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  1. Celiac.com 10/24/2014 - Here are ten recipes for make-at-home Halloween treats that are guaranteed to put smiles on the faces of your young ones, and help you to breath a sigh of gluten-free relief. The recipes are gluten-free, or easily modified to be gluten-free. Remember to double-check ingredients, such as caramel (I use Kraft caramels without any issues). Also, many of these recipes list ingredients that acre fat-free, sugar-free, low-fat, and/or low sugar. I always ignore such instructions and include full-fat, full-sugar alternatives, but prepare according to your own tastes. Top Ten Gluten-free Halloween Treats: Caramel Apples - http://www.realsimple.com/food-recipes/browse-all-recipes/caramel-apples Caramel Corn - http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/paula-deen/grandma-pauls-caramel-corn-recipe.html Roasted Pumpkin Seeds - http://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/roasted-pumpkin-seeds Garlic Pumpkin Seeds - http://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/garlic-pumpkin-seeds Strawberry Chocolate Ghosts - http://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/strawberry-ghosts Butterscotch Pumpkin Mousse - http://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/butterscotch-pumpkin-mousse Scary Halloween Apple Teeth Treats - http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Halloween-Fruit-Apple-Teeth-Treats/Detail.aspx?evt19=1 Spooky Halloween Brain Dip - http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Halloween-Brain-Dip/Detail.aspx?evt19=1 Two-Layer Halloween Fudge - http://www.crazyforcrust.com/2013/10/halloween-fudge/ Ghoulish Deviled Eyeballs - http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Halloween-Eye-of-Newt/Detail.aspx?evt19=1
  2. Celiac.com 10/11/2010 - Halloween is upon us again, and for parents of children who must avoid gluten, a simple walk down the store candy aisle can present a daunting challenge: How to know with certainty which candies, especially seasonal candies, are safe for kids on a gluten-free diet? The good news this year is that awareness of gluten-sensitivity and gluten-free issues is on the rise, and more parents are demanding gluten-free candy choices. Also, more manufacturers are now identifying their candies as gluten-free, giving parents and trick-or-treaters a wider range of choices. It's easy to find gluten-free specialty candies from a reliable source. But, since more mainstream treats are common on Halloween night, it's helpful to know which ones are safe. Below you will find the latest gluten-friendly and gluten-free lists of candies which were current as of the date of this article. Below that you will also find a list of unsafe, NON-gluten-free candies, and a partial list of manufacturers with links to their websites. Remember, the list is meant to be used as a gauge, and is not meant to be authoritative or comprehensive. Adjust your vigilance according to your own sensitivity levels, or those of your children. Gluten-friendly and Gluten-Free (Safe) Candy and Treats for Halloween 3 Musketeers fun size 3 Musketeers Mint with dark chocolateA Act II Popcorn Balls Albert’s Gummy Eyeballs Albert’s Iced Halloween pops (lollipops) Almond Joy fun size bars Amanda's Own Confections Chocolate shapes and chocolate lollipops Annie's Organic Bunny Fruit Snacks Applehead, Grapehead, Cherryhead, B Baby Ruth Bazooka Big Mix (includes bubble gum, bubble gum filled candy, candy chews, and bubble gum filled lollipops) Betty Crocker Fruit by the Foot Wicked Webs Berry Wave mini feet Betty Crocker Halloween fruit flavored snacks – “Gluten Free” Bit•O•Honey Butterfinger fun size Big Blow bubblegum Black Forest Gummy Tarantulas Black Forest Gummy Fun Bugs Juicy Oozers Bubbly lollipop + gum C Candy Checkers (made for