10 Healthy Birthday Treats for the Classroom

When it's your time to take in classroom treats, turn to these fun and healthy birthday treat recipes that will make everyone smile.

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PB&J Bites

Egg-Free, Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free

These PB&J bites are fun to make and fun to eat! Make the bites even healthier by using jam and peanut butter with no added sugar. —Kelly Ward, Stratford, Ontario

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Lemon-Apricot Fruit Pops

Dairy-free, Egg-Free, Nut-Free, Gluten-Free
With just 31 calories and less than 1 tsp. sugar per serving, this is one light and refreshing dessert everyone can find room for! —Aysha Schurman, Ammon, Idaho
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No-Guilt Brownies


Yes, you can watch what you eat and enjoy treats, too! These healthy brownies are lower in fat, calories and sugar than standard brownies making them the perfect cure for serious chocolate cravings. —Rita Ross, Delta, Ohio

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Healthy Peanut Butter Cookies

Only four ingredients and one bowl are needed for these healthy peanut butter cookies. If you want to make this recipe gluten-free, make sure the oat bran is made in a certified gluten-free facility. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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Layered Yogurt Pops

Egg-Free, Nut-Free, Gluten-Free
My kids love homemade ice pops, and I love knowing that the ones we make are good for them. These pops are low in calories and are stuffed with fresh fruit! —Shannon Carino, Frisco, Texas
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Banana Bread Snack Cakes

Dairy-free, Egg-Free, Nut-Free
This cake doesn’t need any frosting—just a dusting of powdered sugar. Guests are always amazed that it contains no eggs or dairy!.—Denise Loewenthal, Hinckley, Ohio
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Zucchini Chocolate Chip Cookies

These zucchini chocolate chip cookies are a grab-and-eat version of my aunt’s zucchini bread. They’re perfect for my family’s get-togethers and are stuffed with healthy ingredients like whole wheat flour, oat and zucchini.—Melissa Obernesser, Utica, New York
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Frozen Watermelon Lemon Cream Tarts

Egg-Free, Gluten-Free
These fruit tarts are so refreshing! They are low sugar, contain 4 grams of protein and just a few ingredients which means they’re easy to make, too. —Bethany DiCarlo, Harleysville, Pennsylvania
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Almond-Pecan Date Truffles

Dairy-free, Egg-Free, Gluten-Free
My daughter and I came across a date candy recipe when she was learning about ancient Egypt and knew we had to try to make our own. Instead of using added sugar or syrup, these treats are sweetened by just the dates and apple juice! —Lori Daniels, Beverly, West Virginia
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Chunky Banana Cream Freeze

Dairy-free, Egg-Free, Gluten-Free
Everyone loves ice cream, but we all know it doesn’t make a great school treat. Until this! With its sweet banana-almond flavor and chunky texture, this appealing banana peanut butter “ice cream” is a crowd-pleaser without heavy cream or dairy. —Kristen Bloom, Okinawa, Japan

Nicole Doster
Nicole is the Content Director of TMB's Strategy and Performance team. She oversees the brand's shopping and trend editorial teams and assists with content planning across Taste of Home, Family Handyman, Reader's Digest, The Healthy and Birds & Blooms. With over seven years of experience writing and editing in the food and home space, she enjoys sharing cooking tips, recipe picks and product recommendations that make life a little easier. When she's not hunched over her laptop, she's either practicing latte art or fixating on her latest DIY home renovation.
Peggy Woodward, RDN
Peggy is a Senior Food Editor for Taste of Home. In addition to curating recipes, she writes articles, develops recipes and is our in-house nutrition expert. She studied dietetics at the University of Illinois and completed post-graduate studies at the Medical University of South Carolina to become a registered dietitian nutritionist. Peggy has more than 20 years of experience in the industry. She’s a mom, a foodie and enjoys being active in her rural Wisconsin community.