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Allergen Friendly Crispy Treat Pumpkin Bags + A Giveaway

Enjoy trick or treating with fun DIY gluten free treats!
gluten free treatsThis post is sponsored by Enjoy Life. All opinions are my own.

Teal Pumpkin Project

I hate seeing kids left out, especially when it is so simple to include them. There will always be times when you have Celiac Disease or other food allergies that you won’t be able to participate in activities, but if you have it in your power to include everyone, then why not do it!

Have you heard of the Teal Pumpkin Project? It is a fantastic movement that takes into account children with allergies and food sensitivities during Halloween when candy treats are typically passed out. When you see a teal pumpkin outside a door, it means that they have treats that are safe for kids with food allergies. Often this means items like stickers and spider rings, but sometimes great companies produce candies that are perfect for children with allergies.

Using Enjoy Life’s new Baking Chip Snack Bags, I created these fun gluten free treats. Since Enjoy Life goes the extra mile to make their products allergen friendly, I wanted to go the extra mile to make these gluten free treats allergen friendly as well.

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Enjoy Life Baking Chips Snack Packs

Baking Chip Snack Packs are the newest of Enjoy Life’s amazing allergen friendly products. They are perfect for handing out as treats just like they are (or to sneak in your purse for that daily chocolate fix!).  As with all Enjoy Life Products they are Top 8 Allergen Free. This means NO:




Tree Nuts





Plus, they are made without casein, potato, or sesame. Perfect for handing out as treats! Plus, you can enter below to win 2 FREE Bags.

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Gluten Free Treats for Everyone

gluten free treatsIf you have Celiac Disease, you understand how difficult it can be to participate in “normal” activities. One of the best things about Enjoy Life Baking Chips Snack Packs is that they are not only gluten free, but Allergen Friendly. When I decided to make these adorable activity bags, I didn’t want to just make them gluten free. I wanted to make them as allergen friendly as possible.

These kits are a super fun activity for a Halloween or Harvest party, or just to pass out for kids to do at home. They make great little gifts or party favors. So simple, but they turn out adorable!

How to Make Crispy Treat Pumpkin Bags

  1. gluten free treatsPlace one Pumpkin Crispy Treat, one Enjoy Life Snack Pack and one bag of icing in each goodie bag.
  2. To decorate, just cut the corner of the icing and squeeze onto pumpkin. Decorate with Enjoy Life Baking Chips!
  3. Pass out for kids to enjoy!

In order to make them Allergen Friendly I made a few adjustments to my usual recipes.

Recipe Notes:

Butter: Earth Balance makes great vegan, dairy free buttery sticks.gluten free treats

Crispy Rice: I used Nature’s Path Crispy Brown Rice.

Marshmallows: Dandies Marshmallows are gluten free, corn free, and vegan (they do contain soy, so if this is an issue, please look for another variety!) Regular marshmallows do not contain soy, but are made with corn syrup.

Chocolate Chips: Enjoy Life mini chips are top 8 free and made without corn.

Powdered Sugar: I used Wholesome Brand Corn Free Powdered Sugar. I have heard that Trader Joes also makes a corn-free powdered sugar, but I have not tried it.


elf_logo_registeredThank you to Enjoy Life Foods for sponsoring this fun Halloween Post. Be sure to enter the giveaway to win 1 bag of each of the new Enjoy Life Baking Chips Snack Packs!

Happy Halloween!
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Crispy Treat Pumpkin Bags


Crispy Treats

  • 1/4 cup dairy free butter stick
  • 10 oz marshmallows
  • 5 cups gluten free crispy rice


  • 3 cups corn free powder sugar
  • 1/2 cup softened dairy free butter
  • 1 Tablespoon water
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • food coloring if desired


Crispy Treats

  • Melt butter over medium heat.
  • Add marshmallows and melt together.
  • Add gluten free crispy rice.
  • Stir well.
  • Spread onto baking pan.
  • Use a pumpkin cutter to cut pumpkin shapes.


  • Beat softened butter.
  • Beat in powdered sugar 1 cup at a time.
  • At water and vanilla.
  • Beat well.



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  • Reply
    Abigail Raines
    October 20, 2016 at 9:57 pm

    Perfect school snacks for sure that my kids would love!

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    Vicky @ Avocado Pesto
    October 20, 2016 at 9:17 pm

    Love the sound of the Teal Pumpkin Project – that must be so amazing for parents to gf kids to know right away that a house will be handing out gf treats! I frequently buy the Enjoy life chocolate chips for my baking needs!

