This is the ultimate guide to nut free Halloween candy — for those wanting 100% safe treats that are peanut free and tree nut free. We included non-food treat ideas, nut free candy corn, and nut free Halloween party favors as well!
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A lot of nut free Halloween candy lists I’ve found online aren’t created for shoppers looking for candy that’s made in a nut free facility or on dedicated, nut-free lines.
Many families navigating peanut and tree nut allergies need the peace of mind provided by consuming products that are 100% safe, with no risk of cross contamination, so this nut free Halloween guide was created with that need in mind.
I hope you find it helpful! If so, please share!
Here’s what you’ll find for each nut free Halloween candy listing:
- links to FAQs, Allergen Statements, or dated email correspondence with a brand customer service representative confirming the allergen information I list
- links for where to buy Halloween-themed versions of each candy, in trick-or-treat sizes
We created a separate post dedicated to non-candy Halloween treats that you can read here, which includes some of our favorite picks from Oriental Trading Company — our favorite place for buying affordable, fun non-food treats for all sorts of occasions throughout the year. Here are a couple of examples, but check out our whole guide!
Every Halloween, we put out our teal-painted pumpkin, and sign up online as a house that’s participating in the Teal Pumpkin Project. So, in addition to having a bowl of safe, nut free Halloween candy to hand out, we also always have non-food treats available — safe for kids with any type of food allergy.
If you haven’t already, consider buying a teal pumpkin jack-o-lantern to signal to other families that you’re offering allergy-friendly trick-or-treats. Then, register your house on the Teal Pumpkin Project map!
Ok, let’s get to that nut free Halloween candy list!
Please use this list as a guide, but do your own research to make sure the products listed are 100% safe for your family and your situation. Check and recheck and recheck, as manufacturing processes change constantly. Also, although peanuts are technically a legume and not a nut, I often use the term “nut free” to mean both peanut free and tree nut free.
I broke all of the options down into the following categories:
- Nut Free Halloween Candy
- Nut Free Halloween Snacks (Trick or Treat)
- Nut Free Candy Corn
- Nut Free Halloween Party Treats
Peanut Free and Tree Nut Free Halloween Candy
Last Updated: September, 2020
- Blow Pops
- Mini Pops
- Sour Balls
Charms is owned by Tootsie, and all of their products are peanut and tree nut free, and made in a nut free facility. (FAQ)
DOVE Chocolate (Select Products)
DOVE offers several peanut and tree nut free products that are manufactured in a facility that does not handle peanuts or tree nuts (click for full list). This is one of my favorite nut-free finds, since I’m able to find them in my local grocery store year-round. Of course, because other DOVE Chocolate varieties are produced at facilities with peanuts and/or tree nuts present, it is important to always read the label for accurate allergy information. (Nut Free Statement)
These classic lollipops are free of the Top 8 allergens! (Allergen Information) I have a bag of these in the house at all times — a great, allergy-friendly treat for so many occasions. But, a big bag of these make great trick-or-treat treats!
All of their products are free of the Top 12 allergens (including corn, mustard, sesame and coconut). They’re best known for their Sun Cups, as a safe Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup alternative. I’m waiting to see if they release a fun-size collection for trick-or-treating, and will update this post if they do.
They offer a large selection of gummy candies, including seasonal treats. Most packages I’ve seen label as being peanut and tree nut free. Plus, I received an email from their customer service team (February, 2019) stating that all of their products are peanut and tree nut free, and that they’re made in a peanut-free facility. However, their facilities in Germany handle coconuts.
I received the following email from Hershey’s (June, 2019): “Our HERSHEY’S Cocoa is made on a dedicated line, and the HERSHEY’S Milk Chocolate bar (1.55 oz. US bar only), along with our milk chocolate HERSHEY’S KISSES are made on lines that do not manufacture peanut or tree-nut items and are made in plants that do not process peanuts.
