Last week a co worker of mine brought me a bunch of gluten free mixes to try. They were from Arrowhead Mills (Brownies, Yellow Cake, Cupcakes and Chocolate Chip Cookies). I made the brownies and they were pretty tasty. I have a hard time just eating straight chocolate, I really like to have something with it such as nuts, peanut butter, coconut etc. Yesterday I found some of the Betty Crocker mixes (which I haven’t seen much of around me or they are either way to much money to buy and try). I made the Arrowhead Mills Brownie mix last week and the Betty Crocker Brownie mix today and here are my thoughts on them:
I followed the directions on the back of the package, and added about a 1/4 cup of creamy peanut butter and 1/4 cup chopped walnuts. I baked them in a square pan and these turned out to be very cake like, very thick and chocolaty. I think the peanut butter and nuts were a great addition to these! I don’t know if I would of been as much of a fan of them if they were just straight brownies.
Again, I followed the directions on the back of the package. They also listed the baking times for different pan sizes, so this time I decided to bake them in an 11×7 pan. The brownies were a lot thinner, which I enjoyed sooo much more. I like the crunchy edges and these tasted just like the real ones. Even though they came out a bit thin due to the pan size they were very moist. I couldn’t tell the difference at all with these. I will buy these again for sure. My other favorite Betty Crocker GF mix is the chocolate cake – Love it!
I would have to say that the Betty Crocker ones are by far my favorite of these two mixes. I just loved that they still truly tasted like the original Betty Crocker mix.
Here are the final product from the Betty Crocker Brownie mix: