Thursday, April 21, 2011

Some Easter treats that most can enjoy

I hope this blog post doesn't find you too late. I've just finished making me Easter treats...treats that are free of dairy, grains, peanuts, eggs, and because my best friend is Jewish, they are Kosher for Passover.


Chocolate Bunnies: You will need, 1/2 of a Trader Joe's pound plus bar in your favourite percentage (I use 72%) 1 TBL creamed coconut, bunny mold (I use Wilton's bunnies Whoopie Pie pan).

Melt the chocolate and coconut in a 2 cup or larger pyrex measuring cup, in a pan of barely simmering water. When melted, stir thoroughly and pour into the mold. Freeze for 20 minute then invert onto a clean dishtowel. Because the contracted in the freezer, they will slide right out. Yield :10 bunnies.

Coconut haystacks: You will need 3 cups flaked coconut ( I use Bob's Red Mill ) 1 Trader Joe's pound Plus Bar, and 3 TBL creamed coconut ( I use Let's Do Organic) and a medium cookie scoop.
 Melt the chocolate and coconut, then stir in the coconut. When completely cool, scoop out and place on parchment lined baking tray. Keep cool. Yields 30.

Almond Butter eggs. These are the least healthy of the bunch, as they actually have added sugar. But after all, it's a holiday!
You will need: 1 cup almond butter ( 1/2 a 16 oz jar; no surprise, I get mine at TJ's!) 1/4 cup creamed coconut, and  1 1/2 cup powdered sugar and about a pound of chocolate.
In bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the mixing attachment, cream together the almond butter and coconut. Add the sugar 1/2 cup at a time- you may not need it all. Chill the dough at least an hour. Remove and shape  into eggs, rolling inside a spoon the size of the egg you want. Lay on a parchment lined tray, and freeze at least two hours. Melt the chocolate and working QUICKLY, coat each egg in a very thick coat of chocolate. If you make it too thin you'll need to leave your eggs in the freezer- the center is very creamy at room temperature. Yields a baker's dozen. If you have leftover melted chocolate, pour onto a flat food storage container to make a bar!


At 3:45 PM, Blogger Lone Star Ma said...

OMG! This was almost too late for me but I promptly went to Joann's and bought that whoopie pie pan and to Sun Harvest for some FTC, nut-free chocolate chips. They are in the freezer now. Thank you so much!!!

At 4:01 PM, Blogger gojirama said...

You're welcome!I want to see pics!


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