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Easy gluten free/dairy free treat for a bake sale (Thanks Kiana and another question in the OP)

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My students and I want to make a treat to sell for a fundraiser we're having at school. 

 

I have one student who eats gluten free/dairy free, but isn't allergic or celiac and can handle cross contamination.  I'd like to make a treat that she can eat.  Last time we made rice crispy treats that looked like emojis, and it was a big hit, but I don't want to repeat.

 

Any suggestions on easy things to make? 

 

If the gluten free ingredient is pricy, we could do some gluten free and most of them gluteny.  For example, I thought about trying to do something like this

 

https://hello-homebody.com/2013/11/21/peppermint-white-chocolate-pretzels/

 

and we could do a few with kosher/parve chips and gluten free pretzels, and the rest with regular (cheaper) ingredients.  

 

UPDATE

 

 

These cookies from Kiana were a huge hit!  Thank you Kiana!

 

Now I need cookies for a cookie decorating party.  Suggestions?

 

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Peanut butter cookies?  Peanut butter, egg, sugar.

 

No, we've got a different kid with peanut allergies.

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Meringue cookies / forgotten cookies.

 

Interesting idea. I can't do the forgotten ones, because I can't tie up the work oven that long, but meringue cookies might work . . . 

 

I'm not sure they're "busy" enough.  I know that sounds weird, because I said "easy", but I also need to figure out a way to get all the kids involved, and I don't know about meringues.

 

I'm wondering about something like this (sub margarine for butter).

 

https://www.immaculatebaking.com/product/gluten-free-classic-sugar-cookie-mix/

 

and then getting slice and bake for everyone else.  

 

If you put enough candy on it, anything tastes good!

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Substitute sunflower butter into the flourless peanut butter cookie recipe. I haven't done it myself but I have nut-free friends who have with excellent results. I've heard tahini is another good substitute. Has the advantage of pretty cheap ingredients. 

 

I use 1c nut butter, 1c brown sugar, 1 egg, 1 teaspoon baking soda, 1 teaspoon vanilla. Because I've got a sweet tooth, I roll the lumps of cookie in cinnamon sugar, but you could easily skip that.

 

Edit: a few more recipes for you:

 

https://www.chelseasmessyapron.com/flourless-healthy-pumpkin-chocolate-chip-cookies/

https://www.ihearteating.com/flourless-fudge-cookies/

https://barefeetinthekitchen.com/chocolate-turtle-cookies-recipe (similar to the last one with bits in it)

https://whatagirleats.com/gluten-free-cookies/

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Usually gluten and dairy allergies don't come alone--eggs and nuts are very common go-alongs.  So can be corn.

 

Rice Krispie Treats with a margarine substitute are a wonderful option--nobody hates them.  ****CAVEAT****  Read the ingredients on the margarine you choose.  Most have dairy in them.  :::scowl:::  There are two in our grocery store that do not; one is Earthbalance, but I find it a little heavy for baking.  There is another one and I can't remember the name of it, but it's in a silver wrapper.

 

Hint:  if you look for something labeled vegan or Kosher, you can't go too far wrong.

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Usually gluten and dairy allergies don't come alone--eggs and nuts are very common go-alongs.  So can be corn.

 

Rice Krispie Treats with a margarine substitute are a wonderful option--nobody hates them.  ****CAVEAT****  Read the ingredients on the margarine you choose.  Most have dairy in them.  :::scowl:::  There are two in our grocery store that do not; one is Earthbalance, but I find it a little heavy for baking.  There is another one and I can't remember the name of it, but it's in a silver wrapper.

 

Hint:  if you look for something labeled vegan or Kosher, you can't go too far wrong.

 

My gluten/dairy kid and my peanut kid are actually 2 different kids.  Luckily eggs are fine with both.  

 

We've got other food issues too, but those are kids who don't want to eat things, rather than can't, so they can participate in baking and then say "no thank you".

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Usually gluten and dairy allergies don't come alone--eggs and nuts are very common go-alongs.  So can be corn.

 

Rice Krispie Treats with a margarine substitute are a wonderful option--nobody hates them.  ****CAVEAT****  Read the ingredients on the margarine you choose.  Most have dairy in them.  :::scowl:::  There are two in our grocery store that do not; one is Earthbalance, but I find it a little heavy for baking.  There is another one and I can't remember the name of it, but it's in a silver wrapper.

 

Hint:  if you look for something labeled vegan or Kosher, you can't go too far wrong.

 

OP, I know you said that you already did Rice Krispie Treats, but I wanted to post a reminder for others who might be reading this thread.  Kellogg's Rice Krispies are not gluten free.  Anything that has malt flavoring is not gluten free.

 

I recently found pre-made Rice Krispie treats at Walmart (their brand).  They were the first Rice Krispie treats I had had in a decade.  Sooo good!  Especially with a thick layer of chocolate frosting.

