Halloween is all about the candy (at least for most kids) and while it’s fun to go trick or treating, it can be a real drag when half of what you bring home is unsafe, due to allergens. In our house we’ve got dairy, gluten, and peanut/tree nut allergens, so three quarters of what gets collected ends up being given away.

If you’re like us, you believe in the importance of providing some fun alternatives to eat. I’ve gathered up a three of my favorite ‘clone’ recipes for Twizzlers, Twix, and KitKat Bars. See the descriptions for advice on substituting any additional allergen free ingredients (if not already listed in the recipe). Missing something? Feel free to request a clone recipe in the comments section below!


Make your own gluten free twizzler clone with this great recipe from Gluten Free on a Shoestring!Dye Free: substitute out the red food color for natural food dye or beet powder.Dairy Free: Use earth balance or shortening in place of butter. Use cream of coconut in place of condensed milk

Corn Free: Use agave nectar or double thick simple syrup in place of corn syrup

Homemade Twix Clone, made with Better Batter Gluten Free Flour

You can make this delicious twix clone dairy and egg free, too by using the substitutes we list in our recipe!

gluten free kitkat clone made with Better Batter Gluten Free flour

This gluten free kitkat recipe can also be made dairy free. Very simple to make, but it does require some advance planning and a lot of patience – and hand eye coordination!