Target) Caramel Apple Pops (lollipops made by Tootsie Roll) Charleston Chew fun size Charms Blow Pops Charms Candy Carnival Package (Blow Pops, Sugar Babies, Zip a Dee mini pops, Sugar Daddy, Pops, Sugar Mama Caramel, Tear Jerkers sour bubble gum, Blow Pop Bubble Gum) Charms Fluffy Stuff Spider Web cotton candy Chewy Atomic Fireballs Chewy Lemonheads and Friends Child’s Play Colombina Scary Eyeballs bubblegum Colombina Fizzy Pops Comix Mix Candy Sticks (Tom and Jerry, Flintstones, Scooby Doo, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Popeye) – “Gluten Free” Cracker Jack caramel coated popcorn and peanuts Disney Halloween Candy Mix (jelly beans, gummies, candy bracelets and candy characters from Cars, Tinkerbell and Toy Story) Dove pieces (Dark Chocolate, Milk Chocolate, Peanut Butter Milk Chocolate, Caramel Milk Chocolate) D Dots Gumdrops – including Candy Corn Dots (candy corn flavored), Ghost Dots (assorted fruit flavored), and Bat Dots (blood orange flavored) Dubble Bubble bubblegum Dum Dum Lollipops (including Shrek Pops) – “This product does not contain peanuts, tree nuts, milk, eggs, wheat or gluten. It has been manufactured on dedicated equipment.” Dum Dum Chewy Pops – “This product does not contain peanuts, tree nuts, milk, eggs, wheat or gluten. It has been manufactured on dedicated equipment.” F Farley’s Kiddie Mix (includes Smarties, SweetTarts, Now and Later, Jaw Breakers, Super Bubble and Lolli-pops) Ferrara Pan Caramels Ferrara Pan Lemonhead & Friends candy mix (includes Applehead, Cherryhead, Grapehead, Chewy Lemonhead & Friends, Chewy Atomic Fireball, and Red Hots) Florida’s Natural Healthy Treats Nuggets, Sour String, Fruit Stiks – “Gluten Free” Fright Fingers Popcorn Kit Frankford’s Bugs Gummy Candy Frankford’s Gummy Body Parts Frankford’s Marshmallow Pals Fun Dip Fun Dip Sour G Game Night boxes of candy game pieces (includes Operation, Sorry!, Monopoly, Life, and Clue) Grave Gummies (Yummy Gummies) Gummy Pirate Choppers H Heath milk chocolate English toffee bar snack size Hershey’s Kisses - Milk Chocolate Only!! Hershey’s Milk Chocolate snack size bars (1.55 ounce) Hershey’s Milk Chocolate with Almonds snack size bars Hot Tamales – “Gluten Free” Humphrey Popcorn Balls J Jelly Belly beans are gluten-free and dairy-free Jolly Rancher hard candy and Doubles Candy Jolly Rancher lollipops and sticks Jr. Mints fun size Jujyfruits Just Born marshmallow treats K Kellogg’s Spongebob Squarepants fruit flavored snacks Kraft Jet-Puffed Boo Mallows marshmallows L Lemonheads LiveSavers Gummies M M&M’s – original, peanut, peanut butter Mars M&M's (all EXCEPT Pretzel M&M's) Mars Dove chocolate products (all) Mars Munch Nut bar Mars Snickers & Snickers Dark bars Mallo Cup Marvel Heroes Candy Sticks (Hulk, Spiderman, Wolverine) – “Gluten Free.” Melster Peanut Butter Kisses Milk Duds Mike and Ike – “Gluten Free” Mini Mentos Mini Sour Dudes Straws Monstaz Pops (jack-o-lantern lollipops) Monster Hunt plastic monster eggs filled with candy bones, skulls and pumpkins (made for Target) Mounds dark chocolate fun size bars Mr. Goodbar N Necco’s Sky Bar 4 in 1 chocolate bar Necco Wafers Necco Mary Janes Necco Mary Jane Peanut Butter Kisses Necco Sweethearts Conversation Hearts (available for Valentine's Day only) Necco Canada Mint & Wintergreen Lozenges Necco Haviland Thin Mints and Candy Stix Necco Clark Bars Necco Skybars Necco Haviland Peppermint & Wintergreen Patties Necco Candy Eggs Necco Talking Pumpkins (available at Halloween only) Necco Squirrel Nut Caramels and Squirrel Nut Zippers Necco Banana Split and Mint Julep Chews Necco Ultramints Nestle Milk Chocolate fun size bars Nestle Baby Ruth Nestle Bit-O-Honey Nestle Butterfinger (but NOT the Butterfinger Crisp or the Butterfinger Stixx) Nestle Goobers Nestle Nips (both regular and sugar-free) Nestle Oh Henry! Nestle Raisinets and Sno-Caps