Thursday, May 19, 2016

Nut Free Desserts Sure to Please


Sometimes I believe that people think making nut free, or any allergen free food, is time consuming.  While this can be true for some recipes, I have found many that are just as easy as anything else.  Here a few of our favorite desserts that we have tried in our home.  Click on the photos for full recipe and instructions.


Cream Cheese Chocolate Chip Cookies

This recipe is incredibly easy.  Cream cheese is the base of this recipe, and it also includes butter, sugar, flour, salt, vanilla, baking soda, and of course chocolate chips.  While I originally found this recipe for my youngest with an egg allergy, it is equally safe for my other children. (Just make sure you check the package on the chocolate chips for a nut warning).  I have not tried to make these gluten-free, but I would be willing to substitute the flour with a rice flour to see how they taste. 


Rice Krispie Treats

This was one of the most popular desserts when I was a kid, and my children didn’t know what these were until about a year ago! With only three ingredients, it’s fast and easy.  If you want to add some flavor to it, melt some peanut free chocolate on top! This is also egg-free and gluten-free.


Graham Cracker Éclair

This is one of the kid’s favorites, and mine too!  It is just graham crackers, pudding, milk, cool whip, and chocolate frosting.  I buy store bought frosting (check the label).  The only bad thing about this is the 3 hours it needs to set in the refrigerator!

There are many more options out there, but these are quick, easy, and delicious.  Enjoy!

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Peanut Free Companies

It’s allergy awareness month! 

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Finding snacks for the kids is always a challenge since it is an option for companies to state if it was made in a facility that processes nuts.  I recently have tried a few products that tasted delicious!  Here a few that we have tried personally.
Enjoy Life – We have tried their chocolate chip crunchy cookies.  They taste amazing and are not only peanut and tree nut free, but of all 8 common food allergens and Non GMO.

Tootsie Roll – The package states that it is made in a peanut free facility.  Who doesn’t love tootsie rolls?

  Sixlets Candy – I have actually got these at the dollar store on multiple occasions and it also states on the package that it is nut free.

 Kettle Brand – We buy the ridiculously sized back from Costco and they are delicious.  In addition to being nut free, they are also Non GMO! What more can you ask for? YumEarth Organics – Their suckers, fruit snacks, and gummy bears are awesome! They won’t break the bank either.  I have found these at Target and Kroger.  Great for Halloween.


Even with peanut free options I still try to limit the kids sugar intake, but it is nice to send these to school so that while other children are celebrating birthdays with food, my children can enjoy a safer option. 

Here is a large list of companies that I found that are allergen safe.

While the list has extremely valuable information, always check packaging from any food that you purchase.  There were a few companies on the list who have since changed their policy and are no longer nut free.