Tag: Safe Halloween Candy

Allergy Safe Halloween Treats Supporting the Teal Pumpkin Project

It has been a busy fall to say the least!  We’re just wrapping up travel soccer season today for my boys and believe it or not I have not shopped for Halloween candy!   Over the years my list has grown quite a bit which is amazing for parents with children that have multiple food allergies. There are so many wonderful food allergy friendly options we can buy for our children and ensure they will have an amazing SAFE Halloween!

Additionally, if you are supporting FARE’s Teal Pumpkin Project this year as we always do, please have several non-candy treat items for children that may not be able to have candy at all. Typically, I have a bowl of pencils, erasers, stickers, temporary tattoos, small toys, etc. I purchase these little gifts on amazon.com and our local dollar store.  Oh, and don’t forget to proudly display your TEAL PUMPKIN on Halloween night like we do!

ENJOY! ~Erika

Please Note: ALWAYS check ingredients! This list is only meant to be used as a guide:
DIVVIES Chocolates
Amanda’s Own Confections
No Whey Chocolate
Enjoy Life chocolate bars
Peeps (some flavors have “Milk” double check ingredients)
Swedish Fish
Mike and Ikes
Surf Sweets Natural Gummies, Jelly Beans & Lollipops
Starburst Tropical Candy Corn (the only candy corn brand I have found to be egg-free)
Laffy Taffy
Smarties
Lifesaver Gummies
Sour Patch Kids (most varieties I believe)
Dum Dum Lollipops
Hot Tamales
Starburst fruit chews, lollipops, & jelly beans
Jolly Rancher hard candy (lollipops are made on shared equipment so I do not purchase them)
Kraft Marshmallows (and most marshmallow brands)
Twizzlers
Skittles (most flavors I believe)
PASCHA Chocolate bars
Airheads (small- big airheads have dairy!)
Pez

Small Town Allergy Mom is Interviewed During “Live Podcast”

Just prior to Halloween on October 24, 2015, I was interviewed by Sean Miller at the Petoskey News Review for the “Teal Pumpkin and Food Allergies” live Podcast.  Please click on the link below to listen to my live interview and learn more about food allergies in general.

Enjoy and thank you for your listening support!

http://www.petoskeynews.com/podcast/

 

 

 

Halloween Party Treats

pumpkins

Halloween is finally here and like every other year we are hosting our annual Halloween Open House.  Because we live north of the 35th parallel and right on Lake Michigan, the weather can be pretty cold for trick-or-treating.  Our friends usually stop by our house throughout the night to warm up, give their kids a break from trick-or-treating, and to enjoy the special Halloween treats and baked goods I prepare every year.

My boy’s favorite Halloween treats, in addition to my donuts, are my Chocolate Pretzel Rods with Sprinkles.  They look really cute and are always a huge hit!  Plus, they are dairy, egg, and nut free.

Ingredients:

Gordon Food Store Pretzel Rods

1 bag of Enjoy Life Chocolate Chips

A few containers of your favorite Halloween sprinkles.  Make sure they are free of allergens

pretzel 3

Preparation:

  1. Cover a few cookie sheets with parchment paper.
  2. Add about 1/3 of bag of chocolate chips to a glass bowl;
  3. Microwave chocolate chips for 60 seconds then stir constantly;
  4. Microwave again for about 40 seconds and then stir repeating this process until all of the chips are melted.
  5. Take a pretzel rod and use a spoon to add the chocolate to it, spooning off excess chocolate.
  6. Gently roll the rod into the sprinkles that you have poured onto a plate.
  7. Repeat until you make desired amount.
  8. Refrigerate until chocolate hardens, place rods in a festive glass or mug, serve and enjoy!

pretzel 1

pretzel 2

Find Homes in Your Neighborhood Participating in the Teal Pumpkin Project™ [MAP]

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This is awesome thanks to F.A.R.E.  Please click on the pink link below and add your information to the interactive map if you are participating in the Teal Pumpkin Project this year!

Source: Find Homes in Your Neighborhood Participating in the Teal Pumpkin Project™ [MAP]

Find Homes in Your Neighborhood Participating in the Teal Pumpkin Project™ [MAP]

Print

This is awesome thanks to F.A.R.E.  Please click on the pink link below and add your information to the interactive map if you are participating in the Teal Pumpkin Project this year!

Source: Find Homes in Your Neighborhood Participating in the Teal Pumpkin Project™ [MAP]

Halloween Oreos

Although I’m not a big proponent of letting my kids indulge in quintessential American junk food snacks often, these may be the exception. After all, we do eat extremely clean, organic, dairy, egg & nut free. Who doesn’t enjoy an Oreo from time to time? Halloween Oreos are free of 6 of the top 8 allergens & only include wheat, soy, and many other preservatives and ingredients that I have difficulty pronouncing. Lol! But hey- a few for my boys once in a while is my definition of “moderation.”

Enjoy,

~Erika