Americans to spend $2.26 billion on Easter candy such as Peeps and other sugary confections

From chocolate bunnies to yellow marshmallow Peeps, sugary Easter confectionery treats this year in the U.S. are projected to be $2.26 billion, due to the extra three weeks of merchandising, according to the National Confectioners’ Association.

That’s a 4 percent increase in sales from last year.

In a NCA survey of 1,335 people, nearly 83 percent of parents plan to include candy and chocolate in their Easter baskets.

How much are spending on Easter candy this year?

Just Born took a look at Peeps by the numbers. Mobile users click here.

 

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