Saturday, January 22, 2011

Gluten-Free Rocky Road Bars

Hi everyone! Sorry I've been MIA for a few days. I usually try and post every day or every other day, but I have had a bit of a problem on my hands...or should I say my toes. Yes, my toes. You see-3 of my toes turned purple and numb this past week. AH! I went to a podiatrist and was diagnosed with Raynaud's Disease. Unfortunately, I'm sitting here with blue toes still. However I managed to bake today which made me think less about my pain and put a smile on my face.

Tonight we are going to a going away party for our dear friends Rob & Kelvie Carr, who are moving to Indiana on Thursday :( If any of you readers are from Indianapolis please be their friend! My sister eats completely gluten-free so I made a gluten-free treat for her off of Betty Crocker's website. I'll re-post the recipe, but it is completely the same as good ole' Betty's.


Ingredients:
  • 1 box Betty Crocker Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Cookie Mix
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup softened butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 3 cups miniature marshmallows
  • 1/2 cup chopped toasted pecans
First, mix together the softened butter, egg and vanilla until blended well.


Next, mix in the cookie mix and stir well.


Press the dough evenly into a 13 by 9 inch pan. Bake in the oven at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown.


While they are baking, take some pictures of the cutest pups in the whole wide world! These are my parent's dogs: Kody & Klaire. Jeff and I hope that one day we can find a pup as cool as these two.


OR, if you don't have any pups...make your own friend like Jeff did :)


Once the cookie is golden brown, immediately top with the 2 cups of chocolate chips. Let stand for 3 to 5 minutes or until chips begin to melt. Gently spread evenly over the cookie crust with a spoon.


Finally, set your oven to broil. Top the melted chocolate with the marshmallows and toasted pecans. Broil in the oven about 5-6 inches from the heat for about 1 minute. We kept the oven open to watch them brown, since it happens quickly. Be careful not to burn them!


After a minute, they are done! Let them cool for a good hour or two before serving since they will be very ooey-gooey (as Betty describes).


These turned out better than I expected! Sometimes gluten-free mixes don't work out so well, often falling apart. But these look good. So, if you have any gluten-free friends, these are guaranteed to put a smile on their face :) It is like a s'more in a bar!


6 comments:

Vaishali Sharma said... Best Blogger Tips

Oh Yum! Looks so great! Congrats on Top9 and hope u feel better!

The Cilantropist said... Best Blogger Tips

Ok the marshmallow and chocolate chip smiley face is adorable. :) Great recipe, congrats on Foodbuzz top 9!

Brown Cookie Blog said... Best Blogger Tips

Oh your blog is so cute! It is written with so much love. One of my dog is a terrier and he looks like your parent's dog. Thanks for sharing!

Evan Thomas said... Best Blogger Tips

Delicious! I love marshmallows and chocolate just about anywhere.

Tori said... Best Blogger Tips

Thanks for posting...My dad just got diagnosed with Ciliacs so we are now trying to find great gluten free desserts... I really appreciate this one!!!

gluten free desserts said... Best Blogger Tips

There needs to be more gluten free recipes. Thanks for your efforts.

 
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