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.
Update: March 2020:
Some of these companies may be low on stock right now, or limiting the products they make. Please contact the companies if you have questions. And thanks for supporting these small businesses, now more than ever!
Vermont Nut Free makes really excellent chocolate in a peanut- and tree-nut-free facility. This Easter, they are offering all kinds of Easter baskets for kids with tree nut allergies including the small basket shown here — and even one twice as big (for twice the price) including a solid chocolate bunny, crispy chicks, chocolate bars, fudge, jelly beans and more. Yum! They also offer a large selection of individual holiday treats, all ready to pop into your own baskets and open on Easter Sunday.
UPDATE 2020: Divvies is no longer producing allergy-free chocolates; they’re sticking with baked goods and treats like popcorn. If you want a bunny like this one, you can find a selection of nut-free chocolate Easter bunnies from Vermont Nut-Free. Note that they contain soy and are processed on shared dairy equipment, but are great for kids who are allergic to peanuts and tree nuts.
No Whey Foods (clever, right?) offers a good variety of allergen-free 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.
We’re fans of Franky the allergy-free Easter Bunny, 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.
Note: Production is slower in 2020 but they promise they’ll be back in stock soon! Keep checking back or look for other retail locations.
Amanda’s Own makes great tasting chocolate that is completely dairy-free, tree nut-free, peanut-free, egg-free and gluten-free. They have an amazing selection of allergen-free Easter chocolates including this Gold Bunny Box filled with super cute chocolate bunnies, offering many days of chocolate-y fun. Or, if you don’t watch closely, one day of chocolate-y fun. Ha.
NOTE: The shop assures that stock will be back starting April 3, 2020 so please check back!
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! (Available from our affiliate, Target)
Skip’s Candy Corner is available in 11 states across the U.S (mainly in the northeast, plus California, Ohio, Illinois and Oklahoma) big they do have online shopping available for all of us! Find a nice, affordable selection of peanut- and nut-free Easter chocolates and 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.