Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Gluten Free Teatime Dessert Recipes

Readers of this blog know I have been Gluten Free on February 15, 2013.
Our daughter, Melissa, was diagnosed with Celiac Disease three years ago. 
 My lab work was negative for Celiac, but my health, and my life,
have improved tremendously since going Gluten Free. 
Celiac?  Gluten intolerance? It doesn't matter. 
 My health has improved compared to before.
My high Triglycerides dropped in half, I lost 13 pounds,
my sinus headaches stopped, no more acid reflux,
no more digestive issues,
and I have so much more energy! 
To make this afternoon tea more enjoyable for Melissa and me,
I planned three gluten free sweets to be served.  
Gluten Free Rice Krispies Date Balls
Alice's Fudge
Lucy's Gluten Free Sugar Cookies Dipped in White Chocolate and Peppermint
Melissa made these treats with Lucy's Gluten Free Sugar Cookies.
I was surprised that everyone loved them, even the guys in the family.
The candy coating and peppermint really added to the cookie
to make it more pleasant for the non GF family and guests. 
 I made Date Balls using  GF Rice Krispies.
Linda's Gluten Free Rice Krispies Balls

1 (8 ounce) package dates, pitted, hand chopped
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup unsalted butter
1 egg, beaten
½ cup chopped pecans
2 cups grated coconut
2 cups gluten free Rice Krispies
1 teaspoon vanilla
Powdered Sugar

Combine dates, sugar, beaten egg and butter. Cook over low heat, stirring constantly, about 10 minutes. Remove from heat and add pecans, coconut, vanilla and Rice Krispies. Stir until blended, and cool slightly. Form into 1-inch balls with greased hands, and roll each in powdered sugar to coat. Chill before serving and store in refrigerator.

Link to the November issue of
Kentucky Living Magazine




Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

I am amazed at the difference in your life since going gluten free Linda. Makes you wonder if more of us tried this change, if we would notice the benefits as well. Only one way to find out, something I might consider.
If I do, I'll be saving your recipes, and thanks for sharing them.

racheld said...

I'm so glad you posted these---one friend who is always at our Christmas Tea is GF, and we've finally got almost the entire menu so that she can partake. The last few years, the only things she didn't try were the Chicken Salad Croissants (she had a nice scoop of the salad on her plate) and the cute little Christmas Tree Cucumber Sandwiches.

And several decades ago, one lady in our home town "took orders" for these date balls. She made strawberries of them, neatly shaped and rolled in a mixture of red Jello and red crystal sugar. She even dyed little almond slivers green for the stem.

Caro is getting into the swing of doing a few of the Christmas treats ahead, and I'm going to suggest these date balls soon.

Hope you and yours have a happy and bountiful Thanksgiving!


Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

Wow, Linda- you kjnow more and more I am hearing folks feeling better w/o glutens. Makes one wonder.

I think I would probably freak out if I didn't have my gluton/carbs - but perhaps I need to try it - Lord knows I need to feel better, lose weight and have more energy!

May you enjoy a truly blessed and very Happy Thanksgiving with your family tomorrow.

Angela McRae said...

Gluten-free treats seem to be getting more and more popular. I've got a friend who is writing a gluten-free cookbook which I'll be editing soon, and she is such a great cook I can't wait to get my hands on it!


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