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.
11 Nut-Free Halloween Candy Options
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.
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.
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.
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.