What Are Some Popular Types of Chocolate Sweets?

Popular types of chocolate sweets include milk chocolate candy bars such as Hershey's bars as well as candy-coated chocolate such as M&M'S. Other popular types of chocolate sweets include white chocolate candy bars such as the Zero bar and chocolate-coated sweets such as Reese's Peanut Butter Cups.

Milk chocolate candy bars include well-known sweets such as Mars Bars, Hershey's bars, Milky Way bars and Kit Kat bars. Milky Way bars are milk chocolate bars that contain nougat and caramel fillings. Frank C. Mars created the Milky Way bar in Minneapolis in 1923.

The Hershey's bar is nicknamed "The Great American Bar" and was manufactured in the 1900s. The Hershey's chocolate bar was the first mass-produced chocolate in the United States, and its exact formula is a trade secret. Hershey's chocolate bars range from 210 to 230 calories per standard-sized bar.

M&M'S candies are circular, bite-sized sweets that have colorful candy shells and chocolate insides. They come in several varieties including peanut, almond, peanut butter, pretzel and coconut.

Reese's Peanut Butter Cups are popular chocolate sweets that consist of peanut butter centers wrapped in chocolate coatings. Peanut butter cups come in a variety of sizes such as big cups, miniature cups and regular-sized cups. There are holiday versions of peanut butter cups as well, such as peanut butter hearts for Valentine's Day and peanut butter trees for Christmas.