A family favorite – how can you go wrong with Oreos, cream cheese and chocolate pudding, with a few gummy worms thrown in. Well, when you’re gluten intolerant, and possibly lactose intolerant … you can still make it work! Check out the recipe here … and see how Abby and I did this time around!
Gluten-free Oreos are expensive … and don’t taste very good. So I used my good ol’ stand-by chocolate cookie crust cookie (flourless chocolate peanut butter cookies) and didn’t even need additional butter to make it into a crust after they were baked. The cream cheese filling, I found a dairy-free alternative by Tofutti, but then I added normal heavy whipping cream – still trying to find a dairy-free substitute for that. We used a chocolate instant pudding mix … which in America is different to what we find in Australia. The Australian instant pudding mixes are more of a mousse-type texture – this one was definitely a pudding. I used almond milk, and halved the amount of milk required just so it actually formed a pudding, rather than slush! That part actually wasn’t too bad. And gummy worms are naturally (!) gluten-free and dairy-free so they weren’t a problem.
Overall, the taste was superb, Grant gave it his approval, so that was all that mattered! And Abby and I had a ball making it, and testing it to make sure we got the proportions correct. Unfortunately I did have a reaction after eating it, so I’m going to stay away from dairy products again for a bit now and test it out again a little later.
Until next time, enjoy cooking at home … with the kids!