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Easter baskets are a great tradition. Adults get the pleasure of passing along a tradition they enjoyed as children, and children get the pleasure of receiving a basket full of candy and goodies. If you have Easter baskets to fill, but would prefer to go some place other than your local supermarket or pharmacy, try these places where you’ll find great treats for all the Easter baskets you need to fill.

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Powell’s Sweet Shoppe
27000 Alicia Parkway
Laguna Niguel, CA 92677
(949) 831-9652

When it comes to sweets, Powell’s has just about everything you could ever want. This is a great place to find everything from sugar sticks to chocolates to candy cigarettes. Granted, the latter may be out of fashion, but it gives you an idea of the sort of retro candies you’ll find at this place. You’ll also find an entire station for jelly beans, which is perfect for Easter. Powell’s also carries little toys that make great stuffers for Easter baskets. 
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Cinderella Cakes
2090 S. Euclid
Anaheim, CA 92802
(714) 530-2253

You might not think about Cinderella Cakes for something like Easter treats. After all, this is a place where you can get a custom cake for your wedding or other special occasion. However, this place always has a great selection of little cookies – including some that are decorated for whatever is the occasion during the year. You’re sure to find some Easter-themed cookies that will be great for the Easter baskets in your home. Plus, they have locations throughout Orange County, including Anaheim, Laguna Niguel and Costa Mesa.

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Candy Baron
231 Forest Ave.
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
(949) 497-7508

Candy Baron looks like a place that might have been dreamed up by Willy Wonka. This is a store that is wall-to-wall candy of all varieties. You’ll see barrels of taffy, lots of licorice (including licorice pipes), and more gummy candies than you’ve probably ever seen. This store also has a lot of the classic candies like candy cigarettes, Charleston Chew and many others. The prices here are very reasonable, so you’ll be able to get plenty of goodies for all the Easter baskets.
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Balboa Candy
304 Main St.
Newport Beach, CA 92660
(949) 673-7021

Generally, any reason to visit Balboa Island is a good reason. This candy shop is as good a reason as any to make the trip to Balboa Island. This is a great place to visit for Jelly Belly jelly beans, which are essential to any Easter basket. You’ll also find an amazing selection of taffies, gum, and candy bars. You can even find a lot of the candies that you enjoyed when you were a kid – like Abba Zabba and Lemonheads.

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Gary Schwind is a freelance writer covering all things Orange County. His work can be found on Examiner.com.