Chocolate lovers unite!!
Chocolate is a very powerful substances. It can brighten a friend’s face on a down day. It can ease the dreadful symptoms of PMS. It can reward a child for learning to potty train. It can celebrate the New Year. It can even add the final touch to any holiday. However, this sweet treat is not always a luxury for a person with celiac disease. If its pure, unsweetened chocolate, made by liquefying roasted cacao beans, it should be safe and completely gluten-free. Unfortunately, this type of pure chocolate is hard to come by and tastes bitter and unappealing. When you combine the pure chocolate with sugar, milk and other ingredients, the chocolate turns from bitter to sensational! It is the addition of these extra ingredients that may introduce gluten into the equation. Whether it be an addition of a wheat ingredient or cross contamination, a person with celiac needs to rely on quality source to ensure they have no
This month, I would like to introduce you to two amazing chocolate products from Glutino. They are sure to satisfy your chocolate craving and end your sweet tooth.
As a celiac person, one of the chocolate bars that I miss the most since being diagnosed with celiac disease is KIT KATS. The wafer cookie smothered in chocolate. As they say “its a nice light snack”. Obviously the cookie is made with wheat therefore off limits to all celiacs. From the first snap of a Glutino Chocolate wafer, I was in heaven! The chocolate was sweet and melt in your mouth. The wafer was light and crispy. The combination was out of this world. Definitely a treat I’m going to hide in my cupboard, for one those ‘special’ moments where only a piece of chocolate will do!
If you love chocolate, this is the dessert for you. Not only is the brownies rich in chocolate delicious, but it contains the addition of chocolate chips, that push the chocolate intensity over the edge! They are so easy to make and take less than 30 minutes from box to plate. With the simple addition of eggs, butter and cream cheese icing, you have a desert that makes everyone’s mouth water.
For this week’s recipe, I decide to whip up some Double Chocolate Pumpkin Brownies for our Canadian Thanksgiving!
- 1 box of Glutino Double Chocolate Brownie Mix
- 2 Eggs
- ⅓ cup of melted butter
- 1 tsp Pumpkin Spice
- ½ cup of pure pumpkin **Warning: Pumpkin pie mix contains wheat! It must be PURE PUMPKIN
- 1 can of cream cheese icing
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees
- Using a bit of oil, grease an eight by eight pan.
- Beat eggs for 2 mins, then mix in the melted butter and pumpkin puree.
- Mix wet mixture into the dry mix.
- Add the pumpkin spice.
- Pour into an 8×8 pan.
- Bake for 20-25 minutes.