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.
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.
No-Bake Cookies and Cream Bars
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
Black & White Chocolate Pretzels
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
Chocolate Dipped Honeycomb
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