Spooktacular Halloween Sorghum Treats


Fall is here, and that means Halloween is right around the corner! Are you planning to host a Halloween party for the kids? Or perhaps you may be looking for new treats to hand out to eager trick-or-treaters? We have gathered some traditional goodies with a unique twist your costumed guests will find spooktacular!

If your kiddos have never tried sorghum before, they are in for a real treat! Sorghum is an extremely versatile whole grain that can be used in so many creative ways. Did you know sorghum can be popped like popcorn? The difference between them is popped sorghum is smaller in size and doesn’t have a hull. Kids love the tiny kernels! This fun-sized popped snack makes a great addition to popcorn balls, caramel apples and fall trail mixes. Whole grain sorghum can also be milled into a naturally gluten-free flour perfect for your guests who have celiacs disease or a gluten intolerance. Blend your own sorghum flour mix or discover a ready-to-use all purpose gluten-free flour made with sorghum at the grocery store. Use this flour to make flavorful cookies, muffins and cakes just like you would with traditional all-purpose flour. A special type of sorghum, called sweet sorghum, can also be made into syrup or molasses. Sorghum syrup is great for making caramel apples and popcorn, sweetening desserts and drinks and much more. Learn more about how to get creative with sorghum here.

Five Recipes to Try this Halloween

Mix up your Halloween party fare with these out-of-the-box sorghum treats.

Popped Sorghum Peanut Butter Balls 

Popped sorghum makes the perfect addition to mini “popcorn” balls. Popped sorghum’s slight nutty taste and crunch pair perfectly with the peanut butter and chocolate in this delicious recipe. 

Popped Sorghum Peanut Butter Balls

Sorghum Caramel Apples

These Sorghum Caramel Apples are a delightful treat. The recipe calls for sorghum syrup to make the apple’s tasty caramel. You can even top your apples with popped sorghum for an added crunch.

*Recipe and photo from Food Network

Gluten-Free Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

Pumpkin and chocolate pair wonderfully together in this yummy cookie recipe. These gluten-free cookies are a tasty treat all your guests will enjoy!

*Recipe and photo from The Wannabe Chef

Pumpkin Muffins

The kids are going to love these Pumpkin Muffins. You can even whip up a simple glaze or topping to give an added layer of yummy flavor.

Gluten Free Pumpkin Muffin*Recipe from Nu Life Market

Pumpkin Sorghum Donuts

Donuts are a tasty treat any time of day, right?! Turn these typical breakfast delights into a spooky snack by adding a creepy, fun face with your favorite icing.  

Gluten Free Pumpkin Donuts*Recipe and photo from Nu Life Market

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