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Gluten Free Easter Baskets

Updated on March 18, 2014

Celebrate Easter With Gluten Free Easter Baskets!

On Easter morning, kids rush downstairs to see what the Easter Bunny has left them and sneak a few sweet treats before dressing up in their Sunday best and heading to church for Easter services. But for children (and kids at heart!) who suffer from Celiac disease and other illnesses, the thrill of candy and sweet treats may be dangerous, as those that contain gluten can be extremely damaging to their health.

Luckily, today there are a variety of gluten free Easter baskets and other candy, snacks, and treats now available! No longer will children with Celiac disease feel left out on Easter morning, as the "Easter Bunny" and mom and dad can order specialty Easter baskets just for children on gluten free diets. Read on below for Gluten free Easter baskets to order or put together on your own!

What is gluten, and why is it a problem?

Gluten is the common name for the proteins in specific grains that are harmful to persons with celiac disease. According to the Celiac Disease Foundation ,these proteins are found in ALL forms of wheat (including durum, semolina, spelt, kamut, einkorn and faro) and related grains rye, barley and triticale.

Most people can eat gluten without any problems, but for people with Celiac disease, even a small amount of gluten can be very damaging to their health. Consuming gluten sparks a toxic reaction, similar to an allergy, that can cause serious damage to the small intestine and stops food from being properly absorbed.

In addition to those with Celiac disease, some people have begun to use gluten free diets as a way to help other illnesses, including allergies, dermatitis and autism. Others may use it as a weight control diet.

Buy A Gluten Free Easter Basket Now!

This gluten free Easter basket is both beautiful and healthy! Featuring a variety of gluten free snacks and candies as well as a cute stuffed bunny, it will surely bring a smile to the face of any child on Easter morning!

DIY Gluten Free Easter Basket - Start With Easter Basket Supplies

If you'd like to make your own personalized gluten free Easter basket, first start with Easter basket supplies. Here are some great ones below!

Folding Handle Oval Easter Basket
Folding Handle Oval Easter Basket

Easter Baskets to Fill with Fun! The folding handle Easter basket is an attractive way to deliver Easter fun, at affordable prices that keeps your check book as happy as your party guests. And since no Easter party is complete until the Easter bunny delivers the goodies, these baskets are a great way to pass out the fun. 9 1/4" from bottom of basket to top of handle. Two assorted styles, one round and one square. Round basket has 3 3/4" tall basket and 7 1/2" wide opening at top of basket. Square basket has 4" tall basket and 7 1/4" long and 8 1/4" wide opening at top of basket. Give your guests Easter baskets filled with fun! Don't let any Easter party guest leave empty handed, give out Easter baskets and goody bags to all your party guests. Easter baskets and bags also make great raffle prizes and give a ways at your event. Fill Easter baskets with favors and gifts to make it a prize that every guest will want.

 
Multi-Color Easter Basket Grass 4 oz
Multi-Color Easter Basket Grass 4 oz

Fill your Baskets with Easter Grass! The Easter basket grass is the perfect basket filler for your Easter party baskets. A great addition to any Easter basket or bag. Each package has three different color grasses. Four ounces. Assorted colors. Give your guests Easter baskets filled with fun!

 

Make your own Gluten free Easter basket: Gluten Free Candy - Gluten free candies and treats

If you're prefer to put together your own gluten free Easter basket, here are a few of the most popular and tasty gluten free candies and treats!

GoOrganic Organic Hard Candies, Honey, 3.5 Ounce Bag (Pack of 6)
GoOrganic Organic Hard Candies, Honey, 3.5 Ounce Bag (Pack of 6)

GoNaturally Organic Hard Candy Honey, 3.5-Ounce Bags (Pack of 6)made by hand in America.

 
DiabeticFriendly Sugar Free Assorted Fruit Lollipops, Individually Wrapped, Kosher & Gluten Free - 1 lb
DiabeticFriendly Sugar Free Assorted Fruit Lollipops, Individually Wrapped, Kosher & Gluten Free - 1 lb

* Our top selling sugar free lollipops, awesome flavors!

* ZERO net carbs, ZERO Fat, ZERO Sodium! uses HSH as a sweetener!

* Created by a Dentist, diabetic friendly, gluten free

* Fights Dry Mouth, Helps with oral fixations issue, ie smoking alternative

* 2 lollipops per serving, only 55 calories

 
Candy Tree Gluten Free Cherry Twists, 2.6-Ounce Packages (Pack of 12)
Candy Tree Gluten Free Cherry Twists, 2.6-Ounce Packages (Pack of 12)

Organic. No sugar added. Wheat-free/Gluten free. Corn Candies was founded in 1984 by two parents who were concerned with what their seven children were eating. They cooked up lollipops, toffees, licorice and hard candies - made with organic ingredients. Organic corn malt as a base flavored with organic real fruit juices and sweetened with organic apple juice. Their children, and now grandchildren, have enjoyed these wholesome organic sweets for years - now yours can too. This product is made with gluten free ingredients and equipment is thoroughly cleaned to avoid cross-contamination. Candy Tree, your tasty natural choice. Certified Organic by Skal. Product of the Netherlands.

