The origins of the Easter bunny bringing eggs was first recorded in a German publication in the early 16th century, although it had long been an ancient symbol of fertility and new life.

German immigrants who settled in Pennsylvania during the 1800s introduced the Easter Bunny to Americans as "Osterhase."

And the Osterhase would leave colored eggs in nests made by the children. Today more than 90 million chocolate Easter bunnies are produced by candy manufacturers. Researchers have found that solid chocolate bunnies are the most popular Easter confectionery with hollow chocolate bunnies and marshmallow chocolate bunnies close behind. Studies also show that 76% of Americans will choose to eat the ears on chocolate bunnies first.