Stirring Up Gluten-Free Crunchy Halloween Bites

Who says gluten-free goodies don’t taste good? I modified the recipe for Crunchy Butterscotch Treats and came up with a winner. At least my family liked them;: when I returned from work all the bites were devoured.

treat - 1 - IMG_0362_2_1I want to point out that I do not represent any food companies; when brand names are used it is because these are the ones that I know are gluten-free according to the packaging ingredient list and labeling. To make this recipe gluten-free I substituted General Mills Rice Chex for chow mein noodles. The other ingredients: chocolate chips, butterscotch chips, peanuts and candy corn for garnish are gluten-free.

Gluten-Free Crunchy Halloween Bites

4 oz Hershey’s Special Dark Mildly Sweet Chocolate Chips (2/3 cup)
4 oz Nestle’s Butterscotch Morsels (2/3 cup)
3 oz Dry roasted peanuts (1/2 cup)
2 oz General Mills Rice Chex (2 cups)
Candy corn for garnish

  • Place both chocolate chips and butterscotch morsels in top pot of double boiler. Heat and stir frequently until the chips and morsels are melted and smooth.
  • Stir in the peanuts,
  • Then gently stir in the Rice Chex until coated with the melted chocolate/butterscotch. Some of the chex will becomed mashed, this is okay.
  • Place spoonfuls of the mix onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  • Garnish with candy corn while the bites are still warm. Then let bites set until cool and hardened.

Makes 16 small bites.

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