Gluten-Free Halloween Treats

Gluten-Free Halloween Treats

Scare your Halloween guests with these spooky gluten-free Halloween treats – spider and web cupcakes!

 

It’s so fun to get creative in the kitchen, especially for holidays and celebrations.

 

 gluten-free cupcakes

Spook your friends at your gluten-free

Halloween party with these cute

and tasty gluten-free spider

and web cupcakes!

 

All ingredients are gluten-free and dairy-free. Choose organic ingredients whenever you can.

 

Let whoopie pies cool completely

before you decorate.

 

Gluten-Free Spider legs for gluten-free cupcakes

 

While they are cooling, you can

prepare the spider legs.

 

You’ll need about 1 cup of dark chocolate chips, melted and 8 small gluten-free pretzel sticks for each spider to create 4 legs per side of each spider.  (Snyders GF Pretzel sticks work well)

 

Once the chocolate is melted, dip each pretzel stick about halfway into the chocolate to coat the stick.  Place on a piece of wax paper to set – about 30-60 minutes. Let the chocolate completely set before assembling the spiders.

 

To Create the Spiders:

2 Gluten-Free Chocolate Whoopie pies

 

Choose two whoopie pies for each spider.

 

Frosting the gluten-free whoopie pies

 

Spread frosting on one half. Then place the other half on top.

 

Continue until you use up all the whoopie pies.

 

Adding eyes to the gluten-free whoopie pies

 

Place some of the frosting in a sandwich bag.  Cut a small corner from the bag.

 

Squeeze two small drops of frosting for the eyes onto each whoopie pie.

 

Gluten-Free Whoopie pie spider eyes

 

Place a small chocolate chip in the center of each frosting drop for each eye.

 

Complete for all spiders.

 

Gluten-Free Spider legs for gluten-free cupcakes

 

Once the pretzels have set you are ready to add the legs.

 

gluten-free Whoopie Pie adding Spider legs

 

Insert 4 pretzel legs into the frosting between the two whoopie pies.

 

Place 4 legs per side. Complete for all spiders.

 

Gluten-Free Whoopie Pie Spiders on an Orange Plate

 

Display them together on a platter.

 

Grab your gluten-free baking tips

 

Gluten-Free Whoopie Pies Spiders and Webs

 

Create web designs on top

to complete the platter display

 

For the Web cupcakes:  Frost your favorite gluten-free cupcake with white frosting. Using either chocolate frosting or melted chocolate, create a dot in the center of the cupcake. 

 

Then draw three circles on the top of the cupcake with the chocolate frosting, each one a little bigger than the last. You can use a sandwich bag again or use a cake decorating bag with a tip.

 

Starting in the center of the cupcake, take a toothpick and drag it from the center to the last circle, pulling through the dark frosting, creating a web design.

 

Spider whoopie pies on a plate with web cupakes

 

Create a platter with

the gluten-free spider cakes

 

Share them with your spooky scary friends on Halloween

 

Enjoy your gluten-free spider cakes!

 

Try these fun spiders and let me know how they turned out.

Gluten-Free Spider Whoopie Pies

Spooky Spiders and Webs (Gluten-Free & Dairy-Free)

Jennifer Marcks / Gluten-Free MARCKS The Spot
Have fun creating these spooky, scary gluten-free spiders cakes to share with your friends on Halloween! Choose all gluten-free, dairy-free ingredients.
Course Dessert

Ingredients
  

Whoopie Pies

  • 4 T Earth Balance butter
  • 4 T coconut oil
  • 4 T applesauce (natural, no sugar added)
  • 1/2 cup coconut sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 t. vanilla
  • 2 t. baking soda
  • ½ t. guar gum
  • 1 1/4 cup rice milk
  • 3/4 cup brown rice flour
  • 1/4 cup potato starch
  • 1/4 cup tapioca flour
  • 3/4 cup cocoa powder
  • Pinch of sea salt

Center Filling

  • ¼ cup Earth Balance butter
  • ¾ cup gluten-free confectioners' sugar
  • ¾ T rice or coconut milk
  • ¾ t. lemon juice
  • 1 t. pure vanilla extract

Instructions
 

Whoopie Pies

  • Preheat oven to 350.
  • Cream the butter, oil, applesauce and sugar together.
  • Add the egg and vanilla, mix well.
  • In another bowl add the flours, cocoa, baking soda, guar gum and salt, whisk together.
  • Slowly add the flour mixture to the wet ingredients, adding milk in between each addition. Mix until all combined, smooth and creamy.
  • Scoop the batter into oiled Whoopie pie pans. Bake for 8 minutes or until knife comes out clean. Let cool on wire rack before decorating. Makes about 16-20 whoopie pies.
  • Let whoopee pies cool completely before you decorate.

Filling

  • Cream the butter. Then slowly add in the following ingredients whipping the mixture all together. Blend with a mixer for 5 minutes. Place in refrigerator until ready to use.

Notes

While the whoopie pies are cooling, you can prepare the spider legs.
You'll need about 1 cup of dark chocolate chips, melted and 8 small gluten-free pretzel sticks for each spider to create 4 legs per side of each spider. (Snyders GF Pretzel sticks work well)
Once the chocolate is melted, dip each pretzel stick about halfway into the chocolate to coat the stick. Place on a piece of wax paper to set - about 30-60 minutes. Let the chocolate completely set before assembling the spiders.
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