As the father of a two year old daughter with peanut allergies, my family is constantly looking for safe, fun and tasty food options. This becomes a tougher challenge around Halloween, as many candies and treats contain peanuts and other common allergens.
This year, Surf Sweets partnered with Betsy Laakso, Director of Research and Development from Enjoy Life Foods,to create three spooky, delicious and allergy-friendly Halloween recipes. In addition to being one of the most creative food developers in the industry, Betsy is an absolute Halloween fanatic. She has one of the most extensive collections of Halloween decorations that I have ever seen and she’s been known to carve as many as 50 jack-o-lanterns to decorate her house!
While you will love all three of our recipes, our personal favorite is the Witch’s Cauldron. It reminds us of a creepy Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup, minus the peanuts, dairy, soy and refined sweeteners.
You can view all our recipes and watch Betsy in action at www.surfsweets.com/fun.php. You can also create your own Halloween treats by using our Sour Worms and Gummy Worms as insects or our Jelly Beans and Gummy Swirls as spooky looking eyes on cakes, cookies and other craft projects.
Please send us your favorite Halloween and holiday recipes. If we feature your idea, we will be sure to send you a Surf Sweets gift pack.
Have a Sweet, Spooky and Safe Halloween!
This year Surf Sweets is proud to partner with our friends at Green Halloween® to promote ways to have a more earth-friendly and healthy Halloween.
Green Halloween is a nonprofit grassroots initiative whose mission is to create healthier, eco-friendly holidays, starting with Halloween. Started by a mother of two, this nationwide movement is all about educating and inspiring communities by showing how easy, affordable and fun it can be to factor our earth and our health into our Halloween celebrations.
Surf Sweets and Green Halloween have put together a downloadable party planning guide (www.surfsweets.com/greenhalloween/
) with fun and useful tips to help inspire your own healthy and Earth-friendly Halloween.
Surf Sweets is also donating a portion of the sales of our new Sour Berry Bear Snack Size Packs for the next year to Treeswing
. This inspiring organization works to improve the health of children and prevent childhood obesity through education and programs. For instance, Treeswing distributed over 6,000 jump ropes to kindergartners in Seattle to get them on the path of being more physically active.
Our snack size packs of gummy candies are perfect for trick-or-treaters. If you can’t find them yet in your store, you can order them online at these great websites. Order soon so you’ll have them in time for Halloween!
http://www.naturalcandystore.com/ – check out their natural candy party mix that includes our snack packs