Here are 10 delicious homemade gluten-free Halloween candy recipes that add lots of flavor and fun to gluten-free Halloween parties and trick-or-treat bags. From Halloween classics like homemade caramel corn and candy corn to sumptuous treats like "raw chocolate candy bars" and "chocolate toffee bars" try these homespun gluten-free recipes this Halloween!
Homemade caramel corn is buttery, crunchy, sweet and best of all it's naturally gluten-free. And it's so fresh, a quality hard to find in a can or bag! This recipe can be prepared ahead of time, packed in freezer bags and frozen until you're ready to serve it.
"Perfect for the fall and winter holidays, this pumpkin seed brittle is easy to make, easy to transport, and easy to eat! Pumpkin seed brittle will keep for several weeks at room temperature in an airtight container lined with wax paper." - Ashley Skabar, About.com Guide to Dairy Free Cooking
"This homemade candy corn recipe produces delicious candy corn look-alikes that liven up any Halloween party. The taste and texture of these candies is different from standard candy corn--they are much softer than waxy store-bought candy corn, and have a sweet vanilla-marshmallow taste. This is not a difficult recipe, but it is time-consuming because the candy corn kernels must be cut out individually." -Elizabeth LaBau, About.com Guide to Candy
Caramel apples are classic Halloween party fare. Watch the video and see how easy it is to homemade caramel apples.
"Sweet and gooey, these Candy Corn Popcorn Balls are the perfect Halloween treat! You won’t believe how easy it is to make popcorn balls using melted marshmallows, popcorn and candy corn. Be sure to press the balls together firmly, so that they won’t fall apart." - Elizabeth LaBau - About.com Guide to Candy
"These chocolate walnut caramels are great for gifts or dairy-free sweet-snacking. Feel free to substitute pecans or other nuts of your choice, though walnuts are always a good idea!" - Ashley Skabar - About.com Guide to Dairy Free Cooking
Author Information: Teri Gruss, MS About.com Guide to Gluten-Free Cooking Teri was diagnosed with gluten intolerance after decades of symptoms that culminated in malabsorption syndrome. Teri has written numerous health and nutrition articles for the popular website naturalnews.com and was a founding member and moderator of nutritioncircle.org, a nutrition forum for healthcare professionals and students. She is a member of the American Dietetic Association and supports the non-profit organization Gluten Intolerance Group (GIG) of North America as a member. Email Teri Gruss, MS here.