homemade oreo pudding pops


It looks really yummy doesn’t it?! Well it is! What if I told you it is dairy, nut and egg free? Still think it’s yummy? I promise, it still is!

My little one has severe food allergies and as you can imagine that makes it tough to buy… make… plan dinners, much less sweets. It never fails we go to the grocery and he sees some new cookie or ice cream and wants to give it a try. I get so very tired of telling my sweet baby boy no. For any mom that has experienced this, you know what I mean.

So I’ve started making up my own recipes and altering other people’s recipes to be dairy, nut and raw egg free.

Today I’m sharing a Oreo fudge pudding pop and I made it with my little guy. I know it can be messy, but cooking with kids can also be a ton of fun! If you’ve not done it much, do it more! They learn so much and you will too. {wink} 

I edited this recipe from kraftfoods.com. If you don’t have to worry about food allergies, give thier version a try! For those of you like me and need allergy free recipes, here’s what you need:

  • 1 package of JELL-O fudge chocolate instant pudding
  • 2 cups of soy milk (replacing 2%)
  • 10 Oreos, broken into small pieces
  • 1/2 cup French Vanilla Soy Dream Ice Cream (replacing 1/2 cup Cool Whip)

Beat pudding and milk with a whisk for 2 minutes. Add broken Oreos ad 1/2 cup softened soy ice cream.Spoon mixture into 9 (3-oz.) paper or plastic cups. Insert a wooden lollipop stick or plastic spoon into each for handle. Freeze 5 hours or until firm.

When you pull them out of the freezer, just rip the cup off and you’re ready to go! Both of my boys really like them and I do too.

That is something else a mom of kids with food allergies will tell you. It’s not only important that your child loves the treat, it’s important that he or she can share it with their friends and they will love it too! Even though we parents try to encourage our children that being different can be wonderful, it definately doesn’t feel that way to a six year old at a birthday party… nope… not one bit!

So the next time your kiddo wants a treat, or you’re hosting a gathering and one of the little ones has a food allergy, consider making these. You won’t be disappointed and neither will your guests!

As always, I hope you’re inspired to craft, bake and create!

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dairy free Oreo pudding sundae

Last week I posted about my son’s food allergies and about this pudding sundae idea I saw in Kraft Foods most recent issue of Food & Family. Well that one was a chocolate chunk & marshmallow sundae.

Today, I’m sharing the same idea, but as an Oreo sundae. Did you guys know that Oreos have no dairy, no egg, and no nut?! They are the number one cookie in my house just for that reason!

So here’s how you make these dairy free sundaes:

  • 2 pkgs Jell-O Oreo Instant Pudding
  • 2 1/2 cups cold soy milk (less than what the packaging recommends because you want the pudding to be a thicker consistency)
  • 10 -12 Oreos (not crushed, but broken into small chunks)
  • cones

Whisk your pudding and milk until smooth, add the additional Oreos and then freeze for 4 hours and serve. (Tip: Freeze the pudding in a ZipLock Freezer Bag for easy cleanup.) 

Not only is this treat yummy, but it doesn’t melt as quickly as traditional ice cream so you could actually scoop an entire tray of them for your guests all at once and not worry that the first few will be messy before you serve!

I hope your loved ones with food allergies like these little treats! My youngest loved them and as you can see here, his big brother, who can have ice cream all day long, loved them too!

And as always, I hope you’re inspired to craft, bake and create! 

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chocolate & marshmallow sundae

My readers know that my youngest has severe food allergies: nut, dairy and egg (unless baked into recipes). He’s such a sweet little boy and rarely complains, but I can’t stand for him to feel left out so I’m always looking for ways to adapt recipes so that he can enjoy them too.

My latest is this fabulous Chocolate Chunk & Marshmallow Sundae recipe in Kraft Foods most recent issue of Food & Family.

We’ve only found one soy ice cream that he really likes and a small pint costs $6 so when I saw this pudding based sundae idea I was ecstatic to give it a try! You can hop over to Kraft to see the original recipe and the how to details, but here’s my twist to make it dairy free:

  • 2 pkgs Jell-O Chocolate Instant Pudding
  • 2 1/2 cups cold soy milk
  • 1 cup Jet-Puffed Miniature Marshmallows
  • 1/2 cup dairy free chocolate chips (I used Divvies)
  • Waffle cone cups

Whisk your pudding and milk until smooth, add the marshmallows and chocolate and then freeze for 4 hours. Serve in waffle cone cups. 

 It was a huge hit for a little boy that typically only gets vanilla ice cream.

As always, I hope you’re inspired to craft, bake and create!

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rainbow ice cream sandwiches

Summer is almost here and honestly I’m giddy for the last day of school. Having my boys home with me all summer is such a blessing. We have tons of day camps, classes and other activities planned and I’m not sure who’s more excited, them or me!

So in honor of the upcoming summer vacation, I made mini ice cream sandwiches the no-bake way. Pick up some Keebler Chips Deluxe Rainbow Chocolate Chip minis, pack them full of French Vanilla ice cream and refreeze on wax paper until you’re ready to serve. They’re just the right size and delish!

As always, I hope you’re inspired to craft, bake and create!

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frozen banana & granola bites

Have you ever had those chocolate dipped frozen bananas at an amusement park?! If not, let me just tell you that they are fab-u-lous!

Well, this is a twist on that traditional frozen treat.

Here’s what you’ll need: pink melting chocolate (all kinds of colors are available at your local craft store, I picked these up at JoAnn Fabric & Craft Stores), granola, bananas and wooden sticks (I also picked these up at JoAnns in the wood working section).

And here’s what you do: Cut your bananas, freeze them for at least 2-3 hours, melt your chocolate in either a double boiler or in the microwave (in 8 second intervals until smooth), dip and/or spoon cover the frozen bananas, roll in granola and refreeze for another hour.

These went over big in my house. I hope you like them too! As always, I hope you’re inspired to craft, bake and create!

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snowmouse ice cream treat

When I was a little girl my brother called me mouse… I won’t go into why… but let’s just say he said I squeaked. Ha! I guess that’s a big brother for you. {smirky grin}

This weekend I was playing around with the boys’ ice cream and instead of making the typical snowman, we came up with the snowmouse. Isn’t he cute!

We used a rainbow Twizzler for his scarf (tip: get it cold and it will stay in position), mini M&Ms for the eyes and nose, small black sprinkles for the mouth and the new Keebler Dark Chocolate Fudge Stripe Cookies for the ears.

As always, I hope you’re inspired to craft, bake and create. Happy Monday!

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splash bash fun food

Looking for party food ideas? Well, you’ve come to the right blog. Food doesn’t have to be complicated to be fun and yummy! For your next pool party serve these “inner tubes!” {snicker} They’ll go over well with guests.

And I wasn’t sure the “rafts” (aka sugar wafers) were going to make our pool party. I actually was probably the worst culprit. They remind me of my childhood and I kept thinking, one more won’t matter. My thighs may feel differently, but they were yummy and perfect for a pool party snack!

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Photography by Angie Arthur Photography

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