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Peanut-Free, Milk-Free Chocolate Buckeye Candy

KFA Food Bloggers ·
Allergy-Friendly Buckeyes: Peanut-Free, Milk-Free, Egg-Free, Soy-Free, Wheat-Free, Gluten-Free, Nut-Free Original "Buckeyes" are peanut butter balls dipped in chocolate. This version can be made free of the top 8 allergens.  If you need...
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New Food Find: Organic, Fair Trade, Allergen-Free Chocolate Chips

KFA Food Bloggers ·
Coming to stores in May 2014 - Pascha's allergy-friendly chocolate chips sourced from organic, fair trade, non-GMO cacao. Pascha is a company founded by parents who manage food allergies. The plant is completely free of the top 8 allergens and...
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New Food Find: PASCHA Adds Mini Bars, Chocolate Spread, Chips to Product Line

KFA Food Bloggers ·
PASCHA Chocolate , bean-to-bar makers of organic, vegan chocolate, announced some new products this month at Expo West!  First, they have added mini-bars to their product line – 15 individually wrapped pieces sold in a 3.7 ounce package, in...
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Peanut Allergy Alert - Fannie May Heart Shaped Box of Chocolates

Lynda ·
Fannie May Issues A Voluntary Recall Of Its 4.0 Oz. Heart-shaped Box Of Assorted Chocolates Due To Undeclared Peanuts Contact: Consumer: 1-330-494-0833 Ext. 193   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - February 19, 2014 - Fannie May Confections Brands, Inc. (...
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Think Your Dark Chocolate is Dairy Free? Better Call the Company

Kids With Food Allergies ·
The Food and Drug Administration is warning consumers that the dark chocolate you purchased may likely have milk in it – even, in two cases, products labeled “dairy free.”   The FDA study tested 100 dark chocolate products and...
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How to Make Dairy-Free White Chocolate

KFA Food Bloggers ·
If you’ve ever shopped for white chocolate, you may have noticed that it’s not particularly allergy friendly. Most of it carries nut cross-contact warnings, and it always contains both milk and soy. The few dairy-free white chocolates out there still contain soy. Not even Enjoy Life sells a top 8 free white chocolate. When I started thinking about this blog post, I wanted to bring white chocolate to the top 8 free community. TOP 8 FREE WHITE CHOCOLATE Ingredients 4 ounces food grade cocoa...
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How to Make Allergy-Friendly Chocolate Easter Eggs Candy

Kids With Food Allergies ·
How to Make Chocolate Easter Candy  by Laura Giletti         The fun thing about making chocolate and molding it is that you can adapt the same skill for any holiday, as long as you have the molds.  Some molds allow you...
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How to Make Allergy-Friendly Chocolate Easter Bunnies

KFA Food Bloggers ·
Easter is coming! It’s time to decide what the Easter Bunny will bring your little ones! Of course, we all know that as parents of children with food allergies, this is no easy feat, what with all the allergen warnings on those darn bunnies. Depending on the allergies you manage, it can be next to impossible to find safe chocolate at your local store. There are plenty of wonderful companies that sell allergy-friendly chocolate online. When you spend your money there, you are supporting some...
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FDA Study Finds Milk in Most Dark Chocolate, No Matter What Label Says

Kids With Food Allergies ·
This FDA Consumer Update sheds further light on the results of an FDA study on milk in dark chocolate shared previously . For more detail,  read the study results .   In This Update: Read ‘May’ as ‘Likely’ Not Quite...
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blinknwink ·
This looks good! Thanks for posting, I'm excited to try it out!
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deeva88 ·
these look awesome and easy for the kids to help with. Thanks for sharing. we just made the sunbutter chocolate fudge last night and that is also great. has anyone tried a coacoa bar from the grocery store? I just got one that lists the ingredients as: 100% chocolate and that's it. I also need to stay clear of corn, wheat, soy, dairy, nuts & eggs..wondering if anyone has had any luck using a bar marked 100% chocolate.
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HealthyMama ·
These look great! How long do they stay "fresh" in the fridge and do they freeze well?
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BetsyLippolis ·
I have made my own bars and shaped lollipops using the enjoy life chips.
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cheymom ·
HealthyMama - I make them and put them in the freezer prior to dipping in chocolate. I flash freeze them and put in ziploc bags, then pull them out and dip in chocolate. They are much easier to dip in chocolate if they are frozen first. I usually keep a large ziploc bag in my freezer for DS to take to bday parties. He prefers these to cupcakes.
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cheymom ·
BetsyLippolis! We are glad you found us! What allergens are you avoiding?
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Starkled ·
Originally Posted by deeva88: has anyone tried a coacoa bar from the grocery store? I just got one that lists the ingredients as: 100% chocolate and that's it. I also need to stay clear of corn, wheat, soy, dairy, nuts & eggs..wondering if anyone has had any luck using a bar marked 100% chocolate. Hi Denise! I've never seen a chocolate bar that didn't have other ingredients such as sugar, cocoa butter and emulsifiers--what brand is it if you don't mind sharing? I've had some 100%...
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Re: How to Make Allergy-Friendly Chocolate Easter Eggs Candy

