17 Nut-Free Candy To Dish Out on Halloween, So You Don't Harm A Kid With Allergies
With Halloween coming up on the calendar, the only thing more exciting about finding the right costume for kids is anticipating all of the yummy candies that will fill their buckets. Though parents don't want to ruin their children's fun, ensuring that they are not eating the candies that can activate their allergies is always the first concern. With nut allergies being common amongst children, knowing what nut-free candy to dish out on Halloween is extremely important for everyone.
Although I don't have any children of my own, I've always enjoyed passing out candy to the kids in my neighborhood. It's something my mom, siblings, and I began doing once we all got too old to go door-to-door for candy ourselves. Before recent years, I would always get chocolate candy like Snickers and Reese's to pass out because that's what I personally preferred for myself. It wasn't until my sister, who has worked with kids for many years, brought to my attention that many children could have nut allergies. Since then, I've been more cautious about what I've decided to pass out and have just opted for the candies that are nut-free.
So, whether you like to purchase your candy or have cleared it with your neighbors to pass out homemade treats to the kids, these 17 options are great if you're looking for nut-free Halloween candy options.
Quite possibly my favorite candy ever, Halloween just wouldn't be the same without a pack of Nerds in the buckets. What's even better is that all flavors of Nerds are nut-free.
2. Now And Later
Now and Later candies have been around for longer than many can remember and can always be counted on as a great additive to the nut-free Halloween candy round up.
3. Dubble Bubble Bubble Gum
Though Dubble Bubble Bubble Gum wasn't one of my favorites to have in my bucket while growing up, it's still a great choice if you're looking for nut-free candy to pass out this Halloween.
4. Sweet Tarts
Right along with Nerds, Sweet Tart candy was always an excitement raiser for me when it came to Halloween candy. Now still very popular amongst children, any of the varieties of the Sweet Tart brand will fit on the nut-free candy list to pass out this year.
5. Fun Dip
Were you a fan of Fun Dip as a kid? It's still as lovable now as it was then, so adding it in the Halloween buckets this year is a sure way to get "cool mom" approval from the kids around the neighborhood.
Known as one of the G.O.A.T's of Halloween candy, stocking up on Skittles will have you in the clear with nut-free candy this year.
7. Dum Dum Lollipops
Looking to give out something small with a lot of bite — and that's nut-free? Dum Dum lollipops will become your go-to candy this Halloween.
Usually licorice candy isn't on my list of best candies to pass out for Halloween, but Twizzlers have surely become some of the top licorice based candies around. And yes, they're definitely nut-free.
Nothing beats filling up the Halloween buckets with every flavor of Starburst candy that you find for your little trick-or-treaters this year.
10. Sour Patch Kids
If you plan on your trick-or-treaters being a little sour and sweet this year, give them a little of both in their candy with a few packs of Sour Patch Kids.
11. Jolly Ranchers
Jolly Rancher candies are always a good choice when looking to stay nut-free for Halloween.
12. Mike And Ike's
Have you thought of putting little pouches of Mike and Ike's in your nut-free Halloween candy line up? These would be a terrific addition.
13. Homemade Tootsie Rolls
Looking to try some homemade candies to pass out this Halloween? Try making these homemade tootsie rolls from A Cozy Kitchen; they're sure to be a monsterly hit.
14. Halloween Jello Skulls
If you plan to have a Halloween party with your neighbors this year, try this Halloween Jello skulls recipe from A Pretty Life in the Suburbs as a nut-free option.
15. Candy Corn Oatmeal Cookies
A neat mixture of baked goods and candy comes from Ari's Menu's recipe for candy corn oatmeal cookies.
16. Candy Corn Crawlers
If you're looking for a creepy, fun, and cute homemade alternative for Halloween candy to pass out this year, these candy corn crawlers from Bakerella will do just fine.
17. Candy Corn And Pretzel Chocolate Bark
You can never go wrong with some good ol' bark for Halloween and this recipe from Brown Eyed Baker for candy corn and pretzel chocolate bark proves it.