Easter Candy Guide 2024: Our Top Allergy-Friendly Finds

in Food Allergy, Resources
Published: March 14, 2024

Allergic Living’s 2024 allergy-friendly candy guide will help you ensure that everyone can safely celebrate Easter or Passover – with the right amount of sweetness. From velvety smooth chocolates and colorful lollipops to jelly beans, bunnies, candy-coated eggs and more, there are delectable treats for every taste on this list. 

Keep a few of these treats handy and you’ll be ready for anything that comes your way this spring. Whether your plans include allergy-friendly Easter egg hunts, large gatherings, or intimate dinners with the family, you’ll head into each as prepared as any scout worth his salt.

Note: All items and ingredients in the following guide have been fact-checked with manufacturers. But always read labels to make sure ingredients haven’t changed.

Amanda’s Own – Chocolate Frogs

Inspired by one of the 10 plagues of Egypt, Amanda’s Own Foiled Frogs are a welcome addition to the Passover seder. Silky and sweet, these individually wrapped, Top 9-free treats come two to a bag. For Easter, the company also has a wide assortment of allergy-friendly chocolate bunnies (don’t miss Big Sitting Bunny) and eggs to delight the kids.

Free of: Top 9 allergens plus gluten, corn and mustard
Shop online
at Amandasown.com (U.S. & Canada)

Amore di Mona – Chocolate Bunnies

For adults, teens – even precocious tots – Amore di Mona’s Crispy Caramela Bunny Gift Box takes the day’s most popular symbol into decidedly sophisticated territory. The 3 bunnies per box are made of Top 9-free dark chocolate, studded with caramela and crisp brown rice. Each tasty little rabbit makes a special treat to savor.  

Free of: Top 9 allergens plus gluten, corn and lupine
Shop online 
at Amoredimona.com (U.S. & Canada)

Boston Fruit Slices – Fruit-Flavored Candies

A sunny addition to any tabletop, Boston Fruit Slices Variety Tray is brimming with the fresh flavors of lemon, lime, cherry and orange. Handmade in a dedicated facility, these tempting treats are a Passover favorite that can be enjoyed all year round. 

Free of: Top 9 allergens plus gluten and gelatin
Shop online
at Bostonfruitslices.com and Amazon.com. (U.S. only)

Dum-Dums – Bunny Pops

Manufactured on dedicated Top 9-free equipment, Dum Dums Bunny Pops are the allergy-friendly candies welcome at any Easter event. Bursting with berry lemon, berry melon, berry blu cherry and tropi-berry flavors, these are as tasty as they are cute and colorful.

Free of: Top 9 allergens plus gluten
Shop online
at Target.com. (U.S. only)
Retailers include Kroger and Target. (U.S. only)

Enjoy Life Foods – Ricemilk Chocolate

Surprise the kids with do-it-yourself Easter eggs made from Enjoy Life Foods’ creamy, smooth Ricemilk Baking Morsels. With little more than silicone molds and colorful foil wrappers, you can turn Top 9-free chocolate into the Easter sweets of kids’ dreams. For detailed instructions, check out this post by Ashley Smith, creator of Allergic Living’s Kitchen Craft Series

Free of: Top 9 allergens plus gluten, casein, lupine, mustard and added sulfites 
Shop online
at Amazon.com. In Canada, at Well.ca and Amazon.ca
Retailers include Natural Grocers, Publix and Whole Foods. In Canada, Bulk Barn and Loblaws.

Hershey’s – Chocolate Eggs

With a crisp candy shell that yields to a smooth chocolate core, Hershey’s Candy Coated Milk Chocolate Eggs are a perfect fit for springtime celebrations. In the colors of the season, these eggs are a joy to discover in a candy bowl. They also make a great addition to cupcakes, cookies – or lazy afternoons enjoying the arrival of sunny days. 

Free of: peanuts, tree nuts, wheat, egg, fish, shellfish, sesame plus gluten
Contain: soy, dairy
Shop online
at Target.com, Walmart.com and CVS.com. (U.S. only)
Retailers include Target, Walmart and CVS (U.S. only).

Jelly Belly – Jelly Beans

Gift the fun and the flavors of spring with the Jelly Belly HOP! 5-Flavor Clear Gift Box. Each colorful little assortment includes candies in lemon, mixed berry smoothie, bubble gum and more. Do these Top 9-free goodies shine on their own, or when mixed and matched? Let kids conduct a little taste test and decide for themselves.

Free of: Top 9 allergens plus gluten and gelatin
Shop online
at Jellybelly.com and Walmart.com. In Canada, at Amazon.ca
Retailers include Walmart. (U.S. only)

Junior Mints – Eggs

Dressed up in pretty pastels for spring, Junior Mints Easter Eggs boast the cool mint flavor that consumers crave. Free of most top allergens, each theater-style box makes a welcome addition to baskets, table settings or outdoor treasure hunts. 

Free of: peanuts, tree nuts, soy, wheat, fish, shellfish, sesame plus gluten 
May contain: dairy and egg
Shop online
at Target.com. In Canada, at Candyfunhouse.ca and Candydepot.ca
Retailers include Target (U.S. only)

MadeGood – Mini Granola Bars

MadeGood’s Birthday Cake-flavored Chocolate Drizzled Granola Mini Bars make any occasion feel like a celebration. Made in a dedicated facility free of the Top 9 allergens, these treats sport a smattering of rainbow-hued sprinkles guaranteed to appeal to little ones. With 25 individually wrapped bars in each box, you can tuck these into lunchboxes, backpacks, Easter baskets and totes with abandon. 

