Gluten Free Pantry Chocolate Truffle Brownies


Have you seen the movie “We Bought a Zoo”?  On Saturday, we were all feeling a bit smooshy. It was grey outside, and there was the threat of rain in the hovering clouds. I was feeling tired and wanted to just chill. Mr. Smith took Little A. for a long walk and while they were out,  even though I was low on energy, I thought it was a good time to try out the Gluten Free Pantry Chocolate Truffle Brownie Mix. As you know,  this is my third out of four reviews for baking mixes from the Gluten Free Pantry line. You can read about the first two here.  
It took under 10 minutes for me to prep, mix, spread and put into the oven. Sweet. Twenty five minutes later, it felt like my kitchen was transformed into a chocolate factory – it smelled sensational and definitely lifted my spirits. I knew it would be a nice treat for my husband (I had seen him eyeing the package in the cupboard during the week).
Oh, before I forget, the movie! We put Little A. down for his nap, and watched it together under a pile of blankets. We both loved it…. have you seen it? Relaxing and watching a good film was the perfect thing for our Saturday afternoon. We made chai tea and cut into the brownies. I got to tell you, those were some pretty decadent brownies; extra chocolaty, rich, and moist.  I honestly could only have a small square. Don’t worry, my husband was more than happy to have enough for the both of us ;)
So, what’s the verdict?  It’s a toss up… I give this mix a 4/5 but Mr. Smith gives it a 5/5.  However, I’m the official reviewer, so these Chocolate Truffle Brownies are getting four out of five. They are absolutely delicious, there’s no doubt – I just find them a bit too sweet for me, so I docked a point. That said, are these the real deal? Yep, there is no weird gluten-free taste, they are easy peasy to make, they bake wonderfully and serve well too (no crumbling/sticking issues here).  I’d have to say that if you are looking for a gluten-free brownie mix, this one is worth it.
To find out where to purchase the Gluten Free Pantry line by Glutino, click here.

How was your weekend? I hope you got to relax too!

Emily Smith

Emily Smith is the founder and editor of The Best of this Life. She has two littles, a darling husband, and dreams of owning a new puppy. A gluten-free connoisseur, social media maven and reigning fashionista (in her own rights). She loves writing and shares her three core values with her readers – love life, live well, share the beauty.
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11 Comments on Gluten Free Pantry Chocolate Truffle Brownies

  1. Jessica L
    April 17, 2012 at 1:28 pm (3 years ago)

    Yum – Small decadent brownie squares are far better than blah big ones. I’ll definitely try them in the near future.

  2. Merissa
    April 17, 2012 at 1:30 pm (3 years ago)

    I would love to win because, well, let’s be honest here: BROWNIES. Those look delicious, and the attempts I’ve made with other baked goods so far have been less successful :) (

  3. Emily Lynne {The Best of this Life}
    April 17, 2012 at 1:54 pm (3 years ago)

    Thank you Jessica and Merissa for your lovely notes!

    @Merissa: you are already entered in the giveaway on the original giveaway post! Good luck!! :)

    ****To enter the giveaway, please leave your comment on this giveaway post:

  4. Bonnie
    April 17, 2012 at 2:09 pm (3 years ago)

    Heavenly! I love brownies and those look yummy yummy :)

  5. Dee {Strings and Buttons}
    April 17, 2012 at 3:30 pm (3 years ago)

    You always have the best recipes. Again, these are making me want to get up and make something sweet! x

  6. Catherine Lemieux
    April 17, 2012 at 3:31 pm (3 years ago)

    These look delicious! I can’t wait to try it!

  7. Annie
    April 17, 2012 at 6:49 pm (3 years ago)

    Oooh those look deee lish! That movie looks so cute, glad to hear you liked it :)

    The Other Side of Gray


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