Here we are faced with the night that parents of kids with food allergies loathe, Halloween.

I can’t tell you how many times I have asked my kids if they ate anything without asking me first. Ugh. Not that I’m a huge fan of the extra jolt they get from sugar but I tend to lie awake waiting for one of them to get sick from eating gluten because they just opened it up and popped it in their mouth.

While we tend to fare pretty well with Skittles, smarties, mike and ike’s and similar, we get into pretty deep waters when avoiding chocolate (dairy allergy) and peanuts. Lordy.

Here’s a treat you can make at home, pretty easy. Throw it all in a ziplock and mix “softly” then bake at 250 for an hour. The kids will thank you.

6 cups corn Chex
1.5 cups Gluten free pretzels
6oz roasted almonds (or slices)
6oz roasted cashews (or slices)
6T earth balance butter
2T Gluten free Worcester sauce
1.5T Season Salt
1t onion powder
2t brown sugar (or more to your taste)

For Halloween you might even mix in some candy corn!

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