Magic Bars (GF/V/SF)

GF DF SF Magic Bars | The Blonde Buckeye

It’s been so long since I’ve posted! Sorry don’t be mad at me… I’m not as great at this allergen-free baking thing as my ‘normal’ baking. I have a lot more fails that aren’t worthy to post on here! Luckily we will resume our normal/ traditional recipes shortly. For anyone that was curious, or is going through a similar situation, my son did grow out of all his food allergies by his first birthday! We tested each one slowly and now he can eat everything…. and does. That is one hungry child ūüėČ

Today though, we will explore an old favorite of mine in a¬†(mostly)¬†allergen-free version (it does contain nuts). My mom makes the best magic bars (some call them 7-layer bars) every Christmas. Even though she just follows the standard recipe, I’m sure they’re probably¬†better because she makes them. It starts with a crust (graham cracker crumbs & butter usually), then you top that¬†with chips (chocolate &¬†butterscotch and/or peanut butter), then pecans or walnuts, sprinkled with coconut, and then you pour sweetened condensed milk over the top & bake it. They are one of my favorite bars everrr! So many delicious layers. Since I was on the allergen diet restrictions over the holidays, she did her best to make a few things I could still have, like dairy-free/ soy-free/ gluten-free Buckeyes and Peanut Butter Blossoms. I missed the Magic Bars though. And haven’t stopped thinking about them since! Umm seven months!?¬†So after a few trial & error attempts, I made a version that is completely vegan, gluten-free and soy-free! The main point of difference in taste is definitely the crust. This is more of a shortbread cookie crust. Unfortunately the only gluten-free graham crackers I could find contained soy. Why does everything contain soy? I seriously want to know it’s purpose… Anyone know?

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Mint Chocolate Cake (GF/V/NF/SF)

Mint Chocolate Cake | The Blonde Buckeye

I love making these little 5″ cakes! It’s not quite as daunting as a big one, they’re oh-so cute and perfect for just a few people. Or they’re the perfect size for smash cakes too, for the little ones. Plus, one of the best parts about this recipe is you can also use it to […]

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Peppermint Chocolate Chip Vanilla Chex Treats (GF/V/NF/SF)

Peppermint Chocolate Chip Vanilla Chex Treats | The Blonde Buckeye

Need a way to use up those leftover candy canes? I did. So I made these delicious treats. I have been on a search for cereal that I can eat. I’ve found a few ‘allergen-free’ cereals… but they were not great. Turns out, the Gluten Free Chex are approved! Who knew. Anyways when I saw […]

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Pumpkin Donuts with Maple Glaze (GF/DF/SF)

GF/ DF/ SF Pumpkin Donuts | The Blonde Buckeye

For some reason I’ve really been into donuts lately. Not actually eating them, since I can’t. But just thinking about wanting to eat them. Actually, I think torturing myself is an accurate term. Because of the little man’s allergies, donuts are definitely off limits. So I just look up recipes, pin them all the time […]

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Chocolate Chip SunButter Granola Bars (GF/V/NF/SF)

GF/V/NF/SF Chocolate Chip Granola Bars | The Blonde Buckeye

I usually like a little afternoon snack. It’s like the 3 o’clock-slump-snack. Often times, a granola bar with some fruit, usually an apple, really hits the spot. Once I cut dairy I found some new granola bars, but of course they didn’t have chocolate chips And then when I cut the rest of the allergens, […]

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(Why I Made) Gluten Free/ Vegan Chocolate Chip Blondies

GF/V/NF/SF Chocolate Chip Blondies | The Blonde Buckeye

My posts have been sparse recently, to say the least. Not only is this because¬†I had a scrumptious¬†little baby boy back in May, and mom life is BUSY!!! But also because¬†I have some new¬†dietary restrictions thanks to¬†my son’s food allergies. Since I¬†searched for women with similar stories, I decided to share mine, in hopes that […]

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Buckeye Crunch Brownies

Buckeye Crunch Brownies | The Blonde Buckeye

These are UNBELIEVABLE. Seriously. I freaked out about these. Everyone else freaked out too. They’re that good. Think like, a crispy, gooey, peanut buttery, candy bar brownie? They are died-and-went-to-heaven good.

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1st Blogiversary with Brown Butter S’mores Blondies

Brown Butter S'mores Blondies | The Blonde Buckeye

Last year when I started this blog, I didn’t realize that I made my very first post on National S’mores Day. Could I have chosen a better day!? So in honor of this holiday and my first blogiversary, I made these unbelievable brown butter s’mores blondies. I used a base blondie recipe, then added some […]

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Green Tea Kit Kat-White Chocolate Chip Cookies

White Chocolate Green Tea Kit Kat Cookies | The Blonde Buckeye

I’m not sure if you knew how many different Kit Kat flavored there are, but there are a TON! My husband loves Asian food more than anyone I know, so when I spotted Green Tea Kit Kats at our local Japanese market I had to try them. Even though I’m not huge into green tea […]

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Flourless Peanut Butter Oat Cookies

Flourless Peanut Butter Oat Cookies | The Blonde Buckeye

I’m slowly getting back into cooking and baking after having the little guy. Trying to plan baking times with napping times has proved to be much harder than expected! Ah the joys of motherhood… Now that I’ve started again, I remember the main reason I love to bake; to bake¬†for other people. Of course, I […]

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