Food allergies can be tough to manage in the best of times, and holidays like Halloween prove especially challenging. It's not always easy to know what's lurking behind each and every candy wrapper. Does it contain nuts? Is it safe?
Don't let diet restrictions take the fun out of Halloween. Instead, make a worry-free snack or dessert for you and your kids to look forward to after trick-or-treating. Here are five of our favorite nut-free Halloween sweets — all way better than candy bars.
This Halloween, stay safe and keep the festive spirit going by putting your focus on a special post-trick-or-treating treat! Get creative beforehand with make-ahead snacks, like chocolate-covered pear ghosts, marshmallow spiders or a ghoulish-looking pudding. Or, come home and dive into milkshake-making fun.
1. Candy-Coated Marshmallow Spiders
These spiders are far more cute than they are creepy. We love using Nerd candies to coat these creepy crawlers, but you can use your favorite kind of candy.
→ Get the recipe: Candy-Coated Marshmallow Spiders
2. Pear Ghosts
Here's a fun and safe snack to look forward to after trick-or-treating. This cute and easy-to-make Halloween treat is simply white-chocolate covered pears with chocolate chip features.
→ Get the recipe: Pear Ghosts
2. Pumpkin Spice Rice Krispie Treats
Gooey, marshmallowy rice krispie treats are a timeless and beloved dessert. And, most important this pumpkin spice version is nut-free.
→ Get the recipe: Pumpkin Spice Rice Krispie Treats
4. Frog Eggs and Eyeballs (aka Green Coconut Chia Pudding)
While the original recipe gets its ghoulish green color with matcha powder, make it kid-friendy by skipping the green tea and using food coloring, instead.
→ Get the recipe: Eggs and Eyeballs (Coconut Green Tea Chia Pudding)
5. Pumpkin Milkshakes
We're pretty sure there's no better way to cap off Halloween than with a milkshake!
→ Get the recipe: Pumpkin Milkshakes
What's your best advice for handling food allergies on Halloween?