Monday, August 16, 2010

Gluten Free Chex Review and Giveaway

 I recently had the opportunity to review Gluten Free Chex cereal.  This was a timely offer for me.  My daughter is going to be tested in the near future for gluten intolerance, so I may soon be learning how to live in a gluten-free world.  I am a dietitian by profession and even though I know the basics of the gluten-free diet, I find the thought of our household going gluten-free for the sake of my daughter a bit intimidating.


Fortunately, there are more and more companies coming out with gluten-free alternatives.  Did you know Chex cereal now offers gluten-free varieties?  Five wholesome Chex® cereals have been reformulated to be gluten free and offer a great tasting, crunchy morning breakfast option. Rice Chex, Corn Chex, Honey Nut Chex, Chocolate Chex, and Cinnamon Chex are all now gluten-free, giving you even more options for breakfast.

Chex cereal also makes it easy to create flavorful gluten-free recipes the whole family can enjoy – from snack mixes to mealtime favorites. You can check out the Chex websitewww.Chex.com/GlutenFree for great gluten-free recipes including Chex Muddy Buddies® and Favorite Chicken Nuggets.  Just for the record, I advise patients all the time to make a faux fried chicken with crushed up cereal.  It is a great way to get the crunch of fried chicken without all the added fat.  Chex cereal works great for this!

I made Chex Muddy Buddies using Rice Chex.  I was out of chocolate chips, so I made them with vanilla chips and some cocoa powder.  They turned out great!  My kids cleaned off a bowl of them quickly and wanted more.



Chex Muddy Buddies Variation
9 cups Chex Cereal
1 cup vanilla chips
1/4 cup cocoa powder
1/2 cup natural peanut butter
1/4 cup light butter
1 tsp vanilla
1 1/2 cup powdered sugar

Into large bowl, measure cereal; set aside. In 1-quart microwavable bowl, microwave vanilla chips, peanut butter and butter uncovered on High 1 minute; stir.  Microwave about 30 seconds longer or until mixture can be stirred smooth.  Stir in cocoa powder until smooth, then stir in vanilla.  Pour mixture over cereal, stirring until evenly coated.  Toss with the powdered sugar until everything is well coated.  You can do this in a 2-gallon resealable food-storage plastic bag to shake it if you like.  Spread on waxed paper to cool. Store in airtight container in refrigerator.

Healthier Substitutions:
I used light butter to reduce a bit of the fat, and natural peanut butter to reduce a bit of the sugar with great success in this recipe.  There is plenty of sugar from the powdered sugar that you don't need it in the peanut butter too.  The kids couldn't tell the difference.  (I couldn't either.)

I am happy to report that we detected no difference in taste or texture with the gluten-free Chex.  It kept its crunch and was a yummy base for the chocolate and peanut butter!

As a reminder, please be sure to check the label when buying any gluten-free cereal to make sure it does not have any ingredients that contain gluten.


Be sure to look for Gluten-Free Chex in your favorite grocery store.

You can connect with Chex on the Chex Facebook Page!




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A huge thank you to General Mills and My Blog Spark for this opportunity!

 
Disclosure: I was provided with a Chex Gluten-free prize pack by My Blog Spark on behalf of General Mills in order to facilitate this review. I received no other compensation and the opinions stated are my own. 



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Denise S. said...

I like the corn Chex best.
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My favorite Chex recipe is called Puppy Chow, because it looks just like it.

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I really love rice chex! I love the flavor.

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I like corn chex
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don't know the name, but I like to crush corn chex and use it as breading on squash and zucchini
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We are GF at our house, and we love the Cinnamon Chex!

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Chocolate Chex!

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I like Rice Chex.
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Corn chex are a favorite here.

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Of course my favorite chex recipe is the classic Chex mix. Yummy! I used to make it all the time. It is so addicting!


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I like corn chex

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Our. Fav chex honey nut chex. Wish I had some now

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My fave is the rice chex

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Lawanna said...

We like the corn chex. Yum.

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Rowell Owl said...

Corn Chex is my favorite. Thanks!

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I forget the name of the recipe, but on the box of Chex once there was a variation of Chex Mix that used taco seasoning in it and it was delicious!

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The rice chex is my favorite!
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I love Wheat Chex!

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I love Wheat Chex.

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Cajun Chex Mix is my favorite

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Terre Jo said...

My husband has Celiac Sprue so I like to make him a faux trail mix with the honey nut chex mix. Nuts, craisins, choc chips, dried fuit ... whatever else you might have. He loves it!

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I like the rice checx the best.

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We love corn and rice chex they are the best

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Cinnamon Chex is the one cereal for me.
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i like rice chex

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rice chex is my favorite

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My favorite is corn chex!

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Corn Chex are my favorite.
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I like the Rice Chex the best!
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We love chocolate and plain rice to make puppy chow
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I like Rice Chex. Thanks
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We love the chocolate chex--YUM!! :)

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Honey Nut chex is my favorite.

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I like rice chex best. Its sweeter i think than the others.

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I like the Honey Nut Chex the best.

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Wheat Chex are my favorite.
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corn chex or honey nut
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My favorite is the Dark Chocolate chex mix! soooo good!

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I love the Cinnamon Chex Mix.

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I love Chocolate Chex
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Rice Chex is my favorite!

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My favorite Rice Chex recipe is the recipe you mentioned - Muddy Buddies - but the recipe version I have is called "Puppy Chow". When covered with chocolate and peanut butter, the Chex do resemble dog chow!

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I love wheat chex

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corn chex

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Rice Chex

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Corn Chex for me :)

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