Today I have another recipe to make your gluten-free Halloween delicious.  I also have some more candy that I’ve found to be gluten-free.

  • All Just Born Brand candies are gluten free.  That includes their Peep brand marshmellow candies, (all varieties), Mike & Ike, Teenie Beanie Jelly Beans and more.
  • M & M’s, all brands except the krispy kind
  • Skittles
  • Tootsie Roll Industries, posts that all their candies are gluten free
  • as does Ferrara Pan Candy Company
  • Laffy Taffy
  • Betty Crocker Halloween Fruit Flavored snacks
  • Heath Milk Chocolate English Toffee small size bars
  • Swedish Fish
  • Snickers Bars fun size and minis
  • Wonka Giant Pixy Stix
  • Starburst Fruit Chews
  • and Double Bubble Bubble Gum

As I come across more I’ll let you know here.

Here is another homemade treat for your tricksters.

Wickedly Good Popcorn Balls

  1. 4 quarts popcorn, popped
  2. 2 (1 oz.) squares unsweetened chocolate
  3. 2 cups granulated sugar
  4. 1/2 cup light corn syrup
  5. 1 cup of water

Preset the oven to 200 degrees.  Place popcorn into a large heat proof bowl and place it in the oven to keep it warm.  Put the chocolate into a heavy saucepan over low heat.  Stir constantly, and heat the chocolate for 5 minutes or until completely melted.  Stir in the sugar and corn syrup until well blended.  Add the water and stir to blend in.

Adjust the heat to medium and stir continuously until it comes to a steady boil.  Continue cooking until a candy thermometer reaches 250 degrees or hard ball stage.

Remove the popcorn from the oven and pour the chocolate mixture over the popcorn stirring to evenly coat popcorn.  When the mixture cools enough to be handled, form it into 3 inch balls.  Place popcorn balls on a wire rack to cool.

These popcorn balls are a good change from the regular popcorn balls we all grew up with.  When forming these balls, dip your hand into cold water to keep the popcorn from sticking to your hands.  Wrap the popcorn balls in plastic wrap or for a fancier look, pretty orange and black cellophane paper found at most craft stores, and tie the ends with a halloween ribbon.

We’ll be searching the aisles at the grocery store for more gluten free candy all this week, so check back often.