Healthy Easter Ideas Galore (Chocolate Included)

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Instead of giving in to Sugar and Color Filled Treats, enjoy these Healthy Easter Recipes - From Healthy Cadbury Eggs to Natural Egg Dyes you're covered!

With Easter just around the corner, thoughts are turning towards spring, and well–towards chocolate.

Of course, Easter means much more than treats and chocolate and bunnies, but I have nothing against a few treats and some fun to come alongside the traditional reason for celebrating Easter–Christ's Resurrection.

In our home, Easter treats have gone through quite a transformation themselves over the years.

And since my childhood days, well–things have really changed.  We've gone from sugar laden indulgences to more healthy Easter candies.

When I was a little girl, my mother really overdid it.

Gift-giving was clearly her love language and well–let's just say that I got waaaay too much gifting in the chocolate department at Easter (one of my favorite were the teeny Cadbury eggs, pictured above :-).)

I'd come downstairs in the morning and we'd have a quick little hunt for a not-so-little Easter basket.

Stuffed with all kinds of candies and even a large hollowed out egg with my name written on the side in white chocolate.  (Note:  my family didn't have much money at all so this just shows the kind of importance that was placed on gifting from my mom at holidays.)

Things are different now.

Before my sugar free days, my idea of healthy candy indulgence was Jelly Bellies and Twizzlers (because they were fat free and I loved them.)

Now we're sugar free and well, candy options are a bit more limited.

You can, of course, try those sugar-free options at the grocery store, but their ingredients are pretty suspect and the sugar alcohols that they use have undesirable effects.  (Not that we've had that happen – ahem.)

We don't really do that much in the way of candy festivities in our home these days, but I hope to do something fun with my kiddos this year.

So I thought I'd put together a round up of some great Healthy Easter Candies (and other ideas) from around the blogosphere, and I've included in the mix a few of my own Healthy Easter treats.

Hoping this helps you add a little fun to your Easter celebration this year.

Oh – and if you are on a special diet and need some ideas for ways to substitute one or some of the ingredients in these recipes, check out my post on More Easter Recipes and Ingredient Substitutions.  I think you'll find the help you need there.

FOR LOW-CARB diets, replace the higher carb sweeteners with a low carb option like xylitol, erythritol, etc.

You're gonna be amazed at some of the genius in these posts!  I am going to have to try some or all of these in the near future!

Instead of giving in to Sugar and Color Filled Treats, enjoy these Healthy Easter Recipes - From Healthy Cadbury Eggs to Natural Egg Dyes you're covered!

Healthy Cadbury Eggs from Healthy Indulgences

For low carb, replace the small amount of honey with powdered xylitol or vegetable glycerine.)

Healthy Cadbury Eggs

Healthy Peppermint Patties by Whole Lifestyle Nutrition

For low carb, use a low carb sweetener.

Homemade Peppermint Patties Recipe

Healthy Mounds Bars by Tessa the Domestic Diva

(I made these today.  I had to increase the sweetener and used my Homemade Chocolate / Carob Chips for the topping.  Very yummy!)

Healthy Mounds Bars

Chocolate Covered Cheesecake Easter Ovoids from Diet Dessert N Dogs

(My son can't have cashews, but I'll be trying these with other “safe” nuts.
For a lower carb option use a different nut. The result won't be as creamy but should be good nonetheless.

Healthy Easter Chocolate Candy

Sweet Potato Truffles from Diet Dessert N Dogs (ingenius, huh?  My son is begging me to make these.)
For a lower carb option pumpkin might work for the sweet potato.

Sweet Potato Truffles

Coconut Honey Candy from GNOWFGLINS

A simple to whip together treat!

Coconut Honey Candy

Candy Bars from Elana's Pantry

Healthy Candy Bars

Coconut Orange White Fudge by The Nourishing Gourmet

(Money Saving Tip:  Use my Homemade Coconut Butter for this recipe!)

Dairy Free Coconut Fudge

And now, some of my own Healthy Easter Recipes / Tips:

Healthy “Almost Reese's” Candy by Me (Just trade the heart shape for an egg shape for Easter!)

Chocolate Candy

Healthy Almond Joy Bars (always a favorite :-)!)

Healthy Desserts Almond Joy Candy Recipe

Chocolate / Carob Coconut Nests (gotta love the smile)

These no bake healthy Chocolate Easter Nests make a great holiday or spring dessert! They're free of artificial food coloring, dairy, eggs, grains, and gluten. They're AIP friendly too!

No-Bake Coconut Delights

These No Bake Coconut Cookies come together super fast and they are Low Carb! Like a Low Carb version of those pricey Cocoroons in the health food store!

Naturally Colored Dairy-Free Easter Fudge

Natural Color Easter Fudge Dairy Free

Natural Blue Food Coloring (from an unexpected source)

Natural Blue Food Colouring in Frosting

Now, I love candy just as much as the next person, but it's nice to get away from the sweet stuff, healthy or not, at times.  So how about these other ideas for Easter treats….

Candy Alternatives:  Instead of loads of chocolate, how about filling plastic eggs with:

  • Toys
  • Trinkets
  • Dried Fruit
  • Coins
  • Stickers.  Those “cheapo” catalogs of trinkets are tempting, but I'd rather not get a bunch of junk just to stuff eggs with.  It just makes more environmental waste–or more clutter.  (Something I surely don't need anymore of :-).)

When we were still eating some sugar I would put individually wrapped Life Saver Candies in my kids' eggs, interspersed with mainly trinkets.  We bought super balls, cute erasers, small whistles, small noisemakers.  Anything tiny that would fit in a plastic egg that I thought they'd enjoy.

And finally, to make sure to include the real meaning of Easter in your celebration, read my post on Resurrection Eggs.  Adding these eggs to the mix of trinket and candy-filled eggs makes the day really special.

Do you have a special Easter tradition?

Which of the above treats would you most like to make this year?

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  1. I was looking for alternative ideas to the regular easter treats and came across your recipes. What awesome ideas, I will have to try some…

    Thanks for sharing

  2. It’s nice to know all the things we can make at home! I’ve managed to steer clear of buying Easter candy this year. But my husband already stocked up on jelly beans.

  3. What a great list! I can’t wait to try some of these.

  4. I used Katie’s egg dye tricks last year, and it worked great! The blue was very strong….no baking soda though…
    Glad you liked the the mounds!

  5. Thank you for featuring my post in the round up! What a beautiful blog you have here. Adding you to the blog roll. 🙂

  6. So many healthier alternatives!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  7. This is such a great resource of links to healthier treats for Easter, as well as any other time too! Thank you for sharing it, and your other posts, with the Gallery of Favorites.