Marta Darby, Brownie Goody Bars and Betty Crocker

August 26, 2010 in Ad free, baking, Betty Crocker, Food Porn

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As you know, I got a chance to go visit the Betty Crocker test kitchens at General Mills this week and I had such fantastic fun!

There is quite a lot to talk about, photos to share, video to taunt you with, various topics like recipes, kid friendly adaptations of more traditional recipes, and a walk through of the food photography studios at General Mills. All of this will take a few days to post so stay tuned!

I am not going to just taunt you with photos but I am also going to share the recipe for this delicious treat below.

Baking with Betty event at General Mills

Brownie Goody Bars
(link to Betty Crocker recipe page)


  • 1 box Betty Crocker® Gluten Free brownie mix
  • Butter and eggs called for on brownie mix box
  • 1 cup Betty Crocker® Rich & Creamy vanilla frosting
  • 1/2 cup salted peanuts, coarsely chopped
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips


  • Heat oven to 350°F. Make and bake brownies as directed on box, using butter, eggs and any of the pan choices—except line pan with foil, then grease foil on bottom only for easier removal. Cool completely, about 1 hour.
  • Spread frosting over brownies. Sprinkle with peanuts. Refrigerate while making cereal mixture.
  • In medium microwavable bowl, microwave chocolate chips and peanut butter uncovered on High 1 to 2 minutes, stirring once, until melted. Stir in cereal. Spread over frosted brownies. Cool completely before cutting, about 1 hour. For bars, cut into 4 rows by 4 rows. Store tightly covered at room temperature.

Betty Crocker listed the following nutritional information:

1 Serving (1 Bar)Calories 370(Calories from Fat 160),Total Fat 17g(Saturated Fat 7g,Trans Fat 1g),Cholesterol 35mg;Sodium 210mg;Total Carbohydrate 47g(Dietary Fiber 1g,Sugars 34g),Protein 5g;Percent Daily Value*:Vitamin A 4%;Vitamin C 0%;Calcium 2%;Iron 25%;Exchanges:1 Starch;0 Fruit;2 Other Carbohydrate;0 Skim Milk;0 Low-Fat Milk;0 Milk;0 Vegetable;0 Very Lean Meat;0 Lean Meat;1/2 High-Fat Meat;2 1/2 Fat;Carbohydrate Choices:3;*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

Stay tuned for more decadence!

(Disclosure: General Mills paid for my travel and hotel stay for this blogger event but did not at any time require the I or any other blogger must reciprocate with reviews or blog posts in exchange for this experience.)