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The Dairy-Free Chocolate Easter Bunny (and More!) Round-Up

Posted on by Alisa Fleming in Nutrition Headlines with 23 Comments
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Updated for 2014! Seven years into our annual Dairy-Free and Vegan Chocolate Easter Bunny Round-up, and the list just keeps on growing. Our round-up includes a dozen chocolatiers in North America, and I have also added a list of chocolatiers in the U.K. that produce dairy-free chocolates for Easter and Passover.

Of course, there is more to Easter than chocolate bunnies … there are chocolate eggs, chicks, and truffles too! Oh, and these days we get to pick between dark, semi-sweet, “milk,” and white chocolate options. Aren’t we spoiled? Now vegans, gluten-free / casein-free dieters, lactose intolerant consumers, and even those with multiple food allergies can literally take their pick!

Nonetheless, if your special diet needs are particular, please read this article carefully and inquire with the manufacturer prior to purchasing. I have included notes on what “free-from” needs the chocolatiers cater to (including soy-free and nut-free!), and if we’ve read that they use shared equipment in production. However, you should always double check with the manufacturer before purchasing or consuming any food whenever there is a concern.

Okay, onto the vegan and dairy-free chocolate bunnies, and eggs, and ducks! …

Premium Chocolatier “Milk” Chocolate Easter Bunnies

I know, I shouldn’t play favorites, but this company has won my taste buds over. They are offering a 6-inch tall “milk” chocolate Easter Bunny (with dairy-free white chocolate contrasting ears, so cute!) in addition to Easter egg truffles and an assortment of other fun “milk” and dark chocolate treats. You may want to hop on over now, as I am guessing they will sell out well before the holiday arrives. Their manufacaturing facility is dedicated tree nut-, peanut-, and milk-free.
Website to Order: www.premiumchocolatiers.com
For: Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free, Vegan, and Multiple Food Allergies

Vegan and Dairy-Free Chocolate Easter Bunny or Bunnies

Divvies Dairy-Free Chocolate Easter Bunny

The only thing that would make this dairy-free chocolate Easter bunny more perfect is a bag of “safe” Easter Jelly Beans from Divvies!  Divvies has also added Easter “Chocolate Bag Kits” to their sweets line-up. Order early, as this company tends to sell out quickly.  From the Divvies site: “All Divvies candy are certified by their manufacturers to be peanut-, tree nut-, milk-, and egg-free.”
Website to Order: www.divvies.com
For: Dairy-free, Vegan, and Multiple Food Allergies

Vegan and Dairy-Free Chocolate Easter Bunny or Bunnies

Ethereal Confections

This completely dairy-free and gluten-free chocolatier even has a storefront in Woodstock, IL. But, you can buy their delicious confections from anywhere in the U.S. For richness, they use coconut milk and coconut oil, rather than soy, and they offer a delightful dairy-free Easter chocolate range, including solid chocolate bunnies, chicks, and ducks, dairy-free Easter truffles, and some fun jelly bean bark.
Website to Order: www.etherealconfections.com
For: Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free, Vegan

Vegan, Gluten-Free and Dairy-Free Chocolate Easter Bunny or Bunnies

Sjaak’s Organic Fair Trade Vegan Dark Chocolate Bunny

Say that ten times fast!  But seriously, beyond the fact that these treats obviously meet all possible eco-friendly and socially aware standards, these dairy-free chocolate Easter bunnies win the cuteness award hands down!  he only downside is that you may not be able to take a bite after looking into his adorable chocolaty eyes. Luckily, there are always the vegan chocolate eggs for a back-up, which you can buy by the tub should you have a little army to please. Sjaak’s is also offering little Easter “totes” filled with vegan chocolates or peanut butter bites (yes, wrapped in chocolate) and Easter baskets with chocolate bunnies in tow. Also, in recent years they have released many new vegan chocolate bite flavors to fill baskets, so be sure to cruise the vegan section of their website.
Website to Order: www.sjaaks.com
For: Dairy-Free*, Vegan, Gluten-Free

Vegan, Gluten-Free and Dairy-Free Chocolate Easter Bunny or Bunnies

Lake Champlain Classic Dark Chocolate Easter Bunny

Since the Mr. Goodtime Bunny is milk chocolate, I suppose we will have to be content with the regal Classic Dark Bunny, which is boasted as vegan and gluten-free.  Well, I guess he is pretty handsome. For those who prefer “cute” to handsome, Lake Champlain also offers dark chocolate placesetting bunnies and organic dark chocolate hopp’n bunnies to share with all Easter guests.
Website to Order: www.lakechamplainchocolates.com
For: Dairy-free*, Vegan

