Teal Pumpkin Project

Halloween is an especially difficult time for kids coping with food allergies as many are unable to participate due to the risk of reactions that could prove severe, even life-threatening.

Putting a teal pumpkin on your doorstep means you have non-food treats available, such as glow sticks or small toys. This simple act promotes inclusion for trick-or-treaters with food allergies or other conditions.https://www.foodallergy.org/resources/about-teal-pumpkin-project

  1. Provide non-food treats for trick-or-treaters
  2. Place a teal pumpkin in front of your home to indicate to passersby that you have non-food treats available
  3. Spread the word! Share the Teal Pumpkin Project with your friends and family

Allergy Free Recipe:

Raspberry Lollipops

  1. For syrup: over medium heat, stir together frozen raspberries (or other berry) and sugar. Cook until a thick syrup forms, then strain to remove seeds.
  2. Stir in zest of one lemon.
  3. For lollipops: dissolve the sugar in water at low temperature, then increase heat to medium, making sure the temperature is high enough that your candy thermometer level is increasing, but low enough that the sugar won’t burn (this takes at least 20 minutes).
  4. Now boil until the temperature reaches “Hard Crack” – 290 degrees F (143 degrees C). Remove the mixture from the heat, and carefully place the pot into the warm water in your sink. This stops the cooking.
  5. Make sure your molds are handy (I place them on parchment paper so spills are easy to clean), then ladle the boiling hot mixture into silicon molds.

Lollipop Mold https://www.amazon.com/s?k=HYCSC&ref=bl_dp_s_web_0

Need Directions or Inspiration : https://www.amazon.com/Karen-L-Neugebauer/e/B001JS8XAG/ref=dp_byline_cont_pop_ebooks_1

A sweet and simple guide to homemade candy

Get ready to turn your home into a fully-stocked candy store! This candy cookbook for beginners shows you how easy and fun it can be to make sweet treats that everyone will love.

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