Dairy Free Chocolate Delight

Safe Chocolate Delight

Nana (the Huzz’s mom) and Mimi (my mom) each make their own version of chocolate delight. Nana calls hers “Striped Delight” and Mimi calls hers “Chocolate Delight.”

I remember one day they sat together and jokingly argued over which version my Huzz liked better. Nana’s crust is made from graham crackers. My mom’s crust is flour and nut based. He likes both versions.

Fast forward several years later. A baby and severe food allergies made chocolate delight impossible. That is, until SO Delicious debuted Coco Whip, a coconut based “whipped cream” in a tub. It’s amazing.

I’ve already experimented and made chocolate pudding parfaits with it. I’ve also made an Oreo and pudding cream pie… but it fell apart. It was delicious, but still, needs some tweaking before it’s blog ready.

Anyhow, the Huzz requested chocolate delight for Father’s Day.

I was going to make it. However I was completely worn out by the afternoon and didn’t want to make it. The Huzz said he’d rather eat PB&J’s and have chocolate delight for dessert rather than me making dinner and skipping the chocolate delight.

Well, okay, then… it was that important to him. So that meant it was important to me!

Thank goodness Hy-Vee carries Daiya frozen pizzas. I ran to the store and that saved our dinner. I did not want to serve PB&J’s to my Huzz on Father’s Day.

And as for the chocolate delight, I had no idea if it would really turn out.

But ya know what?

IT DID!

I merged Nana and Mimi’s recipes together and created my own version. A safe version. Which means he likes mine best. Hmmph! Lol!

Here’s how I made chocolate delight.

Dairy Free Chocolate Delight

Ingredients:

For the Crust:

  • 1.5 cups of graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/3 cup melted vegan butter
  • 1/4 cup sugar

Directions:

  1. Make pudding with non dairy milk. I used vanilla almond milk. Let it chill for several hours in the fridge. When the pudding is chilled, you can move to step two.
  2. I bought safe graham crackers and ground them into fine crumbs with my mini food processor. Mix the 3 crust ingredients together and press into the bottom of a 13×9” pan.  I used a potato masher to really press the crust down.
  3. Use a mixer to beat the “cream cheese” and milk. I used SO Delicious Lite Culinary Coconut Milk. Add in 1/2 of the Coco Whip, the powdered sugar and a splash of vanilla. Spread this over the graham cracker crust.
  4. Pour pudding over cream cheese layer.
  5. Chill.
  6. Top with the remaining Coco Whip.

We hope you love this as much as we did!

Chocolate Delight Bite 2

Grab ‘n Go Snacks (Dairy and Egg Free!)

“Everyone bring a snack!”

“Let’s have a bring your own lunch picnic!”

“Our classes have snack time.”

My view of food has completely changed since finding out SG is allergic to dairy and eggs. When I hear those phrases above, I know I have to speak up and ask if I can bring snacks for everyone. And for my friends not to bring anything. It is so worth it to have SG included AND safe. And it’s totally awesome when friends volunteer to bring safe snacks to share! My friends ROCK!!!

Here’s a list of safe snacks I’ve compiled. Please share this post and save it for later. You never know when you might make friends like us and need this list. 🙂

If you’re new to food allergies and aren’t quite sure what store bought snacks are dairy and egg free, this is the list for you.

As always, please read every label, every time.  Companies can and do change recipes and ingredients.

This is our “grab and go” safe snack list. It is BRAND SPECIFIC. If you buy the generic Oreos, they may contain milk (I’ve read that some generic Oreos do have milk!)

Enjoy!

Oreos- Regular chocolate and double stuffed chocolate, Golden Oreos (regular and double stuffed)

Kraft and HyVee brand marshmallows

Rold Gold pretzel sticks and twists

Dole Raisins (These are super plump and amazing!)

Florida’s Natural Organic Fruit Snacks, “Fruit Grove Nuggets” and “Berrilicious Nuggets”

GoGo squeeZ Applesauce Pouches

Nature Valley Crunchy Granola Bars “Oats ‘n Honey”

Simply Balanced Strawberry Fruit Strips

Plain Cheerios

All Enjoy Life products (They are free of the top 8 allergens.)

Original Ritz Crackers

Mott’s Natural Applesauce

Honey Maid Graham Crackers: Chocolate and Honey

Honey Maid Teddy Grahams: Honey, Chocolate, and Chocolate Chip

Pop Tarts: Frosted and Unfrosted Strawberry and Blueberry

Dole Fruits in Plastic Cups: Peaches, Apples, Pears, Mandarin Oranges & Pineapple

Fresh Fruit & Veggies
(Please note: It’s best if a fruit isn’t cut at someone’s house other than the food allergy parent. Cross contamination can occur and make the fruit unsafe. CC can come from a cutting board, knife, colander, the parent touching an allergen then cutting fruit, etc. It’s best to bring a “pre-packaged” fruit or veggie like cuties, bananas, baby carrots in the unopened bag, etc.)

Candy: Smarties, Starburst, Skittles, Dum-Dums, and Starburst Jelly Beans.

We are always looking for more safe snacks.

Please comment below with any other dairy and egg free snacks that you have discovered. Thanks so much!

Our Safe Snack Box

Our Safe Snack Box

 

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