Gluten-Free Halloween Candy

Looking for gluten-free Halloween candy that won’t make your little ghosts and goblins frown? So am I. Hence, I’ve composed the lists below of gluten-free candy that’s also on the healthier side!

This year, I’ve purchased organic (gluten-free) milk chocolate squares to hand out to the trick-or-treaters. My children and I had a funny conversation about this at Whole Foods the other day while we were grocery shopping. When they asked what we would be passing out for Halloween this year. I told them, “organic milk chocolate.”

Their response? “Why can’t we be NORMAL like everyone else and hand out non-organic candy?!”

If they only knew how much of a compromise I’ve already made. I’d like to hand out tooth brushes and raisins, in that order. Nevertheless, here’s a list of healthier Gluten-Free Halloween Candy!

On Halloween night when your own little trick or treaters come home with piles of candy you’ll want to take a look at these Gluten-Free Candy Lists for Halloween to make sure everything they eat is gluten-free.

If you’re feeling adventurous and want to make your own easy homemade Halloween treats, check out my post called Homemade Halloween Candy!


24 responses to “Gluten-Free Halloween Candy”

  1. My oldest daughter had to take in a snack to class and so I put some apples and a bunch of bananas in a bowl for her to take in. She said the same thing..Mom, why can’t we just bring in NORMAL food like everyone else? When she came home, the bowl was empty. We all have to do our part to get the junk our of the schools and it starts small, but it is catching on. My hope is that mainstream society can see how unhealthy and sick our “normal” processd, junk food is making us and make small changes each day to be healthier. Thank you for all of your tips and recipes.

  2. Great ideas! Much better than the funky erasers I tend to give out, much to the chagrin of my children. Although I understand, I’m always sorry that we can’t make the halloween treats to give out. I’m definitely looking for your suggestions. Thank you

  3. Great ideas! We don’t get many tricker treaters at out house, so I love the idea of giving out organic chocolate. If there’s any left, guess what? It doesn’t go to waste!



  4. When my son was first diagnosed with diabetes (at age 8) trick or treating had to change-all that candy! We were farmers and had an abundance of mini-pumpkins that year. Instead of asking for a treat we played turnabout and handed out the little pumpkins at each door we knocked on. Everyone loved it including my dear son (who also got plenty of non-candy treats along the way). Like Maria R’s son- it’s really about the experience, not just the “stuff”.

  5. Ha! I’d be giving out raisins too! But this year the children will be getting organic lollipops (I found a deal.)

    I remember a few years back, my son’s school was encouraging the neighborhood parents to give out non-candy treats to the kiddies. We gave out organic fruit treats, but my son came home with all kinds of miniature toys, pencils, and the like. It didn’t dampen his enthusiasm one bit. He really just wanted the experience, which is fine with me.


  6. We give out rubber duckies also- about 200 a year. It has become a tradition, and I am amazed that even the big kids really seem to look forward to them. We get new kinds every year, and get several different varieties so kids can choose…in our small town it is a tradition for the kids to go trick-or-treating after school on Main Street. We get about 200 kids in less than an hour. It’s quite a scene.

  7. We get mini play doh to hand out and the kids love it. They will run screaming down the street to their friends, “go there, THEY HAVE PLAY DOH”. It’s fun to watch, and gratifying. I think they like getting something not candy.

  8. We give away non-food treats! Rubber duckies and mini slinkies. My husband was horrified at first but came around because the kids enjoyed it.Treats don’t always need to be food.

  9. Elana,

    I just wanted to say thank you. Thank you. Thank you. And thank you again. Thank you for the education and unfailing inspiration.

    Your words: “Their response? “Why can’t we be NORMAL like everyone else and hand out non-organic candy?!” If they only knew how much of a compromise I’ve already made. ” … are a good, and sometimes much needed, reminder that I’m not alone in trying to give the gift of a deliberate, healthful, joyful, active life to my children… when it’s a new, sometimes misunderstood, and not always welcome change for some of our other family members.

    I especially apprecieate the grace, humor, and forthright honesty with which you share your work with the world. I aspire to bring more of those attributes to my own family’s journey. Again, thank you from the bottom of my heart, through every cell along the way.


  10. Elana, we have common aspirations. I did give out toothbrushes one year. Bought them, individually packaged, from my dentist for $0.25/each and left them on the porch for self-service as I took my daughter around the neighborhood to collect her goodies and show off her costume. When I used this distribution method in previous years, I’d come home to an empty basket. When I came home on this occasion, there were plenty left.

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