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

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!

Salty Snacks

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

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

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

Annie's Cheddar Bunnies box

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

Snyder's of Hanover Cheddar Cheese Pretzel Sandwiches

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

Bitsy's Smart Crackers, cheddar-flavored

These cheese crackers are made with chia and veggies, so they’re a little healthier than others.

Cheddar Goldfish Crackers box

Goldfish crackers have been a childhood favorite for years! Pepperidge Farm notes that they’re made on lines dedicated to being nut-free, except their graham-flavored goldfish, so bear that in mind.

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.

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.

Hippeas Chickpea Puffs variety pack

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

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.

PopCorners chips variety pack

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

Nut-Free Snacks: Pirate's Booty cheddar cheese puffs

Arrrr, matey! These cheese puffs are baked, with no artificial flavors. Polly want a cheese puff?

Pringles Snack Packs box

These little containers are perfectly sized for a quick snack. You get six different flavors in this variety box.

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.)

Zee Zee's Cruncherz Roasted Chickpeas

Chickpeas are loaded with protein, making these roasted crispy treats a perfect mid-afternoon pick-me-up.

Enjoy Life Lentil Chips in a cardboard box

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

Sweet Treats

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

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.

Nut-Free Snacks: MySuperCookies variety box

These cookies come in several flavors, and they’re organic. Plus, the company that makes them partners with food banks, so you’re helping to do good while you snack!

Nut-Free Snacks: Zee Zee Grahamz packages

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

Box of Don't Go Nuts Granola Bars

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

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.

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.

Nut-Free Snacks: 88 Acres Granola Bars

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

Nut-Free Snacks: YumEarth Fruit Snacks

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

Nut-Free Snacks: Brothers Fruit Crisps

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

Stretch Island Fruit Leather snacks

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

Nut-Free Snacks: Annie's Fruit Bunnies

We love all the flavor varieties of Annie’s Fruit Bunnies, and your students will too!

Nut-Free Snacks: GoGo SqueeZ Applesauce

Applesauce is a terrific snack, but it can get messy. That’s why families like GoGo SqueeZ. It’s easy to eat anywhere and requires no refrigeration.

Bob Snail Fruit Rolls boxes

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

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!

Nut-Free Snacks: Rice Krispies Treats

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

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The Best Shelf-Stable Nut-Free Snacks For Your Classroom Snack Stash