The chocolate bunny has been a staple of the Easter basket for ages, but let’s be blunt: Most of those novelties are cast from inferior chocolate. has a tasty and unique alternative to this Easter icon: the caramel-corn bunny. Snooks sells the 12-ounce creatures for $9.95. Like the chocolate variety, the caramel-corn bunny has ears just waiting to be chomped. Snooks also prepares a wide variety of filled-chocolate eggs, truffles, nut brittles and chocolates. Whatever you decide to stick in your basket, you can be sure the treats were prepared on the premises using quality ingredients. Snooks has been at it since 1963, and now a second generation of candy makers is running the show. Drop by the factory’s new location in historic downtown Folsom and watch the candy-making process unfold. 731 Sutter Street in Folsom, (800) 95-SNOOK, www.snookscandies.com.