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.
Tip: Educators can save money by buying nut-free snacks in bulk from Boxed. No membership required!
(Just a heads up, WeAreTeachers may collect a portion of sales from the links on this page. We only recommend items our team loves!)
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 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
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
Fancy something sweet? Try these cookies, granola bars, fruit snacks and more.
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