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10 Gluten Free Valentine's Treats For Kids
For those of us with food allergies, the holidays can be stressful and frustrating and leave you feeling, well, left out. When everyone else is chowing down on cookies and cupcakes and goodies aplenty, those of us with food allergies are left wondering where we can fit in. And for those of us with kids with food allergies, we feel the weight doubled as we don’t want them to miss out on any of life’s joys. I rounded up 10 great recipes and ideas for Valentine’s Day treats for kids with a wheat allergy. These look so delicious that they are sure to ease any feelings of being left out of the fun…
10 Tasty Gluten Free Treats Full of Love
Click through for 10 great recipes and ideas for Valentines Day treats for kids with allergies to gluten and wheat!
Mickey Heart Cookies
This recipe is based on using boxed sugar cookie mix so just make sure to pick up a gluten free kind and you’ll be set! Also omit the flour used for the rolling pin. Use GF flour or a chill the rolling pin to help keep dough from sticking instead.
Ice Cream Crispy Sandwhiches
Don’t these make you hungry just looking at them?! You could use any ice cream flavor but strawberry is especially festive.
Chocolate Cherry and Quinoa Chewy Bars
I think you should drizzle melted chocolate on top of these as well, but that’s just me.
Chocolate Cherry Mini Mice
How fun would these be for a little Valentine’s party? Kiddos could even help you assemble them!
Everybody Loves Parfait!
Keep things even healthier with a cool and delicious strawberry parfait. It’s quick and easy to make and kids can help with the layers!
Chocolate Dipped Peanut Butter Crispy Bars
Yum yum! There is just no better flavor combination than chocolate and peanut butter. These crispy bars have it all. Well.. except for gluten. Hooray.
Photo credit: Kathy Patalsky
A Strawberry Rose Bouquet
Flowers are so 2012. Strawberry rosebuds are what’s in for 2013. These are so cute and easy to make. Not to mention easy to eat and adorable to show off.
Kids will LOVE to help you make and decorate these chocolate lollipops. Get festive sprinkles, use crunched up candy, the options are limitless!
Gluten Free Jam Thumprints
Thumbprints are a nostalgic favorite so I was so excited to find this gluten free variation. Pick jams based on your family’s favorite.
Gluten Free Shortbread
I don’t know about you but shortbread is one of my favorite types of bread. ;) Having a great gluten free shortbread recipe up your sleeves will be sure to make you a favorite among your friends with gluten allergies.