Thursday, January 10, 2013

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Gluten-free, Dairy-free Birthday Treats

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In celebration of my son's 7th birthday, he took marshmallow pops to school today. We chose these because they allowed us to go both gluten and dairy free. Plus, they are so simple to make, he was able to help make them too. I did get a surprise though. When we first started, we had actually thought that we had chose a dye-free choice too and I was shocked to learn that marshmallows have blue dye in them (at least the Kraft ones we used do).

Marshmallows are typically gluten-free and dairy-free and since there is only one child in the class who doesn't do dairy, we dipped most of the marshmallows into chocolate and then sprinkles. For the dairy-free version, we dipped the marshmallow into water and then sprinkles. Sprinkling was definitely Trent's favorite part!

One little tip, that I picked up a year ago is to use a Little Dipper Crock Pot for  melting  your  chocolates  and  keeping  them  that  way  until  the  last marshmallow pop is finished.   I actually picked up a second one in a thrift store for $3 a few months back so that I could use more than one color at a time. Pin It

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