It is so funny, when I first started the gluten free thing all I could think was OMG I'M GOING TO DIE! Luckily I had a great support system and have been able to enjoy life just as much as I did before. My first venture was a Gluten Free New York Cheesecake. My birthday was at the beginning of the month and going Gluten Free meant no more Walmart Bakery cakes! Soooo.....I turned to my next favorite sweet treat and turned to my great friend over at My Side of Life. She had just posted the recipe for this Cheesecake so I jumped in and hoped for the best. I had never made a Cheesecake at all! Now I was going to make it Gluten Free?!? Luckily it turned out GREAT! If you are interested in the recipe please head HERE. The only thing I changed was I used Chocolate Gluten Free Cookies and ground them up for the crust.
Most hard candies call for corn syrup, but since I was out and I have 3 children home I decided to experiment and make something fun! Here is what you need: 2 Cups of Sugar 2 Cups of Water 1 Package Sugar Free Jello A candy Thermometer Making candy is a pretty tricky process and trust me I messed up a batch or two getting this to work right.lol Put the sugar and water into the pot and turn on medium whisking well till the sugar is dissolved. Stirring pretty regularly to help the sugar from burning. As the sugar begin to boil turn the heat up to high. Watch your thermometer when the candy reaches 230 pour in the jello continuing to mix. Pour this mixture immediately into a cake pan that is lined with parchment paper of you can rub a little veggie oil in it. The candy will continue to cook as it melts anything over 230 you will be left with a burnt candy that tastes like licorice.lol After you candy is cooled completely turn it out onto a cookie sheet and break apart :O) I li