Nestle Wonka Pixy Stix Nestle Wonka Laffy Taffy Nestle Wonka Lik-M-Aid Fun Dip Nestle Wonka Spree O Operation Gummy Candy P Palmer Peanut Butter Cups Pay Day peanut caramel bar snack size Peanut M&M’s Pearson’s Bun candy - maple and roasted peanuts Peeps Jack-o-lanterns, Ghosts and Chocolate Mousse Cats – “Gluten Free” Pez candy – “Gluten Free” Pop Rocks Pixie Stix R Rain•Blo Bubble Gum Eyes of Terror Raisinets Red Hots Reese’s Fast Break candy bars and snack size Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups snack size and miniatures Reese’s Peanut Butter Pumpkins Reese’s Pieces Reese’s Select Peanut Butter Cremes Reese’s Select Clusters Reese’s Whipps Rolo chocolate covered caramels S Sixlets Skeleton Pops (lollipops) Skittles fun size – “Gluten Free” Skittles Crazy Cores fun size – “Gluten Free” Skittles Sour fun size – “Gluten Free” Smarties – the small pastel-colored candies sold in rolls, not Nestle’s chocolate version) – “Contains none of the following: gluten (from wheat, barley, oats and rye), milk, egg, fish, crustacean shellfish, tree nuts, wheat, peanuts, or soy beans.” Snickers Snickers Fudge bar Sour Patch Starburst Fruit Chews fun size – “Gluten Free” Starburst Gummibursts and Sour Gummibursts – “Gluten Free” Sugar Babies Sugar Daddy Caramel Pops Super Bubble bubble gum Swedish Fish treat size Sweethearts conversation hearts Forbidden Fruits (candy packaging of The Twilight Saga, New Moon the movie) Sweet’s Candy Corn Taffy – “This product is Gluten Free” T Tootsie Pops (original and miniatures) Tootsie Rolls midgies and snack bars Transformers Candy Mix – gummy shields, fruit chews, candy shields, gum rocks W Warheads – Extreme Sour hard candy and Sour QBZ chewy cubes Wonka Bottlecaps Wonka Chocolate Laffy Taffy Wonka Giant Chewy Nerds Jelly Beans Wonka Giant Pixy Stix Wonka Gobstopper Everlasting Wonka Gobstopper Chewy Wonka Laffy Taffy Ropes Wonka Mix-Ups Wonka Monster Mix-Ups – SweetTarts Skulls and Bones, Spooky Nerds, Howlin’ Laffy Taffy Wonka Nerds – carry a cross contamination warning on the Spooky Nerds orange and fruit punch flavors Wonka Pixy Stix Wonka Runts Wonka Runts Chewy Wonka SweetTarts Wonka Sweetarts (regular) Wonka Sweetarts Chew Wonka Sweetarts Giant Chewy Wonka Sweetarts Mini Chew Wonka Sweetarts Chewy Twists Wonka Sweetarts Shockers Wonka Tart N Tinys, Wonka Tart N Tinys Chew Wonka SweetTarts Boo Bag Mix (SweetTart Chews were OK, but other packages in the bag were labeled with a cross-contamination warning. See list below.) X X-scream Mouth Morphers Fruit Gushers – “Gluten Free” Y York Peppermint Patties Pumpkins Z Zed Candy Skulls and Bones (fruit flavored hard candy) With all these selections, finding some good, gluten-free candy should be a snap. As always, be sure to read labels, as some ingredients can vary. **WARNING! THESE UNSAFE CANDIES CONTAIN GLUTEN:AIRHEADS Airheads Xtremes Rolls contains wheat flourANNABELLE’S Rocky Road – contains barley malt and wheat flour BRACH'S All Brach's candy should be considered NOT gluten-free HERSHEY Kit Kat – contains wheat Twizzlers – contains wheat Whoppers – contains barley malt and wheat flour MARS and WRIGLEY Milky Way – contains barley malt Twix – contains wheat NESTLE Butterfinger Crisp – contains wheat flour Crunch – contains barley malt, “made on equipment that also processes wheat.” Wonka Oompas and the Wonka Bar are NOT gluten-free. WONKA Sweetarts Gummy Bugs – contains wheat/gluten Sweetarts Rope – contains wheat/gluten Oompas Wonka Bar Here is a partial list of major candy manufacturers and how to contact them: Contact Hershey's at 800-468-1714. Contact Jelly Belly at 800-522-3267. Contact Just Born at 888-645-3453 Contact Mars Chocolate at 800-627-7852. Contact Necco at 781-485-4800. Contact Nestle USA at 800-225-2270. Other resources: About.com Surefoodliving.com DivineCaroline.com