Jelly Belly (Peanut-Free Facility Only)
If the package you’re holding specifically says “Peanut Free” on it, then you can be confident they were manufactured in a peanut-free facility. This is not the case 100% of the time, though, so look for the label on your package. For tree nuts, they currently manufacture almonds and coconut in their facilities, so while there aren’t any tree nuts in the jelly beans themselves, they’re not manufactured in a tree nut free facility. (FAQ) For Halloween, you can usually find small, trick-or-treat-sized boxes and mini bags of Jelly Bellys. They also have candy corn (double check labels).
Of the Top 8 allergens, this product only contains soy, so Jolly Ranchers are peanut and tree nut free. View Hershey’s allergen policy here, and click the name of the product to view its “smart label” for more info. I also received an email from Hershey’s (June, 2019) confirming that Jolly Rancher Hard Candy is “made in plants that do not manufacture peanut or tree nut containing products.” These small, individually wrapped candies are ideal for trick-or-treaters!
PeaNOT Cups, No Whey Mini Bars, ChocoNoNo’s and more, for handing out nut-free treats that are 100% dairy free, peanut free, tree nut free, gluten free, egg free, and soy free. And they’re produced in a dedicated facility with no risk of cross contamination. They’re also free of artificial colors and flavors, and are vegan and kosher. They have so many fun, Halloween-sized treats to hand out! (FAQ)
I wasn’t able to find proper info on their website, but received this reply from their customer service (Feb, 2019): None of our products sold in the U.S. contain any peanuts or tree nuts. All of our products are made on lines that aren’t shared with peanut or tree nut products, and they also don’t contain peanuts, tree nuts or traces of them. Please note, that all of Wrigley’s products are labeled within strict compliance of applicable laws and FDA regulations, including the Food Allergen Labeling and Consumer Protection Act of 2004.
Smarties (Peanut-Free Facility Only)
A classic candy that’s always been a Halloween trick-or-treat favorite. And it’s free of the Top 8 allergens! Also, if the UPC number on the packaging begins with “0 11206”, that means it’s also manufactured in a peanut-free facility as well (but not in a tree-nut free facility). Per a conversation I had with their customer service (August, 2019), they do not have a tree nut free facility. (FAQ)
- Sour Punch Twists
- Sour Punch Straws
- Sour Punch Bites
Sour Punch is owned by American Licorice, which also produces Red Vines. I received an email from their customer service (August, 2019) and they confirmed that their products are peanut and tree nut free, and that their manufacturing facility is peanut and tree nut free. They did warn that their facilities are not completely nut free, because vendors and employees are not restricted from bringing nuts into the administrative offices and lunch room areas, but that they are required to wash hands, etc. before entering production areas.
They have a selection of peanut free and tree nut free gummy candies and more. For Halloween, you can get their Spooky Shapes Gummies or Skull & Ghost Lollipops. All Surf Sweets are made and packaged in a facility free of the 10 most common food allergens, including dairy/casein, eggs, peanuts, tree nuts, wheat, soy, fish, shellfish, sesame and sulfites. (Allergen Statement)
All of Tootsie’s confections are completely peanut and tree nut free. YES! They have no peanut or tree nut products in any of their manufacturing plants, with the exception of their Andes Cookie Mix, which is made in a separate facility. Note: At this time, all of their confections are also gluten free. (FAQ)
Here’s an at-a-glance list of some of the popular Tootsie-brand candies you know and love (and can safely give to your peanut/tree allergic child!):
- Andes Mints
- Charleston Chew
- Dubble Bubble
- Junior Mints
- Sugar Babies
- Sugar Daddies
- Tootsie Pops
- Tootsie Rolls
I received an email from Hershey’s (June, 2019) confirming that Twizzler Twists are “made in plants that do not manufacture peanut or tree nut containing products.”
