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New Product Review: Betty Crocker Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Cookie and Brownie Mixes

Posted Jul 08 2009 10:50am

Betty Crocker's new line of gluten-free dessert mixes delivers everything the beloved brand is known for: home-made goodness and convenience.

Once I received my samples, courtesy of Betty Crocker and MyBlogSpot.com, I decided to try one of the recipes from the Betty Crocker website on the gluten-free home page. I chose the Cookie Brownie Bars, and made them according to the "no butter" instructions on the website. (Dear Betty, next time you redesign your packaging, maybe you could include the no-butter substitution on the box, since many of your customers with Celiac and ASD are also dairy-free. Just a thought.)

The recipe was super-easy to prepare and smelled fabulous cooking. The best testament to the mix: only two bars are left (oink, oink!). I am recovering from surgery and craving comfort food, the Professor is a choc-a-holic, and the Prince loves anything sweet!

Here's the recipe (with dairy-free substitutions) from the website:

Betty Crocker Gluten-Free Cookie-Brownie Bars

Cookie:
1 box Betty Crocker GF Chocolate Chip Cookie Mix
1 tsp GF vanilla extract
1 egg
1/2 cup vegetable oil

Brownie:
1 box Betty Crocker GF Brownie Mix
2 eggs
1/3 cup vegetable oil

Preheat oven to 350. Grease 13 by 9 inch pan. Combine cookie ingredients in a bowl and stir until soft dough forms. Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls onto bottom of pan (almost like you are making cookies on a cookie sheet, making little mounds.)

In another bowl, combine brownie ingredients. Drop batter by tablespoonfuls between mounds of cookie dough. Bake 30-35 minutes or until cookie portion is golden brown. Cool completely, about 1 hour. Cut into bars. Makes about 24 bars. Yum!

I still have to try the samples of Betty's GF yellow cake and devil's food cake mixes and am eyeing the Zucchini-Devil's Food Snack Cake recipe on the website. Stay tuned!

In the meantime, if you are in the U.S. and can't wait for my review and want to sample Betty's new line, you can call 1-800-446-1898 to get a free coupon to try one of these mixes. Soon to come, details on my Betty Crocker's "Sweet Moments" Prize Pack giveaway for my U.S. readers.

I also wanted to note that Betty Crocker participates in the "box-tops for education" school fund-raising program. It is rare for GFCF moms and dads to be able to contribute box tops, since our families cannot use many of the participating products, but here is one we can support! I was also pleased to see the Betty Crocker supports the Celiac Disease Foundation and Celiac Sprue Association.

Please note: although these mixes are gluten-free and dairy-free, they do contain soy lecithin.
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