  3. Celiac.com 02/09/2016 - Valentine's Day is right around the corner, and these gluten-free treats will keep you from getting caught flat footed if your Valentine is gluten-free. Be sure to see our Gluten-free and Gluten-safe Halloween Candy list, as it addresses many of the major candy manufacturers and provides contact information. Chocolates: See's--See's heart-shaped Valentine's gift boxes are sure to make a splash. And, according to See's website, all See's Candies products are gluten-free. Numerous other chocolatiers feature gluten-free chocolates, including: Vosges Chocolate--Offers numerous gluten-free options. Check their website. Gnosis Chocolate--According to the website, Gnosis Chocolate handcrafts their chocolates and other cacao based product using ethically sourced raw cacao. Their products are also 100% free of gluten, refined sugar, dairy, soy, peanuts, and GMO. The Chocolate Trading Company also offers wheat and gluten-free selections. Cookies: If cookies are your thing, try the Tates Bake Shop Gluten Free Cupids Chocolate Treats Gift Basket. This allergy-friendly assortment features Tate's famously delicious crisp chocolate chip cookies, along with fudge brownies, and cookie bark studded with pretty little hearts. It also includes a little plush bear that's sure to get you some attention. For more cookie ideas, try the Gluten-free Love Struck Cookie Boxes from Cheryl's. The gift boxes include fudge brownies, along with chocolate chip, brownie walnut, Snickerdoodle and buttercream frosted sugar cookies all carefully packaged for perfect delivery. These gluten-free cookies and brownies are produced in a dedicated gluten-free facility and meet the FDA regulations for gluten-free foods. Meanwhile, AboutHealth has a pretty comprehensive list of UNSAFE Valentine's candy. If you're looking to make some special gluten-free something, be sure to check out the recipes at Good Housekeeping. They include Dark Chocolate Mousse, Flourless Chocolate Cake, and Easy Berry Granita, among others.
  4. Celiac.com 12/24/2012 - Like many people, I associate the holidays with delicious desserts and yummy baked goods. As a child, holidays meant ovens warming the house, delicious smells filling the rooms, counter tops brimming with wonderful treats. Homemade desserts and baked goods bring these things and more to the holidays. They bring smiles to the faces of friends and guests and family. They bring joy to the heart. However, for people with gluten-sensitivity or celiac disease, making tasty desserts and baked goods comes with extra challenges. Not only do they need to avoid wheat and flour, they need to find recipes that match the taste and texture and goodness of favorites that are now off-limits. In fact, these challenges have inspired us to include links to some of our best loved and most delicious gluten-free holiday recipes. To help you bring delicious desserts and baked goods to your holiday table, here is a recipe for a delicious gluten-free apple pie, followed by links to some of our best loved gluten-free desserts and baked goods. This pie crust recipe comes from King Arthur Flour Great Gluten-free Apple Pie Gluten-free Pie Crust Ingredients (Makes 1 crust): 1¼ cups King Arthur Gluten-Free Multipurpose Flour 1 tablespoon sugar ½ teaspoon xanthan gum ½ teaspoon salt 6 tablespoons cold butter 1 large egg 2 teaspoons lemon juice or vinegar Apple Pie Filling Ingredients: 6 cups thinly sliced, peeled apples (6 medium) ¾ cup sugar 2 tablespoons King Arthur Gluten-Free Multipurpose Flour ¾ teaspoon ground cinnamon ¼ teaspoon salt 1 tablespoon lemon juice Directions: Heat oven to 425F. Be sure to double crust ingredients for a 2 crust pie. Cut the cold butter into pats. Then, in a large mixing bowl, work the pats into the flour mixture till it's crumbly, with some larger, pea-sized chunks of butter