From candy to decorations to fueling up for trick-or-treating, you can have the best gluten-free Halloween ever with a little advance planning. Here’s how to plan the perfect gluten-free Halloween.
Gluten-Free Halloween Candy for the Perfect Gluten-Free Halloween
Halloween can be challenging for gluten-free trick-or-treaters, but you can make sure they stay safe by keeping a stash of gluten-free candy on hand. Since the list of safe candy options changes from year to year as candy makers alter their ingredients or manufacturing processes, it’s important to make sure your candy choices are on the current year’s list. Here are some of our picks for the tastiest gluten-free Halloween candy in 2015:
- Milky Way Midnight
- Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups
- Reese’s Pieces
- Peppermint Patties
- Jelly Belly
Find more safe candy options here, and always be sure to double check the package before purchasing, since ingredients can change.
Teal Pumpkin Project
Whether you’re dealing with just a gluten-free diet or a whole list of food restrictions, sometimes skipping the candy altogether is a much better idea. In 2014 Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE) launched the Teal Pumpkin Project™, which promotes food allergy awareness on Halloween. This year you can join over 100,000 households by participating in a number of ways. Display a teal pumpkin on your front porch or a FARE sign in your window to let trick-or-treaters know you have non-food treats, put your house on the Teal Pumpkin Project map, or share your contribution on social media.
Wondering what to offer your trick-or-treaters instead of candy? Here are some fun non-food ideas that kids of all ages will love:
Get even more ideas for Halloween treats on the FARE website.
Papa Murphy’s Gluten-Free Pizza
With last-minute costume changes, treats to arrange, and pumpkins to carve, you’re bound to be short on time when Halloween evening rolls around. Fortunately, it’s easy to fit in a hot, delicious meal when you order Papa Murphy’s gluten-free pizza. Papa Murphy’s has partnered with Udi’s Gluten-Free to offer take ‘n’ bake pizza on gluten-free crust that you can top with all kinds of tasty ingredients. Order your gluten-free take ‘n’ bake pizza with Udi’s gluten-free crust, top with everything from cheese to pepperoni to veggies, pick it up at your local Papa Murphy’s, and bake it at home in your own safe oven.
Keep in mind that if you or your trick-or-treaters have celiac or gluten sensitivity, it’s in your best interest to call your local Papa Murphy’s before ordering. Take your usual gluten-free ordering precautions and make sure that your local pizzeria uses a clean surface and utensils to prepare your gluten-free crust pizza.
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Full Disclosure: Udi’s Gluten-Free is a sponsor of Gluten-Free Jet Set. We love all of their gluten-free products and pizza partnerships, and we know you will, too. As always, all opinions and enthusiasm are our own.