Kid-Approved Peanut-Free Birthday Treats for School
With the growing number of children experiencing allergic reactions to peanuts, many schools are restricting the presence of nuts in the classroom. Though nut-free classrooms are designed with the best of intentions, it can be frustrating for parents preparing birthday treats for their little ones. Eliminating the presence of nuts certainly can be challenging, but there are plenty of options—both homemade and prepackaged from your local Foodtown supermarket—that are tasty, kid-approved, and safe for school.
Peanut-Free Prepacked School Birthday Treats
Short on time? There are plenty of store-bought peanut free snacks that are great for classroom birthdays. These pre-packaged snacks are especially helpful for schools that may not allow homemade treats or that require nutrition labels to be available. Just be sure to the check the labels, as ingredients can change.
- Marshmallow Krispie Treats
- Ice Pops
- Applesauce Cups
- Fruit Cups, packed in their own juice or water
- Animal Crackers
- Pudding Cups
- Graham Crackers
- Fig Cookies
- Jello Cups
A Nut-Free Recipe for Classroom Birthdays
There’s no denying that homemade treats are all the more special! If you have the time, whip up this sweet and delicious peanut-free recipe. It’s colorful and sweet and perfect for a classroom birthday party.
Funfetti Sugar Cookie Cake
- 1/2 Cup of Unsalted Butter, softened
- 3/4 Cup Granulated Sugar
- 1 Large Egg and 1 Egg Yolk
- 2 Teaspoons Vanilla Extract
- 1 and ½ Cups All-Purpose Flour
- ¼ Teaspoon Salt
- 1 Teaspoon Baking Powder
- ½ Teaspoon Baking Soda
- 1 ½ Teaspoons Cornstarch
- 2/3 Cup White Chocolate Chips
- ½ Cup Rainbow Sprinkles
- ½ Cup Unsalted Butter, softened
- 1 ¾ Cups Powdered Sugar
- 2 Tablespoons of Heavy Cream
- 1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
- Extra sprinkles for Decorating
- Preheat your oven to 350°F and spray a 9-inch cake pan with nonstick cooking spray.
- In a large bowl, use a handheld mixer to cream the butter on medium speed for about 1 minute. Once smooth, add sugar and mix until it forms a fluffy consistency. Beat in the egg, egg yolk, and vanilla and scrape the sides, as needed.
- In a medium bowl, whisk the flour, salt, baking powder, baking soda, and cornstarch. With the mixer running on low, add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients in 3 different parts. Once the dough combines, use a rubber spatula to gently fold in the white chocolate chips and 1/2 cup of sprinkles.
- Press the cookie dough evenly into the prepared pan and bake for 25-30 minutes or until lightly browned on top. Don’t overbake! A soft and chewy center is ideal. Allow the cake to cool on a wire rack before frosting.
- To make the frosting, use a handheld mixer to beat the butter on medium speed for about 2-minutes, or until creamy. Add the powdered sugar, heavy cream, and vanilla extract as you continue to mix on low. Increase to high speed and beat for about 3 full minutes, adding more sugar if the frosting becomes too thin or more cream if the frosting becomes too thick.
- Use a piping tip to frost the top of the cake and sprinkle with the leftover sprinkles.
Celebrate a Peanut-Free Birthday with Foodtown Grocery Stores
Foodtown makes it easy to shop peanut-free snacks for your child’s school birthday party! Stock up on the above peanut-free treats or whip up the bright and colorful peanut-free cookie cake—everything can be purchased at your local Foodtown grocery store. If you’re really tight on time, rely on the bakery of Foodtown—our team can help you find a peanut-free option, perfect for those busy weekdays.
Be sure to download our digital coupon app for plenty of ways to save on your next Foodtown visit. You may also locate your nearest Foodtown On the Go provider to shop online for home delivery or in-store pickup.