Vegan, Gluten-Free, and Dairy-Free Chocolate Easter Bunny or Bunnies

Chocolate Decadence Organic Easter Bunnies

This over-the-top, dairy-free, gluten-free, vegan chocolatier just couldn’t settle for those traditional, simple bunnies.  Their intricate chocolate designs include the Cowboy Easter Bunny and the Little Girl Easter Bunny.  Even their “Regular” Bunny Shape holds more detail than your average Easter confection. They also offer giant chocolate egg truffles, Passover chocolates, organic chocolate options, and more.
Website to Order: www.chocolatedecadence.com
For: Dairy-Free*, Vegan, Gluten-Free

Vegan, Gluten-Free, and Dairy-Free Chocolate Easter Bunny or Bunnies

Amanda’s Own Easter and Passover Chocolates

Created specifically for their child with multiple food allergies, Amanda’s Own claims to be the “home of great tasting chocolate that is completely dairy-free, tree nut-free, peanut-free, egg-free and gluten-free!”  Amanda’s Own is known for kid-friendly chocolate, so it is no surprise that they are offering up quite a sweet little line of Easter chocolates. Personally, I would love a few of those Baby Bunnies for some low-guilt nibbling! New, Amanda’s Own is also offering cute allergy-friendly Bunny Jelly Bean bags and a dairy-free chocolate Easter bunny box.
Website to Order: www.amandasown.com
For: Dairy-free, Vegan, Gluten-Free, and Multiple Food Allergies

Vegan,  Gluten-Free and Dairy-Free Chocolate Easter Bunny or Bunnies

Mama Ganache Foil Wrapped Easter Bunnies

I expect to hear more about this chocolatier in the future, as they are one of the few to make vegan chocolate that is also free of soy lecithin. Yes, you heard me right, their vegan Easter bunnies and eggs are dairy-free AND soy-free.  This is another one of those great Fair Trade and Organic certified companies, so don’t hesitate to support them.  Oh yes, and the bunnies!  Their dainty, foil wrapped, 65% dark chocolate bunnies and eggs are certainly enticing. They also offer “Easter Buddies” (pictured below) for an extra cuddly gift. Be sure to select the “vegan” options specifically as they also offer milk chocolate products in their Easter line-up that are not dairy-free.
Website to Order: www.mama-ganache.com
For: Dairy-free*, Soy-Free, Vegan

Vegan, Gluten-Free and Dairy-Free Chocolate Easter Bunny or Bunnies

Grocer’s Daughter Dark Chocolate Easter Chocolate Bunnies

Mimi goes well beyond your ordinary chocolatier, creating all sorts of chocolate delights. Though she doesn’t run an all vegan chocolate shop, she always includes some vegan options in each of her product lines, and Easter is not forgotten. The dark chocolate bunny is made without milk as are the dark chocolate carrots, bunny lollies, and the vegan dark egg that is filled with her delicious apricot ganache (I have tried it – it is good!). Please note that the Grocer’s Daughter website isn’t always updated. At last check, they weren’t showing the Easter bunny, but they are more proficient with phone orders.
Website to Order: www.grocersdaughter.com
For: Dairy-Free*, Vegan

Vegan, Gluten-Free and Dairy-Free Chocolate Easter Bunny or Bunnies

Rose City Vegan Easter Chocolate Bunnies

Bringing that dairy-free chocolate Easter bunny count up another notch, the sophisticated Rose City Chocolatiers shows us their casual side with an animated chocolate bunny.  Labeled as “Flop-Eared Freddie” it was hard not to be amused after looking at so many emotionless bunnies. We were also entertained by the fact that Rose City not only boasts an assortment of bunnies, but also vegan chocolate Easter ducks, chickens, and roosters! I admit I was lost at the duck, so the chicken and rooster really threw me for a loop. Rose City vegan chocolates are made with imported Belgian dark chocolate.
Website to Order: www.rosecitychocolates.com
For: Dairy-Free*, Vegan

Vegan, Gluten-Free and Dairy-Free Chocolate Easter Bunny or Bunnies

No Whey Chocolate Bunnies

I haven’t heard very much buzz about this new-ish chocolatier, which is surprising, especially when you consider that they offer “light” vegan chocolate (think milk chocolate sans milk), white vegan chocolate, and soy-free dark chocolate. Their latest dairy-free chocolate Easter bunny offering involves creamy vegan white chocolate and freeze-dried fruit!
Website to Order: www.veganlightchocolatenowhey.com
For: Dairy-Free*, Soy-Free (see note above), Gluten-Free, Vegan

Vegan, Gluten-Free and Dairy-Free Chocolate Easter Bunny or Bunnies

Lagusta’s Vegan Chocolate Bunnies

Lagusta offers dairy-free chocolate Easter bunnies in a couple of very cute shapes, and in some tasty variations. They include a solid 60% bittersweet chocolate bunny, a solid bunny studded with crunchy bits of sweet pistachio praline, and a bittersweet chocolate bunny filled with smooth and intensely peanut buttery (not super sweet!) mousse.
Website to Order: www.lagustasluscious.com
For: Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free, Vegan

