Spooky Gluten-Free Halloween Treats

Spooky Gluten-Free Halloween Treats You Can't Resist

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Spooky Gluten-Free Halloween Treats You Can't Resist
Spooky Gluten-Free Halloween Treats
Spooky Gluten-Free Halloween Treats
Spooky Gluten-Free Halloween Treats

Does the thought of going gluten-free for Halloween spook you? I recently jumped back on the gluten-free wagon as part of a holistic approach to taming my Hashimoto’s and healing my gut. With Halloween just around the corner, a certain level of fright crept up on me. Our department always hosts a Halloween potluck party nicknamed ‘Spooky Boucke.’ Desperate for some creative gluten-free Halloween treats, I posed a question to the universe, umm, kindred spirit bloggers, and was overwhelmed by their collective generosity to share these creepy yet delicious Halloween goodies!

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  1. No-Bake Pumpkin Cookie Dough Pops

Jaclyn Anne at Crayons and Cravings had me at ‘no-bake’ and cookie dough. These delicious treats require about 25 minutes of prep time and then around 2 hours in the fridge to set. Yes, please!

No-Bake Pumpkin Cookie Dough Pops

  1. Candy Corn Popcorn

The first thing that pops into my mind when I think about Halloween treats is candy corn! This spin on a favorite treat from Robin Gagnon at Mom Foodie is a yummy combo when you add popcorn to the mix.

Candy Corn Popcorn Recipe: Colorful Fall Popcorn Snack Mix


  1. White Chocolate Skulls with Brains

Robin Gagnon at Mom Foodie also shares her secret to treats that will delight children and adults alike. The white chocolate skulls are filled with pink cheesecake mousse

Pink Brain Mousse in White Chocolate Skulls – Halloween Dessert


  1. Chewy Pumpkin Spice Candy

For me, food is often about texture. The chewiness comes from honey, maple syrup (Side note: My husband is French-Canadian, so real maple syrup (not the fake corn syrup stuff) is a staple in our house!), seeds, and nuts. Thank you, Jessica Espinoza at Delicious Obesssions!

Chewy Pumpkin Spice Candy Recipe

  1. Orange Fruit Jack-O’Lanterns

These are the cutest and healthiest treat I have ever seen! Chrysa Duran at Thrifty Jinxy shows us how to make jack-o’lanterns by using orange peel as the shell and stuffing them with yummy berries.

Orange Fruit Jack-O-Lantern – Directions for a Fun, Healthy Halloween

  1. Clementine Pumpkins

Chrysa Duran also shares her super easy to make clementine pumpkins treat. So simple, classy, and healthy!

Easy, Healthy Halloween Treats – Clementine Pumpkins and More!

  1. Easy Homemade Caramel Apples

Halloween also conjures up fall seasonal fruit — apples! Who doesn’t love caramel apples? Chrysa notes in her post that it can be hard to resist buying ready-made caramel apples, only to be disappointed by the quality of the apple. How to fix that? Make your own!

Easy Homemade Caramel Apple Recipe

  1. Gluten-Free Vegan Halloween Ghost Cake

Remember the Halloween potluck I mentioned above? Well, one of the challenges in our office is that several people are not only gluten-free but also vegan. This cake from Rhian at Rhian’s Recipes is here to the rescue!

Gluten-Free Vegan Halloween Ghost Cake

  1. Zombie Fingers


Halloween Zombie Fingers (c) Recipes from a Pantry displayed with permission

Bintu over at Recipes from a Pantry shares her vegan zombie fingers creation which combines chocolate and dates. These are no-bake and vegan…they will creep out the kiddos and intrigue the adults. Bring them on!


(Side note aka digression: When I was an international student in Montreal, my favorite treat at the bakery was ‘carrés aux dates’ or date squares. They say food brings back memories–dates bring back fond memories of my studies at l’université de Montréal!)





  1. Monster Halloween Marshmallow Pops

Bintu also shares these super easy treats. My children love to eat anything with marshmallows, so I will be sure to try these out!!



  1. Keto Peanut Butter Cups

Savory Tooth’s got a keto version of peanut butter cups. You can either make your low carb chocolate or Julia will recommend which brand to buy. You can substitute whey protein powder with blanched almond flour and if peanut butter isn’t your jam (no pun intended), experiment with other nut butters.