remaining. Whisk the egg and vinegar or lemon juice together till very foamy. Mix egg and vinegar mixture into the dry ingredients. Stir until the mixture holds together, adding 1 to 3 additional tablespoons cold water if necessary. Shape into a ball and chill for an hour, or up to overnight. Allow the dough to rest at room temperature for 10 to 15 minutes before rolling. Roll out on a cutting board clean table that is heavily sprinkled with gluten-free flour. Invert the crust into the un-greased 9-inch glass pie plate. Press firmly against side and bottom. Tip: The egg yolk makes this crust vulnerable to burned edges, so always shield the edges of the crust, with aluminum foil or a pie shield, to protect them while baking. Tips for Better Baking: Baking on high heat at the beginning will help prevent sogginess on the bottom of the crust. For best results, use a metal pie pan. Aluminum works best. Bake at 425°F on the bottom rack of your oven for 20 minutes, then reduce the heat to 350°F, move your pie to the middle rack, and continue to bake until the crust is golden and the filling is bubbly (40-45 minutes total baking time). Brushing the crust lightly with milk and sprinkling it with sugar will help the crust to brown better, and will also give a nice sparkle and sweet crunch to your finished pie. Here are links to some of our best loved gluten-free desserts and baked goods (Note: King Arthur Gluten-Free Multi-Purpose Flour will work well in place of regular wheat flour most of these recipes, so feel free to substitute as you like): Holiday Pumpkin Bread (Gluten-Free) Orange Walnut Bread (Gluten-Free) Pumpkin Pie Banana Nut Bread #3 (Gluten-Free) Gingerbread #2 (Gluten-Free) Decadent Gluten-Free Triple Chocolate Chunk Cookies Quick Cranberry Coconut Cookies (Gluten-Free) Molasses Spice Cookies (Gluten-Free) Snickerdoodles (Gluten-Free) Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies (Gluten-Free) Soft Sugar Cookies (Gluten-Free) Frosted Pumpkin Bars (Gluten-Free) Sugar & Spice Madeleines (Gluten-Free) Lebkuchen (German Ginger Cookies - Gluten-Free) Three Ingredient Gluten-Free Pie Crust Danish (Gluten-Free) Pumpkin Cheesecake with Butter Pecan Crust (Gluten-Free) Apple Crisp #2 (Gluten-Free) Tasty Apple Crisp (Gluten-Free)
  5. Here is a fancy twist to the ever popular rice crispy treats. Using gluten-free ingredients, and adding in some chocolate and peanut butter, this is a dessert that you will have to hide from gluten eaters. Sure to be a hit, these chocolatey peanut-butter crispy rice treats are a yummy snack that you can add to your kids lunches, take on an outing or freeze for a later date. Chocolatey Peanut-Butter Crispy Rice Treats (Gluten-Free) Ingredients: 3 Tablespoons butter or butter substitute 1 (10 oz) bag gluten-free marshmallows 1/2 teaspoon gluten-free vanilla extract 1/5 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup gluten-free peanut butter 5 cups gluten free crispy rice cereal 1 cup gluten-free chocolate chips (optional) Grease an 8×8 square glass pan. Melt the butter in a large pan or dutch oven over low heat. Add the marshmallows, vanilla, salt and peanut butter, stirring constantly until melted and smooth; this takes several minutes. Remove from heat and add cereal, stirring until well mixed. Scrape the mixture into the prepared pan and press it into the pan with a greased spatula (or you can place a piece of waxed paper over it and press down). If you want to add a chocolate coating on top of your crispy rice treats, place chocolate chips in small, microwave-safe bowl and heat in 30 second intervals until melted; stirring as needed. Spread melted chocolate over the bars and allow to set completely, about 2 hours at room temperature ( you can also place them in the refrigerator or freezer to speed up this process). Cut bars into squares and serve.
