Food allergies are on the rise in the general public, and peanuts, dairy and gluten are the top offenders. In order to stay competitive and offer consumers a product they can consume without worry, many chefs are offering dishes that are free of peanuts, dairy and gluten.
As a working pastry chef, I have tested and offered these products in many of the businesses I have worked in. A few of my favorites include red velvet cupcakes, chocolate flourless cake (to die for) and my go-to 10 minute recipe of gluten-free rice crispy treats with callebaut chocolate.
Rice crispy treats have long been a staple in my house. I make them for lunchboxes, an easy after-school snack and, most recently, a gluten-free treat for restaurant patrons. I tested these treats on non-gluten-free friends and family and they could barely taste the difference!