Children with celiac disease, an autoimmune disorder in which the ingestion of gluten can lead to damaging the small intestines, often feel left out when it comes to parties. Because gluten is a protein found in wheat, most commercially baked goods – such as cakes, pies, and cupcakes – contain gluten. And because of their popularity, these treats are often served at Halloween parties so they can’t enjoy the common fare served. Here is a list of my four favorite Gluten-free Halloween treats: perfect for any party or get together!
Hooray for Gluten-free Halloween treats!!
Pumpkin Popcorn Balls: Popcorn balls are fun and easy to make a treat that even the kids will enjoy making. Their round shape means it’s easy to turn them into a pumpkin, but they’re so easy to decorate, you can use them for any holiday.
Candied Pecans: Sweet and salty come together in this super simple gluten-free recipe.
Gluten-free Chocolate Chip Cookies: Chocolate Chip cookies are a favorite among adults and children alike. These cookies prove that just because something has to be gluten-free doesn’t mean it has to taste gluten-free.
Meringue Bones: Crispy, light meringue cookies piped into the shape of bones to make a delicious and spooky gluten-free Halloween treat.
Of course, if you would rather not make gluten-free treats, there are also plenty of candies and treats on the market that doesn’t contain gluten
Short List of Gluten-Free Candy
- Brach’s Candy Corn
- Dum-Dum Lollipops
- Jelly Belly Jelly Beans
- Lifesavers Hard Candy
- York Peppermint Patties (all except for York Pieces, York Minis and York Shapes)
- Pixy Sticks
- Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups (all except for seasonal shaped items)
- Tootsie Rolls
- Fruit Rolls
- Junior Mints
- Junior Mints
- Charleston Chew
- Tootsie Pops
- Charms Blow Pops
- Red Hots
- Almond Joy (all)
- Mounds (all)
- Hershey’s Milk Chocolate Kisses
- Hershey’s Filled Chocolate Kisses only caramel and cherry cordial creme
- Heath Bar
Believe you me, there is no shortage of Gluten-Free Halloween treats on the market
Having celiac disease is difficult for anyone, but can be managed with careful attention to diet. That doesn’t always help the children who end up feeling left out of holiday parties because they can’t eat so many of the most popular treats and foods being served. Now, thanks to these gluten-free Halloween treats, they don’t have to feel excluded anymore.
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