Vegan, Gluten-Free and Dairy-Free Chocolate Easter Bunny or Bunnies

Chocolate Inspirations Dairy-Free Chocolate Easter Bunnies

Chocolate Inspirations offers a full line of vegan confections (from toffees to caramels), but chocolate is still their first love. They celebrate all of the holidays with themed vegan chocolates, including Easter. They originallly made this list because of their dairy-free dark chocolate bunny, but didn’t have the heart to remove them, even though the bunny doesn’t appear to be in the line-up any longer. That’s because they still offer a delicious selection of Easter-wrapped boxes and bags of brittle, toffee, and more dairy-free chocolate decadence (including a vegan riff on Butterfingers!).
Website to Order: www.chocolateinspirations.com
For: Dairy-Free*, Gluten-Free, Vegan

Vegan, Gluten-Free and Dairy-Free Chocolate Easter Bunny or Bunnies

Rescue Chocolate Bunnies and “The Good Egg”

Rescue Chocolate gives you a good excuse to enjoy more chocolate at Easter with their Easter Babies, and in prior years the “Make Mine Chocolate” bunnies and vegan chocolate cream-filled eggs (aptly named, “The Good Egg”). 100% of the net profits from your Rescue Chocolate purchase are donated to animal rescue organizations around the country. For the bunnies, they have even partnered with House Rabbit Society to encourage the purchase of chocolate Easter bunnies rather than live ones. Every year, rabbits are purchased as Easter gifts, and huge numbers are then surrendered to animal shelters when the rabbits get older and the excitement of Easter wears off.
Website to Order: www.rescuechocolate.com
For: Dairy-Free*, Gluten-Free, Vegan

Vegan, Gluten-Free and Dairy-Free Chocolate Easter Bunny or Bunnies

Allison’s Gourmet Vegan Chocolate Bunnies and Eggs

Allison’s Gourmet always has some vegan treats in store for Easter. Most recently they were offering “Speckles” the Chocolate Rice Crispy Bunny and Solid Flavored Chocolate Easter Eggs. They also offer a springtime/Easter basket that includes chocolates and Allison’s famous vegan cookies. At last check, Allison was running a dedicated vegan bakery.
Website to Order: www.allisonsgourmet.com
For: Dairy-Free, Vegan

Vegan, Gluten-Free and Dairy-Free Chocolate Easter Bunny or Bunnies

Creek House Solid Dark Dairy Free Easter Bunnies

This artisan chocolatier hand crafts a variety of solid chocolate Easter bunnies in the weeks leading up to the holiday each year. They are not a dairy-free facility, but make a point to pour non-dairy chocolate bunnies.
Website to Order: www.creekhouse.ingber.com
For: Dairy-Free*, Gluten-Free, Vegan

Creek House Solid Dark Dairy-Free Chocolate Easter Bunnies

U.K. Dairy-Free Easter Chocolates

Those listed above are for North America, but the dairy-free options are expanding in the U.K. too! The following chocolatiers offer dairy-free chocolate Easter delights, and even some delicious carob treats too:

  1. Montezuma’s Chocolate - This is a traditional chocolatier, but they offer vegan chocolates too!
  2. D&D Chocolates – They specialize in dairy-free and gluten-free chocolate confections and have carob treats too!
  3. Moo Free Chocolates – I have also seen this dairy-free brand available from some online retailers in North America. It is a popular line.
  4. Booja Booja – Truly gourmet Easter eggs for an elegant gift.
  5. Humdinger Dairy-Free – Bunnies for white chocolate fans.
  6. Hotel Chocolat – Who can resist a vegan Easter egg sandwich?
  7. Rawr – A raw chocolate company with solid chocolate Easter eggs.
  8. A Lot of Chocolate – This is actually a chocolate retailer, but they offer most of the above brands (with quite the Easter selection) in their online store.
  9. Animal Aid – Another online retailer, but all of the chocolates they carry are suitable for vegans.

Order your Dairy-Free Easter Chocolate early to allow enough time for your bunnies and treats to arrive before the holidays!

Important Notes

Be Allergen Aware: If your special diet needs are particular, please read this article carefully and inquire with the manufacturer prior to purchasing. I have included notes on what “free-from” needs the chocolatiers cater to (including soy-free and nut-free!), and if we’ve read that they use shared equipment in production (see star note below). However, products, ingredients and processes may change at any time. Always double check with the manufacturer before purchasing or consuming any food whenever there is a food allergy concern.

On Gluten: The above chocolates that are noted as “gluten-free” are made without gluten or wheat, according to their ingredient lists. But, cross-contamination with gluten could be a potential for some of these companies; always double check with the manufacturer on their production processes if cross-contaminaion issues are a concern for you.

