Even if my kids didn't have allergies, and I weren't celiac, I would still prefer homemade Easter candy. Do you know what drives me crazy about store-bought candy? The refined sugar, the dairy, the gluten, and the peanuts. Try finding candy without those four ingredients. It's nearly impossible. I know there are a couple out there that are refined sugar-, dairy-, gluten-, and peanut-free, but they are few and far between. However, this isn't meant to be a rant about candy :-) Besides, how amazing does this candy look...
Making it was easy, just a little time consuming (lots of steps).
Mock Peanut Butter Cups:
Add a couple teaspoons of melted dairy-free chocolate to about 12 mini paper cups.
(I melted about one bar over a double boiler. No, my chocolate isn't 100% sugar-free—I use Chocolove 73%)
If the chocolate in the cups is too warm, stick the tray in the freezer for just a minute.
Then, using the back of a spoon, brush the chocolate up the sides of the cups.
You want the sides to have a good coating, not too thin.
After each has a good coat of chocolate all around, put the tray back in the freezer while you whip up the filling. For the filling I used my Frozen Sunbutter Fudge recipe, cut in half.
Fill each one to the top, and freeze for a few hours, or until it's solid.
Optional: Pipe the top of each with frosting (cut this recipe in half also), and add sprinkles. I used Marigold Orange decorating sugar by this company.
Keep them in the freezer until serving. Perfect consistency approximately 15 minutes after taking them out of the freezer. They will liquify again at room temperature after an hour or two, so do keep them cold.
Also, here is my 5 months photo :-) I feel amazing. This pregnancy is so wonderful, knowing that I'm celiac this time. When I'm hungry I eat, and I feel satisfied. Such a difference. That doesn't mean that I wouldn't mind eating all day long (haha!) but it's a big change from when I was pregnant with the Zoe and Ashley, and I never felt nourished.
Thanks to those of you who have already sent me your entries for Our Spunky Easter Holiday, and for those of you who haven't yet, please do! If you don't have a blog, just email me your photo and recipe and I'll include it too. Click for the details here!
PS I hope to see you in Chicago! Click for my presentation time, and come see me as I'm selling books in the vendor fair :-)