Keto Peanut Butter Cups (Low Carb, Sugar Free)

  1. Gluten-Free Halloween Sugar Cookies

Sugar cookies bring back fond memories of making Joy of Cooking’s Rich Roll sugar cookies at Christmas time with my mom. Since I’ve rejoined the gluten-free lifestyle this past summer, I have been dreading the holidays without sugar cookies. No fear since Chrystal from Gluten-Free Palate comes to the rescue with her gluten-free sugar cookie recipe! Oh, and speaking of sugar cookies, during my grassroots diplomacy days as an English as a Foreign Language teacher in Fukuoka, Japan, I taught my students how to make sugar cookies.



  1. Gluten-Free Chocolate Macrons

I swear I didn’t plan this, but lucky number 13 happens to be frightfully delicious chocolate macrons. Thank you Chrystal! My French-American kiddos are so going to love these festive and colorful delights.

Oh, and I wasn’t being sarcastic, by the way. I was actually born on a Friday the 13th!


  1. Gluten-Free Mummy Cookies

These spooky yet adorable mummy cookies from Sharon aka Shay from What the Fork (love her blog’s name!) are made with a gluten-free sugar cookie base. They are uber easy and creative.

Gluten Free Mummy Cookies for Halloween

  1. Gluten-Free Spider Cookies

Sharon (Shay) serves up another gluten-free treat — adorable spider cookies. I know, how can anything related to spiders not be creepy? Trust me, these are cute!! Oh, and I forgot to mention under the peanut butter cup recipe further up how much I love all things peanut butter and chocolate!!


Gluten Free Spider Cookies


  1. Spooky Gluten-Free Chocolate Cupcakes

Sandi at Fearless Dining serves up these gorey yet scrumptious treats. She notes how this recipe is part of her quest to convince ‘Mr. Fearless Dining’ that Halloween can be fun. Yes!!


Super Chocolaty Gluten Free Chocolate Cupcakes

  1. Easy Spooky Tumeric White Chocolate Bark

Sandi doesn’t disappoint with this healthy twist — turmeric, known for its anti-inflammatory properties, is used in this Halloween treat for natural coloring. Super easy – you just need two ingredients, unless you opt to add some nuts to the mix.

Easy Spooky Turmeric White Chocolate Bark

  1. Gluten-Free Mini Pumpkin Muffins

Savory Lotus shares this scrumptious mini muffin recipe. Pumpkins topped with pecans? Yummy!!


  1. Easy Pumpkin Fudge Recipe – Sugar Free and Paleo

Lisa at Low Carb Yum has a sugar-free, paleo, and — are you ready for this — dairy-free pumpkin fudge recipe. Ghoulishly delicious!

Easy Pumpkin Fudge Recipe – Sugar Free and Paleo

  1. Paleo Pumpkin Custard Recipe (Keto, Low Carb)

Lisa also shared this fall treat that would make the perfect Halloween dessert!

Healthy Paleo Pumpkin Custard Recipe (Keto, Low Carb)

  1. Autumn-Themed Paleo Sugar Cookies

SuperKid Eats has a new spin on sugar cookies. Kathryn shares her nutrition hack — hint, it’s in the food coloring ingredients. Matcha green tea latte powder for, well, green, turmeric for orange (she provides a hack for making it more palatable for the kiddos), and cacao. These cookies are healthy AND gorgeous!

Autumn-Themed Paleo Sugar Cookies

  1. Halloween Mummy Bark

This mummy bark from Lara at Love on a Plate is outright spooky! And the best thing? Only three ingredients!!



  1. Mummy Rice Krispy Treats

Holly at Pink Fortitude shares these gluten-free AND vegan treats. These are so frightfully adorable!

Mummy Rice Krispies Treats – Gluten Free and Vegan

  1. Poison Apples — No Sugar, No Dairy, No Dye

Holly sent us this scary (in a good way) nontoxic (pun intended) poison apple recipe. Sidenote: Holly’s blog, Pink Fortitude, stems from her battle with breast cancer and Hashimoto’s.

Poison Apples – No Sugar, No Dairy, No Food Dye

Bonus Halloween Hack


Last, but not least, Kay at Paws and Pines shares ideas for a zero waste Halloween. Whether it’s treats that have zero waste to non-food gifts for trick-or-treaters, you will find brilliant Halloween hacks!

Zero Waste Halloween: A Non-Scary Guide to Less Waste This Holiday


So, which spooky treats will you make? My biggest dilemma is deciding which ones to bring to the office party — all of these are frightfully delicious and some are even healthy!!

I would love to hear from you if you decide to try these out. Please feel free to post a photo to the AllThingsRelax Facebook group for a chance to win a framed spooky spider photo!


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2 thoughts on “Spooky Gluten-Free Halloween Treats

    1. Yes, my younger son wants us to make that one as well! Anything with nuts, seeds, and honey is a success in our house 🙂

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