My daughter, Jazlyn, is anaphylactic to egg, dairy, peanuts, and tree nuts. When she was first diagnosed, I found it very difficult to find recipes and foods that didn't taste like "allergy" food. Over the last 15 years I have had a lot of fun developing and changing recipes so that they are safe for her. I love to share my recipes so that other families can realize how yummy "allergy" foods can taste. You don't have to sacrifice taste or your favorite foods, you just have to rethink how to make them. I made a promise to Jazzy that I would do my very best to find a way for her to eat any food she wants to try. So far I have been able to keep that promise. I hope your family enjoys these recipes as much as we do.

Friday, March 9, 2012

Egg Free, Dairy Free, Nut Free Sunny Buttons

One of Jazlyn's most requested candy recipes is Fudgy Buttons. We decided to take the same idea but make a fudge button with pure Sunbutter taste instead of the Sunbutter and chocolate flavor. They were very good and a nice change from our original version.

Sunny Buttons

1 cup Sunbutter
1/2 cup dairy free margarine
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 1/2 cups confectioner’s sugar

Place the Sunbutter, margarine and brown sugar in a saucepan over medium heat. Cook, stirring constantly, until the mixture begins to bubble. Remove the saucepan from the heat then stir in the confectioner’s sugar, 1/4 cup at a time, until thoroughly combined and smooth. Roll 1/2 tablespoon of the mixture into balls then flatten slightly into disks. Place the disks on a wax paper lined baking sheet. Refrigerate until set. Store in the fridge.

Shared with Meatless Mondays, Melt in your Mouth Monday, Tasty Tuesdays, Allergy Free Wednesday and Allergy Friendly Friday.


  1. I am SO thrilled to find your blog. My middle child has the same allergies to egg, dairy and peanuts. I've been blogging our journey for close to 3 years now and am happy to find others doing the same! Can't wait to read through your blog! Thanks for putting forth the effort to blog about this important part of your life!
    {My blog is livingtheallergiclife.blogspot.com if you want to stop by sometime.}

  2. Hi again, Lori!
    I'm pinning this (then printing it and trying it this weekend). Thanks for the inspiration!

  3. Love it! I featured it on Allergy Friendly Friday and am sharing it all over the place, with a link through to you. I hope you get lots of visits! It's perfect for Leprechaun Gold!

    all best,
    Cybele Pascal

  4. What a neat idea! I just found you via Cybele's link. Do you think palm oil shortening would work in place of margarine?

  5. I've never used palm oil shortening. It's worth trying.

  6. Cybele,

    Thank you for featuring my Sunny Buttons. I didn't even think of using them for Leprechaun gold. Very creative.

  7. Thanks for sharing this and I am pleased to feature it, this week. Come and visit.

    My sweet and Savory - http://sweetsav.blogspot.com

  8. Thanks for sharing this at Allergy Free Wednesdays! Hope to see you next week!

  9. What type of sunbutter do you prefer? My grocery store used to have firmer variety and now they just have the natural kind which is a bit runny. I am going to order a lot via amazon to try some of your recipes but wondered what is best for baking?

  10. We only use the Sunbutter Creamy (with the red lid). We didn't care for the taste and/or texture of the other varieties.

    Amazon has it in a 6 pack with free shipping. Here is the link.