DIY Sweets

This week, we decided to celebrate Valentine’s Day by whipping up some delicious homemade treats. We ended up making Gluten Free Animal Crackers, Vegan Fudge, and Honey/Elderberry Syrup Lollipops. 

We didn’t get a chance to take pictures, but I managed to make another attempt at the animal crackers and lollipops. Here are some pics and links to the recipes we made. And some notes. 

Gluten Free Animal Crackers 

(recipe derived from Wanna Come With)

1 – 1/3 cup Flour (replaced with oat flour)

1/3 cup Brown Sugar

1/4 cup Sugar

1/2 tsp Baking Soda

1/4 tsp Cinnamon

1/4 tsp Salt

4T Butter

3T Whole Milk (I only used 2T the last time)

2T Honey (I used raw)

1T Vanilla Extract

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3 cups Shredded Coconut*

1/2 cup Cacao Powder

1/3 cup Raw Honey

2 tsp Vanilla Extract

1/2 tsp Salt

1/4 cup Peanut Butter (the kids chose this over sun Butter)

*The shredded Coconut goes into a food processor to transform into a Butter (liquid). This took a really long time. 
Honey Lollipops

(Inspired from The Pistachio Project)

I basically just boiled raw honey and elderberry syrup to make these. Make sure you oil your molds. I also believe I have my heat up too high. It seems as though I end up burning them. It also takes forever to get to the idea temperature for making hard candy. 

As you can see, I don’t have lollipop sticks, so I just used paper straws and cut them in half. Oh and I placed them in the freezer to help pop them out. 

Note: These did not come out well either time. I’m going to have to rethink these. 

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