  6. I'm a big believer in fun, especially when it comes to eating. And just because your child is on a gluten-free diet doesn't mean he or she should be deprived of one of life's greatest pleasures. It will require a little extra work on your part, but its well worth it. Don't think your choices are limited to carob and fruit-juice tofu, and don't limit yourself to the health food stores (unless that's your preference - I should have mentioned that I'm big on fun, but I'm also big on junk food; I think its an important part of growing up). Learn to read labels carefully, and to call manufacturers. Even if a label appears to be gluten-free, you should call the manufacturer to make sure there are no hidden ingredients, and to ask about manufacturing procedures. Many chocolate bars, for instance, are coated in flour to keep them from sticking to machinery and wrapping. More tips, additional information on gluten-free treats, and lists of gluten-free junk food can be found at www.celiac.com and in Danna's book, Kids with Celiac Disease.
  7. Celiac.com 04/22/2008 - There’s some good news on the product development front for folks on a gluten-free diet. Lest you think that companies are resting on their laurels, think again. With gluten-free products moving out of the niche segment of the market and more into the mainstream, there is tremendous interest among manufacturers in improving existing products and creating new products. Part of this interest lies in improving the functional properties of ingredients, especially the various flours that form the base of so many breads and bread-like products. One problem that has stood in the way of rapid gluten-free product improvement has been a lack of knowledge about the functional properties of flours made from rice and other grains. When it comes to making tasty products, so much more is known about the functional properties of wheat than about other grains, but that is rapidly changing. A team from the US Agricultural Research Service and the Dale Bumper National Rice Research Centre recently set out to evaluate the ways in which different milling techniques might improve the functional properties of rice-based foods. Their findings indicate that pin-milled rice flour seems to produce products with a superior texture that the standard commercial-milling method. The research team used the same second-head long-grained rice in all of their tests, and compared baking results for commercial-, pin-, and Udy-milled rice. The Udy-milled flour was chemically simlar to the pin-milled flour, with similar amylose and protein levels, yet still produced inferior breads. The commercial flour was milled using a proprietary combination of a hammermill pass and a turbo mill follow-up. Breads made with commercially milled rice flour showed unfavorable texture and produced flatter, less fluffy loaves, often with large holes in the slices, while bread made with pin-milled rice flour produced fuller, fluffier loaves with better texture, and less holes. Pin-milling rice flour seems to result in more uniformly sized particles with less fine particles, making it superior for creating the novel rice-flour-based food products that are making up an increasing portion of the rapidly expanding market for gluten-free foods. Using pin-milled rice flour in place of conventionally milled rice flour, will likely result in better tasting tortillas, breads and rice-flour based products. The market for gluten-free foods has grown at more than 25% annually, from $210 million in 2001 to nearly $700 million in 2006. The figures for 2007 are not in yet, but analysts predict that the market will continue to sustain growth rates of 25% through 2010. This means that by the end of the decade, the gluten-free food industry will generate revenues in excess of $1 billion annually. This strong growth has been due largely to a greater awareness and improved testing methods for celiac disease. However, the creation of new and successful gluten-free products has been relatively slow, due largely to technical challenges and a lack on investment in research and development. Creating better gluten-free specialty foods using pin-miled rice flour might give producers who rely on rice ingredients a way to recover the costs of rice, which has risen nearly 70% since the beginning of the year. With technical breakthroughs, such as improved milling techniques, and greater investment in research and development, the market might see even greater gains that it has seen to this point. As more and more mainstream manufacturers look to tap into the ever-growing market for gluten-free foods, and as technical revelations increase, people with celiac disease and others on gluten-free diets are likely to see more appealing, better tasting gluten-free products become more widely available than before. Source: Effects of Milling on Functional Properties of Rice Flour R.S. Kadan, R.J. Bryant, and J.A. Miller Published article online: 11-Apr-2008 doi: 10.1111/j.1750-3841.2008.00720.x
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