How to Make a Gluten Free Easter Basket

A guide on how to make a gluten free Easter basket for your gluten free child or grandchild.

If you have a gluten free child, it can be a challenge to make a Gluten Free Easter Basket for him or her.

You may be wondering what gluten free Easter candy is safe to put in their gluten free Easter gift basket. Grandparents as well as aunts and uncles maybe wondering what’s OK to bring over in any Easter baskets or gifts they may be preparing for the holiday, too!

Here's the list of gluten free Easter candy according to celiacdisease.about.com, updated for 2017 that's OK for your gluten free Easter basket. 

However, since manufacturers often change ingredients and shared facilities, make sure to check the labels each time you make a purchase. The label should state below the list of ingredients that it’s gluten free.

Gluten free Easter candy for your gluten free Easter gift basket

Peeps Easter Marshmallow Bunnies Bundle (Pink, Blue, Purple, Green, Yellow)Peeps Easter Marshmallow Bunnies Bundle (Pink, Blue, Purple, Green, Yellow)

  • Plain milk chocolate regular-sized Hershey's Kisses in Easter-themed foil wrappers. Hershey's will specify any gluten-containing ingredients on their labels.
  • Easter-themed Dove chocolate products, including Dove chocolate Easter bunnies, Dove egg-shaped candies and Easter-themed Dove bars. There may be some Dove chocolate products with “made on equipment shared with wheat” warnings. Mars Inc. will identify gluten ingredients on the product's label.

Dove Silky Smooth Milk Chocolate Solid Easter Bunny Pack of 2Dove Silky Smooth Milk Chocolate Solid Easter Bunny Pack of 2Dove Silky Smooth Dark Chocolate Easter Eggs Pack of 2Dove Silky Smooth Dark Chocolate Easter Eggs Pack of 2

  • Most Easter-themed M&Ms chocolate products, including M&Ms solid milk chocolate Easter bunny, M&M candies in Easter colors, and egg-shaped M&M candies. Exceptions include pretzel M&Ms, which obviously contain gluten. Also, some specialty flavored M&Ms will contain warnings about shared equipment, so check the label!

M&M'S Easter Milk Chocolate Candy Party Size 42-Ounce BagM&M'S Easter Milk Chocolate Candy Party Size 42-Ounce BagM&M'S Easter Peanut Butter Chocolate Candy Speckled Eggs Party Size 36.5-Ounce BagM&M'S Easter Peanut Butter Chocolate Candy Speckled Eggs Party Size 36.5-Ounce BagM&M'S Easter Peanut Butter Chocolate Candy Speckled Eggs 9.9-Ounce Bag (Pack of 6)M&M'S Easter Peanut Butter Chocolate Candy Speckled Eggs 9.9-Ounce Bag (Pack of 6)M&M'S Easter Milk Chocolate Fun Size MINIS Size Candy 11.23-Ounce Bag (Pack of 6)M&M'S Easter Milk Chocolate Fun Size MINIS Size Candy 11.23-Ounce Bag (Pack of 6)

Jelly Belly Deluxe Easter Mix 6.8oz Gift BagJelly Belly Deluxe Easter Mix 6.8oz Gift BagJelly Belly Candy Flavor Easter Set bundle with Bunny Corn, Deluxe Easter Mix and Jewel Spring MixJelly Belly Candy Flavor Easter Set bundle with Bunny Corn, Deluxe Easter Mix and Jewel Spring Mix

Skittles Original, Starburst Original, and Starburst Original Jellybeans Candy Easter Variety Bag, 20.4 Ounce Stand Up BagSkittles Original, Starburst Original, and Starburst Original Jellybeans Candy Easter Variety Bag, 20.4 Ounce Stand Up BagSkittles and Starburst Candy Filled Egg, 12 CountSkittles and Starburst Candy Filled Egg, 12 Count

  • Easter-themed Tootsie Roll candy, including Dubble Bubble Easter egg-shaped bubble gum, Tootsie Pops, Charms Blow Pops and Charms Candy Carnival products.
  • Necco Candy Eggs.
  • Kraft Bunny Mallows and Egg Mallows. Kraft Foods Group Inc. clearly discloses any gluten ingredients on their labels.
  • Cadbury Mini Crème Eggs, Mini Eggs, Caramel Eggs, and Crème Egg. Look for the Cadbury products labeled “gluten-absent” these products are considered gluten-free however they warn for potential cross contamination.

