Spooktastic GF Treats

By: Leigh Buckley

 

Ghosts, and Goblins, and Witches Oh My!  We can’t think of a better excuse to indulge in delicious, Halloween-inspired, treats. So we’ve rounded up some spooky gluten free recipes that will be sure to make you and all your Halloween visitors shudder (in a good way).

 

And because there’s nothing more frightening than facing Halloween night surrounded by candy with hidden gluten, make sure you research any trick or treat sweets before you or your little ghouls consume.  We found a great list here.

 

Mummy Cookies

Ingredients

Tools

  • 1 piping bag with a small tip

Tip- To make it extra easy you can buy the frosting already in piping bags.

Instructions

  1. Place cookies on a large tray, covered with parchment paper or tin foil.
  2. Fill piping bag with white icing.  Icing should be stiff.  If too runny, add some extra powdered sugar until the desired thickness is achieved.
  3. Place two dots of frosting on the front of the cookie, and press one candy eye onto each dot.
  4. Starting from the left side of the cookie, pipe frosting all the way across, in a thin line.
  5. Continue piping lines, varying the direction slightly, until you have a ‘mummified’ cookie!  Place cookies into refrigerator until ready to serve.

 

Double Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffins

Ingredients

  • 1 container of Udi’s Pumpkin Muffins
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • ½ cup cream cheese
  • 3 tablespoons canned pumpkin
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon ginger
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 pinch salt

 

Instructions

  1. Place muffins onto a large plate.
  2. Cream together butter, cream cheese, and pumpkin puree until smooth.
  3. Add in powdered sugar ½ cup at a time until all powdered sugar is incorporated and buttercream is smooth.  If too runny, add in ¼ cup powdered sugar, until desired consistency is formed.
  4. Stir in spices, vanilla, and salt.
  5. Top each pumpkin muffin with cream cheese pumpkin buttercream, or pipe using a pastry bag to make it look extra fancy!
  6. Top each muffin with extra sprinkles if desired.  Serve and enjoy!

 

Caramel Apples

Ingredients:

  • 4-6 medium sized red apples
  • 2 cups of unwrapped caramel pieces
  • 3 tablespoons of water
  • Toppings of choice: nuts, chocolate pieces, toffee, sprinkles, and crushed Udi’s Ginger Cookies

Tools:

  • Wooden Candy Sticks

Instructions:

  1. In a small pan over low heat, stir caramel and water until warm and completely smooth.  Continuously stir so caramel does not burn.
  2. Once smooth, remove caramel from stove top.
  3. Gently insert one wooden candy stick into the top of each apple.  Gently dip each apple into caramel, until completely submerged.
  4. Let excess caramel drip off apple, and immediately roll into topping. Continue process with all apples.
  5. If the warmed caramel begins to harden while dipping the apples, place back onto stove top until the caramel is smooth again.
  6. Place all apples into the refrigerator to let the caramel harden around the apple.
  7. Serve and enjoy!

 


Did we miss your favorite gluten free Halloween treat? 

Tell us what you love to make on All Hallows Eve!

 

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