TGIF, everybody! Okay, so I have done several posts involving gluten-free/ casein-free (GFCF) recipes that I make for my kiddos. We have done a pretty good job of being able to serve them a variety of healthy foods even on this sometimes limiting diet. That said, this is NOT an example of a healthy recipe 🙂 My son turned 5 this year and needed something to take to school for a treat. His school has a policy that birthday treats must be store bought (?!?!?!?!), so I was at a bit of a loss of what to do. It’s not like it’s easy or convenient to stop by the local grocery store’s bakery and pick up a few GFCF cupcakes. But, I wanted him to feel special and be able to share something yummy with his friends. I ended up getting the OK to make just his treat at home and get store bought for the rest of the kids. So, now, what to make? I ended up making chocolate GFCF cupcakes at home (Betty Crocker makes a great mix), and using chocolate frosting that doesn’t contain milk (I think the brand is Duncan Hines, but check your labels). Then I crunched GFCF chocolate sandwich cookies on top to make the “dirt.” A gummy worm tops it off and you have a great treat and a happy kid!
For the other kids in the class, I just pre-ordered some chocolate cupcakes with chocolate frosting from our local grocery store. The morning of his classroom party, I picked them up from the store, covered them with the crunched up cookies and gummy worms and viola! I also ended up putting them in little plastic cups and giving them the kids spoons to eat them. So much easier than them peeling the cupcake paper off and taking bites. Plus, then they could really see how it looks like “dirt” through the side of the glass.
Here’s some pics, not super detailed, but you can get the idea:
My son was so excited when he was passing out the treats, and I was so happy he didn’t have to have something different than his friends!
Have a great weekend!