The Best Nut-Free, Shelf-Stable Snacks for Your Classroom Stash

Delicious, safe choices for everyone!

Nut-free snacks feature

A teacher’s snack stash is like their secret weapon. It gives them the superpowers they need to make it through a school day! Many teachers also keep some goodies on hand for students too. To keep kids with food allergies safe, lots of schools require only nut-free snacks in the classroom and lunchroom. These shelf-stable options are safe for kids with nut allergies, so go ahead and stock up.

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Salty Snacks

In the mood for chips, popcorn, or pretzels? These are your go-to picks!

Pepperidge Farm Goldfish Variety Pack

Pepperidge Farm Goldfish Variety Pack

Goldfish crackers have been a childhood favorite for years! Step up your Goldfish game with this variety pack, which includes Xtra Cheddar and fun Colors.

Buy it: Pepperidge Farm Goldfish Variety Pack at Amazon

Ka-Pop! Savory Snack Puffs

Nut-Free Snacks: Ka-Pop! Savory Puffs in barbecue, cheese, and sriracha

Like cheese curls but healthier! Reviewers say they’re delicious. You get three flavors in this variety pack.

Buy it: Ka-Pop! Savory Snack Puffs at Amazon

Pirate’s Booty Cheddar Cheese Puffs

Pirate's Booty cheddar cheese puffs

Not only are these tasty treats nut-free, they’re also gluten-free.

Buy it: Pirate’s Booty at Amazon

Nabisco Handi-Snacks Packs

Handi-Snacks nut-free snacks

Kids have always loved eating these. It’s so fun to spread the cheese!

Buy it: Nabisco Handi-Snacks Packs at Amazon

Annie’s Organic Cheddar Bunnies

Annie's Cheddar Bunnies box

Annie’s Cheddar Bunnies are made from organic ingredients and have no artificial flavors. Plus, the little bunnies are fun to eat!

Buy it: Annie’s Organic Cheddar Bunnies at Amazon

Snyder’s Cheddar Cheese Pretzel Sandwiches

Snyder's of Hanover Cheddar Cheese Pretzel Sandwiches nut-free snacks

These are made in a facility that doesn’t process peanuts, so they’re a safe salty snack choice.

Buy it: Snyder’s Cheddar Cheese Pretzel Sandwiches at Amazon

Bitsy’s Smart Crackers

Bitsy's Smart Crackers, cheddar-flavored

These cheese crackers are made with chia and veggies, so they’re healthier than other options.

Buy it: Bitsy’s Crackers (use the website to find a local store)

Snyder’s of Hanover Mini Pretzels

Nut-Free Snacks: Snyder's of Hanover Pretzels

Pretzels are usually a safe nut-free bet, but check to make sure they’re made in facilities that don’t process nuts. These from Snyder’s of Hanover pass the test.

Buy it: Snyder’s of Hanover Mini Pretzels at Amazon

SkinnyPop Popcorn

SkinnyPop Popcorn variety snack pack

SkinnyPop has a wide variety of flavors. This variety pack includes original and white cheddar, both sure to be a hit with kids.

Buy it: SkinnyPop Popcorn at Amazon

Hippeas Organic Chickpea Puffs

Hippeas Chickpea Puffs variety pack nut-free snacks

These are like cheese puffs, but a little healthier. You get three different flavors in this variety pack.

Buy it: Hippeas Organic Chickpea Puffs at Amazon

Snack Factory Pretzel Crisps

Nut-Free Snacks: Pretzel Crisps

If you find pretzels bland, pretzel chips might be right up your alley. They’re great for dipping into hummus too.

Buy it: Snack Factory Pretzel Crisps at Amazon

PopCorners Chips

PopCorners chips variety pack

Popcorn meets chips in PopCorners, and reviewers can’t seem to get enough of them!

Buy it: PopCorners Chips at Amazon

Mister Salty Pretzels ’N Cheese Dip

Mister Salty nut-free snacks

Salted crackers and a cheesy dip made with real cheese? Yes, please!

Buy it: Mister Salty Pretzels ’N Cheese Dip at Amazon

Pringles Snack Stacks

Pringles Snack Packs box

These little containers are the perfect size for a quick snack. You get six different flavors in this variety box.

Buy it: Pringles Snack Stacks at Amazon

Popchips Single-Serve Bags

Nut-Free Snacks: Popchips Snack Bags

Haven’t tried Popchips yet? Time to get in on the low-calorie trend! (Avoid Nutter Puffs since they do contain peanuts. They’re made in an entirely separate factory, though.)

Buy it: Popchips Single-Serve Bags at Amazon

Enjoy Life Lentil Chips

Enjoy Life Lentil Chips in a cardboard box nut-free snacks

Lentil chips are crunchy and flavorful and provide a pop of protein whenever you need it most.

Buy it: Enjoy Life Lentil Chips at Amazon

Sweet Treats

Craving something sweet? Try these cookies, granola bars, fruit snacks, and more.

