With the holidays approaching, people with Celiac disease tend to start thinking about how they’re going to get through get-togethers, parties and other events. Halloween is just around the corner and if you or someone who know has Celiac disease, you may be thinking about some gluten free Halloween treats that everyone can enjoy. Luckily, there are plenty of options available that let kids and adults alike enjoy something tasty on the spookiest night of the year.
Gluten Free Halloween Treats
Gluten Free Cupcakes
Cupcakes are a fun way to add to your overall decor, plus they’re delicious too! Substitute the flours with a gluten free alternative such as Coconut Flour or Almond Flour. These recipe ideas from Food & Wine can help get you started.
The homemade kind, not the store bought version. Chex cereal is made of rice and completely gluten free. Not to mention you can add any other ingredients you want like gluten free pretzels, nuts, etc. Concoct the sauce out of your gluten free, safe ingredients at home and you can snack all night long on something that seems so indulgent but is perfectly safe.
Popcorn itself is gluten free and there are plenty of flavored versions that you can buy at the store. You can also experiment with your own varieties at home. Sprinkle parmesan cheese or hot sauce on your favorite popcorn.
Whether you eat gluten free or not, it’s nice to stay away from the candy and sugar around Halloween in order to keep things on the healthy side. Many varieties of fruit snacks are made with all natural fruit juice, no added sugar and are completely gluten free.
Gluten Free Snackers
For a gluten free treat that’s tastier than a cracker and healthier than a cookie, our gluten free Snackers are the ultimate choice. With four flavor varieties, there is sure to be an option for each and every guest will love.
Rice Krispie Treats
Another family favorite, these treats are made with puffed rice cereal sans gluten. You can find gluten free marshmallows at the grocery store and whip up a batch. They’ll be gone before they even cool and these are literally the only two ingredients you use for making this sweet treat.
If you are looking for something to hand out to trick-or-treaters or you want to have some safe snacks on hand for a party, there are individual bags of gluten free snacks available through many brands. Pirate Booty, Pop Chips, Popcorn and Veggie Chips are all gluten free and sometimes come in Halloween themed bags as well.
Of course, whether you are making your own Halloween treats or you are purchasing things to hand out that are already made, check the label first. Not all products are created equally and you’ll want to make sure there isn’t cross contamination with gluten in order to keep your Halloween treats as safe as possible.