Free of: Top 9 allergens plus gluten
Shop online
at Target.com (U.S. only). In Canada (larger bars only), at Well.ca and Walmart.ca.
Retailers include Target. (U.S. only)

No Whey! Foods – Allergy-Friendly Bunny

New to No Whey’s wealth of Easter allergy-friendly treats, Cottontail The Milkless White Bunny can cap off any vegan egg hunt in style. Smooth, sweet and free of the Top 9 allergens, this charmer pairs beautifully with the team’s array of Easter eggs, chocolate pops and extended bunny family.

Free of: Top 9 allergens plus gluten
Shop online
at Nowheychocolate.com (U.S. & Canada).

Peeps – Marshmallows

Keep the bunny theme going through to dessert with Peeps Easter Marshmallow Pink Bunnies. A seasonal riff on the brand’s original chicks, these plump, rosy-hued cuties add a splash of color wherever they land. Free of most top allergens, you’ll want to stockpile these fluffy treats while there’s still time. 

Free of: peanuts, tree nuts, egg, wheat, soy, fish, shellfish, sesame plus gluten
May Contain: dairy
Shop online
at Albertsons.com, CVS.com and Target.com. In Canada, at Walmart.ca and Candyfunhouse.ca.
Retailers include CVS, Target and Walmart. In Canada, Dollarama and Walmart.

Rule Breaker Snacks – Blondies

Rule Breaker Snacks Birthday Cake Juniors are the type of squishy, satisfying sweet you can really sink your teeth into. Free of the Top 9 allergens, they make a delightful addition to any party. What’s also always welcome? Their abundance of silky white chocolate chips, plant-dyed rainbow sprinkles, and uncanny ability to make everyone smile.  

Free of: Top 9 allergens plus gluten and mustard
Shop online
at Rulebreakersnacks.com and Amazon.com. (U.S. only) 
Retailers include Kroger and Wegmans (U.S. only) 

Sensitive Sweets – Easter Cookies

With colored sprinkles, vanilla frosting and 10 sizable cookies, each Easter Eggs Cookie Decorating Kit from Sensitive Sweets promises hours of fun. Sure, letting little ones unleash their creativity with these Top 9-free treats might get a little messy. But once you see the smiles on their frosting-flecked faces, you won’t mind one bit. 

Free of: Top 9 allergens plus gluten and coconut
Shop online
at Sensitivesweets.com (U.S. only)

Smarties – Easter Minis

Beloved at Halloween, Smarties Top 9-free candy wafer rolls are just as welcome when Easter arrives. The company’s allergy-friendly Easter Smarties Minis are ideally sized for tucking into eggs, baskets and bags. Plus, the perfectly pastel sweets feature the original mix of fruity flavors, including pineapple, cherry, orange, and more.

Free of: Top 9 allergens and gluten
Shop online
at Target.com (U.S. only)
Retailers include Target (U.S. only)

Sour Patch Kids – Gummies

Sour Patch Kids Easter Bunnies start out sour then turn sweet for the ultimate one-two flavor punch. A chewy, fruity, familiar treat kids love, you’ll be glad each bag contains 18 snack packs of the Top 9-free goodies. 

Free of: Top 9 allergens and gluten
Transparency note: Made on shared equipment with certain allergens. Thorough cleaning follows FDA’s strict GMP standards.
Shop online at Target.com, Walgreens.com and Walmart.com. In Canada, Partycity.ca and Walmart.ca
Retailers include Target, Walgreens and Walmart. In Canada, Party City and Walmart.

Strawberry Hill Candy – Lollipops

For large gatherings, Strawberry Hill Candy’s 25-count Spring Butterfly & Ducky Lollipop assortment ensures there’s enough sugar to go around. Whether the kids prefer green apple, strawberry or tropical flavors, they’re sure to find a fave among this delightful, Top 9-free group. 

Free of: Top 9 allergens and gluten
Shop online
at Strawberryhillcandy.com. (U.S. only)

Vermont Nut Free Chocolates – Solid Chocolates

Vermont Nut Free’s Easter Miniatures make a lovely gift – whether given all at once, or doled out one by one. Available in milk, dark or white chocolate, each bag includes an assortment of eight velvety smooth bunnies, chicks and ducks. The foil-wrapped sweets are sure to disappear in a flash. For Passover, the company’s allergy-friendly Passover Pops make a sweet individual gift. 

Free of: peanuts, tree nuts, wheat, egg, fish, shellfish, sesame plus coconut
Contain: dairy, soy
Shop online
at Vermontnutfree.com (U.S. & Canada)

YumEarth – Egg Hunt Kit

With 12 candy snack packs and 12 eco eggs, YumEarth’s new Easter Egg Hunt Kit has everything you need to make Easter morning a success. Stash a bag of Top 9-free jelly beans or gummy fruits in each egg, hide them here and there, and let the kids have at it. Motivated to uncover the chewy, sweet, uber-fruity treats, kids won’t take long to discover each one!

Free of: Top 9 allergens plus gluten
Shop online
at Yumearth.com, Amazon.com and Target.com (U.S. only)
Retailers include Target (U.S. only). 

Related Reading: 
Allergic Living’s Easter/Spring Recipes List