Peanut Allergy

A Peanut-free Easter?

If you have been shopping lately, I am sure you have noticed there is no lack of candy on the shelves.  Bunnies, eggs, marshmallows, it’s all there!  Kids and adults alike look forward to these holiday treats. In our house, we have to read all the labels carefully and often have to throw out candy that isn’t peanut/tree nut free. The good news is that there are companies out there making candy safer for allergies.  Always, always read the labels.  Things change and even if something was okay last year, it may not be now.  What candy have you found to be allergy friendly?  Here are some peanut free candies to add to your list:

  • Hershey’s offers several options, including bunnies.  Some of their products are not peanut free so be sure to read labels
  • Tootsie rolls
  • Junior mints
  • Jelly Belly- note that these are peanut free but may not be tree nut free, read the labels carefully
  • Sixlets
  • Starburst

Other peanut free food ideas that are not candy

  • Applesauce pouches
  • Rice krispies treats
  • Goldfish
  • Some fruit snacks, read the labels
  • Oreos

Non-food ideas

  • Coloring books and crayons
  • Bubbles, chalk and jump ropes
  • Baseballs, other small balls
  • Sunglasses and flip flops
  • Play jewelry
  • Books
  • Small gift cards
  • Word finds and puzzle books


I know you have ideas, please comment with your allergy free Easter basket ideas!