Gluten Free Classroom Parties
It is that time of the year when gluten free mom’s go into hyper-drive to provide tasty, cute, well-crafted gluten free treats for our celiac cherubs and, us, of course.
All of the time and money invested in making or getting some extra-special treats for the gluten free members of your family will be duly rewarded with the satisfying “this is yummy” or the heartfelt thank you.
However, when it comes time to making the treats for the classroom party or the piano recital, save the gluten free flour for yourself, and make the following (which are scrumptiously delicious) to be shared with others.
When it comes to kids, you just never know how a classroom full of sixth graders is going to react to the gluten free cookies you spent hours making.
But I am sure the following will be a hit:
Naturally Gluten Free (adaptable Casein Free) Incredibly Delicious Fudge
- 3 cups sugar
- ¾ cup (1 ½ sticks) butter (use Earth Balance for CF)
- 5 ounces Carnation evaporated milk (use 2/3 cup Almond milk for CF)
- 10 ounces semi-sweet gluten free chocolate (since we make our casein free as well, we use Tropical Source or Enjoy Life Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips)
- 1 7 ounce jar Kraft Jet Puffed Marshmallow Crème
- 1 t vanilla
- (1 cup chopped nuts is optional)
Heat sugar, butter and evaporated milk on medium heat in a large heavy saucepan stirring constantly until it reaches a full boil.
Boil on medium heat until the candy thermometer reaches 234 degrees, stirring constantly. ***If making casein free, boil until the thermometer reaches 240 degrees.
Remove from heat.
The fun part –
Stir in the chocolate chips, marshmallow crème and the vanilla until melted.
Spoon into a 9 x 9 inch pan that has been lined with foil.
Let cool and set before slicing and serving. Store in a covered container.
All recipes are indexed on my website at www.glutenfreemom.com.