Halloween is just around the corner, and while non-food treats are a wonderful safe and all-inclusive way to celebrate, you might also want to find some candies that are safe for your child to eat. I have compiled a list of gluten free candy listed by manufacturer that I based on information provided on the manufacturer websites or that I received via email or on the phone from their customer service department.
**Please remember that ingredient lists can change at any time, so it’s always best to read the ingredient labels and call the manufacturer directly if you’re unsure. Additionally, sometimes the ingredients on a mini version of a candy are processed differently than the regular size version so don’t just assume that a mini version is gluten free without double checking. If you have multiple allergies, Celiac Disease Foundation has a great candy list that breaks many candies down by the top 8 allergens.
Updated September 2022
Gluten Free Candy List
All of their gummy bears and gummy worms are gluten free.
Enjoy Life Foods
Enjoy Life makes yummy top 8 free and certified gluten free individual chocolate bars all year round, and has a special Halloween Chocolate Minis line that includes Rice Milk Chocolate, Rice Milk Chocolate Crunch, Dark Chocolate and Variety Packs.
Hershey’s offers a ton of gluten free candy, though most of it also contains dairy and may contain tree nuts and peanuts. I’ve copied below the latest gluten free candy list on their site and here is a link to Hershey’s website that lists their gluten free products.
Almond Joy Candy – All Except Almond Joy Pieces Candy
Brookside Dark Chocolate Fruit & Nut Snack Bars
Brookside Dark Chocolate Acai and Blueberry Flavors
Brookside Dark Chocolate Goji and Raspberry Flavors
Brookside Dark Chocolate Merlot Grape and Black Currant Flavors
Brookside Dark Chocolate Mango and Mangosteen Flavors
Brookside Dark Chocolate Pomegranate Flavor
Brookside Milk Chocolate Covered Almonds
Heath Bars – All
Hershey’s Semi Sweet Baking Bar
Hershey’s Unsweetened Baking Bar
Hershey’s and Reese’s – Baking Chips
Heath Milk Chocolate Toffee Bits
Heath Bits O’Brickle
Hershey’s Butterscotch Chips
Hershey’s Cinnamon Chips
Hershey’s Mini Kisses Milk Chocolates
Hershey’s Milk Chocolate Chips
Hershey’s Semi-Sweet Chocolate Mini Chips
Hershey’s Mint Chocolate Chips
Hershey’s Premier White Creme Chips
Hershey’s Semi-Sweet Chocolate Baking Chips
Hershey’s Sea Salt Caramel Chips
Hershey’s Special Dark Mildly Sweet Dark Chocolate Chips
Hershey’s Sugar Free Semi-Sweet Baking Chips
Reese’s Peanut Butter Baking Chips
Reese’s Mini Pieces Peanut Butter Candy in a Crunchy Shell
Hershey’s – Cocoa
Hershey’s Special Dark Cocoa
Hershey’s Dutch Cocoa
Hershey’s Kisses – Hot Cocoa
Hershey’s Hugs Candy
Hershey’s Kisses Milk Chocolate Filled with Caramel
Hershey’s Kisses Milk Chocolate Filled with Cherry Cordial Crème
Hershey’s Kisses Dark Chocolate Filled with Mint Truffle
Hershey’s Kisses Meltaway Milk Chocolates
Hershey’s Kisses Milk Chocolate
Hershey’s Kisses Special Dark Mildly Sweet Chocolate
Hershey’s Kisses – Candy Cane
Hershey’s Kisses – Kiss Deluxe
Hershey’s Kisses – Espresso
Hershey’s Kisses Creamy Milk Chocolate
Hershey’s Kisses Creamy Milk Chocolate with Almonds
Hershey’s Giant Kiss (7 oz. only)
Hershey’s Milk Chocolate Covered Almonds
Hershey’s Nuggets Milk Chocolates
Hershey’s Nuggets Milk Chocolate with Almonds
Hershey’s Nuggets Special Dark Chocolate with Almonds
Hershey’s Nuggets Extra Creamy Milk Chocolate with Toffee and Almonds
Hershey’s Nuggets Special Dark Chocolate
Hershey’s Milk Chocolate Bar
Hershey’s Milk Chocolate Bar (1.55oz only)
Hershey’s Milk Chocolate Bar with Almonds (1.45oz only)
Hershey’s Milk Duds – All
Hershey’s Special Dark Snack Bars
Hershey’s Spreads – All Except Hershey’s Chocolate Spread with Snacksters Graham Dippers
Hershey’s Caramel Syrup
Hershey’s Chocolate Syrup
Hershey’s Chocolate Syrup with Calcium
Hershey’s Chocolate Sugar Free Syrup
Hershey’s Sundae Dream Classic Caramel Syrup
Hershey’s Sundae Dream Double Chocolate Syrup
Hershey’s Chocolate Lite Syrup
Hershey’s Simple 5 Chocolate Syrup
