Three Fruity Halloween Treats (GF, V)

Three Fruity Halloween Treats! (GF, V)

I love my Halloween candy, but these fruity halloween treats are the perfect appetizer for a party, or even to make your dinner a bit more festive! Even better, all three of these recipes are celiac friendly (aka: gluten free) AND free of the top 8 allergens! (Always check the ingredients and protocols for the products you choose to purchase.)

Three Fruity Halloween Treats (GF, V)
Get ready for Halloween with these fruity Halloween Treats!

Treat #1: Pumpkins!

This treat was made by the chef at my grandma’s assisted living home, which has become much better at cross-contact after talking with my mom. (Yeah, she’s pretty cool.) Anyway, all you need for these pumpkins are tangerines and celery!

Three Fruity Halloween Treats (GF, V)
Tangerine & Celery Pumpkin Patch

Ingredients

  • Tangerines
  • Celery

Procedure

  1. Peel Tangerines.
  2. Cut celery into small rectangular “stems.”
  3. Place stem in the center of the peeled tangerine.
  4. Serve!

Treat #2: A Fruity Candy Corn

I came up for the idea for this from Pinterest of course! The original pin called for bananas, cantaloupe, and pineapple. However, I couldn’t find a whole cantaloupe. And, in our house, we don’t buy pre-cut fruit due to cross-contact concerns. Therefore, I substituted the cantaloupe with oranges for my skewers, which provided an even more vibrant color to this tasty treat!

Ingredients

  • White Fruit: Bananas, Apples
  • Orange Fruit: Tangerines, Oranges, or Cantaloupe
  • Yellow Fruit: Pineapple
  • Wooden Skewers

Procedure

  1. Three Fruity Halloween Treats (GF, V)
    Candy Corn Visual from Cliker

    Cut your white fruit in the shape of a triangle, your orange fruit in the shape of a trapezoid, and your yellow fruit in the shape of a larger trapezoid. (It’s easiest if you line up the fruit as you cut!)

  2. Place on a skewer, in the following order: yellow, orange, THEN white. (You may make final cutting adjustments again!)
    Three Fruity Halloween Treats (GF, V)
  3. Serve, and Make it Festive!
    Three Fruity Halloween Treats (GF, V)
    Ta da!

    Three Fruity Halloween Treats (GF, V)
    The more festive, the better!

 

Treat #3: Sorbet-Filled Pumpkin

This final treat was also Pinterest-inspired, although the stems were my idea! And, while it involves a few more steps, the pictures will do all the explaining you need. Note: my jack-o-lantern designs may not be the most elegant, BUT they’re festive nonetheless.

Ingredients

  • Oranges
  • Kiwi
  • An orange sorbet (or ice cream) that meets YOUR allergy needs: mango, orange, etc.

Procedure

  1. Balance the orange to see which way it stands up straight. Then, cut a small piece off of the top of the orange.
    Three Fruity Halloween Treats (GF, V)
    Cut ONLY a small piece!

    Three Fruity Halloween Treats (GF, V)
    Note how each orange stands on its own.
  2. Cut and scoop out the orange, leaving only the rind. Three Fruity Halloween Treats (GF, V)

    Three Fruity Halloween Treats (GF, V)
    Do the same for the caps!
  3. Carve out a jack-o-lantern shape in your orange.
    Three Fruity Halloween Treats (GF, V)
    Carving out the eyes!

    Three Fruity Halloween Treats (GF, V)
    Ta da!
  4. Cut a piece of kiwi into the shape of a pumpkin stem, AND carve a rectangle into the orange cap! Three Fruity Halloween Treats (GF, V)

    Three Fruity Halloween Treats (GF, V)
    A Perfect Fit!
  5. Fill your orange cup with sorbet! Three Fruity Halloween Treats (GF, V)
  6. Place the cap back on! Three Fruity Halloween Treats (GF, V)
  7. Serve, and enjoy! Three Fruity Halloween Treats (GF, V)

Phew! Now, that’s all the Halloween appetizers that I’m prepping this year! (And, none of them have a pumpkin in them. That will have to be next year’s goal.)

Now, I want to hear from you! What are you (or your kids) dressing up as for Halloween?! What’s your favorite Halloween treat?! If you let me know, I just might add it to my “Gluten Free Spooky Treats” Pinterest board

As always, Happy Cooking! And, best wishes have a spooky (and safe) Halloween!

P.S: This week we skipped Magical Monday for a Haunted Tuesday. HOWEVER, the Magical Monday series will be back in full swing when I return from running Disney’s Coast to Coast Marathon next month. If you’re interested in my fundraising efforts, you can check it out on my Team Gluten Free Page, which is raising funds for the Celiac Disease Foundation!

10 thoughts on “Three Fruity Halloween Treats! (GF, V)

  1. MY GOODNESS THOSE ARE ALL SO CUTE ❤ I would probably eat the fruit while preparing, I am such a big sampler when it comes to making things! I USED to have favorite halloween candy, but my love for them has fizzled, since I cannot have them, BUT for old time's sake: Reese's Pumpkins, White Chocolate Kit Kats, & Butterfingers 🙂

    1. THANKS, AMBER! I ate so much fruit, especially with the fruity candy corn because there are so many scraps (all of which we ate)! Fun Fact: I actually used the inside of the sorbet oranges in the fruity candy corn.

      Reese’s Pumpkins sound awesome. And, Butterfingers were a hit in our house with everyone but me too! I was really lucky that all of my favorite childhood candies were the fruity chewy kind, so gluten free (or they have a close sister product that’s gluten free). 🙂

      Happy Halloween! 👻🎃

  2. Kaila, I love these ideas!
    I can’t wait to try the carved orange
    jack-o-lanterns!!
    I do always have some non food treats
    For neighborhood trick or treaters, such as
    Stickers, spider rings, Halloween pencils,
    So everyone can be included, even those
    With allergies!!
    My favorite Halloween (or anytime) candy is still Sky bars even though they are harder to find now.
    I am enjoying all your great ideas, Kaila!
    Happy Halloween!
    Love, Aunt Peg

    1. Aunt Peg, I’d love to see your jack-o-lanterns! (My artistic skills weren’t too high for this treat.) AND, that’s so sweet! We’re doing the #TealPumpkinProject, which started in Tennessee and is inspiring more people to hand out non-food treats like you! BUT I haven’t actually written my blog post about it. 🙂 Love you!

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