2016 Gluten-Free Halloween Candy List
This Halloween, don’t think your gluten-free little ones can’t enjoy trick-or-treating. The following is a list of gluten-free candy, although it’s not all-inclusive and there are other gluten-free goodies on the market. Always make sure to check a product’s label to verify its gluten-free status as manufacturers may change ingredients or facilities.
Almond Joy and Mounds Bars (except Almond Joy Pieces candy)
Hershey’s Air Delight (aerated milk chocolate bar)
Hershey’s Kisses (including milk chocolate and all filled varieties)
Hershey’s Milk Chocolate Bar and Milk Chocolate with Almonds Bar (1.55 oz or 1.45 oz only)
Hershey’s Milk Duds
Hershey’s Nuggets (including milk chocolate, milk chocolate with almonds, special dark chocolate with almonds and extra creamy milk chocolate with toffee and almonds)
Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups (except seasonal shapes and Unwrapped Minis)
Reese’s Pieces Candy (except Reese’s Pieces Eggs)
Scharffen Berger Bars (including 70% bittersweet chocolate, 82% extra dark chocolate, 41% milk chocolate, 62% semisweet dark, 99% unsweetened dark chocolate baking, 70% bittersweet baking chunks)
SKOR and SKOR Toffee bar
York Peppermint Patties (except York Pieces candy, York minis and York shapes)
Just Born Inc.
Company states all candy this is gluten-free will be labeled gluten-free.
Goldenberg’s Peanut Chews (including Bite-Size Chewy Pieces Combo bag, Milk Chocolatey and Original Dark)
Mike and Ike (including Hot Tamales, Original Fruit, Tangy Twister, Zours Chewy Sour candy)
Peeps (including chocolate mousse-flavored cats, dark chocolate-covered pumpkins, dark chocolate-dipped orange chicks, ghosts marshmallow candy, milk chocolate-covered pumpkins, milk chocolate-dipped orange chicks, pumpkins marshmallow candy, sugar-free pumpkins marshmallow NOT including Peeps snack-size mini marshmallow chicks)
Teenee Beanee jelly beans
Mars encourages consumers to read the label before purchasing and look for the “May contain [allergen]” label. During Halloween some candy is produced at alternative facilities that may provide gluten cross-contamination risks.
3 Musketeers Bar (all flavors)
Dove Chocolate (all flavors except milk chocolate cinnamon graham, cookies & cream and roasted almonds covered in silky smooth milk chocolate or dark chocolate)
M&M’s (all flavors except M&M’s pretzel, M&M’s raspberry, M&M’s snack mix, M&M’s dark mint and M&M’s mega)
Milky Way Midnight Bar and Caramel Bar (except all Milky Way original and bite-size products (contains barley))
Snickers Bar (all flavors except Snickers Egg products)
Banana Splits Chews
Canada Mints, Canada Wintergreen
Haviland Thin Mints, Wintergreen Patty
Mary Jane (including Mary Jane peanut butter kisses)
Mint Julep Chews
Necco Chocolate Wafers
Butterfinger Bars, Bites and Mini’s (does not include Butterfinger Crisp, Butterfinger Giant Bar, Butterfinger Medallions, Butterfinger Pumpkins, Butterfinger Snackerz)
Nestle Milk Chocolate
Nestle Nips (regular and sugar-free)
Nestle Oh Henry!
Wonka Laffy Taffy
Wonka Lik-M-Aid Fun Dip
Wonka Pixy Stix
Wonka Runts (including chewy and original)
Wonka Sweetarts Chewy (formerly Shockers)
Many will be labeled gluten-free – look for these brands in your Hy-Vee HealthMarket.
Candy Tree lollipops and licorice
Endangered Species Chocolate
Justin’s Nut Butters (dark chocolate peanut butter cups, milk chocolate peanut butter cups, white chocolate peanut butter cups, mini dark chocolate peanut butter cups, mini milk chocolate peanut butter cups)
Heavenly Organics (including Honey Pattie Chocolate Almond-Healthy Candy, Honey Pattie Chocolate Ginger-Healthy Candy, Honey Pattie Chocolate Mint-Healthy Candy, Honey Pattie Chocolate Pomegranate-Healthy Candy)
Righteously Raw Chocolates
Surf Sweets Gummies
Yummy Earth lollipops and gummies
The entire Smarties line of products is gluten-free. Smarties suggests checking the UPC number. If it begins with “0 11206,” the product is manufactured in a gluten-free facility.
