A while ago, we talked about being aware of any food allergies that your Cub Scouts may have. I really hate when a boy has to be excluded from a snack or activity because he is allergic to an ingredient. With just a little planning, you can ensure that all of the boys in your den can participate in all of the activities.
This year, we have a Scout who is allergic to dairy. When we decided to do the armpit fudge activity, I knew I would need to make some accommodations for him. My boys and I made a practice batch at home and discovered that the consistency was more like frosting than fudge. So, I simply googled “dairy free frosting” to find a recipe that I could modify.
After reading several, I realized that I could use the same recipe, but just substitute a couple of ingredients. I called the Scout’s mom to confirm. It’s always a good idea to check with the parent even if you are certain that your modifications will be safe for him.
1/2 cup confectioner’s sugar
1 tablespoon dairy-free butter spread (such as Earth Balance Natural Buttery Spread)
2 teaspoons dairy-free cream cheese (such as Tofutti Better Than Cream Cheese)
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 teaspoons unsweetened cocoa powder
Put all of the ingredients in a recloseable plastic bag. Squeeze the air out of the bag and seal it. Knead the bag until all of the ingredients are thoroughly mixed. You can use your armpits, your knees, your hands–anything you can think of to smush the bag!
After the ingredients are thoroughly mixed, open the bag and eat with a spoon. The consistency will be more like thick frosting than fudge.
Be sure and check out my original post about Armpit Fudge to watch the how-to video!
Yours in Scouting,
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