Easter Guide 2017: Allergy-Friendly and Gluten-Free Sweets, Treats and Chocolate

in Food Allergy, Reviews
Published: April 4, 2017

Celebrate an allergy-friendly Easter with sweet treats and non-food fun. If you are filling out baskets for the kids, this handy guide has got you covered with everything from pastel-hued chocolate bunnies to eggs, juicy jellybeans and more. Some selections are also suitable for Passover.

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Vermont Nut Free

The only difficulty you’ll have ordering from Vermont Nut Free chocolates is deciding what to buy! There are chocolate lambs, crispy chicks, buttercream bunnies and cream-filled eggs. And that’s not all! Hand-packed Easter treats boxes overflow with enough jelly beans and chocolate to keep even serious sugar-fiends going for a while.
Free of: peanuts, tree nuts and sesame.
(Contains milk, egg, soy and gluten.)

Amore di Mona

Add a hint of elegance to any Easter table with Amore di Mona’s Easter bunny gift boxes. Nestled inside each ribbon-tied box are three dark chocolate, caramel rabbits filled with crispy rice. They’re almost too cute to eat!
Free of: Top 8 allergens
www.amoredimona.com and www.amazon.com



Surf Sweets

Where there are spring showers and flowers there’s bound to be worms! Bring this sure sign of the season inside in the form of Surf Sweets sour worms in six all-natural flavors. And for the squeamish? Stock up on treat packs of Surf Sweets spring mix jelly beans bursting with the flavors of tangerine, pineapple, lemonade and more.
Free of: top 8 allergens, gluten-free


Easter egg hunts can be hard work! Motivate the little ones by hiding semi-sweet chocolate bunnies from Divvies among the other treasures. No hunt? No problem! Divvies’ bunnies come in a variety of gift bags combined with jelly beans, chocolate bars and even the bakery’s addictive brownie cookie sandwiches.
Free of: peanuts, tree nuts, eggs and dairy


Amanda’s Own

A great place to stock up on party favors for Easter or Passover, Amanda’s Own offers chocolates and candies that are free of all top 8 allergens. Seasonal lollipops or goody bags make great little gifts for your smallest guests.
Free of: Top 8 allergens



Available in regular or sour, Gimbals’ gourmet jelly beans are a delicious way to add color and juicy flavor to each of your Easter baskets. The 41 regular and 12 sour flavors will have guests mixing and matching to find their favorites.
Free of: Top 8 allergens



No Whey! Foods

Whether you’re hunting for a fancy gift or a small surprise, No Whey! has you covered with an assortment of treats perfect for the season. Indulge in five flavors of truffles, including coffee and salted caramel, in the gourmet truffle collection. Or opt for colorful Pretzel Veggs – crunchy, gluten-free pretzels hidden inside milk-free chocolate, candy-coated eggs.
Free of: Top 8 allergens


Pascha Chocolate

Once the kids are taken care of, let the adults indulge in sophisticated sweets from Pascha Chocolate. With rich ingredients like lucuma, golden berries and Arabica coffee, these treats are perfect for Easter or Passover parties.
Free of: Top 8 allergens, gluten-free


Go traditional with the iconic yellow chick, or kick things up with dayglo pink bunnies ready to party! Whichever you choose, Peeps marshmallow candies are an allergy-friendly way to liven up any dessert table.
Free of: Top 8 allergens, gluten-free. Some varieties may contain milk, see company’s FAQ.

Food-Free Fun

If you prefer holiday treats without food, here are some perfect sweet alternatives. Allergy-friendly and cute as can be, these make great gifts or party favors, and they are sure to keep little hands busy long enough to let you enjoy the celebrations.

Silly Putty

Markers and crayons are a must for Easter crafts but that’s not all Crayola has to offer. This Easter, surprise the kids with Silly Putty eggs! Now available in different colors and sizes, Silly Putty is as bouncy, stretchy, snappy and fun as ever.
Free of: peanuts, tree nuts, dairy, eggs, fish, soy, shellfish and sesame. But may contain wheat.
www.shop.crayola.com and www.crayola.ca




It doesn’t get much eggier than Easter! That may leave those with egg allergies feeling left out. This year, include everyone in the fun with ceramic eggnots – perfect for dyeing, painting and dressing up for the season!
Free of: top 8 allergens




The art of dyeing Easter eggs has a come a long way. Make this year’s masterpieces extra special with PAAS kits filled with stickers and magic crayons for creating unique designs, metallic shimmer paints and more!


Party City

Party City is the ultimate one-stop-shop for event prep. Whether you’re celebrating Easter or Passover, there are trinkets galore to help little ones enjoy the festivities. Choose from seasonal pens, erasers, stickers and games or hand out craft kits and get everyone involved. Try the 10 Plagues Hand Puppet Craft Kit or for Easter, a Bunny Ears Craft Kit for four.
www.partycity.com and www.partycity.ca



For the young or old, Play-Doh is never a hard sell. It offers endless opportunities for creativity, buying parents much-appreciated moments of peace and quiet. Dressed up in pastel egg-shaped containers, Play-Doh is that much more irresistible for the Easter season.
Allergy caution: contains wheat.



Sourced from around the world, Pipsticks stickers are an exciting alternative to more generic brands. Buy them by the sheet or sign up for a subscription to get heaps of puffy, glittery, glow-in-the-dark fun every month.




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