I have very fond memories of waking up on Easter morning to a basket of goodies from the Easter Bunny. The Bunny (aka my mom) couldn’t afford to buy a bunch of stuff, but what she did buy was thoughtful and lovingly put together in a pretty wicker basket that we used year after year.
I’ve kept the tradition going with my family. This year, I found a cute little yellow tub that I’ll use as a “basket” and later reuse to store toys. I’ve collected some fun gifts—a small watering can, a couple of books, a little notebook and pen—things that can be enjoyed long after the Bunny has hopped away. Of course, I need to add a little candy, because what’s Easter without chocolate eggs or bunny ears to bite?
Fortunately, we’ve got some sweet options in our stores that I can feel okay about giving my sweetie. Plus, they are tasty enough for his daddy and me, too.
Divine Chocolate Easter Chocolate
Endangered Species All-Natural Chocolate Bars, All-Natural Pouches and Organic Chocolate Bars
- Fun Easter-themed treats: Milk Chocolate Easter Bunnies, Milk Chocolate Mini Eggs, 70% Dark Chocolate Mini Eggs, or Speckled Eggs
- Chocolates made from fair trade cocoa beans, sugar and vanilla
- The world’s first farmer-owned chocolate brand; co-owned by a cocoa cooperative in Ghana, Africa
- Farmer-owners share in company profits, have seats on the board and a voice in global trade
- Meet the farmer-owners and watch their stories on Divine’s website
Annie’s Organic Easter Bunny Fruit Snacks
- Made with chocolate sourced from Rainforest Alliance Certified cocoa farms
- The farm cooperatives that grow the cocoa foster responsible labor practices, support good farming practices and help enrich the community
- 10% of net profits are donated to help support species, habitat and humanity
Whole Foods Market® Chocolate Covered Fruit Medley
- Fun bunny shapes—perfect for the Easter basket
- Made with real fruit juice, these treats are packed with vitamin C
- No artificial colors
Ears up, all you Easter Bunnies out there,
- A selection of dried cranberries, cherries, apricot, blueberries, mango and raisins covered in premium milk, dark and white chocolate
- Packed in a tray you can set out to serve spring guests or put just the amount you want into pretty packages tied up with a bow for your little bunnies’ baskets
it’s really important to keep in mind your child’s age when selecting your treats, as some could pose a choking hazard to the littlest ones. Your child’s pediatrician is a great resource for help on deciding what’s appropriate for your child’s age group.
What does the Easter Bunny put in your kids’ baskets?