11 Nut-Free Halloween Candy Options

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Halloween is one of the most fun times of the school year. But if your child has a nut allergy, it can be scary to navigate all the fun-size candy thrown their way. That’s why many schools have banned the common allergen from the classroom altogether—yep, even including on Halloween. But what’s a kid to do when they want to participate in the overindulgence of sweets? Just send them to school with these nine candies, which are all free from peanuts and tree nuts.

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1. Smarties

These tiny little tart candies are as safe as safe can be when it comes to allergens. All Smarties products are free from peanuts, tree nuts (like almonds, walnuts and pecans), shellfish, fish, milk, eggs, soybean and wheat. Plus, if the UPC number on the packaging begins with “011206,” it means that it’s manufactured in a completely peanut-free facility.

2. Dots

No matter what flavor your kid prefers, these gumdrops are all free from the top eight allergens, including peanuts, tree nuts, wheat and gluten. They’re pretty much foolproof, as the manufacturing facility is completely free from peanut and tree nuts.

3. Junior Mints

Chocolate without nuts? Yep, these minty buttons fit the bill. They’re free from peanuts and tree nuts of all kinds (the factory doesn’t allow them to enter the building), although they aren’t free of soy, and there might be traces of milk and egg.

4. Swedish Fish

Kids go crazy for these red swimmers, and it is totally safe to let them indulge in them. They’re free from the top eight allergens, plus sesame.

5. Skittles

Skittles are made by Mars, which, according to its site and allergen statement, “has a comprehensive allergen management program that includes extensive training, ingredient evaluation, product testing and thorough equipment cleaning procedures.” They’re completely free of the top eight allergens, so go ahead and taste the rainbow.

6. Haribo Goldbears

All we have to say is thank goodness the best gummy bears of all time are certified peanut- and tree nut–free. Haribo manufactures all its products in a no-nut zone, so kids can enjoy them without a second thought.

7. Rolos

This one’s for the chocolate obsessed. While Snickers wouldn’t be allowed in a nut-free classroom, these chocolate-covered caramels are. They’re made without peanuts, tree nuts, egg, wheat and gluten. However, lactose-intolerant kids shouldn’t eat them as they include milk and soy.

8. Starburst

Starbursts are also made by Mars, which means the proper precautions are taken to ensure no peanuts, tree nuts or allergens of any kind make their way into these individually wrapped fruit chews.

9. Sour Patch Kids

First they’re sour, then they’re sweet (hmm…sounds just like some real kids we know), but they’ll never contain any nuts. Sour Patch kids are free from the top eight allergens plus sesame.

10. Nerds

Don’t let the name fool you—this tiny, tart-sweet candy is almost *too* cool for school. But don’t worry: It’s free of the top eight allergens (including peanuts and tree nuts) and guaranteed to give a good sugar rush, so go ahead and bring it to the classroom.

11. Dum Dums

We’ll trade you two cherry and a mystery for one cotton candy. As it turns out, these pops are free from the top eight allergens plus sesame, and their manufacturing facilities are free from peanuts, tree nuts, milk, eggs, wheat and sesame.