HLBK ·
My daughter and I are definitely going to do this!!!! It will be so much fun!!!
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Paolabea ·
Hi! This is great! But I tried it last year with Enjoy Life mini chips and the chocolate didn't seem to stay hard when taken out of the fridge. Did you use Enjoy Life chips? Did you put anything else while melting it? Thanks!!!
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cheymom ·
Paolabea! We are glad you found us! I have found that the chocolate is rather soft. I usually keep them in the fridge. You can try posting on our Food & Cooking forum for further assistance. Someone may have a trick to help: http://community.kidswithfooda...rum/food_and_cooking
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momof2girls ·
I wonder if the halves are meant to be filled and put together whole?? That would be fun if it worked!
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cheymom ·
Welcome momof2girls! It is possible to make the eggs stuffed with a filling. Laura showed us how to make plain, solid chocolate eggs. You could take a pastry brush and brush a layer of chocolate into the mold. Make a filling (I prefer Sunbutter) and put in the middle. Cover with more chocolate. Yum! Similar to the Mock Buckeye recipe found here: http://www.kidswithfoodallergi..._buckeyes_recipe.php For more ideas, please post in our Food & Cooking forums. We can help brainstorm safe and...
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Momma2Joey ·
I've been doing this for every holiday for years now. the silicone molds are awesome because the chocolate comes out with a nice shiny coating. I usually make a mock peanutbutter cup filling using margarine, graham crackers, powdered sugar and sunbutter and fill the chocolates. They are so delicious! I actually made a big sunbutter cup bunny the past couple years for Easter. Bought the mold online, super cute and pretty easy.
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yellow_daisy ·
Originally Posted by Momma2Joey: I've been doing this for every holiday for years now. the silicone molds are awesome because the chocolate comes out with a nice shiny coating. I usually make a mock peanutbutter cup filling using margarine, graham crackers, powdered sugar and sunbutter and fill the chocolates. They are so delicious! I actually made a big sunbutter cup bunny the past couple years for Easter. Bought the mold online, super cute and pretty easy. Can you share the ingredient...
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Kathy P ·
Here is one filling possibility - Buckeye candies This one does not use graham crackers. Here is another one that does - Mock PB cups
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yellow_daisy ·
Thanks Kathy P!
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Re: How to Make Allergy-Friendly Chocolate Easter Eggs Candy

elapsmom ·
I have never tried the Enjoy Life brand, but I have made dairy, soy, nut-free molded chocolates many times using chips from Chocolate Emporium. The problem I experience is that the molded chocolates looks wonderful at first, but they develop a 'bloom' (the whitish coating mentioned in the original post) very quickly, even when stored at just room temperature. In fact, I can only make the chocolates a day or two ahead because of this discoloration. Do any of you know a way I could prevent...
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Starkled ·
I've only used Enjoy Life chocolates to make molded chocolates, so I have nothing else to compare to, but I've had some times where my chocolates developed quite a bloom and other times that they didn't. I think the difference was how I handled the chocolate--if I was a bit more gentle with it (heating it more gradually, heating the bare minimum necessary, no rapid temperature changes, etc.) it seemed like the bloom wasn't as noticeable. If I remember correctly, the bloom is just the cocoa...
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Kathy P ·
Definitely how you handle the chocolate ages a difference. You want warm it slowly and only til it all melts. I've taken chocolate out temper by handling it badly. Then it won't set up right and the texture gets grainy and it really blooms! I used one of the Wilson warming pots working with a friend once and I didn't like it. It was definitely too hot for the chocolate I had. I did much better slowly warming in the microwave 30 sec at a time on half power. Stir in between. And at the end,...
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Re: How to Make Allergy-Friendly Chocolate Easter Eggs Candy

