Monday, December 17, 2012
Scrumdiddlyumptious Bar (A Product Review)
Scrumdiddlyumptious....great word isn't it?? That's the best word I can find for the Krusteaz Raspberry Bars I made yesterday. These were a total surprise. I love surprises. Unexpected surprises are the greatest. But food surprises are the best of the greatest.
When you're on a special diet food surprises don't come very often. And 99% of the time they don't come in boxed form. Most boxed baking mixes say they have 0 grams of fat but then they call for melted butter or oil or something else that's a dietary deal-breaker. Finding a TRUELY fat free packaged baking mix that I can add fat free substitutes to is truely next to impossible.
That's one reason I love Krusteaz. They have alot of 100% fat-free baking mixes. Brownies, muffins, pancake mixes, and more. They also have a few that can be altered to be fat free and still taste 100% delicious. Take these raspberry bars....
I was looking for a healthy(ish) dessert for the grils last nite and found the box of raspberry bars. I looked at the nutritionals and was surprised that they only had 150 calories per bar. (Mine have less because I cut mine into 16 squares instead of the 12 that the box tells you to do.) Then I noticed that the mix was fat free. I looked at the ingredients and it called for melted butter. : ( As we know, melted butter can be replaced with applesauce. I just happened to have a jar of applesauce in my pantry so, I used it. I substituted the applesauce equally to the butter, and followed the directions on the box. They came out delicious!
Mine definitely weren't as pretty as the ones on the box but, I have a motto, "it doesn't matter if it's pretty, as long as it tastes good!" These received 2 thumbs up from the whole house.
So, if you're looking for a yummy fat free box mix, turn to Krusteaz. Their mixes would be great for holiday parties if you don't want to make something from scratch!
**If anyone from Krusteaz is reading this: If you need a tester for your fat-free line, my family and I are 150% willing to take on the job. **