Looking for a cute allergy friendly snack recipe that also raises awareness of food allergies? Then look no further! Introducing…. Teal Pumpkin Crispy Treats! No oven or stovetop required! Woo Hoo!!! They’re dairy free, egg free, wheat free, gluten free, and nut free!
Teal Pumpkin Crispy Treats
- 1 10oz bag of marshmallows
- 1/4 cup SunButter Sunflower Seed Spread
- 3 Tablespoons of cooking oil
- blue and green food coloring
- 5 cups of gluten-free crispy rice cereal
- 1/2 cup allergy-friendly chocolate chips
- In a large microwavable bowl add marshmallows and oil, toss to coat.
- Add SunButter Sunflower Seed Spread and microwave for 45 seconds, mix well, and microwave for another 45 seconds.
- Add 4-6 drops of blue food coloring, and one drop of green and mix well.
- Microwave another 20-30 seconds.
- Add crispy rice cereal and mix well. If mixture becomes too hard to mix, microwave again for 20-30 seconds to soften it up.
- Press mixture into a parchment paper lined cookie sheet using an oiled spatula. Make sure to press firmly until it’s approx 1/2-3/4″ thick. Allow mixture to cool slightly, approx 5 minutes.
- Using a pumpkin shaped cookie cutter, press firmly creating pumpkin shaped treats.
- Empty chocolate chips into a small microwavable bowl. Cook 45 seconds and mix well, cook another 30 seconds and mix, repeat this process until chocolate is melted being sure not to over cook!
- Allow it to cool slightly then pour mixture into a sandwich size baggie and snip the corner off. Pipe chocolate eyes, mouth, and stem onto your pumpkins. OR Using a small paint brush, dip the brush into the chocolate and paint your pumpkins faces (the kids could help with this).
Where did Teal Pumpkins come from?
Have you heard of the Teal Pumpkin Project™ by FARE (Food Allergy Research and Education)? It’s a nation-wide campaign to raise awareness of food allergies and promote inclusion. Halloween can be a challenging time for children with food allergies, which is one of the reasons why the Teal Pumpkin Project™ has been such a huge success. Take the pledge today!
Kids With Food Allergies also has a number of great resources for their #KeepItTeal campaign. Find out how you can enter your child in their virtual Halloween Costume Parade, print out a This Is a TEAL Classroom’ sign, and much more.
This recipe was created by EBL Food Allergies and sponsored by SunButter Sunflower Seed Spread.
EBL Food Allergies