HollyRN ·
Here is a link to an option with a cream filling (egg free & dairy free options as well): http://www.primallyinspired.co...ry-eggs-paleo-vegan/
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Re: How to Make Allergy-Friendly Chocolate Easter Bunnies

Monica L Kern ·
Wow KFA, Wonderful work, it looks yum. I really loved this. My kids would love to make these. Last week, bought some organic dark chocolates on Sarah’s birthday. Next time would love cooking out this at home.
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Re: How to Make Dairy-Free White Chocolate

Jen ·
Hi MRios, I have contacted someone who might be able to answer your question. In the meantime, welcome to KFA.
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MRios26 ·
Hi Eileen, is it necessary to weigh the cocoa butter for the chocolate to turn out just right?
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MRios26 ·
2ndGenAllergyMom posted: MRios26 posted: Hi Eileen, is it necessary to weigh the cocoa butter for the chocolate to turn out just right? Hi MRios, Since cocoa butter comes in irregularly-sized solid chunks, weighing is the best way to get the right amount. The recipe will forgive you for slight variations in weight (say, if your kitchen scale isn't super precise) but I'm afraid I don't have a volume measurement for the cocoa butter--and that could change depending on how finely you chop it.
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2ndGenAllergyMom ·
MRios26 posted: Hi Eileen, is it necessary to weigh the cocoa butter for the chocolate to turn out just right? Hi MRios, Since cocoa butter comes in irregularly-sized solid chunks, weighing is the best way to get the right amount. The recipe will forgive you for slight variations in weight (say, if your kitchen scale isn't super precise) but I'm afraid I don't have a volume measurement for the cocoa butter--and that could change depending on how finely you chop it. If you don't have a...
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2ndGenAllergyMom ·
And I only saw this comment now, I need to subscribe to my own blog posts. I hope you enjoyed making your own chocolates Monica, if you made them!
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Kathy P ·
That's so sweet of you to make her safe treats! Be sure to let us know how they come out!
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2ndGenAllergyMom ·
I'm late coming back to the party here, but that's so awesome of you to make special chocolates for your niece! I hope they turn out great!
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K8sMom2002 ·
@MRios26 , did you ever find a candy thermometer? Don't forget to check it first by bringing water to boil and seeing what temperature it registers at boiling. You can figure out how much it's off by adding or subtracting that figure from 212 - water's boiling point.
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2ndGenAllergyMom ·
@MRios26 One caveat to @K8sMom2002 's comment about the temperature water boils--this temp depends on elevation. I bake in the Mile High City, water boils a whole 10 degrees cooler up here due to less atmospheric pressure above me. If you aren't near the coasts and want to check your thermometer, google the water boiling point at your elevation first before assuming your thermometer is wrong.
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Milk Allergy Alert - Lenny & Larry’s, Inc. in Chocolate Chip and Coconut Chocolate Chip Complete Cookie

KFA Food Alerts ·
Lenny & Larry’s, Inc. Conducts Nationwide Voluntary Recall of Chocolate Chip and Coconut Chocolate Chip Complete Cookie Recall Due To Possible Undeclared Milk in Dark Chocolate Chips For Immediate Release December 12, 2016 Contact Consumers Lenny & Larry’s Consumer Care 888-943-4212 Announcement LOS ANGELES, CA – DECEMBER 12, 2016 – Lenny & Larry’s, Inc., announced today a nationwide voluntary recall of two flavors of Lenny & Larry’s Complete Cookie products -- Chocolate Chip...
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Milk Allergy Alert - Linden Cookies in Mini Chocolate Chip Cookies and 3 Pack Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Linden Cookies Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Milk in Mini Chocolate Chip Cookies and 3 Pack Chocolate Chip Cookies For Immediate Release December 13, 2016 Contact Consumers Lindens 845-268-5050 Announcement Linden Cookies, Inc. in Congers New York is recalling fully baked Linden’s Chocolate Chip Cookies because they contain undeclared milk . People who have an allergy to milk run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product. The Linden’s...
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Milk Allergy Alert - Chip’n Dipped in "Dark Chocolate Crunch Bar"

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Chip’n Dipped Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Milk in "Dark Chocolate Crunch Bar" For Immediate Release January 10, 2017 Contact Consumers 1-888-545-2447 Announcement Chip’n Dipped of Huntington, NY, is recalling its 2.9-oz. bar, Dark Chocolate Crunch because they may contain undeclared milk. People who have allergies to milk run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reactions if they consume these products. The recalled "Dark Chocolate Crunch" was distributed nationwide in...
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Milk Allergy Alert - Chip’n Dipped in 7 More of it’s Dark Chocolate Bars

