Summer snacking definitely favors grab-and-go convenience, but it’s also about enjoying a great-tasting treat — especially if you are one to indulge your sweet tooth. Fans of cookies, brownies and snack cakes want a fresh, homemade taste, but the field of choices narrows significantly when your are gluten intolerant. If you are on a gluten-free diet, let me introduce you to Ethel’s Baking Company Dessert Bars. Individually wrapped and ready to toss in your bag for a trip the park, the beach, or for mid-afternoon office snacking, Ethel’s Dessert Bars are baked from a family recipe with only the freshest, high quality ingredients and they are certified gluten free! I recently received samples of two varieties of Ethel’s Dessert Bars for review on the blog, and I found them to be as tasty and indulgent as a slice of fresh, homemade pie.
Reminding me very favorably of Entenmann’s famous Raspberry Danish Twist, Ethel’s new Raspberry Crumble Dessert Bar is a sweet, soft, and fruity raspberry pie bar that puts other brand’s snack cakes to shame. Trust me, it tastes as mouthwatering as it looks, with the flakiness of Ethel’s signature Gluten-free shortbread crust, a sweet and tart layer of raspberries, a streusel-like crumb topping, and a light, sweet glaze. Mmm, delish.
The Raspberry Crumble bar also makes a convenient and tasty breakfast accompanied by a cup of coffee or your favorite tea.
I also received the Pecan Dandy Dessert Bar, which is the original flavor baked by company founder Jill Bommarito and served for the first time to her largely gluten-intolerant family for Christmas dinner. Let’s take a closer look:
OMG. I am a huge pecan pie fan, though I sometimes find that the excessive sugary filling in the pie detracts from the delicious crunchy pecans, which should be the star of the show. With Ethel’s Pecan Dandy’s, you get a perfect little slice of the most delicious pecan pie imaginable, loaded with pecans on a buttery shortbread crust and just enough gooey, caramelized filling to hold it all together. Simply scrumptious.
All of Ethel’s Baking Co.’s bars are made with locally sourced butter and cage-free eggs in a dedicated gluten free facility, and each bar is hand-layered to create the ideal texture and taste. You can buy Ethel’s Baking Co Dessert Bars in a store near you or online, directly from the bakery, in either 18-count boxes of individually wrapped bars, or by the dozen in a resealable bin to keep them fresh. Check out all of Ethel’s Dessert Bar varieties, including Blondies, Brownies, Cinnamon Crumble, and Turtle Dandy bars at This Link.