As a parent of a child with food allergies, I know what a big deal it is to find allergy-friendly Easter chocolate. Delivering on Easter Bunny expectations can be tricky, especially when it comes to chocolate. Thankfully, there are some great chocolate choices available everywhere from specialty stores to online shops to even your local supermarket or drugstore.
Because let’s face it, while our kids do love those thoughtful non-candy Easter basket gifts, most kids expect that the Easter Bunny will deliver a little chocolate on Easter Sunday, right?
So thanks to these companies and their allergy-friendly Easter chocolate options, which help make it possible.
Before we get to the sweets: On occasion, the list of ingredients in a food product or the foods that are manufactured at a facility can change, so please make sure to check the website and/or packaging carefully each time you make a purchase to be sure that it’s safe for your kids.
We go wayyy back with Divvies. Like, as far back as 2006! This company makes terrific gourmet nut-free and vegan treats including great Easter candy offerings each year. Our favorite this year? Their chocolicious Bunny Bag with Chocolate Bars. This bag is the perfect way to show your chocolate-loving kid on Easter. Each Divvies solid chocolate bunny is paired with a semi-sweet chocolate bar, a Benjamin bar, and a crisp rice bar. Throw in a couple of non-candy gifts and the basket is done!
Just note that the online ordering deadline is past for Easter, but you can find Divvies in tons of local boutiques and shops.
No Whey Foods (clever, right?) offers a good variety of Easter candies that are made with all-natural ingredients and are free of the 8 most common food allergens, including gluten and sesame, making them a great choice for all kids. This year Franky the allergy-free Easter Bunny is No Whey’s resident edible creature. This hollow bunny is molded with delicious Milkless milk-free vegan chocolate, and hand painted with all-natural edible food paint to bring his buck teeth and goofy, adorable eyes to life.
Vermont Nut Free makes really excellent chocolate in a peanut- and tree-nut-free facility. This Easter, they are offering the Easter Egg Grand Assortment, an egg -shaped box filled with Truffles, Caramels, Raisin Clusters, Crispy Cups, and Fruit Creams. Think of it as a Valentine’s Day Chocolate-filled heart with an Easter twist. They also offer a large selection of holiday sweets including chocolate bunnies — solid ones, too! — plus jelly beans, lollipops, and even baskets filled with treats all ready to open on Easter Sunday.
Amanda’s Own makes great tasting chocolate that is completely dairy-free, tree nut-free, peanut-free, egg-free and gluten-free. And this Gold Bunny Box filled with super cute chocolate bunnies offers many days of chocolate-y fun. Or, if you don’t watch closely, one day of chocolate-y fun. Ha.
If you’re hitting the drugstore or supermarket in search of allergy-free Easter chocolate, Hershey’s does offer some chocolate that is free of peanuts and tree nuts, with labels detailing the top 8 allergens and cross-contact. You’ll have to check the labels carefully though to see which products are peanut/tree nut-free, as there are many different manufacturing lines. Good news though: I’ve done some of the work for you, and this adorable Milk Chocolate Princess Bunny is peanut- and tree-nut free!
Skip’s Candy Corner has several locations across the U.S, but they also have online shopping available for their selection of peanut- and nut-free candy, all made in a dedicated factory. I think their Chocolate Fluffy Sitting Rabbit available in milk or dark chocolate is super cute. But too cute to eat? Nah.