Do you have a dairy-free chocolate Easter bunny update? Contact us.

* This manufacturer may process milk chocolate in the same facility. If severe food allergies or milk cross-contamination may be a concern, always contact the manufacturer before consuming to verify ingredients and manufacturing processes.

For more Easter and Passover articles, recipes, and ideas, see our section on Parties, Holidays, Entertaining, and Travel.

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23 Comments

  1. MichelleJanuary 25, 2013 at 8:49 amReply

    This is a great article Alisa! My 2.5 year old son is highly allergic to milk and we have to carry an epi pen wherever we go. As he gets older, we struggle to find ways to make him feel normal in social settings – i.e. taking his own little dairy-free cakes to birthday parties, frequenting ice cream shops that have dairy free options etc.

    And this year I have been agonizing over what to do about Easter. Since I moved to the U.S. I have tried to hold on to some English traditions. As such my eldest has enjoyed many Easter egg hunts with the hollow boxed Easter Eggs from England.

    But now that my little one is old enough to want to participate, I had been fretting about what to do this year – especially as my usual British produce supplier only carries milk chocolate eggs. I will be going to each of the sites you have listed to see if they will ship to the U.S. Fingers crossed!

    • Alisa FlemingJanuary 25, 2013 at 9:16 amReplyAuthor

      Michelle,

      So glad you like the listing! These are mostly U.S. suppliers, so you should find tons of options!

  2. Jean GhantousFebruary 16, 2013 at 7:37 amReply

    Due to multiple food allergies in our household, I generally end up making homemade Easter confections and use molds and lollipop sticks to make them more creative. So I was pretty excited to see this list! However, I found only one of the above that fit our requirements, Amanda’s Own. I had high hopes for the Sweet Earth chocolates but their website doesn’t include any list of ingredients. In fact, though the article here claims they are soy free, I have a hunch that they are soy LECITHIN free, not soy free. Also there were several listed that used artificial food colorings and flavorings, which I found to be a big disappointment. We have a son on the spectrum and we are gluten, casein, corn and soy free. As well as artificial anything of course!

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    Don’t forget Indie Candy! Everything we make is not only dairy free, but big 8 allergen free and all natural too.

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    I was wondering what type of easter cansdy I can eat as I am allergic to chocolate, all dairy and nuts

  6. RachelMarch 8, 2013 at 6:05 pmReply

    Thanks for publishing this list! It is the second year in a row that I will be using it.

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  9. TheresaMarch 18, 2013 at 6:31 amReply

    I happened to stumble onto your website and was very excited. My son also has a dairy intolerance. He is extremely picky and with Easter around the counter I was stumped. I am glad to see all these options. I do know that Divvies is supposed to be sold in Wegmans and in Wholefood. I did not see any in Wegmans so I will try Wholefoods. He will have to try the chocolate first. If get a thumbs up I will order from the websites you provided. But wanted to thank you immensely and am going to buy your book for him! Wonder though I have lots of allergies and wanted to know if you have come across any thing . I am dairy, soy, corn, gluten and sugar intolerant, I know that is a tall order but if on the off chance I would appreciate it. Again thanks do much for your website and book!!!
    Theresa

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  14. MichelleMarch 13, 2014 at 9:20 amReply

    Thank you for posting this list. I barely found out that my five year old is highly allegric to dairy and mildly to soy. I have been struggling trying to come up with his Easter treats. Since most stores do not carry dairy free chocolate.

    • Alisa FlemingMarch 14, 2014 at 8:59 amReplyAuthor

      Oh no! Not an easy transition, but I hope you are able to order some of the great dairy-free, soy-free chocolates on this list – the options are growing!

  15. Heather ThomeMarch 13, 2014 at 9:13 pmReply

    Thank you so much for posting these! I thought my 3 yr. old daughter would have to skip a chocolate bunny this year… Really appreciate the heads up on all these dairy and/or egg free options!

    • Alisa FlemingMarch 14, 2014 at 8:58 amReplyAuthor

      You are welcome – Happy Easter to you and your little girl!

  16. Beth CainMarch 31, 2014 at 6:32 amReply

    Thank you for this list. I have ordered from Amanda’s Own and Allison’s Gourmet in the past. Both places have yummy chocolate that my daughter loves. I am going to try one of the others this year because they offer some candy that she has not been able to try because she of a dairy allergy. Thank you so much for your research and for posting this!

  17. Joanne DohertyApril 8, 2014 at 3:33 pmReply

    Hi,
    Great article, however no mention of other countries such as Australia. Do these companies deliver overseas ? I was also wondering if you had information regarding the possibility of purchasing ‘sugar free/gluten free etc type Easter bunny products within Australia ?

    Cheers

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