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I absolutely love a good snack board and this Gluten Free Halloween Snack Board has everything you could possibly want for a trick or treat! From pretzel mummies to Jaffa Cake bats and spiders, it's such fun to make and eat.
If you want a good centrepiece for a gluten free Halloween party spread, this gluten free Halloween snack board is it.
Plus making all of these edible Halloween treats is so much fun and a great activity to do with the kids,
They'll love constructing this board and you can make it as simple or spooky as you like.
For this gluten free Halloween snack board I made:
- Gluten Free Pretzel Mummies
- Jaffa Cake Spiders
- Gluten Free Pretzel Ghouls
- Witches' Fingers
- Jaffa Cake Bats
- Apple Monsters
All of these are made using just a couple of ingredients and items commonly found in the free from aisles.
Gluten Free Pretzel Mummies and Ghouls
These cute gluten free pretzel mummies and ghouls are a great way to add to your Halloween snack board.
Essentially they're just a white chocolate covered pretzel with a spooky twist - so tasty with the combination of sweet and salty.
They're so simple to make. I used a pack of Schär gluten free pretzels and some white chocolate to make these, along with some edible eyes.
For the ghouls you'll also need some green food colouring.
To make the gluten free pretzel mummies:
Melt some white chocolate in 10-second intervals in the microwave (or in a bowl over a pan of boiling water).
Allow to cool a little, the dip in the pretzels one-at-a-time, using a fork to turn them so they're completely covered in chocolate.
Lay the pretzels down (with some space between them) on a tray lined with a sheet of baking paper.
Once you've coated all of the gluten free pretzels, drizzle some extra white chocolate 'bandages' across the mummies and stick edible eyes on top.
Leave to set and your gluten free pretzel mummies are ready to eat!
To make the gluten free pretzel ghouls:
You can make these following the steps below, but make sure you add some green food colouring to the melted white chocolate first.
I also don't add the 'bandages' - simple stick the edible eyes on before leaving the green chocolate coating to set.
Gluten free witches' fingers
These gluten free witches' fingers are made using the Schär gluten free chocolate fingers and are so simple but so effective.
To make them, melt some white chocolate in 10-second intervals in the microwave or in a bowl over a pan of boiling water.
Stir a little green food colouring into the chocolate and once cool enough to handle, dip the gluten free chocolate fingers in.
Lay the dipped fingers on a lined baking try (with space between them so they don't stick).
Stick a flaked almond on the end of each as a finger nail, and then leave to set before serving them up.
Gluten free Jaffa Cake Bats
Did you know you can make super effective bats using gluten free Jaffa Cakes?
Simply pick a brand of Jaffa Cakes you love (this also works well with gluten free Oreos!) to make them.
Melt a little milk chocolate, which you'll need as the 'glue' for the bats. You'll also need some edible eyes.
To make the Jaffa Cake bats, cut one Jaffa Cake in half. Add a little melted chocolate along the cut edge and then press it, cut-edge-down, onto the top of the other Jaffa Cake.
Repeat this with the second half so you have two 'wings'. They should hold in place with the melted chocolate.
Use a little extra melted chocolate to stick the edible eyes on and leave to set before adding to your Halloween snack board.
Jaffa Cake Spiders
These easy Jaffa Cake spiders are similar to the bats, made using gluten free Jaffa Cakes.
Again, these would work with gluten free Oreos too. If you'd rather make Oreo spiders, you can do this in exactly the same way.
I used Matchmaker chocolates for the legs are all the flavours are gluten free.
To make these Jaffa Cake spiders, melt a little milk chocolate to use as 'glue'.
Snap two Matchmakers into four even pieces, to make your eight legs total.
Use the melted chocolate to glue the 'legs' onto the gluten free Jaffa Cake, with four on each side.
You can also 'glue' some candy eyes onto the spiders with the melted chocolate too. Leave to set completely before adding to the board.
Ok, let's add a little fruit to this board to complement all of the chocolate, yea!?
These apple monsters are a classic addition to your Halloween snack board and are naturally gluten free.
To make them, quarter an apple into four wedges, removing the core.
Cut a small wedge from the centre of the outside edge, which will act as the mouth.
Half-filled the edges with peanut butter, and then use this to stick a row of mini marshmallow 'teeth' into the 'mouth'.
Stick some edible eyes on using a little melted milk chocolate and you've got yourself some super cute and tasty apple monsters.
Other gluten free Halloween snack board treats
As well as making all these tasty Halloween treats, there are lots of other gluten free bits and pieces you can add to your board.
These help to fill out the board, filling in any gaps between the edible creations you've made.
You can also create layers - for example, I sat one of my Jaffa Cake Spiders on top of a bowl of M&Ms to make it stand out from the rest.
Ideas of Halloween snacks you can use which are gluten free include:
- Any leftover gluten free pretzels
- Leftover chocolate fingers or Matchmakers
- Candy corn (in the US)
- Chocolate chips or mini chocolate chips
- Popcorn (check it's gluten free, most are)
- M&Ms or peanut M&Ms
- Any Halloween-themed jelly sweets which are gluten free
- Any Halloween-themed marshmallows which are gluten free
- Blueberries or grapes
- Tangerines (peel them and they look like little pumpkins!)
- Melted marshmallows - you can stretch this across the board to act a spider web. Messy but fun!
Of course, this is a chance to get creative so whatever you choose, just make the board as spooky as you like!
How to construct your Halloween snack board
Once you've made all the various ghosts and ghouls for your board, the fun part comes in the construction of this festive Halloween board.
I actually filmed the process for an advert which I'll share here, but let me also talk you through the process.
First choose your board - you want to make sure you can completely fill the board with no blank spaces.
I also like to have some 'filler' content for my snack board. This means little items like M&Ms, Halloween sweet and spare pretzels you can dot around the main items.
This just helps to make the board look fuller.
Adding a small bowl of sweets can also help with layering the board up and creating a focal point in the centre of the snack board.
I place a bowl in the middle and then create areas for each snack, making sure any blank spaces are filled in with extra sweets.
But this is the fun part where you can let your creativity go mad, so really go to town and get creative with how you style your Halloween snack board.
NEED MORE GLUTEN FREE HALLOWEEN ideas?
Here are some more easy Halloween recipes you can try out once you've made this Halloween Snack Board.
They'd also make great additions to this board, so why not whip them up as part of a Halloween party food spread?
If you have any recipe suggestions, please let me know in the comments what you’d like to see next!
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