Hershey’s Special Dark Syrup
Hershey’s Strawberry Flavored Syrup
Hershey’s Strawberry Flavored Sugar Free Syrup
Hershey’s and Reese’s Toppings
Heath Shell Topping
Hershey’s Hot Fudge Topping
Hershey’s Caramel Topping
Hershey’s Milk Chocolate Shell Topping
Hershey’s Special Dark Topping
Reese’s Shell Chocolate & Peanut Butter Topping
Reese’s Peanut Butter Topping
Mounds Bars – All
Payday Candy – All (Includes PayDay Snack Bites)
Reese’s Fast Break Bar
Reese’s Nutrageous Bar Standard & King Size
Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups – All Except Seasonal Shaped Items which may be produced in other facilities and on shared equipment
Reese’s Unwrapped Mini Minis – Milk Chocolate and White
Reese’s Pieces Candy – All Except Reese’s Pieces Eggs
Reese’s Pieces Peanut Butter Cups – All Except Seasonal Shaped Items
Rolo® Caramels in Milk Chocolate Candies – All Except Rolo® Minis
York Peppermint Patties – All Except York Pieces Candy, Sugar Free Peppermint Patties, York Minis, and York Shapes (5 oz.)
According to their website, Jelly Belly jelly beans are gluten free, peanut free, dairy free, fat free and vegetarian friendly. They are also Kosher and made in a peanut free facility.
Mars makes a lot of popular candies like M&M’s, Dove, and Snickers, but I’m not comfortable listing them as gluten free. Their website does not include a gluten free list. It states that they will “always declare the presence of any of the top 8 allergens whenever they are part of the recipe regardless of the source” and that they also declare these allergens when they could be present in “May Contain” statements. The problem is that barley and rye both contain gluten and they are not considered one of the top 8 allergens, so it’s unclear whether they would be declared. If you have questions, contact Mars Chocolate at 800-627-7852.
The following candies have been labeled gluten free and tested at Nestle, which is now owned by Ferrero. There are others including Laffy Taffy, Baby Ruth, Sno-Caps, Wonka Pixy Sticks and Fun Dip that contain no gluten ingredients but HAVE NOT been tested.
Butterfinger Bars (only in fun size, share and snack packs. Bites, minis, cups, crisps and holiday shapes are NOT considered gluten free)
No Whey Chocolate
No Whey Chocolate is free of the top 8 allergens and it’s gluten free, vegan and kosher. It also does not contain artificial flavors or colors. They make some of the cutest holiday themed chocolates I’ve seen and they have a line of Halloween chocolate that includes truffles, mini chocolate bars and lollipops.
All Smarties® candy made by Smarties Candy Company made in the United States is gluten‑free, vegan and do not contain milk, egg, fish, crustacean shellfish, tree nuts, peanuts, and soy. Smarties made in Canada are not gluten free.
The following Spangler candies are both gluten free and certified kosher. They are also free from dairy, peanuts, tree nuts, egg, fish, shellfish.
Marshmallow Circus Peanuts
Spangler’s Candy Canes
Surf Sweets has a ton of gluten free and top 8 free organic candy that my kids like a lot. Many of their candies are also vegan. Learn more
From their website: At this time, all of our confections are gluten free. We do not use wheat, barley, rye, oats, triticale, spelt or any of their components and that includes our dusting on our conveyor belts. We do use corn and soy products in the manufacturing of our products. Popular tootsie roll candies include:
Charms Blow Pops
According to their customer service line (800) 974-4539, the following products have been tested to be below 20 ppm and are labeled gluten free:
Starburst Fruit Chews
Starburst GummiBursts – Original and Sour flavors
All of YumEarth’s products are organic, gluten free, dairy free, non GMO, vegan, nut free, fish free, soy free and egg free. They have a special line of Halloween candies that include snack packs of candy corn, gummy fruits, and lollipops.
Do you have questions or know of other gluten free candy? I’d love to hear from you in the comments below.
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