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, September 17, 2010

Egg Free, Dairy Free, Nut Free No Bake Chocolate Sunbutter Oat Clusters

My traditional No Bake Chocolate Oat Clusters have been a favorite for a long time. However, tonight I wanted to try something different, so I decided to add some Sunbutter flavor. These cookies are so yummy and wonderful. Plus, they are so fast and easy to make. Jazlyn said that these are one of her all-time favorite cookies. Feel free to shape these cookies into prettier shapes, roll them to make them more uniformly shaped, etc. I just use my mixing spoon to drop a spoonful. They are much faster to make and the kids don't care if they look perfect. They just care that they taste perfect.

No Bake Chocolate Sunbutter Oat Clusters

2 cups sugar
1/2 cup cocoa powder
1/2 cup dairy free margarine
1/2 cup soy milk
1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
5 cups oats
3/4 cup Sunbutter

Place the sugar, cocoa, margarine and soy milk in a saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until the mixture comes to a boil. Boil without stirring for 1 minute. Add the Sunbutter then stir until thoroughly combined. Remove the saucepan from the heat then add the vanilla and oats. Stir until the oats are completely coated. Drop by spoonful onto wax paper. Allow to cool until completely set. Store at room temperature between sheets of wax paper in a tightly covered container.


  1. These look amazing! I'll have to try them with "Mandie safe" modifications (gf oats, almond milk, corn oil instead of margarine, and cashew butter instead of sunbutter). Thanks for the awesome recipe!

  2. Mmmmm ~ Another great recipe. And this one, even I can handle in the back-to-school flurry. Thanks for another delicious post, Lori.