12 Gluten-free and Dairy-free Halloween Treats

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I remember last year, racking my brain to find the perfect allergy-free Halloween treat that would be still fun for kids to eat. Most of my ideas didn’t pan out. They were great conceptually but too labor intensive or just failed miserably altogether. I love being in the kitchen but I really like things simple. Maybe it’s because I have preschoolers or maybe it’s my lack of patience but I just don’t want to create recipes that have pain staking steps. However, my Chocolate Frankenstein Rice Cake turned out perfect.

This October our month looks much different. We are in our new house for the next several months but all of our stuff is somewhere in Nebraska. Unfortunately, our moving truck broke down. Baby number three is due in the next week so as you can imagine, creating fun Halloween recipes isn’t quite on the forefront of my mind. LOL!

I am definitely still thinking about you though. Wishing that I have my kitchen fully equipped and stocked so that I could put many of my Fall recipes into action. Sigh. 🙁 But for now, I am choosing to be content and wait. I firmly believe everything happens not only for a reason but for my good (Romans 8:28).

So since you still have a fully stocked kitchen – I decided to reach out to my fellow food bloggers to help me put together a list for you.

Below you will find 12 Gluten-free and Dairy-free Halloween Treat Ideas that are sure to be crowd pleasers for your family and friends. I believe there are a few recipes that do contain peanut butter but most of these could be easily substituted with a different nut butter.

1. Vegan Halloween Pumpkin Spice Truffles

by Serving RealnessVegan Pumpkin Spice Truffles

These truffles are just what I would love to whip up in my kitchen. Cute, easy and quick to make. You can make these truffles in 15 minutes and the ingredients are doctor approved. You can find the recipe here. <=

2. Medjool Date Caramel Apples

by It Doesn’t Taste Like ChickenMedjool Date Caramel Apples

Halloween wouldn’t be the same without a good crunchy caramel apple. I have seen lots of vegan caramel sauce recipes but this is the first one that uses dates. I love it! Especially since I have both a bag of apples and a box of dates just waiting to be caramelized. You can find the recipe here. <=

3. Halloween Granola Bite Blizzards

by Pumpkin and Peanut ButterHalloween Granola Bite Blizzard

Who doesn’t love a good blizzard? A cold creamy treat with chunks of granola cookie bites tastes good any day of the week if you ask me. But I love how Liz jazzed this one up just for Halloween. I’m thinking this will be the perfect snack for me to whip up after the kids go to bed on Halloween night. You can find the recipe here. <=

4. Bloody Cups for Halloween

by Elephantastic VeganBloody Cups for Halloween (Vegan & Gluten-free)

I’m a big fan of peanut butter cups so when I saw this recipe filled with fresh raspberries – I knew I had to include this recipe on my list. I love how easy and simple this recipe is to put together. But super festive too. This would be a great recipe to use for Valentine’s Day as well. You can find the recipe here. <=

5. Healthy Halloween Dessert Dip

by Abby’s KitchenHealthy Halloween Dessert Dip (Vegan & GF)

How cute is this dip recipe? This recipe is perfect for kiddos and adults alike. I love how Abby used fresh fruit to dip into this creamy chocolate pudding-like dip. You can find the recipe here. <=

6. Soft & Grainless Pumpkin Spice Latte Cookies

 by Strength and SunshinePumpkin Spice Latte Cookies (paleo & vegan)

So I have to admit this recipe for pumpkin spice latte cookies is currently blowing my mind. Apparently, these cookies are made with pumpkin flour. Crazy, right?! I can not wait to get my hands on some pumpkin flour but until then I will save this recipe for later and dream about eating these cookies. You can find the recipe here. <=

7. Pumpkin Fudge Brownies

by Veggie InspiredPumpkin Fudge Brownies

Pumpkin + chocolate = heavenly inspiration. These pumpkin chocolate brownies are a fudgy consistency that is completely free of the top 8 allergens. Who doesn’t love a moist brownie? You can find the recipe here. <=

8. Dracula’s Love Potion

by Delightful VegansDracula's Love Potion

Katie nailed this juice recipe when she didn’t add any added sugars. Instead, this recipe uses an assortment of fruit like cherries, raspberries, strawberries and more to bring a punch of flavor and a vibrant red hue. Halloween Perfection. You can find the recipe here. <=

9. Peanut Butter Cacao Crunch Date Caramel Truffles

by Blissful BasilPeanut Butter Cacao Crunch Date Caramel Truffles

These truffles are everything! Um, hello all of my favorite flavors jam-packed into each bite-size truffle. Yes, please! Enjoy a peanut butter caramel fudge flavor inside surrounded by a crunchy chocolatey outside. Best of all, Ashley uses dates to sweetened these truffles. You can find the recipe here. <=

10. Gluten-Free Vegan Halloween Cake

by Rhian’s RecipesGluten-free Vegan Halloween Ghost Cake

With my birthday just around the corner, this cake is on my “must-try” list. Rhian used a moist chocolate sponge cake for the base and then spread her chocolate cashew buttercream frosting on top. Ah, this sounds absolutely amazing. You can find the recipe here. <=

11. Peanut Butter Spider Cookies for Halloween

by Sunnyside HannePeanut Butter Spider Cookies for Halloween

These moist crumbly peanut butter cookies are soo easy to make. Only four ingredients to make the cookies plus a few more for decoration. A fun classic peanut butter cookie turned into a festive Halloween treat that everyone can appreciate. You can find the recipe here. <=

12. Chocolate Frankenstein Rice Cakes

by A Sweetened LifeChocolate Frankenstein Rice Cakes

These Chocolate Frankenstein Rice Cakes offer nutritious fun and great taste in one package. This is a perfect alternative to all the sugar loaded Halloween recipes for kids. A healthy Halloween twist that is allergy-friendly too. You can find the recipe here. <=

I hope you found this list of 12 Gluten-free and Dairy-free Halloween Treats helpful. It was so much for me to put together and a great reminder that there are lots of options out there. Let me know which recipe you are going to make.

I would love to hear from you. If you give any of these recipes a try, please let me know by leaving a comment.

– Allison



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4 thoughts on “12 Gluten-free and Dairy-free Halloween Treats”

  1. Thank you for including my wee spiders in such spooky company. I wish I’d had a great round up like this when my kids were little. Now I’m off to find some pumpkin flour….

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