Halloween Gummy Candies

Halloween can be a tough time for those on special diets. Some families come up with creative ways to celebrate the holiday without using food and some make special treats to enjoy. Here are some ideas for making Halloween fun and "diet" friendly:

  • Go "trick or treating" and trade candy for non food items. You can trade a certain number or type of candies for different non-food items (ie. a nickel for a hard candy and a dime for a chocolate candy or 20 candies for a small toy) this gets everyone excited about collecting the candy and trading it in. This works for anyone that is on a restricted diet (as many candies can contain common allergens like dairy).
  • For those on the low carb/epilepsy diets; you can make a diet friendly candy. Mom Taunia Cilibrasi shares her favorite "Gummy Candy" recipe that she makes for her keto super-star daughter Marissa. Marissa is doing fantastic on the diet and loves these gummies. 


  1. 3 oz box of your favorite flavored sugar free gelatin
  2. 1/4 oz packages of unflavored gelatin
  3. Water
  4. Candy molds (we used two candy molds) 


  1. Place 1/3 cup water in a small sauce pan. Sprinkle the flavored gelatin and unflavored gelatin into the water. Let sit 5 – 10 minutes. (If you like chewier gummy candy add in another packet of unflavored gelatin)
  2. Place sauce pan over medium heat and stir until gelatin is dissolved, about 2-5 minutes. When mixture is liquid and all gelatin has dissolved, remove from heat. Let cool a minute and then pour into a container that is easy to pour from (I use a small ceramic creamer pitcher)
  3. Fill molds. (note: the sheet of star molds worked a bit better than the bears because they are a bit deeper)
  4. Allow to cool completely, about 20 minutes. They may be placed in a refrigerator for about 10 minutes if the kids are eager
  5. Peel the gummy candy out of the molds. Don’t be shy, you won’t hurt them when peeling them from the molds. No need to oil the molds!