Scaring Up GF Halloween Treats

This October 31st, don’t let the candy options give you a fright! If you and the kiddos are on a strict gluten-free diet, check out these spooktacular treats that won’t trick your system!

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Chocolate

Yep, we’re starting with the good stuff! These are some great options that are considered GF, so go ahead and raid the kids’ Halloween bags! Your secret is safe with me…

Endangered Species

This stuff is all natural, organic and certified GF by the Gluten-Free Certification Organization – oh yeah, and it tastes good! They’ve got dark and milk chocolates and also offer bars with raspberry, espresso or cherries added. Yum!

Dove

Dove Chocolate makes all of its chocolates GF but they do advise consumers to read the labels, because they say that occasionally the timing of production may require them to share space that could carry a cross-contamination risk. They will disclose this on the label.

Green & Black’s Organic Chocolate

These guys don’t label their sweets as GF, but all of their chocolates are GF EXCEPT the toffee bar – they take very careful precaution to clean their facilities to ensure there are no trace amounts of gluten.

Hershey’s Chocolate

This classic chocolate maker has two bars that are considered GF – the plain milk chocolate bar (1.55oz) and the milk chocolate bar with almonds (1.45oz)

Candy

These babies are, yep, GF! They are certified GF by the companies, but again, make sure you read the labels because while these companies generally don’t label “gluten-free” they will expressly label if the product runs the risk of cross-contamination.

GF Nestle Products

  • Baby Ruth
  • Bit-O-Honey
  • Butterfinger Bar (original flavor only – sorry guys, those fun little Butterfinger Pumpkins do have gluten)
  • Milk Chocolate
  • Goobers
  • Nips (including both regular and sugar-free)
  • Oh Henry!
  • Raisinets (including Cranberry and Dark Chocolate flavors)
  • Sno-Caps
  • Wonka Pixy Stix
  • Laffy Taffy (including Laffy Taffy Rope)
  • Wonka Lik-M-Aid Fun Dip

GF Mars Products

See the disclaimer above about reading the labels!

  • M&Ms (all EXCEPT for pretzel-flavored M&Ms and some special flavors with a risk of gluten cross-contamination)
  • 3 Musketeers Bars 
  • Milky Way Midnight Bar
  • Milky Way Caramel Bar
  • Snickers Bars (all flavors)

Craving candy corn this year? No problem! Jelly Belly makes not only GF jelly beans (even licorice), they make special Halloween GF candy corn! And really, do you ever eat it the rest of the year anyway? Just stay away from other Jelly Belly products – everything else does contain gluten.

Tootsie Roll Products

They say that they use no gluten whatsoever as ingredients or in the manufacturing process for this entire list, so go nuts (just stay away from Andes – those do contain gluten).

  • Tootsie Rolls
  • Fruit Rolls
  • Frooties
  • Dots
  • Tropical Dots
  • Crows
  • Cella’s Milk Chocolate Covered Cherries
  • Cella’s Dark Chocolate Covered Cherries
  • Junior Mints
  • Charleston Chew
  • Junior Caramels
  • Tootsie Pops
  • Tootsie Peppermint Pops
  • Caramel Apple Pops
  • Fruit Smoothie Pops
  • Tropical Stormz Pops
  • Child’s Play
  • Charms Blow Pops
  • Charms Super Blow Pops
  • Charms Pops
  • Zip-A-Dee-Mini Pops
  • Fluffy Stuff Cotton Candy
  • Sugar Daddy Pops
  • Sugar Mama Caramels
  • Charms Squares
  • Charms Sour Balls
  • Charms Candy Carnival
  • Pops Galore
  • Sugar Babies

There you have it – not a bad haul for a GF Halloween!

Is your favorite treat on this list? 

-Dean

 

 

Photo credit: Listplanit, Saratoga.
Gourmet Dad
  • Jun Alapag

    Count me in.

  • Dean McDermott

    Me, too! Isn’t it great that there are all of these choices? Hmmm, maybe not – now I have a ton of candy I want to eat! :)