3 Better-Than-Chocolate Treats for Your Easter Basket

Not feeling chocolate this Easter? Try these tasty, festive treats instead

Sugar eggs are a vintage, pretty chocolate alternative for your Easter basket.

Not every kid loves chocolate. From a health point of view, this is a great problem to have for many parents, but there’s one time of the year when a kid who doesn’t like (or is allergic to) chocolate may face some real issues: Easter.

From chocolate bunnies to crème eggs to peanut butter cups, candy bars, and malted milk eggs, the typical Easter basket is just crammed with chocolate.

Beyond other Easter basket staples, such as jelly beans, marshmallow Peeps, and roasted nuts, we found three delicious, sugary treats that are festive and fun for your Easter basket but don’t include chocolate:

Fruit Snacks
If you’re looking for a slightly healthier option for your Easter baskets without weirding out your kids, this tried and true lunchbox classic will totally do the trick. In the tradition of fruit snacks’ ever-changing shapes, Welch’s offers up fruit snacks in playful holiday shapes such as bunnies, chicks, and decorated eggs.

Gummy Bunny
No Easter basket would be complete without a giant bunny, right? But if you’re not a fan of chocolate (or even white chocolate), finding a replacement can be hard. Luckily, IT’SUGAR sells a 1 pound gummy bunny. Is it excessive? Yes. It is awesome? Totally.

Sugar Eggs
If you’re not a fan of crème eggs or the many different kinds of chocolate eggs (or cheese eggs), add a touch of vintage class to your basket with old school sugar eggs. The diorama of a bunny inside of an egg is beyond charming. Sure, your kids will be eating pure sugar, but isn’t that every child’s Easter dream?