My New Addiction

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Thanks to a new variety of Chex Cereal, I can play around with new varieties of gluten free “crispy” treats.

They are also great to snack on when I need to fill that crunchy, starchy void.

These are so good, everyone eats them, and I get a little resentful about it. My treats dammit, hands off!

I guess I should be a little more mature about it. But I really don’t want too. This proves how much I love my family. (whhhaaaa my treats!!)

I first experimented with the apple cinnamon flavor. Really, really yummy. Really. As in, Hubbs was like “ummm … These are REALLY good.”

Last night, I tried the cinnamon variety. Again, really, really yummy. I am excited because there is a lot I can do to make them better and change it up… Like a drizzle of caramel would be excellent over the apple cinnamon.

And these cereals are low calorie. Yay!

I simply followed the standard crispy great recipe but used Chex cereal.

Link here to recipe I have posted previously on my blog Gluten Free Desserts: Crispy Treats

Enjoy!

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What To Call These… Yummy Brownies

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Thank goodness, or should I say thank you Betty Crocker, for Gluten Free Brownie mix!!

Not sure what to call these. I needed more then your standard brownie this morning and this is result.

Yummy Brownies

20120721-094651.jpg So flipping easy, it’s scary!

1. Make brownie mix according to directions.
2. Pour half of brownie batter into pan.
3. Place single layer of milk chocolate bars on top of batter you just poured into pan.
4. Pour remaining half of batter over later of chocolate bars.
5. Bake according to directions less 3-5 mins.
6. Remove nearly done brownies from oven and sprinkle with marshmallows and a chopped up chocolate bar.
7. Return to oven for remaining 3-5 minutes until marshmallows are puffed.
8. Let cool a couple moments, if you can stand it, before enjoying.

Gooey goodness. Hello yummy brownies! Good-bye worries! Good-bye any thoughts of trying to diet today!

Chocolate Cake (gluten-free!)

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I made this as a dessert on Fathers Day. Hubbs says to me, “this cake is really good.”. When Hubbs goes out of his way to complement my food, I know he’s being for real.

(Hubbs doesn’t BS me about my cooking. He may BS about a lot of other things but cooking?? Uh, No. And I appreciate it. When I make a dish that isn’t good, he tells me. It usually sounds something like “this is not my favorite” … I know what he means. I can try to fix it or it goes on the never-again list. I want my family to love what I make them so it helps to know when something doesn’t work.)

I used the Betty Crocker Chocolate cake baking mix and your basic chocolate frosting. To our surprise, it did turn out really good! Yay! Winning! I can have chocolate cake!!!!

Gooey Gluten-free Brownies

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Have I mentioned how pregnant I am? I am not sure… Haha…

I have been craving brownies. I want to take some with to visit my cousin, hopefully tomorrow. First, one should test a recipe before serving it to others! Right ūüôā

I used the Betty Crocker Gluten Free brownie mix. Put half the batter in a greased 11″ x 7″ pan, laid on top a single layer of milk chocolate Hershey bars, and topped with other half of batter. This batter is super thick, I just did my best to spread it. The brownies turned out AWESOME!!! I only baked them for about 22 minutes at 350 degrees and I let them sit for like 30 mins before “taste testing”.

No one would EVER know these are gluten free! This recipe is gooey and fudgey and rich and beautiful. Enjoy!!!

Gluten-Free Dessert: “Krispie Treats”

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Who hasn’t had one of these? ¬†Better yet… who doesn’t love them??? ¬†(Well, Boss did go through a thing when he was younger where he would not eat them because he didn’t like to get his fingers sticky. ¬†He’s over that now.)

Fun fact:

In 1941, Kellogg’s employee Mildred Day concocted and published a recipe for a¬†Camp Fire Girls¬†bake sale¬†consisting of Rice Krispies, melted¬†marshmallows, and margarine.

Fun fact:

In 2008, I worked in the Confectionary in the Magic Kingdom, Disney World, while participating in their business internship program.  I made enormous versions of these everyday, in all sorts of variations.

Fun fact #3:

That was my most favorite job EVER even though I gained 10lbs in a semester, and it was not from beer.

See what krispie treats do to you… you can’t help but feel FUN! ¬†okay okay okay enough… ¬†In case you were deprived of ever making these with your ma or pa as a child, here’s the recipe:

 

Krispie Treats Recipe 

1/4 cup butter
1 (10 oz., about 40) pkg. regular marshmallows or 3 cups miniature marshmallows
6 cups rice krispies cereal

In a large saucepan, melt butter over low heat. Add the marshmallows and continue to stir until the marshmallows have completely melted. Remove from heat.

Stir in the rice krispies cereal coating them well with the melted marshmallow mixture.

Using a buttered or silicone spatula, press the mixture evenly into a 13 x 9 x 2 inch pan which has been buttered or sprayed with non-stick spray or lined with wax paper.

Cut into squares when the mixture cools.

Makes 24 squares.

 

MICROWAVE DIRECTIONS:

 

Microwave butter with marshmallows on high setting for 2 minutes in a microwave safe mixing bowl. Stir together when melted. Microwave again on high for 1 additional minute. Stir in cereal, mixing until well coated. Press into pan as above.