 
Gimbal's Fine Candies Gourmet Jelly Beans, 41 Flavors, 40-Ounce Jar
Gimbal's Fine Candies Gourmet Jelly Beans, 41 Flavors, 40-Ounce Jar

Exceptional quality. From the delectable shell to the chewy center;each and every gourmet jelly bean absolutely bursts with incredible flavor. Peanut Free, Gluten Free, Tree Nut Free, Trans Fat Free, Dairy Free, Gelatin Free, Egg Free, Soy Free

 

Make Your Own Gluten Free Easter Basket - Gluten Free Cookies and Snacks

Your gluten free Easter basket can include more than just candy - try these delicious gluten free cookies and snacks!

Annie's Gluten Free Cookies, Cocoa & Vanilla Bunny Cookies, 6.75 oz Box (Pack of 6)
Annie's Gluten Free Cookies, Cocoa & Vanilla Bunny Cookies, 6.75 oz Box (Pack of 6)

New Gluten Free Cocoa and Vanilla Bunny Cookies are as delicious and fun to eat as our current line of bunny grahams, while addressing a special dietary need. So, whether avoiding gluten or not, families and friends can enjoy the winning flavor combination of Cocoa and Vanilla Bunny Cookies.

 
Pamela's Products Gluten Free Simplebites Mini Cookies, Chocolate Chip, 7 Ounce (Pack of 6)
Pamela's Products Gluten Free Simplebites Mini Cookies, Chocolate Chip, 7 Ounce (Pack of 6)

Pamela's products simplebites extreme chocolate mini cookies are all natural, wheat-free, gluten-free with 0 g Trans fat. Pamela's mini cookies are a wonderful addition to our scrumptious line of traditional and organic cookies, crunchy biscotti, and our five fast, easy and delicious baking mixes. Our products are so delicious. Pamela’s Chocolate Chip Mini Cookies are the perfect size for snacking; you'll have a hard time stopping with just one! You can also use our mini cookies for making great desserts.

 
Mi-Del Gluten Free Chocolate Sandwich Cookies, 8-Ounce Packages (Pack of 12)
Mi-Del Gluten Free Chocolate Sandwich Cookies, 8-Ounce Packages (Pack of 12)

Mi-Del Gluten-Free Sandwich Cookies are delicious, wholesome, and made for snacking,whether you pop them in your mouth whole, or peel them apart for yummy licking

 
Enjoy Life Soft Baked Cookies, Gluten-Free, Dairy- Free, Nut-Free and Soy-Free, Snickerdoodle, 6 Ounce Box (Pack of 6)
Enjoy Life Soft Baked Cookies, Gluten-Free, Dairy- Free, Nut-Free and Soy-Free, Snickerdoodle, 6 Ounce Box (Pack of 6)

These classic cookies are topped with cinnamon sugar and are so good we promise you won't be able to eat just one. That's why Snicker doodle is our most popular cookie! These tasty treats are also available as a grab-and-go cookie pack (2 cookies). At Enjoy Life, our whole business is making smile-good foods that keep people’s insides happy. We believe everyone has the right to enjoy a wholesome snack on-the-go, that's why we've made these cookies as free of gluten and dairy. We're passionate about making great-tasting foods that most everyone can eat freely. Snicker doodle cookies are gluten free and free of the 8 most common allergens: wheat, dairy, peanuts, tree nuts, egg, soy, fish and shellfish. This product was manufactured in a dedicated gluten-free and nut-free bakery. It is also made without other common triggers of intolerance: corn, potato, sulfites sesame and casein. So please enjoy our tasty Snicker doodle cookies!

 

Make Your Own Gluten Free Easter Basket - Toys & Games

No Easter basket is complete without some small toys and games! Here are a few ideas to get you started!

Have any more suggestions for a gluten free Easter basket?

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    • PapaKork profile image

      PapaKork 5 years ago

      Great lens!

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      HelenHoliday 6 years ago

      I don't have anyone to make an Easter basket for, but I follow the gluten free diet. Thank goodness so many sweets are gluten free! These are great ideas.

    • HulaHoops LM profile image

      HulaHoops LM 6 years ago

      Our family is gluten free... Thank you so much for the ideas and suggestions.

    • Sheryl Polomka profile image

      Sheryl Polomka 6 years ago

      What a great selection and I love the sugar free and gluten free lollipops!

    • spritequeen lm profile image

      spritequeen lm 6 years ago

      These are some great ideas!! Thanks for sharing!! I've been putting small dollar store toys, etc in my kids' baskets, but they're getting older now and not lovin' that idea so much :-D. Will definitely be using some of your ideas this year. Thanks again!

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      thepartyanimal2 6 years ago

      What great ideas for those who need Gluten Free Candy - Nice !!!

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      pkmcr 6 years ago from Cheshire UK

      Excellent! Always good to find someone else is writing about a subject very close to my own heart and indeed stomach! :-)

    • darciefrench lm profile image

      darciefrench lm 6 years ago

      Super selection of gluten-free easter gifts!