March 18

The 5 Best Easter Treats for Your Kids

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Ensuring that all children can enjoy Easter treats without worrying about dietary restrictions is crucial. Milk allergies and intolerances are fairly common, and it’s important to be mindful of these limitations when celebrating holidays. Fortunately, there are plenty of delicious milk-free Easter treats available that kids will love. In this article, we’ll explore five fantastic options that are sure to please. Let’s dive in and discover some tasty milk-free Easter treats that everyone can enjoy!

Easter Eggs

Easter eggs are a staple of any Easter celebration, and there are plenty of milk-free options available. Here are some popular brands and where to find them:

  • Nomo Monsters Crispy Chocolate Egg & Lolly: These eggs are available at major supermarkets such as Tesco, Morrisons, Asda, and Sainsbury’s. They have a crispy rice outer layer and a delicious chocolate filling.
  • Sainsbury’s Free From Milk Choc Easter Egg: For those looking for a simpler option, Sainsbury’s offers a free-from milk chocolate Easter egg.
  • Cocoba Vegan Milk Chocolate Sprinkle Egg: If you’re able to spend more, Cocoba Chocolate and The Vegan Candy Man offer a vegan milk chocolate sprinkle egg. It’s a more expensive option, but it’s also a lot of fun and perfect for kids.

But why stop at buying pre-made eggs?  You can also have fun decorating your own milk-free Easter eggs.  There are plenty of ways to do this, such as using natural food colourings and stickers. Get creative and have fun making your own unique Easter eggs!

Easter Egg Hunt Box

Easter Egg Hunt

Another fun way to celebrate Easter is by organising an Easter egg hunt, and there are plenty of milk-free options available for those with dairy allergies or intolerances. Here are some popular milk-free Easter egg hunt box options and where to find them:

  • Moo Free Easter Egg Hunt Box: Containing 10 choccy egg shapes, this option is available at major supermarkets such as Tesco, Sainsbury’s, and Waitrose.
  • ASDA Free From Easter Egg Hunt Box: For a cheaper and simpler option, ASDA offers a free-from Easter egg hunt box that’s perfect for children with milk allergy.
  • Dairyfine Free From Easter Egg Hunt Kit: Available at Aldi, this option comes with a basket-shaped package that’s perfect for the hunt.

If you want to create your own Easter basket to collect eggs on the hunt, there are plenty of ways to make it fun and festive. You can use natural materials like twigs, leaves, and flowers to create a rustic look or go for a more modern approach with brightly coloured ribbons and bows.  You can also add some fun props like tiny stuffed animals or small toys to make the hunt more exciting.

Hot Cross Buns

Hot Cross Buns

Hot cross buns are a classic Easter treat, and there are plenty of milk-free options available for those with dairy allergies or intolerances.  Here are some popular milk-free hot cross bun brands and where to find them:

  • Sainsbury’s Free From Fruity Hot Cross Buns: These plain and simple hot cross buns are available at Sainsbury’s and are a great option for those who want to avoid milk but still want to enjoy the traditional flavours of hot cross buns.
  • ASDA Free From Apple & Cinnamon Hot Cross Buns: For something, a bit different, try ASDA’s free-from apple and cinnamon hot cross buns. They have a delicious sweet and spicy flavour that’s perfect for Easter.
  • Bake them yourself: If you’re feeling adventurous, you can try baking your own milk-free hot cross buns using BBC Good Food’s vegan hot cross buns recipe. https://www.bbc.co.uk/food/recipes/vegan_hot_cross_buns_43546 This recipe uses almond milk instead of cow’s milk and dairy-free margarine, making it a great option for those with dairy allergies or intolerances.

To make your milk-free hot cross buns extra special, you can try adding some fun toppings or modifications.  Some ideas include adding sliced almonds or sesame seeds on top for added texture and flavour or drizzling them with a dairy-free chocolate glaze. You could also try adding some fresh fruit, such as raspberries or blueberries, to give them a burst of colour and flavour.

Chocolate Bunny

The Easter bunny brings joy and excitement to children, and what better way to celebrate than with a delicious chocolate bunny?  For those with dairy allergies or intolerances there are plenty of milk-free chocolate bunny options available.  Here are some popular brands and where to find them:

  • NOMO Free From Hollow Bunny: This adorable bunny is made with dairy-free chocolate and is available at Sainsbury’s and Morrisons.
  • Moo Free Easter Bunny Bar: For a more affordable option, try Moo Free’s Easter Bunny Bar, available at Tesco and Asda.
  • Sainsbury’s Free From Billie the Choc Bunny: Sainsbury’s offers another milk-free chocolate bunny option with their Free From Billie the Choc Bunny.

These milk-free chocolate bunnies are just as tasty and fun as their dairy-containing counterparts, so don’t let a dairy allergy or intolerance hold you and your family back from enjoying the Easter spirit.   If you’re feeling adventurous, you can even try making your own milk-free chocolate bunnies at home using dairy-free chocolate and moulds.

Mini Eggs

Mini eggs are another popular Easter treat, and there are plenty of milk-free options available for those with dairy allergies or intolerances. Here are some popular milk-free mini egg brands and where to find them:

  • Mummy Meegz Chickee Eggs Sharing Bag: This dairy-free alternative to the Cadbury’s classic is available online at The Vegan Candy Man: https://thevegancandyman.com/
  • Moo Free Caramel Mini Eggs: These delicious caramel-filled eggs are available at major supermarkets such as Tesco, Sainsbury’s, and Morrisons.
  • Moo Free Milk Choccy Mini Eggs: For those who prefer plain milk-free chocolate eggs, Moo Free offers a range of plain mini eggs without the shell, available at Sainsbury’s, Ocado, and Morrisons.

Milk-free mini eggs are not only delicious to eat on their own, but they can also be used in baking projects such as cornflake cluster cakes with mini eggs on top.  This is an easy bake that the kids can get involved in.

 

Easter can be a challenging time for families with children who have milk allergies or intolerances. However, with a little planning and creativity, it’s possible to create a fun and inclusive Easter celebration that everyone can enjoy. We’ve covered five delicious milk-free Easter treats that kids will love. By incorporating these treats into your Easter celebration, you can ensure that all children can participate and enjoy the festivities.

Remember to always read labels carefully (see my blog on reading food labels) and communicate with your guests about any dietary restrictions. With a little effort, you can create a Happy Easter that’s safe and enjoyable for everyone!


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