Posted on : 02-04-2012 | By : Allergy Free Mouse | In : Misc
Tags: Dairy Allergy, Easter, Food Allergy, Gluten Free, Milk Allergy
My daughter loves Peeps. I could, personally, take them or leave them, but she loves them. Sadly, this will be the last year will be able to fulfill that urge to eat these super sweet marshmallow chicks. They are now made in a facility with dairy products, where some are now covered in milk chocolate. 🙁
So, I called the manufacturer and was told that if there was no mention of dairy in the facility, they were safe since they were made before the milk chocolate was introduced into the plant. So, like many of you, I’m going to have to get into the kitchen and figure out how to make my child’s favorite treat. I’ll write about that next Spring!
I used Kraft marshmallows and EnviroKids Organic Koala Crisps. They are dairy-free and gluten-free. Sadly, they are not peanut, tree nut or soy free. I followed the classic rice crispy treat recipe, using Earth Balance buttery spread, to create chocolate nests. I formed them using a big plastic egg, molding around the bottom. Place the peeps inside and bring up the sides of the nest to cover the white marshmallow sides of the chicks — a result of separating the chicks when removed from the package.
My daughter’s classmates went wild when we brought them in for their Easter celebration!