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    October 20, 2016 at 8:01 pm

    I love these and the fact that all kids are included and can enjoy. Awesome!

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    October 20, 2016 at 7:00 pm

    The teal pumpkin trend is so clever– I love the allergy free awareness!

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    Allison - Celebrating Sweets
    October 20, 2016 at 6:36 pm

    What a fun treat that all kids can enjoy!

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    October 20, 2016 at 5:45 pm

    This is such a great idea. And the teal pumpkin treats are so cute 🙂

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    October 18, 2016 at 5:00 pm

    So cute! Love the teal!!!!

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    Helen @ Fuss Free Flavours
    October 18, 2016 at 11:51 am

    Food allergy awareness is so important. I once had to look after a nut allergic child, it was such hard work as I could not take me eyes off her when we were in a cafe or the park in case another child shared their treats.

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    Kathi @ Laughing Spatula
    October 18, 2016 at 11:49 am

    Super cute idea! It’s nice that the kiddos with allergies will have some yummy treats!

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    lisa | Garlic & Zest
    October 18, 2016 at 10:33 am

    This is such a great idea. My next door neighbor’s child doesn’t eat chocolate – so I always buy something specifically for him. My daughter has a peanut allergy – so my husband and I always got her snickers and peanut m&ms. We weren’t allowed to TOUCH anything that didn’t have peanuts!

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    October 18, 2016 at 10:26 am

    What a fun project and I love the color.

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    Allison - Celebrating Sweets
    October 18, 2016 at 9:37 am

    I hate seeing kids left out too. My son has two close friends with food allergies and I always try to make them feel included. This is a great way for every kid to be able to enjoy Halloween! 🙂

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    October 18, 2016 at 8:26 am

    I didn’t know Enjoy Life made snack packs!! How awesome!

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    October 18, 2016 at 12:54 am

    I love crispy treats! What a fun idea, now I want some!

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    Alisa Fleming
    October 17, 2016 at 11:21 pm

    These bags are so cute Amanda! And I really need to get on the decorative pumpkin treat bandwagon. I can’t believe how perfectly teal those pumpkins look – so awesome!

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    Erica D.
    October 17, 2016 at 9:40 pm

    I love this idea! Nothing like a DIY nom project! But how did you make teal food coloring? Or where can I buy it?

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      October 18, 2016 at 7:53 am

      It was a lot of trial and error and horrible for you food coloring…The Earth Balance sticks make the icing yellowish to start with, but it was a lot of playing around. I’m working on trying out all natural food colorings for Christmas posts!

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    Platter Talk
    October 17, 2016 at 7:31 pm

    Wonderful idea for kids with allergies! Those pumpkin shaped treats are extra cute.

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    Sarah- A Whisk and Two Wands
    October 17, 2016 at 6:59 pm

    How cute are those! I might have to make these for my daughter’s birthday party this weekend!

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    Aish Das-Padihari
    October 17, 2016 at 6:54 pm

    What a great idea. Super cute too. Those tiny kits are really attractive.

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    Sarah @ Accidentally Crunchy
    October 17, 2016 at 6:53 pm

    What a fun treat idea! I love the build-your-own aspect of it!

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    October 17, 2016 at 6:48 pm

    I teach cooking classes and I always have an alternate recipe available for the kids with allergies. I love the concept behind this!

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    Heather @Boston Girl Bakes
    October 17, 2016 at 6:06 pm

    I had no idea about the teal pumpkin! Such a great idea!! As a home ec teacher, food allergies are on my brain all the time- I’ll have to remember this cute idea for Halloween baking time!

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    Chandice Probst
    October 17, 2016 at 5:50 pm

    I absolutely adore this idea!!

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    October 17, 2016 at 5:17 pm

    I am really loving this!

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    Kelly @ TastingPage
    October 17, 2016 at 1:52 pm

    What a great program and super sweet and tasty gluten free treat!

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    October 17, 2016 at 1:47 pm

    Super cute!

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    Chrystal @ Gluten-Free Palate
    October 17, 2016 at 9:57 am

    What a cute Idea! Love the little kits.

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    Cricket Plunkett
    October 17, 2016 at 9:07 am

    This is such a fun way to tell more people about the teal pumpkin projects. People often listen better when there’s snacks involved!

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      October 17, 2016 at 9:52 am

      I know I do!

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    Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine
    October 17, 2016 at 8:59 am

    Such a cute treat, although those marshmallows are not soy-free.

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      October 17, 2016 at 9:52 am

      You’re right! Regular marshmallows (like Kraft) are, but Dandies have soy. I used them because I needed something corn free. I edited the marshmallow info!

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