Tuesday, December 26, 2006

GFCF Holiday Treats

I discovered these recently - they are GFCF, but are produced in a facility that also processes dairy - so if you are really sensitive to dairy, don't buy them. Baker's also makes them in a cup ready to microwave - the ones in the cup contain dairy - only the bag ones are GFCF.
Don't these look yummy?
1½ cups peanut butter (I use all natural)
½ cup margarine (I use Crystal Farms Non Dairy)
1 teaspoon vanilla
4 cups powdered sugar
Baker’s Real Chocolate Melts in the bag (cup has dairy)

Line a baking sheet with waxed paper and set aside.

In a medium bowl, mix everything except the chocolate – you may have to use your hands to mix well.

Shape dough into small balls and place on waxed paper.

Melt chocolate in microwave safe bowl according to package directions.

Insert a toothpick into a ball and dip into melted chocolate. Return to wax paper and remove toothpick. Repeat with remaining balls. Refrigerate to set.

Peanut Brittle is generally GFCF, unless it is made with real butter. Hard on your teeth, but a nice holiday treat.

Microwave Peanut Brittle
1½ cups raw peanuts
1 cup sugar
½ cup corn syrup
¼ teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon margarine
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 tablespoon baking soda

Grease a cookie sheet and set aside. Mix peanuts, sugar, syrup, and salt in a large microwave safe bowl; cook 6 to 7 minutes on high stirring 2 or 3 times. Mixture should be bubbling and the peanuts browned. Quickly stir in butter and vanilla. Cook 2 to 3 minutes longer. Remove and add soda and stir quickly until mixture is foamy. Pour immediately onto greased cookie sheet and spread to desired thickness. Let cool and break into pieces.

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