15 Nut-Free Treats for Back-to-School Season

Get Schooled SheKnows AmazonBack-to-school season is upon us, which means that if you’re a parent, you’re likely busy shopping, prepping, and figuring out what the upcoming year’s schedule is going to look like. You may also be brainstorming nut-free school snacks since these are the only snacks most kids can bring to school.

For someone who isn’t familiar with nut-free baking, this might seem intimidating. But, fear not: Almost all of your favorite school snacks can be made nut-free with a few simple swaps, like sunflower butter for peanut butter, or seeds instead of nuts. In other words, nut-free snacks aren’t any less delicious, or any harder to make.

Peruse the list of nut-free school snacks below, and pick out a few favorites that you think your kid(s) will love. If they’re a hit, add them to the regular rotation!

Maple Coconut Granola Clusters
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Maple coconut granola clusters

These granola clusters work on their own as a snack, but you can also serve them with milk or yogurt for a quick breakfast.

Puppy Chow
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Puppy chow

Traditional puppy chow is held together with a peanut mixture, but this one calls for sunflower seed butter instead—don’t worry, it’s still just as sweet!

No-Nut Chex Mix
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No-Nut Chex Mix

Making your own Chex mix is easy, and means you have more control over the ingredients.

Oat Granola Bars
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Oat granola bars

These basic granola bars rival anything you’d find at the store, and work as an anytime snack.

Berry Bliss Balls
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Berry bliss balls

If your kids like berries, try out these fruity bliss balls.

"PB&J" Energy Balls
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“PB & J” energy balls

These energy balls taste like a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, but don’t have any nuts at all! Click through to find out how.

Rice Krispies Treats
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Rice Krispies treats

Rice Krispies treats have been around forever, but they’re still one of the most appealing, easy-to-pack snacks there is.

Sea Salt Chocolate Pretzel Cookies
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Sea salt chocolate pretzel cookies

What kid wouldn’t love opening their lunchbox to find this loaded cookie?

Chocolate Chip Oat Bars
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Chocolate chip oat bars

These chocolatey oat bars are a cross between a blondie and a granola bar.

No-Bake Sunflower Butter Granola Bars
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No-bake sunflower butter granola bars

The chocolate-covered sunflower seeds aren’t absolutely essential to these granola bars, but they sure do make a great finishing touch.

Apricot-Chia Energy Bars
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Apricot-chia energy bars

The chia seeds in these sweet energy bars are subtle, but add some good crunch.

Chocolate Muffins
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Chocolate muffins

Bake sale coming up? These vegan, gluten-free, nut-free chocolate muffins will please pretty much everybody.

Muesli Bars
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Muesli bars

If you sometimes serve breakfast on the go, these muesli bars are a great, fruit-filled option.

Chocolate-Covered Snack Balls
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Chocolate-covered snack balls

With these portable snack balls, you get just enough chocolate alongside wholesome ingredients like oats and flaxseed.

Five-Ingredient SunButter Cookies
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Five-ingredient SunButter cookies

Peanut butter cookies are a classic, and being nut-free doesn’t mean you have to go without. These SunButter cookies are just as soft and decadent.

Nut-Free Snacks for Kids
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