options run the gamut from gummy bunnies to Robin Eggs, in our house growing up, the treats were always heavy on chocolate. There was a Gertrude Hawk store in town, and I looked forward to my peanut-butter-filled eggs, white-chocolate crosses and milk-chocolate lambs each year.

I also used to have a neighbor growing up who would give us a bag of toasted-coconut marshmallows each Passover. I loved them and still buy a bag every Passover, remembering them from my childhood. If you’re not a coconut fan, there are rainbow and chocolate-covered varieties to indulge in. For a twist, Manischewitz even has a S’more Matzo Kit.

Whatever one’s sweet tooth craves, there’s a springtime candy to celebrate with. What’s your favorite Easter or Passover candy? Feel free to comment below.


This week’s picks:

Lotsa matzah: Fatty Sunday’s chocolate-covered matzah comes in three varieties: dark chocolate and sea salt, milk chocolate and rainbow sprinkles, and milk chocolate and toffee crumbles. Diehards can also enjoy a 14-layer matzah cake. The matzah is certified OU-D Kosher. $14.95-$149.95

Celebrate with chocolate-covered matzah.

Good ears: Let’s face it, the bunny ears are the first thing to go Easter morning. They get snapped off and the rest of the rabbit sits around for weeks. Cut directly to the chase with these yummy chocolate bunny ear pieces. Each package includes four handmade, individually wrapped, milk chocolate ears. $14.80

Munch on some bunny ears.

Apply ever after: Try to slip a little nutrition into their Easter basket with a mini caramel apple. The four chocolate-and-caramel-dipped Granny Smith apples in this set from Williams Sonoma come packaged in their own adorable spring-themed boxes. $49.95

Sink your teeth into something sweet and crunchy.

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