The Finest Nut-Free Snacks for Children (They Shelf Steady, Too!)

A teacher’s snack stash is like their secret weapon. It gives them the superpowers they need to get through a day at school! Many teachers also provide some treats for the students. To protect children with food allergies, many schools require only nut-free snacks in the classroom and canteen. These durable options are safe for kids with nut allergies, so go ahead and stock up.

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Salty snacks

Fancy chips, popcorn or pretzels? These are your favourites!

Pepperidge Farm Goldfish Variety Pack

Goldfish crackers have been a childhood favorite for years! Step up your goldfish game with this flavor pack that includes Xtra Cheddar and fun colors.

Buy it: Pepperidge Farm Goldfish Variety Pack at Boxed

Ka Pop! Spicy snack puffs

Like cheese curls, but healthier! Reviewers say they’re delicious. You get three flavors in this variety pack.

Buy it: Ka-Pop! Hearty snack puffs at Walmart

Pirate’s Booty Cheddar Cheese Puffs

Not only are these treats nut-free, they’re also gluten-free.

Buy: Pirate’s Booty at Boxed

Annie’s Organic Cheddar Bunnies

Annie’s Cheddar Bunnies are made from organic ingredients and are free of artificial flavors. Plus, it’s fun to eat the little bunnies!

Buy it: Annie’s Organic Cheddar Bunnies on Amazon

Snyder’s Cheddar Cheese Pretzel Sandwiches

These are made in a facility that doesn’t process peanuts, so they’re a safe bet for salty snacks.

Buy it: Snyder’s Cheddar Cheese and Pretzel Sandwiches at Amazon

Bitsys Smart Cracker

These cheese crackers are made with chia and veggies, making them healthier than other options.

Buy it: Bitsy’s Crackers (use website to find local store)

Snyder’s of Hanover mini pretzels

Pretzels are usually a safe nut-free bet, but make sure they’re made in facilities that don’t process nuts. These from Snyder’s from Hanover pass the test.

Buy it: Snyder’s of Hanover Mini Pretzels at Amazon

SkinnyPop Popcorn

SkinnyPop has a wide range of flavors. This flavor pack includes original and white cheddar, both sure to be a hit with kids.

Buy: SkinnyPop Popcorn on Amazon

Hippea’s Organic Chickpea Puffs

These are like Cheese Puffs but a little healthier. In this variety pack you get three different flavors.

Buy it: Hippea’s Organic Chickpea Puffs at Amazon

Snack Factory Pretzel Chips

If you find pretzels boring, pretzel chips might just be the thing for you. They’re also great for dipping in hummus.

Buy it: Snack Factory Pretzel Chips on Amazon

PopCorners chips

Popcorn meets chips at PopCorners, and reviewers can’t seem to get enough of it!

Buy: PopCorners Chips on Amazon

Pringles Snack Stack

These little containers are the perfect size for a quick snack. In this variety box you get six different flavors.

Buy: Pringles Snack Stacks on Amazon

Popchips portion bags

Haven’t you tried popchips yet? Time to get on the low calorie trend! (Avoid Nutter Puffs as they contain peanuts, but they are made in an entirely separate factory.)

Buy it: Popchips Single Serve Bags at Amazon

Zee Zee’s Cruncherz

Chickpeas are packed with protein, making these roasted, crunchy treats a perfect afternoon pick-me-up.

Buy: Zee Zee’s Cruncherz on Amazon

Enjoy Life Lentil Chips

Lentil chips are crunchy and flavorful, delivering a hit of protein whenever you need it most.

Buy: Enjoy Life Lentil Chips on Amazon

sweet treats

Fancy something sweet? Try these cookies, granola bars, fruit snacks and more.

Nutri-Grain Bars

These delicious fruit flavored granola bars are so soft and chewy. Perfect for a quick sweet treat!

Buy it: Nutri-Grain Bars at Boxed

Enjoy Life chew bars

This brand caters to the allergy-friendly market, so their nut-free snacks are a safe bet.

Buy it: Enjoy Life Chewy Bars on Amazon

Zee Zees Grahamz

Graham crackers that taste like birthday cake? Yes, please! They also have Strawberry and Original.

Buy: Zee Zees Grahamz on Amazon

Dole Mandarin Orange cups

You don’t have to worry about kids getting too much sugar from these delicious tangerine cups – they’re packed in 100% fruit juice, not syrup!

Buy it: Dole Mandarin Orange Cups at Boxed

Don’t Go Nuts Chewable Cereal Bars

These are slightly more expensive than your average granola bar. But many reviewers feel it’s worth it for the reassurance of a delicious and truly nut-free snack.

Buy it: Don’t Go Nuts Chewy Granola Bars on Amazon

MadeGood healthy snacks

This variety pack contains a nice selection of muesli snacks, all guaranteed free from nuts and other allergens.

Buy it: MadeGood Healthy Snacks Variety Pack at Amazon

Annie’s Organic Fruit Snacks

Get all the fun of gummy bears without all the additives. These natural fruit flavored snacks are perfectly portioned for kids.

Buy it: Annie’s Organic Fruit Snacks at Boxed

Quaker Chewy Fruity Fun Granola Bars

You have to be careful with granola bars as many are made in facilities that also process nuts. Luckily, Quaker confirms that their Fruity Fun bars are nut-free.

Buy it: Quaker Chewy Fruity Fun Granola Bars at Amazon

88 acres of granola bars

Older kids (and other teachers) will appreciate the interesting flavors of these granola bars.

Buy it: 88 Acres Granola Bars at Amazon

YumEarth Organic Vegan Fruit Snacks

These chewy gummies are a favorite with thousands of five-star reviews on Amazon.

Buy it: YumEarth Organic Vegan Fruit Snacks at Amazon

Brothers All-Natural Fruit Crisps

Fruit is the only ingredient in these nut-free snacks. They are freeze dried to make them light and crispy.

Buy it: Brothers Fruit Crisps on Amazon

Black Forest Stretch Island fruit leather

No added sugar and no gelatin, only fruit puree goes into these treats. Each is the equivalent of a serving of fruit.

Buy it: Stretch Island Fruit Leathers on Amazon

GoGo squeeZ applesauce for on the go

Applesauce is a great snack, but it can get messy. GoGo SqueeZ makes it easy to eat anywhere because you don’t have to worry about making a mess when pouring out the applesauce. Plus, it doesn’t need refrigeration!

Buy it: GoGo squeeZ Applesauce on the Go at Boxed

Bob Snail Fruit Bun

Need a low-sugar fruit snack? This could be a good option. Reviewers note that they’re not overly cute, which many people think is a good thing.

Buy it: Bob Snail Fruit Rolls at Amazon

Snack Pack Extra Creamy Pudding

Generations of kids have enjoyed these smooth pudding cups in classrooms. They are available in chocolate and vanilla.

Buy it: Snack Pack Extra Creamy Pudding at Boxed

Barnum’s Animal Crackers

These are the same animal crackers you ate as a kid – you can even still get them in the little boxes with the handles!

Buy it: Barnum’s Animal Crackers at Amazon

Rice Krispies treats

Just like at home but pre-packaged to stay safe until you’re ready to snack!

Buy it: Rice Krispies Treats at Amazon

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