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Easter candy is dandy. But Easter candy paired with booze? Now that’s something to put a spring in your step.

We asked wine and spirits connoisseurs to come up with something the adults can sip on while the youngsters hunt for sugary splendors in the grass.

Jelly beans

Wine and chocolate can be a tricky pairing. But wine and fruity jelly beans? That can work.

Austin Hope, president of the winery Hope Family Wines, suggests a glass of Treana white wine with a handful, or two, of jelly beans. The wine is made up of equal parts marsanne and viognier grapes and has hints of almond and honey. Paired with fruit-flavored jelly beans — juicy pear, orange, peach or lemon — the wine has a crisp taste that cuts through the sugary sweetness of the candy.

Or if black licorice jelly beans are more your style — somebody must eat those, right? — try them paired with a late bottled port.

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