We've covered all the bases by avoiding gluten, eggs, and nuts—while still creating some of the best desserts to come from our test kitchen.

By Grace Elkus
Updated March 26, 2018
You’ll steal the show at the next party when you bring out these easy and adorable black-and-white bars. Gently tangy, thanks to a touch of cream cheese, and studded with chunks of crunchy chocolate cookies and smooth marshmallow cream, they’re every bit as decadent as they are eye-catching. Get the recipe:No-Bake Cookies and Cream Bars
Jen Causey

Coming up with a great homemade treat for your kid's class party requires some creativity—and not just in how you choose to decorate the cookies. With restrictions on common allergens, it can feel almost impossible to make a baked good a kid would still want to eat. Here, we've rounded up three school-safe treats that actually taste incredible.

Jen Causey


If you forgot about signing up to bring a treat until the night before, these bars are your best friend: they only take 20 minutes to make and then they finish in the fridge overnight. Kids will love them because they are filled with Oreos (just be sure to use the gluten-free kind), but they're also A-OK for classrooms that don't allow nuts and eggs (look for vegan Marshmallow Fluff).

Get the recipe: No-Bake Cookies and Cream Bars

Max Kelly


Start with gluten-free pretzels (we love Snyder's) and you've got yourself the best classroom-friendly treat in town. Salty, sweet, and wonderfully crunchy, this is a dangerously addictive snacks both the kids and parents will devour.

Get the Recipe: Black & White Chocolate Pretzels

Victor Protasio


Get the kids involved in making this unique treat: the science is similar to the vinegar-and-baking-soda volcanoes they likely made in class. The result is a tender, crunchy golden candy that we think is best dunked in chocolate.

Get the recipe: Chocolate Dipped Honeycomb