Joe is My Friend

Joe is my new best friend. No, I don’t mean Joe The Plumber. I am referring to Trader Joe. πŸ™‚ I had ya there, huh? I ran into Trader Joe’s quickly yesterday. I had an appointment on that side of town and needed my GF French Rolls. While waiting in line, I noticed that they had Trader Joe’s Rice Krispy Treats. I picked up the box to read the label and the cashier offered me a sample (the sample was a whole bar!). I was planning on buying them anyway, but the sample sealed the deal. (See why Joe is my friend?) πŸ˜‰ The bars are $2.99/box of 5. Kind of pricey, but cheaper than some of the other GF alternatives out there. Not only are these puppies GF, but they are dairy free and vegan, too! The bars have a great taste to them and they are only 100 calories! πŸ™‚

While I am on the subject of Trader Joe’s, I must talk about their GF brownie mix. Talk about an easy way to get your chocolate fix! The mix is $2.99 (I think) and you add 1/2 cup oil, 1/4 water, 1 egg and I added chocolate chips b/c one can never have too much chocolate. πŸ˜‰ Super easy to mix up and throw in the oven. Bake for 30 minutes (I actually had to bake for 40) and then cool for 15. Cut into squares and enjoy. These brownies are so fudgey and yummy. I was going to frost them, but I think I am going to leave them be. I would normally use a mix of powdered sugar, cocoa, vanilla & milk for the frosting. I think that for dessert later I will be topping one with some Edy’s Slow-Churned Pumpkin Ice Cream, Hershey’s Syrup and more Chocolate Chips.

In the pan, before cutting

See the yummy goodness??

So, if you don’t have any weekend plans yet and you have a Trader Joe’s close by, you should go try out some of their GF products.

4 Responses

  1. Just gotta tell you, this week I tried your Banana Cake. Oh my gosh–it was amazing. I iced it with your Caramel icing. I’m telling the honest truth–we couldn’t tell it was GF.

    Yesterday, I made your Pumpkin Muffins. I had three. It had been so long since I’d had bread. I hadn’t made any Pamela’s in a while. I have one for this morning all for me.

    Kim, you are making me so happy. πŸ™‚

    Thanks so much for your hard work and heart for people like us.


  2. Awww…Julie…thanks!! I am so glad that I can help. πŸ™‚ This post just made my day (and I really needed it today). πŸ™‚



  3. Kim,

    I want your readers to know that you don’t weigh 400 lb., because you really wouldn’t know it from the way you talk about chocolate πŸ˜‰


  4. Hi! I hear that you are hosting this week’s gluten-free menu swap. Here is my post:

    Thanks for hosting!


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