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Gluten-Free Halloween Survival Guide - Tips, Recipes and Resources

Keep gluten-free goblins safe, healthy and happy on Halloween

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Halloween truly can be frightening for parents of gluten-free children. Preserve your sanity while showing your little gluten-free goblins a howling good time with our Gluten-Free Survival Guide.

1. Planning for Halloween - Gluten-Free Resources and Tips

Tips for Planning a Gluten-Free Halloween Celebration
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Our About.com Guide to Celiac disease offers tips and resources for planning a gluten-free Halloween.

"With some forethought and planning, it's possible for both children and adults with celiac disease to truly enjoy Halloween." - Jane Anderson, About.com Guide to Celiac Disease

Gluten-Free This Halloween - 5 Tips to Enjoy the Holiday

2. 10 Homemade Gluten-Free Halloween Candy Recipes

Recipe for Meringue Ghosts Gluten-Free Halloween Candy
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From Halloween classics like homemade caramel corn and candy corn to sumptious treats like "raw chocolate candy bars" and "chocolate toffee bars" try these homespun gluten-free recipes this Halloween!

10 Homemade Gluten-Free Halloween Candy Recipes

3. Chex-Style Gluten-Free Snack Mix

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This recipe for gluten-free snack mix looks and tastes as good as the original. It's an all-time favorite party snack food and a healthy alternative to chips.

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4. Gluten-Free Black Bean and Blue Tortilla Nachos

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Black beans, blue gluten-free corn chips, cheddar cheese and lots of orange, red and green vegetables add protein and lots of veggie power to this gluten-free nacho recipe- a great dish to fill little gluten-free tummies.

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5. Fast and Easy Gluten-Free "Boneyard" Barbecued Drummies

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Gluten-free goblins will devour these "Boneyard" BBQ drummies. This is a fast and easy crockpot recipe, adapted for gluten-free cooks from a recipe by Linda Larsen, About.com Guide to Busy Cooks.

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6. Deviled Ghoul Eggs

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Try this recipe for deviled eggs, dressed up for a gluten-free Halloween party. These black-eyed ghouls will delight little gluten-free goblins.

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7. Gluten-Free Caramel Corn

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You just can't beat the fresh flavor of homemade caramel corn and it's so easy to make. Prepare it ahead of time and freeze and you'll have one less thing to make the day of the Gluten-Free Halloween party.

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8. Gluten-Free Cocoa Crispie Orange Sherbet Ice Cream Sandwiches

2008 © Teri Lee Gruss
Here's a fast and easy make-ahead recipe for gluten-free Halloween ice cream sandwiches. Consider making a double or triple batch of these popular frozen treats- they disappear faster than ghosts.

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9. Gluten-Free Mini-Brownie Cupcakes with Orange Cream Frosting

2008 © Teri Lee Gruss
These little two-bite, "ghost-topped" mini-brownie cupcakes are fun to eat, delicious and a sure cure for chronic Halloween "sweet tooth."

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10. Homemade Caramel Apples

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Making caramel apples is a great Halloween party activity. Elizabeth LaBau, About.com Guide to Candy offers tips on how to make great homemade caramel apples.

How to Make Homemade Caramel Apples - Watch the Video

Miniature Caramel Apple Bites

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