Between helping your kid choose a costume and taking note of where they stash their trick-or-treating haul — you know, so you can sneak into it later — Halloween comes with a long to-do list. But for the parent who has to consider peanut allergies, Halloween also means nailing down safe candy and snacks, as well as talking to your kids about how to avoid the allergen during school events and get togethers with friends. That's why having some ideas to make Halloween treats for kids with peanut allergies will help take some of the work off your plate, whether you are navigating classroom parties or hitting the road to trick-or-treat.
As you research, it's important to note that manufacturers do sometimes change ingredients and processing methods, so be sure to thoroughly read labels with each purchase, check company websites for noted changes, and even make a phone call to ensure the food is safe for your child to consume.
Last but certainly not least, make sure your child has all rescue medications on hand, like EpiPens, before joining in the spooky activities. While the hope is they will never have to take such measures, it's important to be prepared in the event a peanut ingredient is accidentally consumed.