Halloween Gluten Free Candy Lists + Tips & Treats
Halloween can be a scary time for those with food allergies or avoiding gluten. Many candies that you would not expect to contain gluten do in fact contain it. The good news is that many candies that you thought were off limits aren’t!
I used to do tons of research in order to get you the most accurate list of gluten free Halloween treats, but then I discovered Sure Foods Living. Allison at Surefoodsliving.com does extensive research each year on the subject of candy and common allergens – not just gluten – but including gluten. I am happy to skip the research now, and just point you Sure Foods Living!
Take a good look in order to prepare for your Halloween parties and purchases.
Gluten Free & Allergen Free Candy Lists
Here are the amazing lists from Sure Foods Living:
Here are some tips for a healthier Halloween:
- Feed kids some healthy food (such as some of the clever ideas below) before they go trick or treating so they are not hungry
- Remember to agree with your kids ahead of time that they will eat nothing before you check the list and read the label.
- Keep a couple of their gluten free favorites on hand to trade for the gluten filled ones you will have to take away.
- Trade all the candy for money – or take it to a participating dentist to trade for money. Many advertise this service now.
- Put kids in charge of handing out candy instead of collecting it.
- If invited to a party, use the “Treats” section below for ideas of gluten free snacks to bring to share.
Gluten Free Treats
Here are some cute treats you can make gluten free or easily alter for you Halloween fun! Most of these ideas are even healthy-ish! Gluten Free changes are added below with one of these *
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*Use gluten free pretzel sticks
*Wilton Candy Melts are gluten free
*Most marshmallows are gluten free, but check your label to be sure (“In the U.S., the marshmallow industry is dominated by two main companies: Kraft Foods Inc. and Doumak Inc. The good news is, both manufacture only gluten-free marshmallows.“)
Here are 2 healthy and fun ideas from Lauren Conrad’s Blog.
*Use gluten free chocolate cookies
With a little peanut butter, sliced almonds, and apples you can make Apple Mouths
Or Apple Smiles using mini marshmallows
Add a little avocado, taco sauce, and green olives to your boiled eggs
Serve with gluten free chips or crackers.
Spider Pops are fun to make and fun to bring to classmates!
Don’t throw away those pumpkin seeds!
Got any other great ideas? Add them below.