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Ever tried to throw a birthday party for your kid and then get hit with the inevitable "Mom, we need to have 25 cupcakes and 1 gluten-free snack with sugar!"

This dilemma struck me last night as I was being told at the very last minute (right before my child's bedtime) that I needed to find something sweet that was gluten-free for a class birthday party for my 10-year-old child who is now ELEVEN!

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First of all, please give me a moment to let that shock sink in, that I have an eleven-year-old child when most days I still feel like a teenager myself! This does not include the days when my aging bones betray me to mysterious cracks, pops, and inexplicable aches.

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Faced with the traumatic predicament of figuring out what the [BLEEP] is a gluten-free snack with sugar with only a few hours notice, I hopped onto Google and searched, "gluten-free snacks for kids". Thankfully, our grocery stores are packed with delicious goodies so that our sweet gluten-free kids don't have to feel left out during class parties with treats! All I could think about was some lonesome child sitting there without something sweet to eat and that broke my heart.

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I made it my quest to find the best sweet treats at the store for that one child I've never met!

I found some great stuff available in the Yakima Valley at your local Safeway, Rosauer's, Wray's Thriftway, and of course, Walmart will have some things, too.

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Gluten-Free Oreos

Who knew Oreos had a gluten-free option? This is so cool! I ended up getting these for the child in my kid's classroom who needed a delicious sweet treat!

Gluten-Free Oreos
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Gluten-Free Double-Stuff Oreos
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Annie's Fruit Snacks

Fruit snacks are a kid favorite, so if you're looking for something sweet and gluten-free that can make a kid happy, try these on for size!

Annies Bunny Fruit Snacks Are Gluten-Free
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Sweet Lorens Cookie Dough Chocolate Chunk Cookies

I've never heard of these cookies but now my curiosity is peaked. COOKIE DOUGH chocolate chip cookies? Yes, please!

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Sweet Lorens Chocolate Chunk Cookie Dough Gluten-Free Cookies
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Girl Scout Cookies: Toffee Tastic

When my daughter Willow was a Daisy, Brownie, and Junior Girl Scout, there were always people asking us for gluten-free cookies at our Cookie Booth sales. Toffee Tastics cookies were the go-to for that!

Girl Scout Toffee Tastic Cookies are Gluten-Free
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Goodie Girl Birthday Cake Gluten-Free Cookies (via Amazon.com)

Goodie Girl Gluten Free Birthday Cake Cookies Amazon
Goodie Girl Cookies via Amazon.com
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You'll have to hop on Amazon to buy these cookies but they look really, really, really good!

Please share your tips for other delicious gluten-free snacks we can find at the grocery store so that we can help the next panicking parent faced with the same tricky situation! <3< p>

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