Consumer Reports: 100 calories of Easter candy

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If you're a candy lover, Consumer Reports said one way to keep track of what you're nibbling is to identify what 100 calories of your favorite candy looks like. (WLS)

Easter candy sales are expected to overshadow 2016 Halloween candy sales.

About 89 percent of Americans said they will buy Easter candy. They will spend $2.6 billion on it, according to the National Retail Federation.

If you're a candy lover, Consumer Reports said one way to keep track of what you're nibbling is to identify what 100 calories of your favorite candy looks like.

Whether you're picking through your kid's Easter basket or candy you buy at deep-discount the day after, there's going to be a lot of temptation around Easter.

You may find all of these eggs in one basket, but to keep from eating them all try to stick to 100 calories.

One hundred calories of Reese's Pieces Eggs look like this: six and a third eggs. Nestle Crunch Nest Eggs? Three and a third.

Cadbury's Creme Egg has 150 calories total, so you can eat two thirds and save some for later.

If your kid is willing to share his Hershey Milk Chocolate Marshmallow Eggs, three of them add up to 100 calories.

Jordan Almonds sort of look like eggs. You can enjoy six of these to make 100 calories.

Jelly Belly Beans give the most bang for your calorie buck. About 25 beans will put a smile on your face and 100 calories in your belly.

Then there are edible animals. To reach 100 calories, you can munch three and a half Peeps Marshmallow Chicks or two milk chocolate bunnies from Ghirardelli.

You'll want to be all ears, if you want to eat a Lindt Gold Bunny. For 100 calories, you can only eat part of the ears and face.

At least they didn't sugar coat it. Consumer Reports advised the key isn't to cut yourself off from treats - just control those portions.

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