gluten free fondue party for TWENTY!!!!

last night we had the pleasure of having 19 girls from our daughter’s high school tennis team SLEEPOVER!!!!!

since many of the girls have already sampled my fried chicken and caesar salad those were the requested items dinner.  you see, when a child in the house is anaphylactic to wheat, simply ordering pizza and picking up cupcakes and kentucky fried chicken is not an option.

the last minute menu included fried chicken strips, caesar salad with crisp romaine lettuce, saffron rice, home made guacamole and corn chips, GF pizza cut into squares (no one knew it was GF!) and lots of fries from chicago’s M burger.  the dessert was easy and so fun to assemble–chocolate fondue with assorted gluten free items to dunk!

of course our chocolate fountain wasn’t spewing chocolate like it is supposed to do.  no fear–we improvised with a pot (and the girls couldn’t have cared less!)

chocolate fondue for TWENTY!!!
  • 2 lbs semi sweet chocolate–i used nestlee
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • in the top of a double boiler melt chocolate –add oil and mix thru until consistency of thin syrup.  add oil in 1 tablespoon increments if chocolate mixture to too thick
  • re-heat over double boiler just before serving–this mixture can be made early in the day
  • serve from the pot!
items to dip
  • 1 batch GF brownies–cut into 1 1/2″ pieces–frozen until ready to serve 
  • 1 bag regular size marshmallows 
  • rice crispy treats cut into 1 1/2″ squares (the Gluten free boy has been eating kelloggs rice crispy treats since he was a baby without incident.  although many people with a gluten allergy or celiac can not eat these soooooooo use your favorite gluten free brand instead!
  • GF pound cake or GF banana bread ( i made GF banana bread and cut into 1 1/2″ square pieces)
  • 1 pack GF oreos ( i use kinnikinnick)
  • 4 bananas (wait to cut last minute–otherwise they will turn brown)
  • 2 packs strawberries, cleaned and green part cut off
  • fresh or canned pineapple cut into small chunks

the chocolate fountain was more like a chocolate crock pot—the chocolate didn’t flow!  the girls loved it anyway!

3 Responses to gluten free fondue party for TWENTY!!!!

  1. goodnightstars says:

    oh my life…..

  2. ~M says:

    YUM! You are such a great mom! The fondue reminds me of study breaks I would host in college, using my crockpot, with chocolate, and a friend's, with peanut butter.

    By the way, I heard that the Melting Pot has a gf menu, if your gf guy likes dipping 🙂 There is one near dearborn and ontario.

    I'd love to see your fried chicken recipe. And which pizza did you use?

    The deal with rice krispies (and, presumably, the treats), is that they contain barley malt so they are wheat-free, but not gluten-free. Erewhon makes brown rice crisps that are gf (they also make ones that are NOT gf so read the box!) and are a great sub!

  3. Anonymous says:

    I just want to say thank you for all the work and effort you put into this.

    While you don't have a lot of comments on your posts I'm sure they must be appreciated and read by many. I know I'll be trying some of the recipes without a doubt to have dishes to add to my repertoire. 🙂


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