Hello all! Can you believe Halloween is this Friday? I still can’t believe it! George Washington was supposed to go as a shark, but he was in between sizes on his costume. He will be a UGA football player again this year. Let’s hope he doesn’t mind.
I always get tons of questions about what candy is gluten free. Here is the most updated list of the most popular candies. One of the candies I miss the most is Twizzlers. The are full of wheat! Watch out for Milky Ways and Zero bars… that malt (barley) will get you every time.
Are you looking for some good gluten free party recipes and treats? I am obsessed with this Pinterest board.
One of my favorite new gluten free recipes is from my dear friend Courtney. I can’t wait to make her gluten free pumpkin fudge brownies this weekend!
Gluten Free Pumpkin Fudge Brownies
What you need:
- 1/2 cup butter
- 1 cup pumpkin puree
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 cup gluten free flour blend
- 1/4 tsp xanathan gum
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp ginger
- 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
- 1/2 tsp nutmeg
- 1/2 cup cocoa powder
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1 cup chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a 9×9 baking dish with parchment paper.
- Beat together the butter, sugar, and vanilla. Add eggs one at a time, mixing well between each addition. Add in the pumpkin.
- Stir together the flour, cocoa powder, salt, xanthan gum, spice, and baking powder. Gradually add the dry ingredients to the butter mixture.
- Mix in the chocolate chips.
- Once the batter forms (it will be thick!), scrape into the prepared dish and spread evenly.
- Bake for 30 minutes
Serving: 12 small brownies/ 9 large brownies.
Additionally, I love to give my students little treat bags!
Teacher Halloween Gift Bags (yes, I teach high school!)
I found these at Target with orange stripes! #winning
I plan to fill the bags with:
- Halloween pencils
- Halloween erasers
- Nut free candy
- Halloween donut (gluten free version- here)
- mini bottle of water
Happy Halloween Week!