I remember studying (years ago) for some tests I had to take and I put in some long night hours since I had kids to deal with during the day. These little cookies and a pot of coffee kept me going all night long. After my studying days, they became just an occasional treat. I had to keep it at occasional because I can and will eat the whole bag given the chance. But last 10 years they have been off-limits due to Celiac Disease.
Gluten Free Circus Cookies
- gluten-free animal cookies
- white candy coating
- colored candy balls
- red food dye
- Heat the candy coating in the microwave according to package directions. Dip the gluten free animal crackers in and let drip off so it’s not too thick and place on wax paper sprinkling with colored candy balls. Use half of the candy coating then add red food coloring to make a pretty pink. Finish it off by dipping and sprinkling the rest of the cookies. Place a few on the plate and hide the rest.
My son who is 9 has never had the joy of tasting circus cookies but for the rest of the household we have and I just have to share with you our amazing remake of these that are gluten-free.
Easy Peasy cookies! But seriously you want to hide them. I shared with everyone in the house and it was like a shark frenzy in bloody water. I barely got away with my bag (yes I said mine) just in time to save some and hide them.
I am thinking this may have to be a new weekly thing in our house, after school starts up again since it will be easier to make them without anyone knowing but me.
WOW this is a spectacular idea!! I know it’s going to be a HUGE hit : )
Oh my gosh! YUM! We have a few celiacs in our family, I will be sending this to them 🙂
Thanks for linking up with FTAF!
Every gluten free child thanks you! What a fantastic idea! Thanks for linking up at FTAF!
Pinned! I am so excited to see these, I am gluten free and finding yummy snacks to nosh on is difficult. Especially when you need just a bit of sweet, spoiling and sugar! These are it! Thanks so much for sharing.
THANK YOU! as I am typing I am eating handfuls of Mother’s circus cookies.
That’s right, I can hoover an entire family sized bag all by myself. *dusts off left shoulder*
One teeny tiny problem there…now I have been what I call “Glutenized”.
Let the stomach illness, migraines, irritability, acne, hot flashes and itching ensue. I can feel the sweat on my brow already. Ugh…
I have to ask myself when I do these things if it was worth it and the answer is always no, no matter how you break it down.
But these are my weakness!!!!
so once a year I binge and both I and my husband face the consequences.
But NOW!!! You have saved my life! My marriage, my stomach, my head (the list goes on)
Your post makes me smile. I loved circus cookies too back when I could eat them. Now I can have my cookies back and it makes me so happy, plus my youngest gets to enjoy too when I share.
I cannot wait to try this!!! Mother’s Circus cookies are a must for our family vacations. I would like to make a batch prior to leaving for a week long adventure and I already have a lot on my to-do list. How long would you say they will be good for? I was thinking of making them maybe one week before we leave.
store them in the fridge they should be fine for a week or two. Mine never went soggy and held up just fine even after a week.