Homeschool and Thanksgiving
If you’re familiar with my blog, you probably know that we are a homeschooling family. We took this past week to review the history of Thanksgiving. Since I have 5 kids that are 10 and under, much of it was done reading children’s story books about the history of Thanksgiving and introducing the little children to the Pilgrims and the Native Americans.
Allergy Friendly Edible Food Crafts
Finger painting and other arts and crafts can be fun, but ya just can’t beat a fun activity that also involves food, especially when it is allergy friendly!
Using Leftover Halloween Sprinkles
So we did just that, we made teepee’s out of sugar cones, chocolate chips, fall colored sprinkles, and pretzel sticks. This recipe is seriously so easy. Plus, it was a win because we used leftover sprinkles from Halloween!
Gluten Free Options
If you are gluten-free, the brand Joy ice cream cones can be found at most large grocery chains, WalMart and Amazon. More notes on options for making this tailored to fit your family, in the recipe notes.
Allergy Friendly Thanksgiving Ice Cream Cone Teepee's
- 12 gluten free or allergy friendly ice cream sugar cones
- 1 10 oz semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 1 3 oz bottle of fall colored sprinkles
- 36 gluten free or allergy friendly pretzel sticks
Set cones upside down on a parchment lined cookie sheet. Cut off abotu 1/1/2"-2" of the narrow closed end to allow for the pretzels to fit.
In a medium sized bowl, melt the chocolate chips either using a double boiler method or in the microwave just til stirred smooth.
Place the sprinkles in a small bowl.
Dip the wide opening of the cone into the melted chocolate, and then gently roll in the sprinkles. Next, dip the narrow end of the cone into the chocolate followed by gently rolling into the sprinkles. Place the cone back onto the parchment, wide opening down.
Finally, insert a pretzel stick into the narrow opening while propping it up by inserting an addition 2 sticks. You may need to add a little chocolate to fill in the gaps and get the sticks to stay in place.
Let set at room temperature about 30-60 minutes, or speed up the setting process by placing in fridge about 10-15 minutes.
Joy brand sugar cones are available gluten free and only contain soy. Keebler brand contain wheat and soy. Always read every label every time, as they may change.
Enjoy Life Brand is an allergy friendly chocolate chip, as is the new chocolate chip brand from Nestle, Simply Delicious, which are made with just 3 ingredients and are top 8 free.
For the pretzels you can use Glutino which are top 8 free, or alternately Rold Gold and Snyders are peanut free.