As Halloween is approaching, gluten-free candy questions begin to surface. This season, I plan on buying as well as baking our own Halloween Candy.
Here is what I’ve come up with thus far:
In addition to the provided special diet search option, easy to view dietary icons are also provided for our convenience.
Ainsley is a peanut butter fan and loves Eli’s Earth Bars.
|Eli’s Earth Bars – Treasure Bar Contains no gluten ingredients: Facility is wheat-free.|
- Jelly Belly: “All of the products we make (Jelly Belly jelly beans included) are gluten free with the exception of 3 items. Our Licorice Bridge Mix, Licorice Pastels, and Chocolate Malt Balls which are made on dedicated lines contain gluten. Second Response: Yes, that is correct our products which do not contain gluten are not run on the same lines that process gluten containing items” (email: 26 September).
- PEZ Candy: PEZ is the only product we run on our lines. There is no chance of cross-contamination. PEZ Candy is tree nut, peanut & gluten free (website: 04 December 2011).
- Tootsie Roll Industries: “At this time, all of our confections are gluten free with the exception of Andes cookies. We do not use wheat, barley, rye, oats, triticale, spelt or any of their components and that includes our dusting on our conveyor belts. We do use corn and soy products in the manufacturing of our products” (website: 22 November 2011). “All of our manufacturing facilities are definitely gluten free” (email: 21 November 2011). “The Cookies are manufactured at a baking company” (email: 22 November 2011).
Now for the recipes!
3 Musketeer Bars – Mini’s of course (non-vegan)
2 c semi sweet choc chips
1 (8oz) tub of Cool Whip
2 c choc candy coating wafer melts (most stores sell them in baking department)
1 lb candy corn (Jelly Belly via Amazon.com)
16 oz peanut butter (Once Again)
16 oz dark chocolate candy coating (Enjoy Life)
1/2 batch Peanut Butter “Nutella”
28 oz milk or dark chocolate