Treating the VBS Crew

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Wow.  Day 3 of VBS.  Nearly done.  Sad.  Time to be thanking some of the volunteers, or maybe making a treat for a set of special needs children?

Guess what I’m doing?   🙂

I haven’t gotten a chance to meet all the volunteers.  But there is a small batch of helpers that I want to give a special thanks to.  And since we live in North America, it appears we do that with sweets.  I am making my favorite chocolate bars for a few special helpers.

And, I am making some sugar free treats for a set of children who can’t have sugar.  I can’t even imagine how hard it is for them to see the sweets passed around.  But, it’s a good and real lesson for them that life isn’t fair–and a healthy way to deal with it.

I am personally unable to digest refined sugar, and passed it on genetically.  It’s second nature for me to cook with applesauce and honey.  Our family is just used to it.  But it can be hard for other families to come up with good “treat” ideas that are sugarless.

First, my go-to chocolate bar recipe.  I got the original recipe here.

Easy, fast, healthy chocolate bar recipe.

  • 1/4 Cup coconut oil
  • 1/4 Cup cocoa
  • 3 Tablespoons honey

That’s it.  If you eat sugar all the time, you aren’t going to like this recipe.  I won’t lie to you.  But if you don’t have a sweet tooth, you’ll love it.  In this batch, I added almonds (whole because I was out of slivered) and coconut.  If you are using a mold with grooves, I suggest placing the nuts in the rectangles, because they are hard to break through.  This recipe fills one card of chocolate bar molds.  Since I added coconut and almond, it was a bit more.  Mix it, pour it in your mold.  Place in fridge or freezer for an hour or two.  That’s it.

Next, the orange cream-sickle pops.  Got my original recipe from here.  

Super easy and healthy orange cream sickle recipe.  No sugar added.  I can give this to my kiddos anytime and not feel guilty about it.

  • 1 Cup orange juice
  • 1 Cup coconut milk
  • 3 Tablespoons honey
  • 1/4 teaspoon orange extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Mix it up.  Pour in your molds (mine are crayons) and freeze overnight.  Serve immediately after taking out of the freezer.  Enjoy.

What are you doing to show kindness to a special needs group or that special weary volunteer?


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