Monday, March 5, 2012

Brownie Bites and In My Pantry: Betty Crocker Gluten Free Brownie Mix

Gluten Free Brownie Bites are indulgent dessert bites with endless possibilities. I enjoyed plain brownie bites, peanut butter cup brownie bites, rocky road brownie bites, and brownie trifles. The irresistible nature of Brownie Bites is dangerous as they so easily pop into your mouth!

Brownie Bites
·1 recipe for your favorite gluten free brownies
·Toppings of choice

Preheat oven to 325˚. Generously grease 24-36 mini muffin tins. Prepare brownie batter according to recipe and spoon by the tablespoon into prepared muffin tin. Bake for 15 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Let brownie bites cool in the pan before removing.

Topping ideas:
  • Plain – leave as is for traditional brownie bites
  • Peanut Butter Cup – top with melted peanut butter and sprinkle with peanut butter chips and chocolate chips
  • Rocky Road – top with melted marshmallows and sprinkle with peanuts and chocolate chips
  • Brownie Trifle – layer brownie bites and your favorite ice cream in champagne glasses
  • Candy Bar – top with your favorite crushed chocolate candy bars
  • Mint Chocolate Chip – top with mint frosting and chocolate chips
  • Berry – top with your favorite berries

Yield: 24-36 brownie bites

Betty Crocker's Gluten Free Brownie Mix is As Good As Gluten. In my pre-gluten free days and before I started cooking from scratch, I relied on Betty Crocker's brownie mixes. As soon as I took a bite of my Brownie Bites, I remembered that signature Betty Crocker Brownie taste. My husband confirmed that these taste like the real thing and you can't even tell they are gluten free.

Sugar is the first ingredient on the ingredient label; so similar to my experience with the cookie mix, there was a lot of granular sugar when I poured the mix into the bowl. Luckily, the brownies baked better than the cookies and I couldn't taste granular sugar as I was eating the brownie bites. As a bonus, there are little chocolate chips in the gluten free brownie mix. While I enjoyed this product, I likely won't be buying it too frequently since I've learned to make delicious (and healthier) gluten free brownies from scratch that taste As Good As Gluten. However, when I need a quick batch of gluten free brownies in the future, I'll gladly turn to a box of these.

Disclaimer: This is not a sponsored post. It's a product I bought and wanted to share with you.