Calling all Sunbutter lovers!! Help me!!

Posted on: Thu, 09/21/2006 - 10:02pm
stephi13339's picture
Joined: 03/09/2006 - 09:00

My oldest dd (nonPA) is in soccer. I have snack tomorrow. There is a PA boy on dd's soccer team. He's also in her class. So, the snack has to be peanut free. No problem here, my youngest dd (2) is PA, and our house is peanut free.

Question is, I was hoping to do something AWESOME with Sunbutter. I've never actually tried it before, DH is going to buy some tonight. I just thought this would be a great opportunity to "introduce" the community to Sunbutter. (I'm hoping to get the SD to switch before my PA dd enters school)

So- what your best, yummiest, most impressive Sunbutter snack? I really want to wow people. Have them be amazed that this is Sunbutter and not PB.

Posted on: Fri, 09/22/2006 - 1:32am
Nutternomore's picture
Joined: 08/02/2002 - 09:00

Not sure how old your older DD is, but today at Kindergarten, they are serving "ants on a log". Celery with Sunbutter spread inside (instead of PB), topped with raisins.

Posted on: Fri, 09/22/2006 - 1:38am
notnutty's picture
Joined: 03/15/2004 - 09:00

Puppy Chow (with Sunbutter)
9 cups Chex

Posted on: Fri, 09/22/2006 - 2:58am
Momcat's picture
Joined: 03/15/2005 - 09:00

Granola Bars
1 cup SunButter
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup corn syrup
1/3 cup margarine (softened)
2 tsp vanilla
3 1/2 cups quick oats
1/2 cup coconut
1/2 cup raisins
1/2 cup choc. chips
1/3 cup wheat germ
Mix. Spread/press into greased 9x13 pan. Bake for 20-25 min at 350. Cool before cutting.

Posted on: Fri, 09/22/2006 - 3:04am
Ivanacure's picture
Joined: 09/21/2006 - 09:00

Here's my homemade soynut butter cookie recipe. I played around with it quite a bit to get it just right, and they are yummy if I do say so myself. I don't see why you couldn't substitute Sunbutter for the soynut butter. Good luck!
Soynut Butter Cookies
1 1/4 cup Crisco, butter flavored
2 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup milk
3 Tablespoons vanilla
3 eggs
1 jar (18 oz) Soynut Butter
5 cups flour
1 1/2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoon baking soda
Mix first 5 ingredients, add soynut butter, mix well. Add dry ingredients, mix well. Drop by teaspoonful onto cookie sheet, flatten with fork, sprinkle with sugar. Bake at 375 degrees for 7-8 minutes. Yield: 6 dozen cookies.

Posted on: Fri, 09/22/2006 - 3:11am
Corvallis Mom's picture
Joined: 05/22/2001 - 09:00

If you were looking for something that is a real "showcase" for the substitute.... how about the "peanut butter kisses" recipe using puff pastry?
Cut thawed puff pastry into squares (about 3"?) Dock into bottom of muffin cups, place 1 tsp [i]Sunbutter[/i] in each and top with a chocolate Kiss!
Bake as instructed (I think it is 400 F for 8-10 min or something like that....)
These would be pretty "impressive/fancy" if that is what you were looking for.
The recipe is right on the side of the Pepperidge Farms frozen puff pastry box.

Posted on: Fri, 09/22/2006 - 3:19am
Corvallis Mom's picture
Joined: 05/22/2001 - 09:00

Sunbutter Rice Krispie treats?
Sunbutter Fudge?
Thumbprint cookies (same basic idea as the puff pastry one, obviously)
Fancy sandwiches? (Meaning, make them with the best jam you can find and use cookie cutters to cut them into shapes...) I like this one because it isn't "junk food" (since it is a sports snack, right?). Plus it will have the exact impact you are hoping for if people think about using it as a substitute for the thing they do most with the real thing... KWIM?