Tootsie Roll Industries
Company states all Tootsie products are gluten-free except for Andes Cookies.
All U.S. Wrigley products follow all FDA labeling regulations. If the use of gluten is critical to the taste of a Wrigley product, then gluten-containing ingredients are labeled. Wrigley advises consumers concerned with gluten sensitivities to read the label and check with their doctors if they have questions.
This slide is a summary slide from a presentation done by Becky Guittar, RD, LMNT and Co-chair of the Lincoln Celiac Support Group.
Sometimes you have to do real detective work to determine if a product is gluten-free. Her advise is to purchase from reputable sources that can answer questions about gluten-free manufacturing processes, share established gluten-free testing results, follow all FDA guidelines and more.
Ask questions and keep good notes. Come to a CSA meeting or meet with Becky at Hy-Vee for more dietary guidance. Contact her at 402-467-5505 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Grape Salad By Lori
grapes ( about 1 lb.)
8 oz. sour cream
4 oz. philadelphia cream cheese
I sprinkle with cinnamon and lemon peel
pecans – optional
Dry ingredients Gluten Free Flours
2 c. sugar 1/2 c. sweet Rice Flour
2 c. flour 1/2 c. Rice Flour
1/4 tsp. salt 1/2 c. Sorghum Flour
1 1/2 tsp. soda 1/2 c. Tapioca Flour
1 tsp. Xanthan Gum
1 tsp Guar Gum
Mix first, bring to boil and cool
1 stick oleo
1/4 c. oil
4 TBSP cocoa
1 c. water
Add dry ingredients, 1/2 c. buttermilk, 3 eggs, and 1 tsp. vanilla.
This is a thin batter but ok. Bake in a greased cookie sheet for
40 min. at 350* or 375*. Sprinkle 1 c. nuts over batter in cookie sheet before baking. Mix nuts evenly, because nuts, if put in batter always go to top and are uneven in baking pan.
3/4 stick oleo
1 1/2 TBSP cocoa
4 1/2 TBSP milk
1 1/2 c. powdered sugar
1 tsp vanilla
Pasta salad By Jennie Wilson
1 box Barilla Gluten Free Penne (cook according to directions)
1 can chopped black olives
cucumber sliced or diced
Mix together first 2 c. real mayonnaise and 1 ranch packet When this is mixed really well mix in with the other ingredients.
Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp By Ray Wilson
6-8 cups cut rhubarb
3 cups slice strawberries
1 cup sugar
2 T GF flour
2 T corn starch
2 cups GF flour mix
2 1/2 cups sugar
1 tsp salt
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp soda
1/2 cup real butter (room temp)
Mix all filling ingredients and pour into 9 in. X 13 in. greased pan. Mix dry ingredients and then mix in soft butter to a crumble consistency. Sprinkle over fruit. Add thin slices of butter over top for a richer dessert. Serve warm or cooled.
Option: Use a GF yellow cake mix for the dry topping ingredients and sprinkle butter over top, then bake.
I had a few members request Dr. Thompson’s slide on the Gluten-free Elimination Diet. He kindly sent that to me to share with members on the website. He was discussing Refactory Celiac Disease. If GI symptoms do not improve on your strict gluten-free diet, or you have evidence of elevated TTG antibiodies not improving, you might consider this elimination diet for a trial period.
|Food group||Allowed||Not Allowed|
|Grains||Plain, unflavored, brown or white rice||Millet, sorghum, buckwheat, or other inherently gluten-free grain, seeds or flours
|Fruits and vegetables||
All Fresh fruits/vegetables
|Frozen, canned or dried|
|Proteins||Fresh meat, Fresh fish, eggs
Dried beans, unseasoned nuts in the shell
|Other processed, self-basted, cured meat products|
|Dairy||Butter, yogurt (unflavored), milk (unflavored), aged cheeses
|Seasoned or flavored dairy products|
|Condiments||Oil, vinegar, honey, salt||Flavored and malt vinegars
|Beverages||100% fruit or vegetable juice
Gluten-free supplemental formulas
Gatorade, Milk, Water
Source : Hallon et al. BMC Gastroenterology 2013:13:40.