By far one of the most colorful holidays each year is Easter because of the brightly decorated eggs and the variety of candy that ends up in baskets that the Easter Bunny brings.

From chocolate Easter bunnies to jelly beans, colors and different tastes abound for the holiday, and each family seems to have their traditions. It makes sense, as each person has their favorite Easter candy.

One of the most fabulous things about Easter is looking at all of the amazing photos of children's Easter baskets on social media. It's a riot of color and fun!

Jelly Beans
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How Do You Know What to Buy?

I think most parents know what their children like, but it can get expensive to fill up a child's Easter basket, so to offer variety and save a little money, it's nice to know what kids want to find in their baskets.

Some 17% of purchasing for last year's Easter candy was spent on chocolate bunnies while 12% of spending was used to purchase jelly beans.

The National Retail Foundation says that people are buying and consuming around 3.6 billion dollars each year for the Easter holiday. That's been a consistent statistic for the last several years.

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What Kinds of Easter Gifts Can You Give That Aren't Candy?

If you want to fill out a child's basket, but you don't want every item to consist of sugar, has some great ideas to put in those baskets.

From puzzles to crayons and even Peeps soap, they have 50 different ideas on making your children's baskets full, but not just full of sugar.

If you're on a budget, you may need some suggestions that are more cost-conscious. has 100 really terrific ideas for you to consider that you can include in your child's basket. They recommend things like inexpensive flip-flops, bouncy balls, and things for your summer beach trip.

And finally, if your children are tired of decorating Easter Eggs, has found a product they might like; decorate your own Peeps. There is a Peeps Decorating Kit available for sale this Easter.

Kinder Eggs
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loading... reports the most popular candy for Easter by each state. For our state, they say kids want Kinder Eggs the most followed by jelly beans, and foiled-wrap chocolate eggs.

For our friends in Texas, their children's number 1 choice is Cadbury Creme Eggs. Folks in Mississippi find the number 1 choice among kids is Peeps.

But, after looking at all of the information on Easter candy, which candy is actually purchased the most in the state of Louisiana?

Reese's Peanut Butter Eggs Photo

The answer, according to Axios, is Reese's Peanut Butter Cups and Reese's Peanut Butter Eggs. Apparently, we can't get enough of them!

Happy Easter, Acadiana!

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