Monday, October 29, 2012

40+ Peanut-Free Halloween Candy & Treats

As I've talked about before, Layne has a severe peanut allergy.  Halloween is especially difficult for us. Especially now that she's in school and in activities where she's not under our supervision 100% of the time.  I'm always asked by friends and family for a list of what is generally safe.

The thing with food allergies is that you also have to worry about cross-contamination during manufacturing.  Even though only a few treats actually have peanuts in them, you still have to worry about being manufactured in a facility that also processes peanuts.

Below is a list of Peanut Free and Tree-Nut Free treat ideas.  Believe it or not, there are a ton of options!    Take a look and consider making your Halloween treat bowl peanut-free this year :)

Note:  This list is based on my experience only.  Always double check the packages for ingredients and allergen warnings before giving to an allergic child.

Nut-Free Candy
1 - Skittles
2 - Starbursts
3 - Tootsie Rolls
4 - Tootsie Roll Pops
5 - Dum Dums
6 - Blow Pops
7 - Laffy Taffy
8 - Air Heads
9 - Dubble Bubble
10 - Hershey bars/kisses {only certain sizes...check each package!}
11 - Swedish Fish
12 - Sour Patch Kids
13 - Pixie Stix
14 - Nerds
15 - Dots
16 - Mike and Ike
17 - Sweet Tarts
18 - Twizzlers
19 - Smarties
20 - Ring Pops
21 - Push Pops
22 - Jolly Ranchers
23 - Now & Laters
24 - Pop Rocks
25 - Fun Dip
26 - York Peppermint Patties
27 - Junior Mints
28 - Whoppers
29 - Lemon Heads
30 - Red Hots
31 - Milk Duds
32 - Lifesavers
33 - Caramel Apple Pops

Alternatives to Candy
1 - Most gummies
2 - Marshmallows
3 - Oreos
4 - Rice Krispie Treats {pre-packaged}
5 - Goldfish
6 - Doritos, Cheetos, Fritos
7 - Kids restaurant coupons {Frisch's, McDonalds, etc}


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  2. I posted this on facebook this week and three people re-posted it. I definitely don't like being a party-pooper as the allergy mom, but these are yummy, easy to find candies that are as cheep as any of the other popular halloween treats so I know there are lots of people out there who would love to be as inclusive as possible if they just knew how. Thanks for the help!

  3. Charleston Chews are also nut free and made in a facility that does not produce nuts.


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