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Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Allergy-Free Easter Treats

Oh, it's so hard to figure out what to do for holidays for a food allergic toddler.  I envy the people that just buy a couple bags of candy and an chocolate bunny without thinking.  With food allergies you have to be a little creative.  It's good to exercise that muscle.

Here are some of my ideas for this year's Easter Basket.

(in photo)
  • Fruit Snacks (these are pretty much candy in my book)
  • Chocolate eggs (I'll adapt this recipe into an egg mold)
  • Chocolate suckers (bought an Easter mold at Michaels and will simply melt Enjoy Life chocolate chips)
  • Enjoy Life Candy bar (find coupon here)
(not in photo)
  • Marshmallow Peeps (so far these have been safe for her)
  • Homemade gummy snacks (check out recipe here!)

**Note that even when we have holiday treats, I tend to spread the snacks out over time.  We still have Heart Peeps in our pantry (not sure if they will be gone by Easter).


  1. I just did Graham's Easter basket:

    Flower Seeds
    A Spring Book
    Skittles in plastic eggs

  2. Candice,
    Cute ideas. Thanks for sharing!

  3. I've enjoyed checking out your site! I also have a 2.5 year old daughter with food allergies and I understand how tricky it can be at times. One chocolate bunny that we've had luck with is the Lindt Dark Chocolate Bunny (and reindeer for Christmas, too). The chocolate is dairy free, although is manufactured in a facility that processes milk.

  4. Thanks Sarah, I bet those bunnies would be okay. I'll have to check them out! Thanks for sharing and reading!


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