More and more I see Gluten-Free products filling my regular grocery aisle. Gone are the days of finding these items at only Whole Foods. My family doesn’t live a gluten-free life style by any means. We don’t have any medical conditions (knock on wood), or allergies. Nope, we’re all good.
Recently, Udi’s and BlogFrog asked me to try gluten-free and tell you all about it. I instantly thought, “no way! That’s so gross. How can I make a recipe that’s gluten-free AND good?” but I figured we can try something new and you never know, gluten-free could actually be tasty.
I put my thinking cap on, asked some friends, and went to work.
I found Udi’s Blueberry Muffins in the refrigerated aisle and decided to make them into Muffin Pops.
We’ve all heard of Cake Pops but these are Muffin Pops!
I combined the Blueberry muffins, cream cheese, vanilla, and brown sugar to make these “holy crap, these are gluten-free” Muffin Pops!
Begin by crumbling the muffins into a bowl. The pieces need to be really tiny, not chunks. Next I added the vanilla and brown sugar. Since I was kind of making this up as I went I didn’t measure anything, sorry. I would say it was probably 1tsp of vanilla and 1/3 cup brown sugar.
When adding the cream cheese you’ll need to make sure it is room temperature or you will have a hard time mixing it it. And yes, I wore gloves because I didn’t think getting muffin and cream cheese in my nails sounded like a good time. 🙂
Once everything was combined and happy I rolled them into balls and stuck them into the freezer for a good 10-15 minutes. Freezing helps to keep the balls from breaking apart when you put the candy on them. Trust me, don’t skip this step.
Once your muffin balls are firm you can melt the candy in the microwave.
With my candy melted I began to decorate. I was so busy decorating I forgot to take pictures during the process but here was my Ducky outcome!
Okay, so they aren’t the prettiest things in the world but I tried. This was the first time I have attempted to make any kind of “pop”… ever. So, for my first time I think they turned out cute. Plus, they were a winner with both my daughters and my husband.
p.s. I didn’t tell my husband they were gluten free or else he wouldn’t have tried them. He ended up eating 4 of my muffin pops
p.p.s. Thank you to my friend Katy who gave me the idea for this post.
There are tons of ways you can connect with Udi’s if you are interested in learning more about their products and living gluten free. visit the Udi’s Gluten Free Living Community or you too, can submit a recipe to the Udi’s Look Again It’s Gluten Free Recipe Contest on Facebook. And finally, if you’d like to check out more recipes you can go to the hashtag #gfcontest on Twitter.
I loved combining new flavors and gluten free ingredients to create this delicious recipe. Now I’m curious to know, what do you enjoy most about trying something new?
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