 

Sorry for the bunny trail...

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Substitute sunflower butter into the flourless peanut butter cookie recipe. I haven't done it myself but I have nut-free friends who have with excellent results. I've heard tahini is another good substitute. Has the advantage of pretty cheap ingredients. 

 

I use 1c nut butter, 1c brown sugar, 1 egg, 1 teaspoon baking soda, 1 teaspoon vanilla. Because I've got a sweet tooth, I roll the lumps of cookie in cinnamon sugar, but you could easily skip that.

 

Edit: a few more recipes for you:

 

https://www.chelseasmessyapron.com/flourless-healthy-pumpkin-chocolate-chip-cookies/

https://www.ihearteating.com/flourless-fudge-cookies/

https://barefeetinthekitchen.com/chocolate-turtle-cookies-recipe (similar to the last one with bits in it)

https://whatagirleats.com/gluten-free-cookies/

 

As a special educator, I am always hesitant to use peanut butter substitutes with peanut allergic kids, because I want to preserve their fear of things that look like peanut butter. 

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OP, I know you said that you already did Rice Krispie Treats, but I wanted to post a reminder for others who might be reading this thread.  Kellogg's Rice Krispies are not gluten free.  Anything that has malt flavoring is not gluten free.

 

I recently found pre-made Rice Krispie treats at Walmart (their brand).  They were the first Rice Krispie treats I had had in a decade.  Sooo good!  Especially with a thick layer of chocolate frosting.

 

Sorry for the bunny trail...

 

We actually bought some carob flavored sprouted gluten free rice krispies look alikes for the gluten free kid.  One class made those (the one with the GF kid) and the other class made regular ones, so we had a table full of multiracial emoji treats to sell.  

 

Note: Multi racial wasn't my intention, but I loved that it worked out that way.  

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I have a chocolate chip cookie recipe that is made with buckwheat.  So yummy!  Even my gluten love friends love these cookies.

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As a special educator, I am always hesitant to use peanut butter substitutes with peanut allergic kids, because I want to preserve their fear of things that look like peanut butter. 

 

I figured that might be the case. The last 4 links were recipes w/o peanut butter. I really like the looks of the one that is mostly chocolate, sugar, and egg whites. 

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I was going to suggest muddy buddies, but that's a no-go with nut allergies. That's the one thing that I have a really hard time resisting at bake sales.

 

I do make this sweet Chex mix with Rice Chex, Cheerios, GF pretzels, and popcorn. You melt together butter (fake butter is fine), brown sugar, syrup (maple or corn) and vanilla and stir it into the Chex mix. I add Reese's Pieces or cashews for DH, but they are fine without. The recipe is on the back of the Aldi-brand box, but I'm sure there are others online.

 

I also made GFDF Oreo Truffles one year with GF "Oreos", Daiya cream "cheese", and Enjoy Life chocolate chunks.

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I figured that might be the case. The last 4 links were recipes w/o peanut butter. I really like the looks of the one that is mostly chocolate, sugar, and egg whites. 

 

I'm definitely going to look at those when I get home.  I'm on my phone, and links are hard to follow.  I really appreciate all the options.

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FYI  and not to hijack but Aldi Rice Krispies are gluten-free ingredient wise.

 

Did you say that you are selling these? It might be better to do something that would be top allergen free.  I like the candy apples idea but I am pretty sure caramel has dairy.  You could do the other kind of candy apples made without caramel? Or a dairy free chocolate dipped apple?

 

 

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I don't think I can do candy apples in a group setting.  Because of the risk of burns, I'd need to be 1:1 with whoever was dipping, leaving most of my kids with nothing to do.  

 

It would be a fun treat for me to make for them, but not with them, unless I'm misunderstanding how one makes candy apples.

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Ds had a tutor with celiac. I made her gluten free brownies before. The particular brand was not outrageously priced like another brand. We all tried them. They were good but I could live without the extra chocolate lol

 

http://www.krusteaz.com/products/gluten-free-mixes/gluten-free-double-chocolate-brownie-mix

 

Regarding cereal treats... yeah the RC brand isn't gluten free. I have made gluten free ones with other cereal. Cheerios and Lucky Charms can work if your butter isn't an issue. Just for future ideas.

 

I might also consider a gluten-free cake mix.

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I mostly do rice crispies w/ gf brands, we also do cocoa crispies (as they don't have the dye like fruity pebbles).

 

Aldi's has cookie and brownie mix as does many other places. IIRC both are dairy free, I always use almond milk in place of regular milk

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I am going to second rice crispy treats made with a gf brand.  Lidl brand is and several store brands are or the name brand make a GF version.  It is in general a very allergy friendly food if made with a dairy free butter replacement.  I like Earth Balance in the sticks.  It will be dairy free, gluten free, nut free, and egg free if you use the right brands.

Aldi has a good gf brownie mix.

 

Good luck

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