Cadbury Easter Creme Egg, 1.2-Ounce Eggs (Pack of 48)Cadbury Easter Creme Egg, 1.2-Ounce Eggs (Pack of 48)Cadbury Easter Caramel Eggs, 1.2-Ounce (Pack of 48)Cadbury Easter Caramel Eggs, 1.2-Ounce (Pack of 48)CADBURY MINI EGGS Candy (31-Ounce Bags)CADBURY MINI EGGS Candy (31-Ounce Bags)

The Celiac Disease Organization also has a list of gluten free Easter and Passover candy on their website. This list is also good to use for your gluten free Easter basket gift ideas. 

How to Make a Gluten Free Easter Basket. If you're wondering how to make a gluten free Easter basket for your child or grandchild, here's a list of safe candies. There's also tips on non-candy items to include in your Easter gift basket - everything from lip balm and art supplies to ear buds and gift cards.

Non-candy goodies to put in your child's gluten free Easter gift basket

Here are some suggestions for other items you can put in your child’s gluten free Easter basket especially if you want them to have a sugar free Easter gift basket!

  • Gluten free lip balms. According to the Savvy Celiac, my daughter, Lucie’s favorite EOS Lip Balm is labeled gluten free right on the package! Since they look like Easter eggs, they’re just perfect to put in your sugar free Easter basket! Other gluten free lip balm choices are Bonne Bell: Lip Lites, Carmex, and Blistex.

Eos Evolution Of Smooth Lip Balm, Passion Fruit, Blueberry Acai, Strawberry Sorbet, Sumer Fruit, & Sweet Mint, 5 pieceEos Evolution Of Smooth Lip Balm, Passion Fruit, Blueberry Acai, Strawberry Sorbet, Sumer Fruit, & Sweet Mint, 5 piece

Easter Eggstravaganza Mad LibsEaster Eggstravaganza Mad LibsHave a Silly Easter!: Mad Libs Junior Activity BookHave a Silly Easter!: Mad Libs Junior Activity Book

Neon Green Yellow Pink and Blue Shoe LacesNeon Green Yellow Pink and Blue Shoe LacesStrapz No-Tie Silicone Shoe Laces, 14 Laces per Pack, Funky AssortmentStrapz No-Tie Silicone Shoe Laces, 14 Laces per Pack, Funky AssortmentShoe String King Designer - Fun Shoestring DesignsShoe String King Designer - Fun Shoestring DesignsHoopSwagg High Quality Print Shoelace Galaxy 54 InchesHoopSwagg High Quality Print Shoelace Galaxy 54 Inches

The Peter Rabbit Coloring Book: A Classic Editions Coloring BookThe Peter Rabbit Coloring Book: A Classic Editions Coloring BookAdult Coloring Book - Easter Eggs - Relax and let your imagination run wild with 40 great picturesAdult Coloring Book - Easter Eggs - Relax and let your imagination run wild with 40 great picturesEaster Coloring Book: Easter and Spring Coloring Designs for Adults, Teens, and Children of All AgesEaster Coloring Book: Easter and Spring Coloring Designs for Adults, Teens, and Children of All AgesGlobal Doodle Gems Easter Collection Volume 2Global Doodle Gems Easter Collection Volume 2

And don’t forget to get bunny ears for the whole family! Those, of course, are naturally gluten free!

Originally published March 10, 2015. Updated with new pictures.