Making a vegan Easter basket? There are many types of vegan Easter candy on the market that can be found at your local stores or online. Even vegans can enjoy Easter eggs, chocolate bunnies, and jelly beans!
Vegan Easter Candy
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…at Whole Foods
Whole Foods has several gourmet vegan chocolates available year round, many of which make seasonal treats for Easter. You’ll find so many vegan options at your local store.
You can find these simply delicious 70% dark chocolate Easter eggs at your local Whole Foods. They are bite sized and make a great prize for an Easter egg hunt. Like all of Divine’s products, they are fair trade, non-GMO, and made with all natural ingredients.
All of Lake Champlain’s chocolates are fair trade, kosher, and sustainable, and many of their vegan options can be found at Whole Foods. The options depend on your location, but many Whole Foods carry their chocolate bunnies and vegan Easter eggs.
You can find all Go Max Go Foods vegan chocolate bars at Whole Foods, including their Cleo’s Peanut Butter Cups, which are perfect for Easter. If you’re lucky, your store may have both dark chocolate and white chocolate options. All of Go Max Go Foods’ products contain no artificial ingredients, GMOs, corn syrup, or hydrogenated oil.
Target offers a mix of gourmet vegan chocolates and the same accidentally vegan Easter candy you’ll find at your local drugstore, all in a one-stop shop!
Sour Patch Kids are a classic accidentally vegan candy, and they make bunny-shaped candies for Easter that are also vegan! They are tangy, delicious, and gluten free.
YumEarth Giggles are a chewy fruit candy similar to Skittles (which also happen to be vegan), but these ones are non-GMO, organic, and contain no artificial flavors or colors.
What Easter basket would be complete without a chocolate bar? Endangered Species makes all kinds of non-GMO and fair trade gourmet chocolate bars and a portion of the proceeds go to conservation efforts for endangered species. The oat milk in this bar mellows the intense flavor of the dark chocolate.
…at Trader Joe’s
Trader Joe’s seasonal items are popular every year, and their Easter and springtime selection is no exception! They come out with new items all the time, so you might be surprised by the vegan items you can find.
1.Trader Joe’s Fruit Jellies
These fruit jellies are made with real fruit extracts, no artificial flavors or colors, and pectin instead of gelatin. Trader Joe’s makes seasonal gummies and jellies throughout the year and most of them are vegan!
2. Trader Joe’s Glittering Flowers Sugar Cookies
Do you miss those grocery store cookies coated with colorful sugar? Trader Joe’s makes accidentally vegan sugar cookies for every time of year, and in the springtime you can find their glittering flowers, which are perfect for Easter! Be sure to get there soon because their seasonal items sell out quickly.
3. Trader Joe’s Vegan Vanilla Cupcakes
New in 2021, Trader Joe’s has grocery store bakery-style vegan cupcakes for sale. They are vanilla cake with vanilla buttercream frosting topped with pastel sprinkles that will fit in perfectly on your Easter dessert table.
…at Walmart/ Walgreens/CVS
Walmart and drugstores have all sorts of accidentally vegan Easter candy options. Many seasonal items are not listed online so you may have to go check out your local store in person, like a vegan Easter egg hunt!
These seasonal SweeTARTS taste just like the original candy, but come in cute chick, duck, and bunny shapes! They are gluten free, sweet, and tangy.
Find them at Walmart, drugstores like Walgreens and CVS, and other retailers
Even Walmart carries a vegan Easter bunny! This one from Sjaak’s is filled with creamy almond butter encased in vegan milk chocolate. It’s fair trade, organic, and made with non-GMO ingredients.
Stock may vary in stores, but you can find them on the Walmart website.
The Lindt dark chocolate bunny is wrapped in gold foil and makes a perfect addition to a vegan Easter basket! It’s delicious, and available at most supermarkets and drugstores.
Find it at Walmart, drugstores like Walgreens and CVS, and other retailers.
No Whey! Foods comes out with a fantastic Easter chocolate and candy collection each year which includes chocolate bunnies, “Veggs” Easter eggs, lollipops, and more! Like all of their products, the Easter collection is vegan, peanut and tree nut free, gluten free, soy free, and kosher, and contains no artificial colors or flavors.
