Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Easter Nests - gluten free, vegan (top 8 allergen free!)

Hoppy Easter!

This recipe is for the Allergy Free kids in all of us!
Making a novelty Easter treat is nothing but fun and simple.  You can grab the kids to join you because this one just takes a few minutes and even fewer ingredients.  (......my kind of recipe!)

Luckily there are so many great allergy free (pre-made) snacks out there, it makes it simple to improvise this kind of treat.  I love being able to bring my youngest daughter to a Easter Celebration and not have her feel left out with what the non allergy kids get to enjoy.  She may be Autistic, but she certainly knows when she is missing out on fun holiday treats!  The bonus to this is she also can help make such a simple recipe for the special day.

Here's wishing you the most wonderful Easter Holiday!
Family, food, treats and fun!

gluten free, vegan....allergy free

Easter Nests: 
1 regular or mini muffin tin
*makes 4 regular or 6-8 mini  (can double or triple depending of quantity needed)

1 Cup  Rice Cereal   (I used Crunch Ems)
1/4 Cup  Organic Coconut (shredded, sweetened or unsweetened-your choice)
1 tsp.  Organic Coconut Oil
1/4 Cup  Enjoy Life Chocolate Chips
2  Vegan Marshmallows
Organic Allergy Free Jelly Beans

Line a muffin tin with plastic wrap and grease (or spray with cooking oil) Set aside.
Place cereal (lightly crushed with fingers) and coconut into a medium bowl and set aside.
In a microwave safe bowl; add coconut oil, chocolate chips and marshmallows.  Microwave at 50 % power, stirring every 20 seconds until melted and smooth.  Once melted, add to cereal mixture and mix gently until coated.  Press into greased lined muffin tins, top with jelly beans and refrigerate at least 30 minutes.  Serve and enjoy!       * store in refrigerator

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Also shared at:  Waste Not Want Not WednesdayAllergy Free WednesdayGluten Free WednesdaysShow & Share WednesdayFull Plate ThursdayGluten Free Fridays,Foodie Friday


  1. What a fun Easter treat! As allergy parents I think one of our top priorities, along with keeping our kiddos safe, is to make sure they always feel included. It's so important! I was wondering if you'd be willing to share your Easter Nests on freedible.com? Freedible is a new social site that's all about empowering and including individuals with food allergies and intolerances. Right now we're in the middle of our Easter and Passover Celebration, and your recipes seem like they'd be a perfect fit! All the best, and have a very happy Easter! -Rebecca

  2. Thank you!
    I submitted my recipe, but couldn't tell if it went thru? Thanks for the invite!- Jolene

  3. These are so cute and clearly delicious! Thanks for sharing them on Gluten-Free Wednesdays. :-)


  4. Hope you had a great weekend and thank you so much for sharing your awesome recipe with Full Plate Thursday. Have a good week and come back soon!
    Miz Helen