Posted on: Fri, 09/22/2006 - 6:24am
ajgauthier's picture
Joined: 04/13/2005 - 09:00

I don't have a recipe, but a thought. Have you run it by this PA-kid's parents about the "peanut resembling cookies"?? I would be freaked out if I didn't know it was coming...has this kid ever had Sunbutter before? It took me a long time (like 2 weeks) from buying Sunbutter, smelling it, to trying it...I couldn't get over the smell. Now though, it's super yummy!
Just a thought...
30-something survivor of severe peanut/tree nut allergy

Posted on: Sat, 09/23/2006 - 3:37am
stephi13339's picture
Joined: 03/09/2006 - 09:00

Quote:I don't have a recipe, but a thought. Have you run it by this PA-kid's parents about the "peanut resembling cookies"?? I would be freaked out if I didn't know it was coming...has this kid ever had Sunbutter before? It took me a long time (like 2 weeks) from buying Sunbutter, smelling it, to trying it...I couldn't get over the smell. Now though, it's super yummy!
I actually didn't even think about it...... thanks, though.
I'll ask them, but I'm sure they'll be ok with it. They'll probably even roll their eyes at me and think I'm being obsessive. Not to be judgemental, I know we all have different comfort zones, but this family didn't even inform the teacher that their child has PA until A FEW DAYS AFTER SCHOOL STARTED.
I can't wait to make ALL this stuff. I might not make the kisses cookies, though. It was the PB version of those cookies that my PA dd had her big rxn to, the one that made us think "DUH- can u say peanut allergy!"
We found SunButter at the Hannaford in Rotterdam NY. They have both smooth and creamy. I'm so excited they carry it. Its such a great alternative to PB. [i]I might start crying[/]

Posted on: Sat, 09/23/2006 - 10:53am
MimiM's picture
Joined: 10/10/2003 - 09:00

Sounds like the parents have a "loose" comfort zone but honestly, if another parent did this because of my child, I personally would not be too pleased.
1. My son has never tried sunflower seeds so I don't know if he would react. Even if he wasn't allergic, I doubt I could ever get him to eat anything that looked remotely like peanutbutter.
2. Even if it didn't even contain sunbutter, I do not let my son eat anything baked at anyone else's house.
3. Even thought you are doing this with the best of intentions, bringing a sunbutter product may put the child's peanut allergy in the spotlight which may be embarrassing for him.
Sorry to be so frank but I would strongly suggest talking to the child's parent first before doing this.

Posted on: Sat, 09/23/2006 - 11:28pm
stephi13339's picture
Joined: 03/09/2006 - 09:00

I'm not sending in the SunButter [i]for[/i] the PA child. I'm sending it in for my non PA child.
We recently found it at our local store, and we've fallen in love with it. I'm excited about being able to make something for my dd's snack day out of Sunbutter.
As far as the PA child in her class... I have no idea if they allow him to eat other people's snacks or not. The only stipulation that the TEACHER (not the parents) asked for was that peanut and peanut containg products not be sent in.
See, I asked that my non PA dd be put in the same class as the PA child. I "assumed" that his class would be peanut-free. My 2 yo PA dd is contact sensitive. So, it makes life much more easier if I know that older dd isn't eating peanut snacks everyday at class. Well, I called the teacher the night before school started. I just wanted to explain to her that Marcela would have to wash up if she did happen to eat any peanut products. I then asked if the class was peanut free. She was confused- she said "is anyone peanut allergic?"
I was uneasy- I didn't want to "out" the child. I mean that's up to his parents. But I did. I told her "I thought &**&^ was PA, but maybe I'm wrong." This teacher kinda panicked. This is her 2nd? year of teaching. And to have this thrown at you the [i]night[/i] before school started. But I have to say, she did a pretty good job, all on her own.
She sent home a letter the 2nd day of school (she provided snack herself the first day) stating that all food sent in should be peanut free. The second week of school, I wanted to remind Marcela to wash up after lunch (serving peas) and I got a chance to talk to the teacher. She said she was so glad that I had told her about this child's allergy. When the parents mentioned his allergy, a few days later, she told them she already knew about it.
I honestly can't imagine how a parent could send a child to school- allowing him to be served breakfast, snack and lunch. and not letting those caring for him aware of his allergies. They also have not mentioned his allergy to the cafeteria. I know this because I've talked to the head of the cafeteria and some of the workers- trying to get a sense of how things are handled. Both of them had no idea that a PA child has been eating their meals for the last 4 years. I know this because they stated "We haven't had a PA kid since %^&^%&, and she's in high school." I know this child eats cafeteria food- I've seen it with my own eyes.
I'm apalled and scared at their "loose" comfort zone. Yes, my first instinct is to ask for their permission. But, they are not like me or most of us here at They won't even understand my concerns about Sunbutter or homebaked goods. (BTW- we struggled over Sunbutter with our PAdd- but she hates it, so its not much of a problem. and she's not allowed to eat homebaked goods from others)
I WANT to talk to them about this, but its just gonna be pointless.


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