Above: Zoe and Ashley last weekend in Colorado Springs
Fall. It's my favorite time of year. The sound of leaves crunching under my feet as I walk. The smell of the crisp dry air. Spiced cider. Pumpkins and orange everywhere (my favorite color). I drink it all in, savoring each moment. And one of my kids' favorite parts of fall is Halloween. This year Zoe decided to be a "winter fairy," and Ashley a princess again. I may or may not wear my flapper costume, depending on how cold it is.
Because we don't eat store-bought candy, the girls go trick-or-treating, then give it away to kids who come to our door after we get home. If there is something gluten and dairy free in their bag, then they have one piece. I buy the remaining candy from them for ten cents each, and the next day we go shopping for a toy.
One of our favorite things to make together on Halloween is Ginger & Chocolate Candy, and Cherry & Chocolate Candy. We've done other variations too, using different nuts and dried fruits. You can really be creative with your ingredients. We made these Raw Chocolate Raspberry Candies last Easter, but they could also be made for Halloween. They would be so cute in a basket with orange tissue paper or a fall colored cloth napkin :-)
Above: Picture by Zoe
If you have a recipe, link to a recipe, or GFCF Halloween tip, share it with us in the comments below! Happy fall!