If you’re following a gluten-free diet, chances are you often feel stuck for gluten-free snack ideas. In this post, I’ll share 75+ gluten-free snack ideas to help you calm those cravings when a snack attack hits you. This post contains affiliate links. Please see my disclosures.
Grocery stores are exploding with tasty gluten-free snacks ready to tempt the millions of people living with celiac disease and non-celiac gluten sensitivity.
Gluten, a protein found in wheat, rye, barley, and sometimes oats, can cause intestinal damage and widespread inflammation for those who must follow the diet for medically-necessary reasons.
Below, I share 75+ of the best gluten-free snacks. I only included brands that are labeled gluten free or are certified gluten free by a third party.
Before I share my list of gluten-free snack brands with you, I also want to remind you of a few things:
(1) Gluten Free Doesn’t Mean It’s Healthy: Just because a product is gluten free doesn’t mean it’s healthy. In fact, many gluten-free foods contain fewer nutrients and more fat and calories. Read 5 Dangers Associated with the Gluten-Free Diet to learn more.
(2) Read Labels Carefully: Some brands offer both gluten and gluten-free options. Look for clearly labeled gluten-free products, or even better, look for products that are certified gluten free by a third-party certifying agency like the GFCO. The information on a product’s label is always the most accurate information available. To help you read labels more quickly, download the free Fig app on your phone and read my article on gluten-free labeling laws and seek to understand why the FDA set the gluten-free threshold at 20 parts per million.
(3) Focus on Naturally Gluten-Free Foods: When possible, eat snacks that are naturally gluten free and don’t come with a label. These will be the safest and often the most healthy gluten-free snacks around. Some whole, fresh and healthy gluten-free snack options include:
- Ants on a log (celery with peanut butter and raisins)
- Apple slices with peanut butter
- Avocados with lime and a sprinkle of sea salt
- Banana slices with peanut butter
- Berries, fresh
- Carrot sticks
- Cucumbers, sliced
- Eggs, hard-boiled
- Energy bars, homemade
- Kale chips, homemade
- Kombucha (I like Health-Ade, Humm, and Brew Dr., or make your own kombucha at home)
- Melons, sliced
- Nuts (avoid bulk bins; read labels carefully; many Nuts.com nuts are certified gluten free; read my full report on which nuts are gluten free)
- Rice cakes with peanut butter
- String cheese
(4) Watch Your Budget: Gluten-free snacks are expensive, and you often get fewer products for more money. Naturally gluten-free foods will always be cheaper. Also, shop for gluten-free snacks at Costco, Walmart, Trader Joe’s or Aldis to save a little money.
List of 75+ Gluten-Free Snacks
Here is my list of 75+ of the best gluten-free snacks on the market. This list is regularly updated, so please check back often.
If you know of a brand or snack option you’d like me to add to this list, please comment or contact me with your tip.
Annie’s Gluten-Free Cocoa and Vanilla Bunny Cookies: Kids love these sweet bunny-shaped cookies that are certified gluten free by the NSF. Buy them here.
Bare Apple Chips: The only ingredient in these dried apple slices is apples. No added sugar. Buy them here.
Barnana Banana Bites: These banana snacks are chewy and sweet, and I love ’em! They come in chocolate-dipped banana bites too. My only complaint is they’re expensive, especially because I can eat the whole bag in seconds. Buy them here.
Bear Naked Granola Bites: These granola bites are a delicious blend of peanut butter, pumpkin seeds, and millet. Buy them here.
Better Bites Do Bites: These frozen snack bites are perfect for when your sweet tooth is calling. You can find a variety of sweet flavors, but I have a penchant for the Chocolate Chip Do Bites, which is basically cookie dough covered in chocolate. Yum! Look for them in the frozen food aisle or buy them here.
Biena Chickpea Snacks: These chickpea puffs come in various flavors and offer healthy gluten-free snacking for adults and kids. Buy them here.
Bobo’s Chocolate Chip Oat Bites: These soft-baked oat bites are sweet and made with organic ingredients. Buy them here.
Boom Chick-A-Pop: Angie’s Boom Chick-A-Pop is sweet and salty kettle corn that is irresistible for movie nights and road trips. Buy it here.
Brazi Bites: These frozen cheese bread bites make for the perfect after-school snack. They need to be baked in the oven for a few minutes before enjoying. Buy them here.
