Once upon a time, my oldest child was allergic to peanuts. He’s since been healed from that allergy, but we learned the hard way that we had to be very careful about what candy we allowed him to have. Some of our favorite candies were off limits in our house, but we found several others to enjoy. These are some of the nut free candies that we came to love.
20 Nut Free Easter Candies
Haribo Gummi Candy, Fizzy Cola, 5-Ounce Bags (Pack of 12)Surf Sweets Best Seller Variety Pack, 2.75 Ounce (Pack of 12 – 4 Each of Gummy Bears, Gummy Worms and Jelly Beans)Skippers (Dark Chocolate)Skittles Starburst, Fruity Candy Variety Box, 30 Single PacksPeeps 4-Pack Bunnies Assortment – Lavendar, Yellow, Pink and BlueSwedish Fish Red Bag, 3.5-PoundsMike Ike Original 5oz Box (Pack of 3)Laffy Taffy Assorted Candy Jar, 145 CountWonka Grape & Strawberry Nerds – 12 ozRunts Theater Size Pack 1 BoxLife Savers 5 Flavors Gummies Candy Bag, 7 ounce (12 Packs)Smarties Original: 5.5 oz (155 g) BagNestle Wonka Candy Video Box, Bottle Caps, 5 Ounce (Pack of 12)Dum Dum Pops 120 ct 20oz boxSour Patch Kids Candy (Original, 30.4 Ounce Bag)Starburst Fave Reds Jelly Beans, 14-ounce BagJelly Belly Jelly Beans, 3 PoundSweeTARTS Original Candy, 5 Ounce Box (Pack of 12)Junior Mints Theater SizeTwizzlers Strawberry Twists 16 oz
One year, at Easter time, I was unable to find a single chocolate bunny. I was a bit perplexed at first, because nut allergies had become pretty prevalent and I thought surely a peanut free chocolate bunny would hop out at me. None did. In years prior, I’d just put some Smarties and Jelly Belly Jelly Beans in his basket and didn’t think twice about it. That year, tho, he actually cared whether or not his basket included a chocolate bunny. We’d been grocery shopping, and of course all those bunnies called to him from eye level. I’d had to caution him not to touch them and then I examined ever brand. Not. One. Peanut. Free. Bunny. He was just devastated when I told him that they were all made on shared equipment.
So, I did what any rational mother of a nut-allergy kiddo would do when her child says “I don’t get a bunny” and had those puppy dog eyes.
I bought the supplies and made my own. LOL
Hoping Bunny Lollipop Chocolate Candy Mold Easter 857Wilton Chocolate & Candy Melts Melting Pot, 2104-9006Wilton Light Cocoa & White Candy Melts Multi Pack, Baker & Decorator Bundle, 2109-4266Wilton 6 Inch Lollipop Sticks, 35 Count
You should have seen his face on Easter morning when he got up and found a chocolate bunny in his basket.
It was absolutely priceless.
He has since passed his peanut challenge, and actually has to eat something with peanuts in it every week, but I remain very conscious of nut allergies and how hard it is to find allergy safe candy! Please be sure to read all candy packaging labels prior to giving to your child!
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