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Gluten Free Halloween Party Rings Recipe

A spooky treat that's gluten free, dairy free and low FODMAP!


  • 200g gluten free plain flour
  • 1/4 tsp xanthan gum
  • 100g caster sugar
  • 100g dairy free hard margarine I use Stork Baking Block
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 300g icing sugar to mix with boiling water
  • Selection of food colouring pastes I used Dr Oetker orange, black and green food colour gel


  • Preheat oven to 180C.
  • In a large bowl measure out your dry ingredients (gluten free flour, xanthan gum and sugar), mix.
  • Cube your dairy free hard margarine and rub it into your dry ingredients until it resembles breadcrumbs.
  • Stir in your egg and vanilla extract. Keep stiring till it it starts to come together into more of a dough.
  • Use your hands to bring it into a ball of dough. If it's sticky, just add a little extra gluten free flour until it's a nice, firm dough. Wrap it in clingfilm and leave to chill in the fridge for at least 30 minutes.
  • Remove your dough from the fridge and roll it out on a well floured surface with a well floured rolling pin too. I roll mine out to about the thickness of a pound coin, a little thicker or thinner won't matter though either.
  • Using a circular cutter, cut out the party ring shapes, then using a smaller circular cutter, cut out the centre circles and remove them. (You can use this to roll out more party rings if you have extra dough left over)
  • Transfer your party rings to a baking sheet and bake for about 10-12 minutes until slightly golden. (12 minutes is perfect in my oven)
  • Transfer to a cooling rack to cool completely.
  • To make the icing, sieve your icing sugar into a bowl and a little boiling water, 1 tsp at a time. Mixing either by hand or with a mixer until it's a smooth and thick enough but still drizzles off the spoon. You don't want it to be runny!
  • Once you are happy with the consistency of your icing, divide it into 3 separate bowls and use your food colouring gel to colour each (black, green and orange).
  • Dip your biscuits face down into either your orange or green icing so they are fully covered on top. Let any excess drizzle off. Leave it to set slightly for 2-3 minutes.
  • Place your black icing into a piping bag and using a small nozzle, carefully draw 2 thin black circles of icing on top of your orange or green icing.
  • Using a cocktail stick, feather the black icing into a spiderweb design.
  • Put to one side on a cooling rack so the icing can fully set. Excess icing should be able to drip off.
  • Enjoy!


* It's useful to also have some cocktail sticks to hand for feathering the icing!