Whenever I get an invite for the five of us to attend a party that will have food, as they always do, I cringe a little. These events are tough because no matter how hard I try, the Gluten-Free Kid (GFK) always feels left out.
I used to obsess over baking safe treats for him to share. But, then I’d worry that someone would drop a piece of cheese on his goodies, contaminating them. Or, a friend would cry, “gross!” after tasting my creation. Well, I worry less now. The GFK understands what goes into each party, he helps by eating before we go to the party and he is gracious with all people who try but don’t understand his food issues.
And I’ve found some treats that work well. Gluten-free Fruity Pebble Treats and gluten-free Rice Krispie Treats are always favorites. For a twist on this, I brought Gluten-Free Corn Flake Christmas Wreath Cookies to the party we attended last night. Kids were asking for more even after we ran out. But, what a problem to have. If you still have holiday parties to attend, I suggest you try these. Let me know what you think.
Gluten-Free Christmas Wreath Cookies
1/2 cup dairy free butter
3 cups Kraft marshmallows
1 teaspoon gluten-free vanilla
1 teaspoon green food coloring
Red Skittles or candy of your choice
1. Melt butter over medium low heat. Add marshmallows until melted. Add vanilla and green food coloring, stir until a nice deep green color.
2. Once mixture is smooth, add Corn Flakes. Gently mix together, not crushing the cereal. Form into wreath shapes and place on wax paper, decorate with candies while still sticky. Let cool. Enjoy!