Peanut free and tree nut free lollipops, gummies, beans, and candy corn! Yum. All of their candy is peanut free and made in a peanut-free facility. All of their candy is also tree nut free, and most is made in a tree nut facility, with one exception: “Our Organic Sour Twists are manufactured in a facility that does contain tree nuts, but they are manufactured in a separate room.” Buy online or use their store locater. (FAQ)
Nut Free Halloween Snacks
I got so excited when I saw these at Target! Made Good is a classic, allergy-friendly treat. Any now they have Halloween-themed, mini chocolate chip bars that are the perfect, healthier, trick-or-treat sized option for Halloween night or parties.
From Snack Factory customer service (2018): “Our Deli Style line of products are produced in a peanut-tree nut free facility. Our Deli line products are: Original, Everything, Buffalo Wing, Sesame, Garlic Parmesan, Sea Salt & Cracked Pepper, Sriracha Lime, Bacon Habanero and Honey Mustard & Onion. As well as our Original Gluten Free Original Mini’s and Salted Caramel Mini’s. However; when you get into our coated and enrobed Pretzel Crisps, which are our Indulgent flavors: Dark Chocolate Crunch, Peanut Butter Crunch, Greek Yogurt Crunch, Dark and White Chocolate Peppermint, and our new Apple Fruit Sticks they are processed in a different plant that also processes peanuts and tree nuts. The machines are broken down and cleaned in between each.” These would be a fun option for Halloween parties!
These say “Made in a Peanut and Tree Nut FREE Facility” right on the packaging. Love that! These might be either a fun candy alternative to hand out on Halloween night, or fun, Halloween-themed snacks for a Halloween party.
Another nut free Halloween option from Utz. Again, these say “Made in a Peanut & Tree Nut FREE Facility” right on the packaging. They could be a fun snack to hand out on Halloween, providing some non-candy fuel for trick or treaters. Or, a great Halloween party option. I found these at my local Costco too, so be on the lookout, but I’ll include Target and Amazon links below.
Nut Free Candy Corn
YumEarth sells large bags of candy corn, as well as trick-or-treat sized bags of candy corn. And it’s organic!
Nut Free Halloween Party Treats
An assortment of allergy-friendly Halloween chocolates that are free of the Top 14 allergens, and are made in a dedicated facility with no risk of cross contamination. Available for purchase on their website or in select stores nationwide (see list). (FAQ) These are more suited for party favors or special family treats; not as much for trick or treating.
These popular pouches are free of the Top 8 allergens (FAQ). I loved when I saw the Halloween-themed box of them at Target! I’m still not sure if the pouches themselves are decorated with the Halloween characters, but the box is pretty great. These would make for a really fun Halloween party treat!
PEZ Candy is peanut, tree nut, soy and gluten free! A great option for holidays, since PEZ typically offers seasonal dispensers for Halloween, Easter, Christmas, etc. Check out their Halloween dispensers here. (Allergen Information)
These are a kid party classic! Remember biting off the ends and using these as straws?On their website, they state that Red Vines do not contain peanuts or peanut oil and that they are manufactured in a nut-free facility. (FAQ) I received an email from their customer service (August, 2019) inquiring about tree nuts and this is what they confirmed that their products are peanut and tree nut free, and that their manufacturing facility is peanut and tree nut free. They did warn that their facilities are not completely nut free, because vendors and employees are not restricted from bringing nuts into the administrative offices and lunch room areas, but that they are required to wash hands, etc. before entering production areas.
Vermont Nut Free is a well known favorite for nut free chocolates and treats. And right now they have a bunch of fun Halloween-themed treats featured on their online store, like this haunted house filled with nut free chocolates! (Nut Free Statement)
Have you heard of The Switch Witch? Families use the story and doll for a variety of reasons: teaching your kids about the benefits of giving back, helping to teach them about healthier choices, and, as a fun way of making the “giving back” of your child’s unsafe (allergen-filled) trick-or-treat candy more fun. “On Halloween night at bedtime, children and families will leave a portion of their trick-or-treat sweets with their Switch Witch pal and in the morning they will find that their candy has been switched with a special Switch Witch gift!”
Did I miss any? If you know of any other peanut free and tree nut free Halloween candy options, please let me know and I’ll add them to the list!