If you celebrate Easter, you know this holiday is associated with many things! From quality time with friends and family, to colorful egg hunts, to beautiful springtime flowers, there are so many ways to celebrate. And let’s not forget about all the fun and festive foods! While there are plenty of savory options (like avocado deviled eggs and roasted carrots), we can’t forget about all of the Easter-themed sweet treats. Think: chocolate bunnies, marshmallow peeps, and jelly bean-filled Easter eggs. But, despite tasting delicious, these traditional treats aren’t very nutritious. Luckily, there are plenty of ways to eat your Easter candy and enjoy it too! By this, we mean, opting for healthier store-bought Easter treats that are both healthy and tasty.
Ahead, healthier Easter candy options that will satisfy your sweet cravings without ruining your healthy lifestyle. Hint: your kiddos will love them too!
Healthiest Easter-Themed Chocolate Treats
Hu Chocolate Bars
Chocolate lovers, if you’re looking for the healthiest store-bought option, look no further than Hu Chocolate. From vegan and paleo dark chocolate chips to naturally-sweetened chocolate bars (in a variety of delicious flavors, like Salted Chocolate, Hazelnut Butter, and Raspberry + Cashew Butter), the chocolate options are endless. Made with simple and natural ingredients, like organic cacao and coconut sugar, enjoy all the taste, without any of the guilt.
And if you tolerate dairy, there’s even a new product line of Grass-Fed Milk chocolate bars!
Lily’s Sweets Chocolate Bars
For a low-sugar stevia-sweetened option, Lily’s Sweets offers chocolate bars and truffles that are gluten-free, non-GMO, and made with no added sugar. Their chocolates come in a variety of flavors, like dark chocolate sea salt, cookies and creme, and salted chocolate caramel. Plus, you can even find chocolate chips for all your Easter baking needs (with traditional flavors like white chocolate, dark chocolate, and milk chocolate, and festive flavors like butterscotch and chocolate mint).
Justin’s Peanut Butter Cups
Justin’s is known for their delicious nut butters, but they also make some tasty nut butter-filled chocolate treats! If you love peanut butter-filled Easter candies, their dark chocolate peanut butter cups are made with organic ingredients and are a healthier alternative to traditional treats.
Perfect for Easter eggs or Easter baskets, they come in full-sized and mini cups, with dark chocolate, milk chocolate, and white chocolate flavors. And if you’re not a PB fan, you can find almond and cashew butter-filled chocolate candies, too!
Another peanut butter cup product to keep on your radar? Unreal Limited Edition Easter Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups!
Unreal Chocolate Caramel Peanut Nougat Bar
Speaking of Unreal Chocolate… If chocolate caramel bars are your guilty chocolate pleasure of choice, you’ll be happy to know there’s a healthy alternative on the market: Unreal’s Caramel Peanut Nougat Bar. Generally speaking, this brand creates better-for-you candy with natural, non-GMO ingredients — free from any artificial colors or flavors. As for this healthier take on a chocolate caramel chocolate bar, both taste and nutrition are on point! It’s everything you’d want from a candy bar, with the perfect balance of caramel, chocolate, and nougat. Except, these bars are non-GMO, fair trade, and sweetened without corn syrup or sugar alcohol!
Tony’s Chocolonely Great Big Chocolate Eggs
A fun and festive store-bought Easter treat with a healthier spin! Celebrate Easter with Tony’s Chocolonely, mindfully made treats that come in a variety of irresistible flavors. From individually-wrapped chocolate eggs to festive cartoons filled with delicious flavors (including milk chocolate, dark chocolate, caramel sea salt, hazelnut & almond sea salt), bite into an egg-scellent dessert that’s both sustainable and delicious.
