Easter baskets

With Easter a couple of weeks away, finding a basket for our farm kids is easy because we make coiled fabric baskets, and they make beautiful Easter baskets.

1840 Farm Baskets

1840 Farm Baskets

Filling them with candy is a challenge though because my grandson is allergic to peanuts and tree nuts. There is some candy like Peeps, Gimbals, and Tootsie Roll products we can buy because they have good allergen warnings detailing what they contain.

Candy

If you read the back of most Easter candy, you will likely find they contain a generic allergen warning stating it ‘may’ contain or ‘may’ have been manufactured in a facility that ‘may’ have handled peanuts, nuts, etc. It lists everything but the kitchen sink and means we don’t buy it.

Finding chocolate items to include in our baskets is the biggest challenge, and we consider ourselves fortunate that we can buy delicious Sun Cups from Seth Ellis Chocolates which are produced in their nut-free and gluten-free facility in Boulder, Colorado.

They come in three flavors: caramel, mint, and sunbutter with either milk or dark chocolate covering. They can be ordered on-line or picked up at some grocery stores in single or double cup packages. We love them because they are produced in a nut-free environment, taste delicious, and are low in carbohydrates (7-10 carbs per cup).

1840 Farm Basket with Sun Cups

1840 Farm Basket with Sun Cups

If you want a beautiful Easter basket for your children or grandchildren that you can use from year to year, take a peek at our line of baskets at 1840 Farm’s Mercantile.

For some high quality chocolate cups to put in your basket, check out Seth Ellis Chocolates. Maybe next year Seth Ellis Chocolates will produce a chocolate Easter Bunny – now that would be something to shout about!

Until there is a chocolate Easter Bunny produced in a peanut-free environment, my daughter will continue to make her beautiful Easter Bunny creations. We especially love the one that drives a tractor. 🙂

TractorBunny

Farm made, home made or store bought, we hope you have fun filling your Easter baskets.

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14 Responses to Easter baskets

  1. Coiled fabric baskets – haven’t seen those in a long time! Yours are beautiful!

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  2. I know first-hand how beautiful these are! 🙂 I LOVE mine!

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  3. These are beatiful! Plus, great idea for those with allergies.

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  4. Have you done a post on how to make those baskets? They are beautiful!

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  5. The bunny driving the tractor is so awesome!! MY kids have already had so many easter treats from people and it is still two weeks away! I am trying to think of non food related treats to give them. I know they just want the chocolate.

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  6. Grandma Kc says:

    That bunny on the tractor is so cute and better than anything you could find anywhere! I am so glad we don’t have to deal with allergies.

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  7. Debra says:

    Now I never realized that a nut allergy could be like that…meaning a chocolate bar without nuts could still affect someone if the factory also produced WITH-nuts products as well! How wonderful that you found the Sun Cups supplier and that your daughter makes her own candy! She probably stirs the candy pot with one hand while coiling the basket with the other , lol….there is no end to her talents and being a recipient of one of those baskets I can recommend them to anyone reading ! 🙂

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  8. The white chocolate tractor is adorable!!

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  9. Carolyn says:

    I LOVE the blue basket, would love to buy 2! And also the bunny on tractors? I LOVE! My son has peanut and tree nut allergies, would love those for my boys baskets, does your daughter sell them?

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    • Yes, my daughter sells her baskets in her shop on Etsy. I spoke with her about your question and we could have two blue baskets available by tomorrow in her Etsy store where you can purchase them and have them shipped to your home.

      The chocolate is a little more difficult. She makes quite a few chocolate items in her farmhouse kitchen but has never sold or tried to ship them. There are health department certifications necessary to sell food items prepared in your home kitchen. If you would like, she could provide you with a link to an online shop that sells chocolate molds similar to what she uses.

      We understand how difficult it can be to have a fun holiday while keeping everyone safe. We are considering gaining the certification so that we could offer these chocolate items to families like yours and mine.

      You can view the 1840 Farm Etsy shop at https://www.etsy.com/shop/1840Farm

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