10 Vegan Easter Candies We Want To Find in Our Easter Basket

We hope the Easter Bunny leaves us these decadent, cruelty-free treats in our holiday baskets.


It’s finally time to whip out our pastel-colored outfits, gather our closest friends, and grab those much-anticipated Easter baskets for some celebratory fun. From gelatin-free gummy worms to gourmet vegan cream eggs, there’s an indulgent treat out there to satisfy every nostalgic craving. These are the 10 plant-based treats we’ll be devouring this upcoming Sunday: 


1. Veganbury Cream Eggs
No need to miss out on any of the holiday memories! Satisfy your nostalgic cravings with plant-based cream eggs from Pennsylvania-based bakery Vegan Treats. If you need us … we’ll be stocking up on these, so we can munch on them even after Easter is far gone.

2. Large Bunny Filled with Gummy Bears
This “melk” chocolate rabbit from Sjaak’s Organic Chocolates contains a fruity surprise. It’s stuffed with gelatin-free gummy bears! Our inner child is super excited to devour this.


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3. Organic Sour Worms
We’re indulging in some childhood favorites this spring with organic confectionary Surf Sweets’ mouth-puckering, sugar-coated sour gummies.


4. The Velveteen Rabbits
Velvety, fair-trade, rabbit-shaped chocolates filled with chewy nougat and dusted with chocolate powder from artisan chocolatier Lagusta’s Luscious are calling our name. We’re ordering a dozen!

5. The Bunny Bar
Just in time for the anticipated spring holiday, Brooklyn-based, small-batch, plant-based chocolatiers Fine & Raw debuted this speciality bar. This raw chocolate bar has notes of toasted marshmallow cookie and will make your celebrations feel extra fancy.

6. Marzipan Bunnies
The only rabbit we’ll be eating this holiday is this rich almond paste-filled, dark chocolate European Easter favorite from ethical chocolatiers Mama Ganache. They’re almost too cute to eat … almost.

7. The Good Egg
All of the proceeds from these sweets benefit the work of non-profit Old Dogs Haven, so you can feel extra good about indulging in these peanut butter-filled chocolate eggs from Rescue Chocolate. That means we can eat 10, right?

8. Easter Bunnycomb Egg
Go big this spring with Moo Free Chocolate’s giant dairy-free “milk” chocolate egg featuring vegan-friendly honeycomb toffee pieces throughout. Our sweet tooth is ready for this chocolatey goodness!

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9. Organic Pops
Packaged specifically for Easter, these completely organic pops from YumEarth—in flavors such as Pomegranate Pucker, Very Very Cherry, and Razzmatazz Berry—make a great, allergen-friendly treat to hide in plastic eggs.

10. Filled Chocolate Eggs
We’ll gladly accept a box of these Almond Butter, Chocolate Fudge, and Vegan Mallow-filled chocolate eggs from Buddha Chocolate. Please fast track it directly to the VegNews offices. Happy Easter! 

Sarah McLaughlin is an assistant editor at VegNews who is stocking up on all the vegan chocolate Easter treats.

An earlier version of this story incorrectly featured Surf Sweets Organic Jelly Beans as vegan. However, they contain confectioner’s glaze. Our story has been updated.

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