We’re going to be honest here. Easter is probably the hardest holiday for Vegans – especially if you have a sweet tooth! Being vegan at Easter is even worse than Halloween. Why? Because all of the readily available Easter treats are full of milk ingredients. We’re sorry to be so blunt but there is no easy way of putting this – Easter can be rough! That’s why we’ve decided to put together some tips on how to be vegan at Easter to help you through this holiday!
You know us, we want to eat chocolate… and lots of it! There are a number of reasons why traditional Easter isn’t vegan friendly, but today we’re sticking to the good stuff – the treats!
What is Easter without an Easter Egg Hunt? For us the egg hunt, the treats and family time are the best parts about Easter. Here are our top 10 easily accessible treats for eating your way through Easter without feeling like you’ve missed out!
Top 10 Vegan Easter Treats
- Make our Chocolate Peanut Butter Easter Eggs – We had to put this as our number 1 tip – they are so incredibly easy to make and so delicious! Every time we make them they get devoured up. We promise your friends and family will never know they are vegan. Make them as part of dessert, to munch on throughout the day or make them smaller so you can hide them in your plastic Easter Eggs – just make them! Trust us!
P.S. They are actually very healthy, so you don’t have to feel guilty when you eat them all!
- Moo Free Chocolate – This amazing company was started by a husband and wife who make vegan chocolate and strive to be as environmentally friendly as possible. Not only is their company amazing, but they also have giant Chocolate Easter Eggs that are a must!
- SmartSweet Gummy Bears – We know they aren’t in the shape of Easter Bunnies or Easter Eggs, but they are equally as delicious. SmartSweets has a number of Vegan options, but just ensure to double check as some are only vegetarian.
- Jelly Beans – What would an Easter Egg hunt be without eggs filled with Jelly Beans? We’ve got you covered because the Original Jolly Rancher Jelly Beans are “accidentally vegan” and we will take it. These are hella delicious!
- Annie’s Vegan Bunnies – You may be able to find Annie’s Vegan Bunnies all year long, but Easter really is the best time to eat them. The best thing about this treat is it’s pretty easy to get your hands on as lots of grocery stores have started carrying their products. Just keep in mind that all of Annie’s products are not vegan, so make sure to read the ingredients. They also generally call out their vegan products directly on the front label.
- Lindt Dark Chocolate Bunny – Another accidentally vegan treat, but we aren’t complaining. Made in the Lindt factory so it “may contain” milk products, however it’s a great option to bring a little festivity into the season.
- Tori’s Bakeshop – For all you Toronto folks out there, Tori’s Bakeshop makes a vegan Chocolate Cream Egg that is quite divine. Unfortunately they are only located in Toronto, but we have to recommend them because they are delicious!
- Endangered Species Chocolate – We first found out about this chocolate company on our trip to Hawaii and were elated to find out it was so accessible in Canada too! A company with a great mission of empowering farmers and giving back to conservation, we love supporting them! Not all products are vegan, but many of them are so just double check. There are so many delicious flavours, you will not be dissapointed.
- Swedish Fish – Who wouldn’t want to open up an easter egg stuffed with Swedish Fish? We certainly would! Add these to the “accidentally vegan” list and indulge!
- Make our Vegan Rice Krispie Squares in the shape of bunnies and easter eggs! So quick, easy and super cute! Rice Krispie Treats are a favourite treat of ours, and always make an appearance around the Easter holiday. Use the chocolate drizzle to draw on the bunnies face or to decorate the egg.
There you have it, our top 10 tips for how to be vegan at Easter and survive all the goodies! There are many vegan companies out there making vegan Easter products that you can buy online, or you can get creative in the kitchen. We made this post to show that even though Vegan Easter can be a little bit tricky, it actually isn’t that bad (we were being a little dramatic at the beginning of this post – oh us). There are lots of options out there and these are our top ones that are easily accessible!
What Easter traditions do you have? We’d love to hear what your favourite Easter treat is!