Sjaak’s makes all sorts of vegan Easter chocolates every year. These organic peanut butter eggs are filled with chunky peanut butter and made with fair trade, organic chocolate.
This coconut milk bunny is made with maple sugar instead of cane sugar, making it suitable for a vegan paleo diet.
This box of fruit jellies is made with pectin instead of gelatin and natural fruit flavors! The little fruit shapes are adorable and they are coated with non-bone char sugar.
These vegan jelly beans are sweet and tart, and come in individual snack packs perfect for Easter baskets.
This dark chocolate Easter egg made with fair trade chocolate is wrapped in elegant gold foil and packaged in a nice little box.
These vegan jelly beans are made with organic fruit juice and 95% organic ingredients. They’re made in a facility free of the Top 8 food allergies so they’re a safe option for a vegan with allergies.
Find them on the manufacturer’s website or check your local supermarket.
Is Lindt dark bunny vegan?
Yes, the Lindt dark chocolate bunny is vegan! This vegan chocolate bunny has been available for many years at grocery stores, drugstores like Walgreens and CVS, and even Target! It’s a great accessible option for last-minute shoppers.
Are Jelly Bellys vegan?
Unfortunately, the ever-popular Jelly Bellys are not vegan because they contain confectioner’s glaze, which is derived from insects, and beeswax.
Jelly Belly does have a vegan product though. They recently launched a vegan gummy candy called Jelly Belly Gummies. They also come in a sour version.
Are Peeps jelly beans vegan?
No, the Peeps jelly beans are not vegan either as they contain confectioner’s glaze. These jelly beans are a hot ticket item (people are reselling them on eBay!) so you might not even be able to find them if they were vegan.
So, what’s a vegan to do when it comes to jelly beans? Luckily there are some vegan jelly beans you can buy at the drugstore and online.
The Jolly Rancher Jelly Beans are totally vegan and you can find them at Target, Walgreens, and your local supermarket. Some store brand jelly beans might be vegan—just read the ingredients to check for beeswax, confectioner’s glaze, or egg whites.
Are Cadbury Mini Eggs vegan?
Sadly, we have another “no”! Cadbury Mini Eggs are made with milk chocolate and therefore not vegan.
Vegans don’t have to miss out on Easter eggs though. There are many vegan Easter egg recipes online, so check out one of the recipes below to make your own.
Homemade / recipes
Want a treat that screams springtime? Infused with matcha powder, this White Chocolate Matcha Bark has a lovely pale green color studded with colorful berries and lemon slices. It’s perfect for snacking on Easter.
Want to make sure your gluten free friends can indulge in dessert this year? These Gluten-Free Carrot Cake Sugar Cookies are made with carrot puree and spices, and are simply adorable decorated with white chocolate.
Who says vegans can’t eat Easter eggs? These indulgent Vegan Peanut Butter Eggs have a peanut butter cream cheese filling and delectable chocolate coating. Bet you can’t eat just one!
Sugar cookies are a classic for any holiday, including Easter! These Easter Bunny Sugar Cookies cute, delicious and decorating them would be a fun activity for kids.
Missing this beloved Easter candy? These Vegan Creme Eggs are super sweet and a dupe for the real thing. They’re the perfect size to fit in Easter eggs.
It’s springtime! The sun is shining and the birds are chirping. These gluten-free Bird Nest Cookies are made with crunchy chow mein noodles and filled with vegan chocolate candy eggs.
Chocolate Easter eggs are popular, but have you heard of jelly Easter eggs? These Vegan Kantan Easter Eggs are made with the gelatin alternative kantan, and full of fruity flavor.
You can never have too many vegan Easter eggs! The filling in this version tastes like chocolate chip cookie dough, and they’re coated in dark chocolate. As a bonus, they’re gluten free!
Missing your favorite vegan candy? These Healthy Vegan Peanut Butter Cups will satisfy your craving, and make wonderful additions to an Easter basket.
Vegan crisp rice treats without marshmallows, and full of chocolate and peanut butter? Absolute perfection! These Vegan Chocolate and Peanut Butter Crispy Cakes will be a favorite for kids and adults alike.
If you’re missing Mounds bars as a vegan, you’re in luck! You can make your own version of this candy bar with just a few ingredients. They’re gluten free, paleo, and full of coconut flavor too.
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What is your favorite vegan Easter candy?
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