If you live in a household with dietary restrictions and food allergies, a candy craving can make things difficult when all you and your gang want is something ooey gooey. We believe candy-induced tummy trouble should be caused only by the sheer volume of too much sugary goodness, not because of an allergy! So here’s an updated list of candies and special treats guaranteed to be free of the most common trouble-makers, like peanuts and tree nuts, gluten and dairy. Feel free to use these lists to help navigate your way down the grocery aisle, but remember: to always check ingredient lists as recipes and manufacturing practices change from time to time – especially at Halloween and other holidays when candy manufacturing is at full tilt!

PASCHA Chocolate

This time around, these guys got fruity with an allergy-free "Make Me Smile" chocolate spread with a pear & date-infused natural sweetness! And if semi-sweet or bittersweet are your thing: look no further than their original assertive, tasty morsels. This allergen-free organic dark chocolate is just right for baking and is such a great addition to recipes it will take your culinary skills to a whole new level (even if the Martha Stewart gene skipped you!). How about kitchen fun on a afternoon that won’t cause any bad reactions? Mail-order chocolate chips can get whipped up into sweet batters for cookies and bars, and whole or mini-bars can be nibbled any old time without allergy-worry - so get cookin' and take a walk on the Dark Side!

Online: paschachocolate.com

Are we missing any of your favorite allergy-free candies? We’d love to hear about them in the comments below.

—Mireille Schwartz