Delicious desserts that make me happy
I also know that Dum Dums are gluten free dairy free. The Cream Soda flavor is dye free as well. You can order Dum Dums in packages of your favorite color versus the mixed bag.
Here is a heads up on Peeps.
http://www.justborn.com/get-to-know-us/faqs#Are your candies gluten-free?
And for those who like Jelly Bellys.
These rainbow candies are Gluten Free Dairy Free, kosher and vegetarian, but not vegan because they use bees wax to make the beans shiny.
Hope this helps in your Easter/Holiday prep. I know I’ve got it easy as my daughters candy top list include Gum, Willy Wonka anything (movie influence perhaps?), Jelly Beans, Dark Chocolate, Caramel Apple and ….Tick Tacks!
|Gluten Free Dairy Free Cranberry Almond Blondies.|
|Still hot from the pan.
If you let yours cool (clearly I did not have the restraint) yours won’t crumble like mine did.
These are chewy like a brownie, so creamy you swear there should be butter in there, and crispy edge pieces that are dreamy and moist and perfect.
½ c coconut oil
2 c. brown sugar
1 t. cinnamon
1 t. baking powder
1 t. salt
1 t. xanthan gum
¼ t. baking soda
2 c. GF flour
1 ½ c dry fruit, nuts, safe chocolate chips, whatever you want in a blondie
Set oven to 360’F
Lightly oil 9 x 13 pan
Mix baking powder, salt, xanthan gum, baking soda, GF flour and cinnamon in a bowl.
In separate bowl mix coconut oil, brown sugar, eggs and vanilla until creamy.
Add moist ingredients into dry and mix well.
Dough should be thick and sticky.
Spread dough into prepared 9 x 13 pan and place into pre heated oven.
Bake for 35 minutes.
Check with tooth pick before pulling out.
Let cool completely before cutting and serving (or it will fall apart)
*what I will do next time*
If you like a sweet treat, these will fit your needs. However, I found these to be very sweet. Next time I will use less sugar.
Also, I did not let mine cool completely before cutting and taking the picture because my little guy was super excited to give them a try. Yours will be prettier than mine if you let them cool.
We took these to my daughters’ class to share and they were a huge hit. No one believed they were gluten free dairy free!! Yay! 😀 That is the best compliment ever!
|Crumiri on the right, Cocoa Cookies on the left.|
350* F Bake 12-16 minutes
½ c + 5T olive oil (or coconut oil)
½ c +3T sugar
2 eggs at room temp
2c Gluten Free All Purpose Flour
2/3 c corn meal
½ t salt
Cinnamon to taste
1t lemon, lime, or orange zest (optional)
Line baking sheet with parchment
Fun add ins are citrus zest, sprinkles and almonds pressed into the top.
|Ready to bake.
Ignore the finger prints, a joyful hazard of baking with children.
Pre heat oven to 375′
1c. cold virgin coconut oil
1c. brown sugar
½ c. sugar
2c. GF flour *use your favorite brand or check out my GF flour recipe down below*
1c. cocoa powder
1t. baking soda
½ t. salt
1c. yummy add ins: candy cane, toffee bits, *If you add coconut flakes to this it tastes like an almond joy.* I also like to add 1T of instant coffee powder to brighten the cocoa flavor.
1. Cream coconut oil, brown sugar, sugar, vanilla (or whatever extract you like best). Once it is incorporated, add egg and beat until fluffy.
2. Mix flour, cocoa powder, baking soda and salt in separate bowl.
3. Add flour mix to coconut oil mix.
4. Drop 2” apart onto an ungreased baking sheet (parchment is your friend though ~ or one of those baking sheet protector mat things are helpful as well.)
5. Bake at 375’ F for 9 to 12 minutes.
6. I flatten my cookies a wee bit with the back of a spoon or fork so they cook evenly.
Because of the coconut oil this is a delightful yet crumbly cookie.
Here is the flour mix I use. I make this in a large batch and store in an air tight container.
3c. brown or white rice flour
3c. corn starch or arrow root
1c. masa flour
Sift all ingredients into a large bowl and mix with whisk until completely blended.
That is all there is to it.
Hope you enjoy 😀