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Dairy/Nut Free Party Treats for Kids?

BakingandBooks Dec 8, 2007 10:05 AM

I teach 5th grade and am throwing a party for the kids soon but have two students with nut & dairy allergies. Do you know of dairy/nut free party treats that kids love?

Either homemade or purchased is fine. Thank you for your help!

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    berkleybabe RE: BakingandBooks Dec 8, 2007 10:32 AM

    How about Rice Krispy treats? Marshmallow and rice cereal...you could use food coloring in the marshmallow and make these a variety of colors. Popcorn balls also a possibility..you could add crushed peppermint candies or Jolly Ranchers for color.

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      chocolatstiletto RE: BakingandBooks Dec 8, 2007 11:48 AM

      fruit slices can actually be quite fun- maybe add a yogurt dipping sauce with cinnamon or maple sugar or something for the ones who can eat dairy, and have a compote or chocolate or caramel based one as well?

      I'm not sure which section it's in, but someone posted a recent thread on party treats for their son, and got some great responses- one was popcorn drizzled in various things like chocolate, which sounds excellent!

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        brittle peanut RE: BakingandBooks Dec 8, 2007 12:05 PM

        From the book "Food Adventures," the glorious combination of dried apricots + chocolate, layered.

        Or anything else + chocolate.

        How about a nut-free "party mix" for a non-sweet item?

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          BakingandBooks RE: brittle peanut Dec 8, 2007 12:14 PM

          Thank you for your suggestions chocolatestiletto and brittle peanut!

          Only problem with chocolate & caramel is that both have dairy in them. :(

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            brittle peanut RE: BakingandBooks Dec 8, 2007 02:19 PM

            Sorry -- I thought some chocolates don't have dairy, that's why I suggested them.

            How about vegan rice pudding in cute individual serving sizes? Mini vegan nut free cupcakes? Mini tarts made with shortening in the dough and fruit in the filling? Mini oatmeal raisin cookies? Smores (assuming you find dairy free chocolate)? Carrot cake or apple cake made with oil and no nuts?

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              girlwonder88 RE: BakingandBooks Dec 8, 2007 05:45 PM

              I think you can make caramel without dairy...

              Jello Jigglers are fairly disgusting but always popular with kids. You can get all sorts of different molds for them, or cut them out with cookie cutters. Lime and cherry...festive!

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                chocolatstiletto RE: BakingandBooks Dec 9, 2007 01:10 AM

                oops, true, should have mentioned that you should use dark chocolate, most types of which have only various parts of cocoa plant, sugar and flavoring.

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              anzu RE: BakingandBooks Dec 8, 2007 03:08 PM

              Have you seen this thread in the "general chowhounding topics" board?
              http://www.chowhound.com/topics/467084 Similar question raised there.

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                BakingandBooks RE: anzu Dec 8, 2007 04:09 PM

                Great ideas brittle peanut, thank you! And Anzu thanks for the link to that thread, much appreciated. :)

              2. Chris VR RE: BakingandBooks Dec 8, 2007 04:35 PM

                I bet these would be a big hit http://bunnyfoot.blogspot.com/2006/04...

                I actually may make them this week for my son's birthday party at school. If I do then I'll start a new thread with a review.

                1. chowser RE: BakingandBooks Dec 8, 2007 05:10 PM

                  Does soy count? All kids have loved Cuties Tofutti ice cream sandwiches:

                  http://www.tofutti.com/c-v.shtml

                  I've made these vegan brownies that are always popular:

                  http://theppk.com/recipes/dbrecipes/i...

                  You might need to be careful w/ what brand of chocolate you use.

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                    sheiladeedee RE: BakingandBooks Dec 9, 2007 02:37 AM

                    This month's Gourmet has a recipe for Passion-Fruit Gelees that looks easy and tasty - gelatin, sugar and fruit pulp cooked and set up, cut into strips and tossed in sugar - more sophisticated than the jello wigglers and might taste better. I'm gong to try it with blueberry pulp and peach pulp...

                    1. TrishUntrapped RE: BakingandBooks Dec 9, 2007 08:19 AM

                      How about something like meringue kisses?

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