Looking for yummy Halloween recipes to serve your gluten-free kid at home or school? See our picks for gluten-free Halloween treats your child can safely enjoy this holiday!
As Halloween season draws nearer, you’ve probably been thinking ahead about what to serve your kiddo at the upcoming neighborhood Halloween party, or the in-school class parties.
Because when there are kids and parties involved, we all know there’s bound to be some sort of sweets. This can pose quite the challenge when trying to keep your gluten-free kids away from the wrong treats that can cause them health issues.
We want to include our kids in the holidays and festivities their peers are participating in, but we need to do so safely when they have issues like celiac disease.
Personally, I know how challenging it is to tell your kid “no you can’t have that.” So today, I wanted to share some delicious gluten-free Halloween treats and recipe ideas you can say “yes” to and include at the dessert table or bring to a class party!
These recipe ideas are fun and festive, and sure to please your picky-eater newly transitioning to the gluten-free diet.
NOTE: Because celiac disease is a real concern, if you are at all worried about any of the added flavors or toppings, like sprinkles or candy eyes needed to complete many of these Halloween recipes, always check with the manufacturer directly. Although most sprinkle brands aren’t made with gluten, some may be processed in facilities that handle wheat…making cross-contamination a concern. However, Wilton Cakes claims their candy eyeballs are gluten-free. And I recommend you choose a sprinkles brand that is specifically labeled gluten-free. You can check this gluten-free candy list for updates.
41 Gluten-Free Halloween Dessert Treats for Kids
These first set of Halloween treats are naturally gluten-free, making them a great healthy option for your gluten-free kid. Think fruits and veggies with a fun Halloween twist!
Healthy Gluten-Free Halloween Treats for Kids
- Spider-Man Web Berry Dessert
- Halloween Popcorn & Fruit Snack
- Halloween Monster Apples
- Halloween Chocolate Apples
- Halloween Monster Mouths
- Banana Ghost Halloween Treats
- Pumpkin Fruit Leather
- Halloween Jack-o-Lantern Fruit Cups
- Halloween Chocolate Pear Ghosts
- Clementine Pumpkin Treats
- Halloween Chocolate Fruit Bugs
Yummy Gluten-Free Halloween Recipes for Kids
If you’re looking for something a little sweeter, and still gluten-free, any of these tasty Halloween treats should do the trick!
- Gluten-free Spider Cookies
- Gluten-free Halloween Donuts
- Gluten-free Sugar Cookies for Halloween
- Gluten-free Halloween Sugar Cookies
- Gluten-free Meringue Ghosts
- Ghost Meringue Cookies
- Gluten-free Mummy Cookies
- Glutenfree Pumpkin Madelines
- No-Bake Cookie Dough Pumpkin Pops
- Gluten-free Ghost Cookies
- Snickerdoodle Puppy Chow Chex Mix
- Pumpkin Pie Gummies
- Mini Gluten-free Chocolate Chop Pumpkin Muffins
- Pumpkin Peanut Butter Brownies
- Pumpkin Oatmeal Banana Bread
More Halloween Treats for Kids
Finally, if you want to get even more creative, the Halloween desserts below can be adapted to gluten-free with a couple of small tweaks. I’ve noted what you need to swap out to make them truly gluten-free.
Get creative with either of the Halloween pretzel recipes below Just be sure you use gluten-free pretzels!
It’s amazing how creative you can get with cookies! Don’t forget to grab gluten-free Oreos to make the items below truly gluten-free.
Want a festive gluten-free drink treat for the kids? Try either of the two ideas below that make a great choice for Halloween festivities.
- Allergy-Friendly Hot Chocolate
- FrankenSmoothie – A naturally gluten-free smoothie recipe, just be sure to opt for the natural sprinkles.
And just to be safe, when making ANY Halloween marshmallow treats, skip the popular Kraft Jet-Puffed Marshmallow brand and opt for a certified gluten-free marshmallow brand including Dandies Marshmallows and Trader Joe Marshmallows. Kraft is manufactured in a facility that also processes wheat making cross-contact a possibility.
When making any Halloween recipe that involves Rice Krispie treats, please be sure you are using a brand labeled “gluten-free” because the Kellog’s Rice Krispies Cereal itself is not actually gluten-free.
You can use this simple, delicious recipe as a base for your gluten-free Halloween Rice Krispie treats!
Lastly, if you are feeling super creative you can even make these Chocolate Halloween Bark with natural-colored candy or these Pumpkin Patch Pudding Cups — just be sure to replace the “dirt patch” cookies with gluten-free cookies and gluten-free “grass” sprinkles.
I hope this list of festive gluten-free Halloween treats for kids has given you some inspiration and reassure you of the dessert options your child can still enjoy without compromising their health.
Remember above all: when in doubt, cut it out!