B Fine Foods Snack Mixes: These snack mixes are made with kettle-cooked banana chips and nuts and come in various savory flavors. Buy them here.
Cauliflower Crackers: Ground Up makes a variety of gluten-free cauliflower snacks, including crackers, puffs, pretzels, and chips. Buy them here.
Chex Cereal: Chex makes a variety of gluten-free cereals using corn and/or rice that you can use to make homemade Chex Mix snacks. Buy it here.
Chomps: Chomps makes a variety of beef and turkey meat sticks. My favorite flavor is jalapeno beef. Find them at Walmart, Natural Grocers, and Trader Joe’s, or buy them online here.
Crunchmaster Multi-Seed Crackers: Crunchmaster crackers offer the perfect snack and pair well with your favorite healthy dips. Get them here.
Crunchy Rice Rollers: These crunchy rice rollers are made with seven simple ingredients and come in a variety of sweet flavors. Buy them here.
Element Chocolate Covered Rice Cakes: These delightful organic rice cakes come covered in dark chocolate, making it an irresistible snack choice. Buy them here.
Enjoy Life Seed and Fruit Mix: These peanut- and tree nut-free trail mixes make the perfect filling snack. All Enjoy Life products are free from the top 8 allergens plus gluten. Buy them here.
Epic Meat Bars: These meat bars come in various flavors and make an excellent protein-rich snack. Buy them here.
Every Body Eat Crackers: These thin gluten-free crackers are perfect for snacking and come in various fun flavors. They’re made from a combination of flours, starches, olive oil, chia seeds, sunflower seeds, and more. Buy them here.
Feel Good Foods Pizza Rolls: These cauliflower-crusted three-cheese rolls taste like Totino’s pizza rolls and make the perfect afterschool snack. They come in a variety of flavors too. Buy them here.
FitJoy Pretzels: FitJoy makes grain-free pretzels that are perfect for snacking. They’re made from a combination of cassava flour, potato flour, chickpea flour, and other ingredients. Buy them here.
Freedom Donuts: These are the best gluten-free donuts money can buy. I wish they were easier to find in stores. Buy them here.
Gaea Olives: Gaea makes pre-packaged olive snacks that make for the perfect portable healthy snack, especially for olive lovers. Buy them here.
GFB Protein Bites: These protein bites are made with non-GMO ingredients and are suitable for vegans. They contain plenty of high-quality complete protein and healthy fats. Buy them here.
Glutino Animal Crackers: These crunchy and sweet crackers will make you feel like a kid again. Buy them here.
GoGo Squeez: These squeeze applesauce offer a refreshing sweet treat wherever you go. They come in a variety of flavors too. Buy them here.
Good Bean Snacks: These salty and crunchy chickpea snacks are high in plant protein and fiber. And they taste pretty good too! Buy them here.
Goodie Girl Mint Cookies: These wonderful cookies are reminiscent of Thin Mint Girl Scout cookies and make for a mighty tasty gluten-free treat. They come in a variety of flavors. Buy them here.
Harvest Snaps: These baked green pea snaps are surprisingly good and crunchy and come in various flavors. Buy them here.
Heavenly Hunks: These chewy hunks of oats, peanut butter, and chocolate make for a great wholesome snack. Buy them here.
HighKey Mini Cookies: Pop these mini cookies into your mouth for a sweet treat full of healthy fats. It’s ketogenic diet safe. Buy them here or at Costco.
HIPPEAS Chickpea Puffs: I love these crunchy chickpea puffs made from high-protein chickpeas. It comes in a variety of fun flavors too. Buy them here.
Homefree Mini Cookies: These tasty cookies are super portable, and kids love ’em. They easily pack in school lunches. Buy them here.
Jackson’s Honest Sweet Potato Chips: Jackson’s Honest Chips are made with coconut and avocado oils. Buy them here.
Justin’s Nut Butters and Peanut Butter Cups: These portable peanut and nut butter packets are perfect for snacking, and I always carry one with me, along with an apple, for an easy and healthy snack. Justin’s also makes crave-able peanut butter cups that are super tasty too. Buy them here.
Ka-Pop! Snacks: These puffed snacks are made from sorghum and free from gluten, dairy, and corn. They come in an array of savory flavors. Buy them here.