Healthy chocolate-covered nuts you can find at the store! From dairy-free options like Hu Kitchen Chocolate-Covered Cashew Nuts to low-sugar options like Skinny Dipped Chocolate Almonds, here are our favorite brands:
- Skinny Dipped Almonds
- Hu Kitchen Chocolate-Dipped Cashews and Almonds
- Rawmio Chocolate-Covered Sprouted Almonds
- Lily’s Dark Chocolate-Covered Almonds
Low-Sugar Gummies & Chewy Candies
Surf Sweets Jelly Beans
Let’s be real, what’s Easter without jelly beans? If you thought you had to give up this traditional sweet all in the name of health, think again! Thanks to Surf Sweets, you can enjoy organic jelly beans that are made with real fruit extracts and no artificial colors or flavors. They are also gluten-free, non-GMO, and free from the top eight allergens!
Another Easter candy classic made healthier? YumEarth Giggles. Similar to their other candy products (like lollipops and jelly beans), they are made using fruit extracts and natural colors, making them a healthier option for Easter treats.
Smart Sweets Caramels
Free from corn syrup, artificial flavors, GMOs, and hydrogenated oils, these Smart Sweet caramels are the perfect healthy store-bought Easter candy. They’re plant-based, made with just 1 gram of sugar, and have 15 grams of fiber per bag! Use them in recipes, or add them to your fun and festive Easter baskets!
Cocomels Coconut Milk Caramels
Another sweet treat you need in your Easter basket? Cocomels Caramels. Made with healthy fats from coconut milk, the vegan caramel varieties are free from dairy, gluten, and corn syrup. Plus, they’re organic, non-GMO, and come in a variety of flavors, like sea salt, vanilla, espresso, and coconut sugar.
Healthiest Easter-Inspired Sweet Snacks
Max Mellow Sugar-Free Marshmallows
Made with skin-loving collagen and brain-healthy MCT oil, this Keto and Paleo-friendly treat by Max Sweets is a winner! If you’re vegan, there’s a sweet treat for you too! Try the newly released Vegan Vanilla Max Mallows, free from sugar and sugar alcohols, and made with pea protein, prebiotic fiber, and MCT oil.
MadeGood Organic Strawberry Crispy Square
Perfect for Easter baskets or healthy snacks for the kiddos (and you)! With their (natural) pink color and sweet fruity flavor, these MadeGood Strawberry Crispy Squares scream Spring. Plus, they’re a healthy alternative to sugary granola bars, and are organic, vegan, and gluten-free.
Annie’s Organic Bunny Graham Snacks
Craving a better-for-you fun and festive Easter snack? Look no further than Annie’s Organics! Supporting the Easter Bunny theme, try their Graham cracker snacks! Plus, you can find pre-portioned snack packs, and choose from a variety of flavors and products (like fruit snacks, snack bars, and of course, bunny graham cracker snacks).
Simple Mills Sweet Thins
A sweet Easter snack that’s totally guilt-free. Serve these Simple Mills Sweet Thins on a platter alongside nut butter and fruit, or stash them in Easter eggs for a crunchy sweet treat. They’re made with wholesome, nutrient-dense ingredients like watermelon seed flour, cashew flour, sunflower seed flour, and flax. Plus, they’re naturally sweetened with coconut sugar and come in three delicious flavors, including chocolate brownie, honey cinnamon, and mint chocolate.
Eat the Change Cosmic Carrot Chews
New to the market, these Cosmic Carrot Chews are a chewy carrot snack naturally flavored with fruit juice. Flavored with carrots, apples, and organic flavors, it makes for a cute and healthy Easter candy treat!
Celebrate Easter with Guilt-Free Sweets & Treats
Who says Easter has to be all about indulging in sugar-filled treats? This year, let’s make it a fun and healthy celebration! With these simple store-bought swaps, you can still satisfy your sweet tooth without all the sugar. And don’t forget about homemade healthy Easter candy alternatives! You can easily make your own healthy treats like trail mix, or DIY chocolate bark. Or, get creative in the kitchen and make less-traditional Easter treats like avocado chocolate mousse, or fruit kebabs! So go ahead and enjoy yourself, guilt-free.