Top Pick Of The Week

March 31, 2009
Updated April 2011

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Peanut Butter Easter Eggs

À la recherche du temps perdu*: Your memories may be of Reese’s peanut butter cups, but these gourmet milk chocolate peanut butter eggs from one of America’s great chocolatiers will knock your socks off. (Unavailable in 2011 Check back next year.) All photography by Corey Lugg | THE NIBBLE. Styling by Lauren LaPenna.

WHAT IT IS: Our Top Picks of the best Easter chocolate and candy we tasted.
WHY IT’S DIFFERENT: The finest quality ingredients make these confections so very, very good.
WHY WE LOVE IT: Not just beautiful to look at, but exquisite on the palate.

Hoppin’ Down The Bunny Trail: Gourmet Easter Chocolate Gifts

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*In Remembrances Of Things Past, a novel by Marcel Proust, the well-known “episode of the madeleine” frames the whole book: The narrator bites into a madeleine, a treat he hasn’t had in years, and it evokes the madeleines of his youth and a torrent of repressed emotions. The remainder of the book is his search, his “remembrances of the things past.”

Recchiuti Confections Chocolate Easter Eggs & Hazelnuts

For Easter, Recchiuti Confections strives for elegant and bite-size:

  • Easter Motif Burnt Caramels. (Unavailable in 2011) One of Recchiuti’s most popular chocolates (and certainly one of our favorites), eight squares of chocolate-covered burnt caramel are covered with hand-illustrated visions of spring. Perky, tasty, cute for kids of all ages. (Photo on Recchiuti website.)
  • Pastel Hazelnuts. Could the Easter Bunny have left these? Lightly toasted hazelnuts are coated in fine chocolate and a thin candy shell. They won’t melt in your hand, but they won’t be in your hand long enough to find out. A lovely party favor. (Photo at right.)
  • Force Noir Easter Eggs. A delectable shell of dark chocolate surrounds a silky ganache center of force noir (dark chocolate). Each piece is made and decorated by hand. Eggsquisite.
  • Peanut Butter Easter Eggs. (Unavailable in 2011) Not kid stuff: Handmade of 55% cacao dark milk chocolate surrounding a creamy center of peanut butter ganache (housemade PB mixed with chocolate ganache). Don’t expect anything like Reese’s salty-sweet peanut butter cup. The PB flavor here is subtle and elegant, and the chocolate, of course, is top drawer. (Photo at top of page)

Chocolate Covered Hazelnuts

Pretty pastel chocolate-covered hazelnuts are something different for the adult Easter basket.

Read our full review of Recchiuti Confections, a NIBBLE Top Pick Of The Week.


Chocolate Hazelnuts And Force Noir Chocolate Eggs

  • Candied Hazelnuts
    6 Ounces
  • Force Noir Chocolate Easter Eggs
    12 Pieces, 4.5 Ounces

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Recchiuti ChocolateRecchiuti’s Easter candies are boxed in charming Easter colors.


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