Katz Muffin Snacks: Katz is a brand gluten-free people know and trust, and these sweet muffin snacks don’t disappoint. Store them in the freezer and warm them in the microwave for the best results. Buy them here.
Kind Bars: Kind makes various nut and fruit bars, some with chocolate too. The bars are sweet and made with whole ingredients you recognize. Buy them here.
Kinnikinnick Vanilla Wafers: You don’t have to give up vanilla wafers just because you can’t eat gluten. And these Kinnikinnick vanilla wafers taste just like the ones you enjoyed growing up. Buy them here.
Kirkland Turkey Jerky: Enjoy a protein-rich snack with Kirkland brand Turkey Jerky, found at Costco. Beef and turkey jerky makes a great snack, and many brands are gluten free. Check labels.
Late July Chips: These are a favorite chip brand in my house, and I stock up on Late July at Costco every chance I get. I especially enjoy the jalapeno lime flavor. Buy them here.
Laiki Rice Crackers: These wonderful crackers taste like Triscuits, only without gluten. They’re super light and crunchy and make for the perfect salty snack. Buy them here.
Larabar: Larabar makes a variety of gluten-free snack bars, which make for the perfect portable snack. I think the Lemon Bar flavor tastes like a lemon bar! See all the gluten-free bars here.
Love Corn Crunchy Corn: These Love Corn crunch corn snacks taste like Corn Nuts, only with a clean ingredient list. They come in a variety of flavors, although I’m partial to the simple Sea Salt. Buy them here.
Made Good Star Puffed Crackers: These cheesy puffed crackers are the closest snacks you can find to a gluten-free goldfish cracker, and kids love ’em. Buy them here.
MYBREAD Soft Pretzel Bites: These soft pretzel bites can be stored in your freezer and heated in the microwave for a tasty after-school snack. Buy them here.
Nature Valley Protein Bars: Be sure to look for the gluten-free labeled Natural Valley Protein Bars, which are not to be confused with the Honey and Oat variety, which is NOT gluten free. Find them at Costco.
Oreo Cookies: Oreo has come out with a gluten-free Oreo cookie that is just as good as the original. Be sure to look for gluten-free marked packages. I recommend the Double-Stuf, always. Learn more about the ingredients in gluten-free oreo cookies.
Pamela’s Fig Cookies: These cookies taste like Fig Newtons, only without the gluten and icky ingredients. Buy them here.
Perky Jerky: Perky Jerky makes tender jerky that melts in your mouth. It also comes in a variety of delicious flavors, and the whole line is gluten free (check the packaging to ensure nothing has changed). Buy them here.
Pirate’s Booty: The kids love Pirate’s Booty, which is puffed corn coated with a savory aged white cheddar seasoning. Buy them here.
PopCorners: I’m a bit reluctant to include PopCorners on my list of the best gluten-free snacks because, in mid-2022, the brand removed the GFCO’s gluten-free certification logo from select flavors, and these flavors are no longer labeled gluten free either. Read labels carefully. Read more about this debacle here.
Purely Elizabeth Granola: This granola is made with a variety of gluten-free ancient grains, oats, and seeds and is lightly sweetened. It makes for the perfect stand-alone snack or on top of yogurt or ice cream. Buy it here.
Quinn Pretzel Nuggets: These peanut butter pretzels are one of my favorite all-time snacks! The pretzels are made from sorghum. I’ve spotted them at Walmart, Natural Grocers, and Whole Foods. Buy them here.
Rhythm Cauliflower Bites: These crispy and slightly salty cauliflower bites are made from dried cauliflower. You can find a big bag at Costco or buy them here.
Sahale Snacks: Enjoy a variety of flavored and glazed nut mixes that are perfectly portioned inside on-the-go packaging. Buy them here.
Siete Grain Free Cinnamon Chips: Siete makes a variety of grain-free chips made with cassava flour, including cinnamon chips. Buy them at Costco and here.
Safe & Fair Granola: Safe & Fair makes a variety of fun gluten-free granola flavors, including birthday cake granola and chocolate chip cookie dough granola. Buy this crave-able treat here.
Saffron Road Crunchy Chickpeas: Saffron Road makes a variety of crunchy chickpea snacks that are certified gluten free. Buy them here.
SeaSnax seaweed: These crunchy seaweed snacks are addictive and nutritious. They also contain many trace minerals. Buy them here, or look for the Kirkland seaweed snacks at Costco for a better deal!
