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SunButter Balls

Delicious, quick and perfect for summer!  Try out these power snacks!

SUNBUTTER BALLS!

INGREDIENTS:

1 cup of Sunbutter

1/4 cup Maple Syrup

1/2 cup Gluten Free Oats

4 Chocolate Sun Cups

COOKING INSTRUCTIONS:

1.  In a medium bowl mix the Sunbutter, maple syrup and oats together.

2.  Place in the refrigerator for 30 minutes to cool.  Using a spoon, scoop out the mixture and form small balls by using your hands.  Set aside.

3. Melt the Sun Cups in the microwave for 1 minute and stir until chocolate is completely smooth.

4. Place the balls on parchment paper and freeze for 30 minutes!

5. ENJOY! 🙂

 

 

 

 

Homemade Fruit Popsicles with Melted Sun Cups Recipe

Cool down from the summer heat with these delicious homemade fruit popsicles. Drizzle on melted Sun Cups chocolate and serve! We like to melt extra Sun Cups to dip our popsicles in!

Fruit + Chocolate = YUM!

This recipe is FREE FROM PEANUTS, TREE NUTS, SOY, GLUTEN, and EGG.

Ingredients
1 cup frozen strawberries
1 cup frozen peaches
1/2 cup orange juice
2 Sun Cups
1 Popsicle mold (We got ours from Target!)

Directions:
Blend frozen fruit and orange juice on high in a mixer until smooth. Pour the mixture into the popsicle molds and freeze for 3 hours. Just before you’re ready to serve, place your Sun Cups in a small dish and microwave for 1 minute. Using a whisk, blend the chocolate until it’s smooth. Drizzle the melted chocolate over your popsicles or dip them. Serve immediately.

Zemas Chocolate Brownies with Sun Cups

Treat yourself to some delicious Free From Brownies this Father’s Day!

This recipe is FREE FROM PEANUTS, TREE NUTS, GLUTEN, SOY and EGG.

Ingredients
1 package of Zemas Madhouse Foods Gluten Free Black Bean Brownie Mix
1/2 Cup canned black beans
3 tsp. pure vanilla extract
10 ounces of water
4 Sun Cups (you choice of flavor!)

Directions
Follow the directions on the back of the Zemas package. After pouring the batter into the muffin tin, place 2-3 chopped pieces of your favorite flavor of Sun Cups into each muffin cup. Bake according to directions and enjoy!

Not sure where to find Zemas or Sun Cups? We’ve got you.
Where to buy Zemas:

Where To Buy

Where to buy Sun Cups:

Where To Buy

Perfectly Gooey Sun Cup S’mores

Have some family fun making these perfectly gooey no-cook s’mores!

Ingredients:
The water from 1 can of white or garbanzo beans
1/2 Cup of coconut cream from a can
1/2 Cup of sugar
1 tsp Vanilla extract
2 tsp Xanthan gum

Instructions:
With a handmixer, beat the bean juice until stiff peaks form, about 10-15 minutes. Slowly add the sugar and continue to mix. Add the xanthan gum and coconut cream and blend for an additional 2 minutes. Mix in the vanilla extract and enjoy!

Sun Cups Cookie Drops

Scoop a large size ball of Alpendough (or your favorite cookie dough!) and form into a cookie shape. Scoop out the center of the dough and create a spot to place your favorite flavor Sun Cup! Bake for 12 minutes and devour!

Robyn O’Brien Introduces Free2b Foods

In the spring of 2015, a team came together. Their mission was to transform a little chocolate company.

They met over chocolate cups in a tiny room on the outskirts of Boulder, Colorado.
But something big happened.

They came up with a concept that didn’t fit in that chocolate cup.

They saw a need to reinvent food for families living with food allergies.

Today, food allergies affect 1 in 13 kids in the United States. In the last eight years, EpiPen became a billion dollar brand.

Today, a food allergic reaction sends someone to the emergency room in the United States once every three minutes. The number of people with the peanut allergy in the U.S. quadrupled since 1997.

And these families need safe food, realized this team. A lot of it. How do we know? Because our team is made of parents who have children with life threatening food allergies. Our team is made of people who have incredible experience in the food industry, and our team is made of passionate entrepreneurs. Our team is made of moms who work in our factory, making all of our amazing treats with love.

