Monday, January 5, 2009

Chex Party Mix- Gluten Free, Dairy Free, and Peanut Free

I had planned on posting this recipe for New Years but I haven't been able to get at my computer for a week. Things have been a little frantic around here. Santa brought mice for Christmas thinking that maybe a very small animal would not be so allergenic...Santa did not know that you can NOT buy peanut free mouse food! So my latest mission is home made mouse food (sigh). Then, on New Years day, our power went out for 6 hours due to insanely scary winds and our internet, telephone, and cable TV went out for 24 hours. Anyway, today the kids go back to school, the power is up and running, and the mice are fed :)
So here it is...better late than never.

6 c Rice Chex cereal (Rice Chex are gluten free)
1 ½ c Gluten free pretzels (Glutino)
6 oz can Blue Diamond honey roasted almonds (or pumpkin seeds)
1 bag Ricepod crackers (about 1 cup?)
6 T Dairy free margarine
2 T Worcestershire sauce ( Lea and Perrins is gluten free)
1 ½ t Herbamare season salt (or plain salt or other season salt)
1 t Onion powder
2 T Brown sugar

Heat oven to 250 degrees. Melt margarine in large roasting pan in oven. Stir in Worcestershire, seasonings and brown sugar . Gradually stir in remaining ingredients until evenly coated. Bake 1 hour, stirring every 15 minutes. Spread on paper towels to cool. Store in airtight container. Happy New Year!!!
P.S. I'm actually thinking I should try to "market" this mouse food. I don't know how many others have been faced with this problem. If anyone has any thoughts or comments as to weather or not this is a needed product I'd love to hear from you.

6 comments:

muralimanohar said...

I've just swung through here from Hoppo Bumpo's blog to tell you THANK YOU for the royal icing recipe! I have no allergies to deal with around here, but our religious requirements include no eggs, which means no royal icing, and I have wanted a decent recipe for it my whole life! lol I can't wait to try it out!

You have an amazing looking blog...I'll be sure to recommend it to my friends who ARE struggling with allergies! :D

FoodAllergyMom said...

Oh how sweet, thank you! I hope you enjoy it!

mjennings26 said...

Allergy Mom,
Are you saying that you're making gluten-free peanut-free pet food for your new pet mice?! What a riot!

FoodAllergyMom said...

Yes,
AND dairy free! I know, it's absurd isn't it!?
By the way, just so there's no mistake...this recipe is human food, not mouse food...although come to think of it, they'd probably love it! ;)

Marie said...

I JUST got a pet mouse. I haven't had a pet rodent in years, and now I'm having a lovely time with the peanut reaction.

Could you let me know what your mouse food recipe is?

FoodAllergyMom said...

I actually did find this food (http://www.walmart.com/ip/Small-World-Complete-Feed-Hamster-Gerbil-5-lb/10449498) at Wal Mart. It is made in a facility that handles peanuts, but it does not CONTAIN any peanuts. After reading all of the nutrition requirements I realized that I would have to add vitamin suppliments to the mix I was making. Basically though it was sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, dried corn, millet, and oats. Best of luck to you and your new pet!