Seneca Apple Chips: Seneca Apple Chips are delightfully crunchy and sweet, although there’s never enough in one bag. Buy them here. These are labeled gluten free, and I independently tested them with Nima Sensor to make sure.
Schar Twin Bar: Schar makes a variety of certified gluten-free snack foods, including Twin Bars that taste like Twix, only without gluten. Buy them here.
Sheila G’s Brownie Brittle: Sheila G makes a variety of brownie brittles that are labeled gluten free. Do not confuse them with the regular brownie brittle varieties from the same brand, which contain gluten. Buy them here.
Simple Mills Almond Flour Crackers: Grain-free friends rejoice in these crunchy crackers made from almond flour. They’re seasoned with a touch of sea salt. Buy them here or at select Costco stores.
Skinny Pop: All Skinny Pop popcorn varieties are certified gluten free. This is hands down, my favorite popcorn brand. Buy them at most grocery stores across the US or here.
Smashmallows: These fun marshmallow snacks come in various flavors, including cookie dough and churro. They’re made without gluten ingredients, although they’re processed in a shared facility (not shared equipment. Buy them here.
Snack Factory Gluten-Free Pretzel Crisps: These flat crispy pretzels are one of my favorite snacks. They taste like delicious pretzels, only lighter in texture. Buy them here.
Snow Days Pizza Rolls: These delicious gluten-free pizza rolls come frozen and heat nicely in the air fryer or microwave, making for the perfect after-school snack. Buy them here.
Snyder’s Gluten-Free Pretzels: I challenge you to taste the difference between the regular and gluten-free pretzels from Snyder’s. Be sure to look for the gluten-free label. Find them at many grocery stores across the US and online here.
Sweet Amsterdam Gluten-Free Stroopwafels: For a sweet and soft cookie treat, look no further than these stroopwafels by Sweet Amsterdam, which come in a variety of flavors. Learn more about gluten-free stroopwafels and buy them here.
Tate’s Bake Shop Gluten-Free Cookies: Tate’s offers a crispy, buttery classic chocolate chip cookie. While I like a soft-baked cookie myself, I know many people who love this brand. Buy them here.
Terra Sweet Potato Chips: These addictive sweet potato chips are made from real crinkle-cut sweet potatoes. They’re labeled gluten free. Buy them here.
That’s It Fruit Bars: That’s It dried fruit bars are made just from dried fruits smushed together, and that’s it. Find them at Costco or online here.
The Good Crisp Chips: If you miss Pringles, look for these gluten-free Pringle-like chips, which taste and look like the Pringles you once knew and loved. Buy them here.
Veggie Straws by Sensible Portions: These veggie straws aren’t quite made from fresh vegetables; rather, they’re made from a mix of corn and potato flour and starches. Alas, these salty and crunchy puffed straws are gluten free and the kids love ’em. Buy a big bag of them at Costco or online here.
Welch’s Fruit Snacks: This classic kid-friendly fruit snack treat is gluten free and the small prepacked packs of gummies fit nicely inside school lunches. Find a big box of ’em at Costco or online here.
Wiley Wallaby Licorice: Miss licorice because it contains gluten? The Very Berry flavor of Wiley Wallaby is gluten free. Hooray for gluten-free licorice! Please note that other flavors of Wiley Wallaby licorice are not gluten free.
Yum Earth Gummy Bears: Gummy bear fans rejoice! While Haribo gummy bears are not gluten free (they contain wheat syrup), Yum Earth gummy bears are safe, and they’re delightful. Buy them here.
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I make my own mix of nuts, raisins an cranberries. I buy a kilo of mixed nuts (roasted or raw – depends on what you prefer) and mix it with raisins, yellow raisins and lots of cranberries, Quantity of fruit the same as nuts or slightly more – again it depends on what you prefer. I then store it in jars with tight closing lids.
I really enjoy this and it is handy to take along on a trip. Also cheaper than packets of store bought mixes.
I disagree on including bars. Being both diabetic and celiac, I still have occasional sugar. Pamela’s Whenever Bars are great! Oats, nuts and fruits. I also recently discovered Nature’s Bakery gluten free fig bars. Each is a wonderful snack and easy to take on a trip. Hope you enjoy your trip!