Posts tagged ‘allergy-free recipes’

No-Bake Chocolate Cookies {dairy-free, nut-free}

Who doesn’t absolutely go nuts over love a no-bake chocolate cookie? Well, I don’t think I know anyone that doesn’t fit that description. If you don’t, I don’t wanna hear about it. I loved these as a kid, but I absolutely adore these as a mom. They are super easy. Mix a few ingredients, let them chill in the fridge and voila! A little chunk of allergy-free heaven!

Here’s the low-down…

Melt 3T butter (I use Smart Balance Light – it’s dairy-free) in a 2 quart saucepan.

Add 3/4c sugar, 2 heaping T cocoa powder, 1/4 c almond milk. Mix well.

Stir in 1/2 c crunchy soy butter (or almond butter, sun butter, etc.), 1 cup Enjoy Life chocolate chips.

Remove from burner and stir in 1 1/2 cups old fashioned oats. Let sit a couple minutes until it gets a bit stiff.

Drop in rounded tablespoons onto a wax paper lined pan. Chill approximately 30 minutes.



January 25, 2011 at 9:31 pm 2 comments

Monkey Bread

So, Daughter has Vacation Bible School this week and that means there are snacks involved! Not just any snacks, but YUMMY snacks. The kids love it and the food always goes with the theme. This year’s theme is a jungle theme. Hence, the Monkey Bread. Because I love her more than I could ever express, I want her first experience of VBS to be a good one and I want her to be able to be like all the other kids and eat what they eat….well, at least very similar to what they eat. The sweet lady involved in planning much of VBS, was very kind to send me the list of snacks for the week so that I could plan Daughter’s allergy-free snacks. So, here’s my version of Monkey Bread….dairy-free, egg-free and peanut-free. I am pretty sure the only allergen it does have is wheat.


1 tube of Pillsbury Thin Crust Pizza Dough (*contains wheat)


brown sugar

Smart Balance Light – buttery spread (*dairy-free, vegan)

Open tube of pizza dough, slice into 1/2 inch thick slices (dough still rolled just like it came out of the can). Take each slice, lay it flat on cutting board and cut into quarters. Grease muffin pan, place 3 cut pieces of dough into each cup. Mix buttery spread, cinnamon, brown sugar and then place a nice dollop of the mixture on top of each dough mound. Bake at 375 degrees for 15-20 minutes, or until nicely browned.

Serve warm or let cool and freeze them individually for a ready-made breakfast treat or dessert when you need something quick!

*Do NOT use paper cupcake liners. This doesn’t work so well. Believe me, I tried it. If you do use them, take paper liners off immediately after bringing them out of oven so they do not have to be chiseled off this yummy treat!

Stay tuned for more snack ideas!!

June 28, 2010 at 9:49 pm Leave a comment

After School Snack – Fruity Kabobs

This is the first in {hopefully} a series of allergy-free snacks/yummies that are fun for our family and maybe yours, too. When I say ‘allergy-free’, I mean free of the most common allergens. I realize some people are allergic to certain fruits and many other things, but I will just stick to the most common allergens.


All you need to begin:

Strawberries, Bananas, Hershey’s Chocolate Syrup, toothpicks

Slice the fruit, line them up on the toothpicks, squirt Hershey’s choc syrup onto the plate for dipping and if you want to make it extra special, sprinkle Enjoy Life Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips on top. This is guaranteed to hold those hungry kiddos over til dinner.

*This snack is dairy-, peanut-, tree nut-, wheat-, fish-, shellfish-, egg- and soy-free. AND made without casein, potato, sesame and sulfites in a dedicated Nut- and Gluten-Free facility!* It doesn’t get much safer than that.


March 31, 2010 at 2:38 pm 2 comments

Allergy-Free Recipes!

Hopefully, in the near future I will be able to share with you some of my family’s favorite allergy-free recipes!  Believe me, folks, I know how hard it is to find yummy allergy-free recipes for the whole family to enjoy together!  When I first learned of my child’s allergies to milk, eggs and peanuts I was overwhelmed with the reality that cooking meals that the whole family could enjoy together was not going to be an easy task.  And it definitely wasn’t easy!  After searching for allergy-free cookbooks, recipes online, etc. I still had not come up with many meals that our whole family enjoyed and to be honest, some of the ingredients required things I had just never heard of, let alone can find in a local store.  So, I went back to cooking normal meals for the rest of us and a separate dish for my daughter.  This is both tiring and expensive.  I’m looking forward to sharing with you the meals that have become pretty standard for this household – and what do you know?  We all enjoy them!  Stay Tuned!

If you have any delicious allergy-free recipes that your family loves, post them here!  I’d love to try them!

March 3, 2009 at 7:34 pm Leave a comment

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