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Gluten and dairy free easter candy??

post #1 of 14
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Just wondered what others have done for their little ones for Easter. We don't usually eat a whole lot of sweets and when we do it's usually just gluten free cookies or something. But, Easter is coming up and my girls are old enough now to tell the difference between a gluten free cookie and a chocolate bunny for instance :p I just don't want them to wonder why their cousins get to eat chocolate Easter bunnies and they don't, know what I mean?

Just wonder how others with gluten and dairy sensitivities handle Easter with their LO's?? And do your LO ever feel left out at Easter??

post #2 of 14

I have made my own chocolates.  Enjoy Life chocolate chips and sunbutter filled eggs :)  Yum!

 

A great web site is Natural Candy Store!  You can search by stuff you can't have.  I love the jelly beans and Yummy Earth stuff too!

 

 

post #3 of 14

We buy our easter candy at the Natural Candy Store. It's delicious. :D

post #4 of 14
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I have made my own chocolates.  Enjoy Life chocolate chips and sunbutter filled eggs :)  Yum!

 

A great web site is Natural Candy Store!  You can search by stuff you can't have.  I love the jelly beans and Yummy Earth stuff too!

 

 


Did you use molds for the sunbutter filled eggs?? I could also do that with almond butter, sounds yummy!

 

I'll check out the natural candy store, thanks!

 

post #5 of 14
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Did you use molds for the sunbutter filled eggs?? I could also do that with almond butter, sounds yummy!

 


Yup!  I have also made them more like truffles.  Sun/almond butter with some powdered sugar and roll them into a ball.  Dip in melted chocolate.  (That's the easy way when I am being lazy ;) )

 

post #6 of 14
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I'm definitely making those, they sound yummy! :)

post #7 of 14

www.indiecandy.com is another one. I used that and Naturalcandystore.com this year for their Easter baskets.

post #8 of 14

Here's a list of candy and their gf/allergy stats.

:)

 

 

http://www.myglutenfacts.com/events/gluten-free-easter-candy-list/

 

post #9 of 14
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amybw~ Thanks for the link! I did check that one out, it's great for gluten free but doesn't really say anything about dairy, eggs, and soy. I bought some molds at Michaels so I think I'm going to try and make some this year, maybe I'll try one of the online stores next year :)

post #10 of 14

You can make a GREAT ganache like filling too.  Some melted chocolate chips, a little rice milk to thin it to a good filling consistency and some flavorings (if you kids can deal with those) and fill the molds with them!  Yum!

I agree that that link isn't so great if you need anything but GF :( I would be so nice to have all that info in one place!  

post #11 of 14
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You can make a GREAT ganache like filling too.  Some melted chocolate chips, a little rice milk to thin it to a good filling consistency and some flavorings (if you kids can deal with those) and fill the molds with them!  Yum!

I agree that that link isn't so great if you need anything but GF :( I would be so nice to have all that info in one place!  

Sounds good, thanks for the tips! :)
 

 

post #12 of 14

I have a couple of homemade candies on my blog - Almond Butter Cups (http://fullbellysisters.blogspot.com/2011/02/nutritious-indulgence-almond-butter.html) and Homemade Peppermint Patties (http://fullbellysisters.blogspot.com/2011/04/homemade-peppermint-patties.html). They're both gluten-free, sweetened with honey; just you use a dairy-free chocolate for melting. I'll be putting them in my son's Easter basket!

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I have a couple of homemade candies on my blog - Almond Butter Cups (http://fullbellysisters.blogspot.com/2011/02/nutritious-indulgence-almond-butter.html) and Homemade Peppermint Patties (http://fullbellysisters.blogspot.com/2011/04/homemade-peppermint-patties.html). They're both gluten-free, sweetened with honey; just you use a dairy-free chocolate for melting. I'll be putting them in my son's Easter basket!


Thanks! I'm a last minute person so I'll be making candy in the morning :p I also found a recipe for some cookie dough truffles so may try that also, hope it all turns out! Thanks everyone for all the tips, hope you all have a Happy Easter!

 

post #14 of 14
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Thanks! I'm a last minute person so I'll be making candy in the morning :p I also found a recipe for some cookie dough truffles so may try that also, hope it all turns out! Thanks everyone for all the tips, hope you all have a Happy Easter!

 


I already made the Peppermint Patties, but I'll be making the Almond Butter Cups this evening. Cookie dough truffles sound so GOOD! Happy Easter to you, too :-)

 

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