Nutri-Grain Bars

Nutri-Grain Bars

These delicious fruit-flavored cereal bars are so soft and chewy. Perfect for a quick sweet treat!

Buy it: Nutri-Grain Bars at Amazon

Enjoy Life Chewy Bars

Box and bar of Enjoy Life Chewy Bars in Coco Loco flavor

This brand caters to the allergy-friendly market, so their nut-free snacks are a safe and sure choice.

Buy it: Enjoy Life Chewy Bars at Amazon

Newtons Soft & Fruit Chewy Cookies

These classic cookies are low in fat and contain no high-fructose corn syrup.

Buy it: Newtons Soft & Fruit Chewy Cookies at Amazon

Zee Zees Grahamz

Nut-Free Snacks: Zee Zee Grahamz packages

Graham crackers that taste like birthday cake? Yes, please! They have strawberry and original too.

Buy it: Zee Zees Grahamz at Amazon

Quaker Rice Crisps

Quaker Crisps classroom nut-free snacks

These are such a nice, light treat for snackers of all ages and the variety pack is perfect for taste testing!

Buy it: Quaker Rice Crisps at Amazon

Dole Mandarin Orange Cups

Dole Mandarin Oranges

You won’t have to worry about kids getting too much sugar from these yummy mandarin orange cups—they’re packed in 100% fruit juice, not syrup!

Buy it: Dole Mandarin Orange Cups at Amazon

Don’t Go Nuts Chewy Granola Bars

Box of Don't Go Nuts Granola Bars

These are a little pricier than your average granola bar. But many reviewers feel that it’s worth it for the peace of mind of a delicious and truly nut-free snack.

Buy it: Don’t Go Nuts Chewy Granola Bars at Amazon

MadeGood Healthy Snacks Variety Pack

Nut Free Snack: MadeGood Granola Snacks Variety Pack

This variety pack includes a nice selection of granola snacks, all guaranteed to be free of nuts and other allergens.

Buy it: MadeGood Healthy Snacks Variety Pack at Amazon

Annie’s Organic Fruit Snacks

Annie's Fruit Flavored Snacks

Get all the fun of gummies without all the additives. These naturally fruit-flavored snacks are perfectly portioned for kids.

Buy it: Annie’s Organic Fruit Snacks at Amazon

Quaker Chewy Fruity Fun Granola Bars

Quaker Fruity Fun Granola Bars

You need to use caution with granola bars since many are made in facilities that also handle nuts. Fortunately, Quaker certifies that their Fruity Fun bars are nut-free.

Buy it: Quaker Chewy Fruity Fun Granola Bars at Amazon

88 Acres Granola Bars

Nut-Free Snacks: 88 Acres Granola Bars

Older kids (and fellow teachers) will appreciate the interesting flavors of these granola bars.

Buy it: 88 Acres Granola Bars at Amazon

YumEarth Organic Vegan Fruit Snacks

YumEarth Fruit Snacks

These chewy gummy snacks are a favorite, with thousands of five-star reviews on Amazon.

Buy it: YumEarth Organic Vegan Fruit Snacks at Amazon

Brothers All-Natural Fruit Crisps

Brothers Fruit Crisps

Fruit is the only ingredient in these nut-free snacks. They are freeze-dried to make them light and crispy.

Buy it: Brothers Fruit Crisps at Amazon

Black Forest Stretch Island Fruit Leathers

Stretch Island Fruit Leather nut-free snacks

No added sugar and no gelatin, just fruit purees go into these treats. Each one is the equivalent of a serving of fruit.

Buy it: Stretch Island Fruit Leathers at Amazon

GoGo SqueeZ Applesauce on the Go

GoGo Squeez applesauce snacks

Applesauce is a terrific snack, but it can get messy. GoGo SqueeZ makes it easy to eat anywhere because you won’t have to worry about making a mess when pouring out the applesauce. Plus it requires no refrigeration!

Buy it: GoGo SqueeZ Applesauce on the Go at Amazon

Bob Snail Fruit Rolls

Bob Snail Fruit Rolls boxes

Need a lower-sugar fruit snack? This might be a good option. Reviewers note that they’re not overly sweet, which many people consider a good thing.

Buy it: Bob Snail Fruit Rolls at Amazon

Snack Pack Extra Creamy Pudding

Snack Pack Extra Creamy Pudding

Generations of kids have enjoyed these smooth cups of pudding in classrooms. They come in chocolate and vanilla.

Buy it: Snack Pack Extra Creamy Pudding at Amazon

Barnum’s Animal Crackers

Barnum's Animal Crackers in the traditional box with a handle

These are the same animal crackers you ate as a kid—you can even still get them in the little boxes with the handles!

Buy it: Barnum’s Animal Crackers at Amazon

Rice Krispies Treats

Nut-Free Snacks: Rice Krispies Treats

Just like you make at home, but pre-packaged to stay safe until you’re ready to snack!

Buy it: Rice Krispies Treats at Amazon

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