Last minute Easter Basket Ideas and Pesto Deviled Eggs!

Last minute Easter Basket Ideas and Pesto Deviled Eggs!

Hi guys!

Happy almost Easter!  Are you ready for tomorrow?  This Easter snuck up on me for sure!  If it did for you also, here’s some last minute Easter ideas for your kids baskets and an easy appetizer 🙂


Surf Sweets are a great replacement for regular jelly beans that have harsh dyes and corn syrup.  I might just have to grab a few Justin’s for our “grown up” Easter bunny treats 🙂


Whole Foods has an awesome candy bulk section where I’ll grab some treats to put into plastic eggs.  The Love Nugget knows that the candy he gets in eggs at Easter Egg Hunts isn’t the good stuff.  He told me he knows I switch out his candy for the candy with the bad sugar for the candy with the good sugar and that’s okay 🙂  Love him!


He loves the dark chocolate almonds from their bulk section as well and so do I so grabbing a baggie of those will please us both 🙂  The Easter Bunny needs treat too right!?!


Oh and did you know they have in-house made peeps!  Just a few ingredients in these ones, cane sugar, gelatin and vegetable coloring.  I despise peeps so don’t even bring them into our house but for anyone who loves them these are a great option!

Besides candy they have a section with Easter items like books, magnets, key chains, socks, hats, and natural egg dying kits.


Oh and of course little stuffed animals!


The Love Nugget wanted it all but I think I’ll be grabbing him some more age appropriate items like Melissa and Doug bubbles,


and possible a book or two.

If you’re heading to a family or friends house and need to bring a hosting gift, they have the best floral arrangements perfect to take with you on Easter.


In Mason jars.  My favorite!

We’ll be lying low on Easter but might do brunch with friends so Whole Foods brunch lay out could very well come in handy for last-minute needs.


Eggs and bacon?  Yes please!

AND if you’re in need of a last-minute appetizer or addition to your Easter spread, then I’ve got you covered.


Simple, may-free (for those that dislike mayo), paleo friendly and oh so good!


For this recipe I used a dairy-free pesto but you can easily use a store bought pesto that includes cheese if you’d like.

Pesto Deviled Eggs

Pesto Deviled Eggs


  • 1 dozen boiled eggs
  • 1/4 cup dairy-free pesto
  • juice from 1/2 lemon
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • basil for garnishing


  1. Steam or boil your eggs then peel and chill before handling.
  2. Once chilled, peel, slice and pop the egg yolks into a mixing bowl.
  3. Add the pesto to the egg yolks then mash and stir until well combined. You can also do this step in a food processor.
  4. Scoop into a small zip lock bag then cut a hole in the end of the bag.
  5. Squeeze the yolk mixture out through the whole into each egg white.
  6. Garnish with chopped basil and enjoy!

Seriously so good and so easy!


Happy Easter everyone!


  • What dish are you making for Easter?  
  • Did you fill Easter baskets ahead of time or are you a last-minute shopper like me?  
  • What’s your go-to Easter basket filler?  

Disclaimer – Whole Foods Market sent me a gift card in exchange for this post.  All opinions and recipes are my own and I was not otherwise compensated.  

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  1. Marsha Palmer says:

    Thanks for all the great ideas!! You never cease to amaze me as to how lucky the love nugget is to have such a GREAT Mom! Happy Easter!