We are starting with chocolate. It’s a pretty sweet place to start actually. We’ve already got distribution in Safeway, King Soopers, Ahold and Whole Foods stores around the country, as well as Wegmans, Ralphs’, Vons, Tom Thumb and more.

And we are going into Target in the spring of 2016, which we think is just awesome. We are super excited about it, because we want to meet parents where they are, shopping for their families in these stores.

All of our products are free from peanuts, tree nuts, soy, gluten and soon to be free-from dairy. We decided to remove dairy after too many friends lost their children to a life threatening reaction to a milk allergy. We get it. We know what food allergic families want, because our families have food allergies.

We are so proud to be Free2b Foods, and we can’t wait to help build a safer food system for our families.

Sincerely,

Robyn O’Brien

Sun Cup™ Stacks

Ingredients:
Free2b Foods™ Dark Chocolate or Milk Chocolate Sun Cups
Sunbutter™
Dandies™ Marshmallows
Strawberries
Chocolate Chips

Directions:
Line your desired amount of Sun Cups sunbutter cups on parchment paper. Using scissors, cut a marshmallow in half and stack on top of the Sun Cup. In a microwave, melt 1/2 of chocolate chips until runny. Drizzle the chocolate over the stacks. Now put two spoonfuls of Sunbutter into a ziplock bag and cut a tiny hole at the corner. You will use this as a way to drizzle on the Sunbutter. Top with mini sliced strawberries!

Enjoy!

Unsung Superfood: Health Benefits of Sunflower Seeds

Did you know that sunflower seeds and peanuts have a similar makeup when it comes to oil, protein, and carbohydrate content but peanuts lack the micronutrient content of sunflower seeds? Sunflower seeds are actually so high in nutrients that they’re considered a superfood, which is kind of awesome. So we were wondering, does that make Sun Cups a super-duper food?!

In addition to being a nut-free / sunflower seed superfood, Sun Cups are also gluten-free, soy-free and … WORRY free! The sunflower seed butter used in our Dark Chocolate Sun Cups and Milk Chocolate Sun Cups is much more than a super tasty, allergy-friendly alternative to peanut butter.

Not convinced? Let’s let the facts speak for themselves:

  • Sunflower Seeds are considered to be the best whole food source of Vitamin E, an antioxidant that helps protect cell membranes, brain cells, and lower the risk for chronic diseases.
    Sunflower seeds offer two times more protein than walnuts and pecans, and six times more Vitamin E than peanuts!
  • Phytochemicals found in sunflower seeds promote cognitive functions and lower bad cholesterol.
  • Naturally occurring chemical compounds found in sunflower seeds inhibit the growth of cancer cells and help fight colon, prostate and breast cancer.
  • Sunflower seeds are chock full of micronutrients like iron that help transport oxygen from the lungs throughout the body.
  • The magnesium found in sunflower seeds is believed to help sooth nerves, easing away stress and relieving migraines.

Finally, allergy and diet restrictions no longer means missing out on nutrients or flavor!

Happy (Super) Snacking!

Sun Cup™ Volcano Pancakes

Ingredients:
Dark Chocolate Sun Cups (1 per pancake)
1 cup Bob’s Red Mill Organic Brown Rice Flour
1 tbsp Agave or sweetener or your choice
1 tbsp baking powder
pinch of salt
pinch of cinnamon
1 tbsp chia seeds/3 tbsp warm water or 1 egg
3/4 cup dairy-free beverage or water
cooking oil for frying

Directions:
Make your egg substitute first. Add 1 tbsp of chia seeds to 3 tbsp warm water in a small bowl. Let it sit for about ten minutes, stirring occasionally. Or use an egg if that works for you. Add all of the pancake ingredients to a bowl and mix. Stir in the chia seed mixture to the pancake mixture, or the egg instead. In a large pan on medium heat, add a bit of cooking oil. Pour 1/2 cup of the pancake batter on the hot skillet. Let it cook for 30 seconds, then add a Sun Cup to the center. Cook for 2 minutes, or until the middle of the pancake bubbles. Using a metal, non-grated spatula, flip the pancake and cook the other side. Remove from the pan and top with your favorite toppings!

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