An Allergy Friendly Easter is tricky. Easter itself with an allergy kid in the mid is a very tricky time, everywhere you go, and I mean just about every bloody where you go, there are chocolates, right at kid level.
The Post Office had chocolate everywhere, right at grabbing level for Miss 2, as does any supermarket, Target, Kmart, etc etc.
Then there is the actual egg side of things, having grown up being given eggs by our parents (my Mum stealing from our ‘broken egg’ stash is a whole other story lol). I didn’t want Miss 2 to miss out.
In the months leading into Easter I researched the tastiest chocolate safe for someone with dairy, egg, peanut, treenut allergies. Plus Pinterest’d my way through loads of recipes/blog articles etc on making your own easter eggs.
I ended up ordering Enjoy Life chocolate chunks & chips, and found some moulds at Spotlight and at the Reject Shop.
The process of melting the chocolate itself wasn’t hard. Neither was pouring the chocolate into the moulds, and in the hollow egg & rabbit cases, covering the moulds in a thin layer of chocolate was easy.
My problem was with joining the eggs. Firstly because I stupidly bought my rabbit moulds facing the same way! This meant when I tried to choc-glue them together they kind of didn’t go, like at all!
Luckily Miss 2 didn’t care, she had chocolate to munch on, and loved the allergy friendly freckles I made too. She’s not much of a sweet tooth, so the majority of the chocolate went to Mumma, Dadda & the rest of the family!
Let’s not mention my failure to temper most, like 90% of the chocolate lol. I’ll try next time, I think I fluked the rabbits, they actually cracked like Masterchef tempered chocolate 🙂
I hope you all had a great Easter, and if you’re an allergy family like us, I hope it was full of calm and minimal, preferably no, reactions!! 🙂
Till next time,
This Happy Mumma