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By Stacey Ballis
March 24, 2021
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Building a great Easter basket is a serious skill. Depending on for whom you are making it, filling a festive vessel with all kinds of terrific treats is a project that can be great fun, especially if you know where to shop. Sure, any local store will likely have an aisle full of the usual suspects, and there is nothing wrong with a classic Reese's egg or package of Peeps. But if you really want to make your Easter Basket sing, the best place to go is Trader Joe's.

Bamba Snacks from Trader Joes
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TJ is always a fantastic place to find affordable and delicious snacks, and their offerings are the perfect additions to your baskets, whether you just need one or two specialty items to balance the basics or want to go all-in on an outside the box basket.

Here are our favorite TJ items to add to your Easter gifts this year.

Madagascar Chocolate
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Organic Dark Chocolate from Madagascar

This is an elegant and grown-up bar to give to anyone with a more sophisticated palate. Try the Sea Salt and Nibs bar, with crunchy little cacao nuggets and a hint of flaky salt in the 63% chocolate.

Buy it here: At Trader Joe's stores

Peanut Butter Pretzel Nuggets
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Peanut Butter Filled Pretzels

These bites from TJ are famous for a reason: They seem to be everyone's favorite snack. Which means that slipping a bag into all your Easter baskets will be a guarantee that everyone will be happy.

Buy it here: Trader Joe's Peanut Butter Filled Pretzels Pack of Two ($17.94), amazon.com

Almonds
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Almond Butter Almonds

These power-almond bites are a fun addition to a basket. These crunchy almonds are coated with a sweet almond butter coating, which is a nice switch on the usual chocolate or candy almonds that are so ubiquitous this time of year.

Buy it here: Trader Joe's Almond Butter Almonds Two Pack ($17.90), amazon.com

Plantain Chips
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Dark Chocolate Drizzled Plantain Chips

Here's a treat that doubles as a snack that will please kids and adults alike. The chocolate banana flavor combination is right up your little ones' alley, but ultimately these crispy plantain chips with just the right amount of dark chocolate is just at home next to an espresso martini as it is with a chocolate milk.

Buy it here: Trader Joe's Dark Chocolate Drizzled Plantain Chips Pack of Two ($20.99), amazon.com

Caramel Coffee Cashews
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Caramel Coffee Cashews

The Caramel Macchiato addict in your life will love these special cashews for a treat with just enough bitter coffee flavor to balance the sweetness of the caramel.

Buy it here: Trader Joe's Caramel Coffee Cashews Pack of Two ($22.99), amazon.com

Squirrel Peanuts
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Crispy Peanut Butter-filled Milk Chocolate Peanuts

Everyone will go nuts over these delights. With an adorable Easter-cute squirrel on the bag, inside there's delicious chocolate peanut shapes filled with a blend of peanut butter and crispy rice.

Buy it here: Trader Joe's Crispy Peanut Butter-filled Milk Chocolate Peanuts ($11.09), amazon.com

Spiced Pecans
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Cocoa Chile Spiced Pecans

Chocolate and spice have been a terrific pairing for centuries—just think of all those great Mexican mole sauces. So, TJ's Cocoa Chile Spiced Pecans are a natural! Candied pecan halves get tossed in a blend of cocoa powder and spices for a treat that is sweet and salty, spicy and chocolately, nutty and floral, all at once!

Buy it here: At Trader Joe's stores

Pineapple Snack
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Chili Spiced Pineapple

Here's a surprise Easter treat for the adventurous snacker on your list. Sweet, dried pineapple encrusted with spicy chili seasoning for a sweet and spicy combo that will keep their taste buds tingling.

Buy it here: Trader Joe's Chili Spiced Pineapple - Dried Pineapple Rings with Chili Spice ($15.98), amazon.com

Everything Nuts
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Everything but the Bagel Nut Duo

For a bit of salty surprise in that Easter basket, this is a great savory take on snacking nuts, with all the great flavors of an Everything Bagel in a munchable mix.

Buy it here: Trader Joe's Everything but the Bagel Nut Duo with Almonds & Cashews ($9.44), amazon.com

Bamba Snacks
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Bamba Peanut Snacks

Here's another fun surprise for your favorite Easter bunny. These have the texture of a puffed snack like Pirate's Booty, but the flavor of peanuts. Mind-blowingly addictive and super unusual.

Buy it here: Trader Joe's Bamba Peanut Snacks ($7.34), amazon.com