While you can make these gluten-free candy cookies anytime during the year, I often make these as Halloween candy cookies. Yep, after I go through what’s left of the candy we didn’t hand out to trick-or-treaters, I will use some in these cookies!
Okay, be honest. How many of you have a “Candy Tax” where your kids have to give you some of their Trick-or-Treating loot?
Whether your kids scored a ton of candy or you just bought way too much candy this year, you might find yourself with a LOT of candy around. After I go through all of the candy my kids bring home, getting rid of all of the candy that has gluten in it, then I snag a lot of the chocolate treats for baking.
This time, I used Reese’s Pieces and Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups in my cookies, but you could also use Plain or Peanut M&Ms, Heath bars, and Hershey milk chocolate bars.
Verify that the chocolate candy/bar is gluten-free by double-checking on the Hershey’s US Gluten-free List or consult the Celiac Disease Foundation’s Halloween Gluten-free Candy List which includes phone numbers for each company so you can call them directly with questions.
Please please note that Hershey’s says the seasonal shaped Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups are not considered gluten-free. So stick with the regular peanut butter cups, not the pumpkin shaped ones!
Also, feel free to adjust the amount of candy that you use. I just kept opening more packages to add more candy to the dough or press into the dough balls. Use as much or as little candy as you’d like! Also, don’t forget that most of the stores have their candy on sale now after Halloween, so you can even buy a bit more just for your baking!
Here are some of my other favorite gluten-free cookie recipes: These flourless chocolate cookies are perfect for the chocoholics in your life. My tried and true gluten-free chocolate chip cookie recipe is always a hit. And a more unique choice is my gluten-free chocolate banana cookies.
Gluten-free Candy Cookies Recipe:
Please note: DO NOT eat Reese's "Seasonal" shaped Peanut Butter Cups as Hershey's says those are NOT gluten-free. That means the pumpkin shaped ones, Christmas shaped ones, Easter shaped ones, etc. As an Amazon Associate and member of other affiliate programs, I earn from qualifying purchases.
Use a good quality gluten-free flour blend such as Gluten Free Mama's, gfJules, Pamela's, Cup4Cup or King Arthur flour. Results will vary, but those blends should all do well in this recipe.
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Please note: DO NOT eat Reese's "Seasonal" shaped Peanut Butter Cups as Hershey's says those are NOT gluten-free. That means the pumpkin shaped ones, Christmas shaped ones, Easter shaped ones, etc.
As an Amazon Associate and member of other affiliate programs, I earn from qualifying purchases.