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Chip’n Dipped Voluntarily Expands Recall to Include 7 More of it’s Dark Chocolate Bars Due to Possible Presence of Undeclared Milk For Immediate Release January 20, 2017 Contact Consumers 1-888-545-2447 Announcement Chip’n Dipped of Huntington, NY, is expanding its recall of it’s dark chocolate bars to include, Dark Chocolate Almond, 63% Dark Chocolate, Dark Chocolate Pretzel, Hot Dark Chocolate Habanero, Dark Chocolate Marshmallow, Extra Dark Chocolate 72% & Super Smooth Dark Chocolate...
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Peanut Allergy Alert - New American Food Products, LLC in Weigels’s Mountain Valley and Royal Farms Market Place- Milk Chocolate Vanilla Caramels

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New American Food Products, LLC Issues Allergy Alert on Weigels’s Mountain Valley and Royal Farms Market Place- Milk Chocolate Vanilla Caramels due to Undeclared Peanuts For Immediate Release December 21, 2016 Contact Consumers 978-682-1855 Announcement New American Food Products, LLC announces a voluntary recall the MILK CHOCOLATE VANILLA CARAMELS Premium Chocolate Treats flavor as follows: Weigel’s® Mountain Valley™ with best by date of 11/14/17 Royal Farms Market Place with best by date...
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Celebrate Valentine's Day With L-O-V-E

Kids With Food Allergies ·
As a child growing up with food allergies, Halloween and Valentine’s Day were two days of the year that I would really notice that I was different. Valentine’s Day is a holiday focused on sweets and candies that show your love for others, but for me, these sweets and candies are filled with ingredients that can send me to the hospital. So how can we make this holiday something special, but also safe for those with food allergies? I am thankful to have people in my life that have always gone...
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Milk and Soy Allergy Alerts - DITOS Heart Shape Fruit Platters with Chocolate Frosting Dip

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Ditos Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Milk and Soy in Heart Plastic Platter Strawberries W/Dip with Chocolate Frosting and Heart Plastic Platter Mixed Fruit W/Dip with Chocolate Frosting For Immediate Release February 16, 2017 Contact Consumers 907-202-1693 Announcement DITOS of Anchorage, Alaska is recalling 50 cases of Heart Plastic Platter Strawberries w/ Dip with Chocolate Frosting 32oz, and 30 cases of Heart Plastic Platter Mixed Fruit w/ Dip with Chocolate Frosting 40oz, because it...
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Milk Allergy Alert - Bee International in “Plastic Heart Tubes with Chocolate Lentils”

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Bee International issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Milk in “Plastic Heart Tubes with Chocolate Lentils” For Immediate Release February 20, 2017 Contact Consumers 1-800-421-6465 Media Chuck Block 619-710-1800 Announcement Bee International, Inc. of Chula Vista, CA is recalling its 1.7oz. Plastic Heart Tubes with Chocolate Lentils because they may contain undeclared milk protein. People who have allergies to milk may run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they...
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2ndGenAllergyMom ·
Hi Amy, I would probably make them a week or two before Easter--more like two if you think you might need to melt a few down and try again. But make sure you plan enough time that your kiddo will be unable to stumble upon you in the kitchen. The younger they are (the bunnies, not your child), the less likely they are to bloom if you overheated your chocolate, so no need to start now unless you want to make a lot or eat all the evidence But you can go to your local hobby store or cake/candy...
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Amy DiElsi ·
How soon in advance of Easter do you recommend making these? Thanks so much for the instructions. Can't wait to try it our for my 3 yr-old. He told me he can't wait to see what bunny comes for Easter when we passed the chocolate bunnies in the supermarket. So the pressure is on for me to deliver.
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Peanut Allergy Alert - Landis Candies Co. Inc. on “WEGMANS MILK CHOCOLATE (BIG EAR BUNNY) SUCKER”

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Landies Candies Co. Inc. Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Peanuts on “WEGMANS MILK CHOCOLATE (BIG EAR BUNNY) SUCKER” For Immediate Release March 6, 2017 Contact Consumers Landies Candies Co. Inc. 716-834-8212 Announcement Landies Candies Co. Inc. of Buffalo, NY is recalling its 3-oz packages of “WEGMANS Milk Chocolate Big Ear Bunny Sucker”, Net Wt 3 oz, Lot # 35016, Best by 9-15-2017 because they may contain undeclared peanuts. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to peanuts...
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