On a food-focused holiday like Halloween, if you have Celiac disease or gluten intolerance, it’s really easy to become fixated on what you can’t have (miss you, Kit Kat and Twix!). But your Halloween will be much more fun if you focus instead on what you can have–and there are so many treats out there that are safe for you to enjoy. From store-bought candy to homemade confections, check out this list of fun, gluten-free Halloween treats! They’re perfect for serving at Halloween parties or making as treats for your family.
Here’s an awesome rundown of store-bought gluten-free Halloween treats (as well as some great tips on what to watch out for) from GF Jules.
This list from About.com features a variety of treats you can make at home, like meringue ghosts, dairy-free chocolate-dipped caramels, pumpkin seed brittle, caramel corn, and more.
This article from Real Mom Nutrition features a ton of really easy Halloween treats, like Eyeballs on a Stick, Green Goblin Smoothies, and more, all of which are already gluten-free or can easily be made gluten-free. (For the Popcorn Hands, make sure to get a brand of candy corn that you know to be gluten-free.)
From Weelicious.com, learn how to make super-simple banana ghosts and pumpkin clementines!
Gluten Free Frenzy wrote an awesome article about having a Harry Potter-themed party and offers up recipes to make gluten-free Harry Potter-themed treats like Butterbeer, pumpkin pasties, and broomsticks! (Also on Gluten Free Frenzy is an article about making spooky, gluten-free spider sandwiches.)
From the So Delicious Dairy Free blog, an amazing article that features tons of fruit-based Halloween treats and a yummy Pumpkin Spice Fruit Dip that you can make with So Delicious CocoWhip, which is also gluten-free.
From Chocolate Covered Katie, here’s how to make your own Chocolate Peanut Butter Candy Bars.
And finally, a treat that’s really fun to make and even more fun to eat–these Chocolate Graham Caramel Apples (recipe by Enjoy Life) are pretty amazing! This gluten-free, allergy-friendly recipe combines Enjoy Life’s chocolate chips and Vanilla Honey Graham Crunchy Cookies to make a delish coating for these yummy apples. They look totally fancy, but they’re actually pretty simple to make!
Which Halloween treat is your family’s favorite? Let me know in the comments below!
Disclaimer: Enjoy Life’s cookies and chocolate chips were provided to me for review purposes. In no way has this affected the integrity of the article.