It’s fun to give your child fun sweets and gifts for Easter. But many store-bought Easter treats contain many of the most common food allergens – such as egg, milk, peanuts, tree nuts, soy, sesame, wheat, and gluten.
You can still give them delicious homemade candies and desserts. Kids With Food Allergies (KFA) has several recipes and tips to make this a fun and allergy-friendly Easter!
Allergy-Friendly Chocolate Easter Bunnies – The chocolate bunny is often the centerpiece of the Easter basket. With chocolate free of your child’s allergens and a mold, you can make your own safe chocolate bunny. Or use smaller molds to make all sorts of fun Easter-themed chocolates.
Milk-Free, Soy-Free White Chocolate – If your child prefers white chocolate or you want some variety, try this homemade white chocolate that you can also use in your Easter candy molds.
Peanut-Free, Milk-Free Buckeye Candy – Traditional buckeyes are peanut butter balls partly dipped in chocolate. But this version can be customized according to your child’s allergies using their favorite seed or nut butter. For an Easter version, divide the dough balls into small egg shapes. After dipping each candy into the chocolate and chilling, wrap in colored foil.
Easter Cupcakes – These fun, easy-to-make cupcakes only involve four steps. And they can be made without the most common food allergens. Decorate them with Easter- or spring-themed toppers, or top with some of your homemade molded chocolates.
Pastel Zebra Cake – For a colorful treat, use safe food dye to bake a cake using the zebra effect. Use your favorite cake mix or an allergy-friendly recipe like Kathy P’s Wacky Cake. Wrap individual servings in cling wrap.
Carrot Cake With “Cream Cheese” Icing – Nothing is more appropriate at Easter than a carrot cake! Make your own allergy-friendly cupcakes with milk-free “cream cheese” icing.
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