Aldi LiveGfree Chocolate Cake Mix Review!

Today I’ll be reviewing Aldi’s LiveGfree Chocolate Cake Mix! It’s part of the Special Buy from last week, but it should be in your store until it runs out of inventory! The packaging looks like this:

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My sister made it into cupcakes with fresh strawberry frosting . . . so tasty! I think they turned out absolutely lovely! 🙂IMG_3964Onto our review!!

Texture: Texturally, these are awesome. Perfectly moist and fluffy, almost to a fault because the fall apart quite easily if kept room temperature. We found that letting the sit in the fridge for a little while helped a lot!!

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Price: $2.99 which is pretty great when you consider it was supposed to make 12 cupcakes, and made 22 cupcakes, and it is a little more than a dollar savings in comparison to what’s available at Walmart. So, that’s always a perk! 🙂

Flavor: Fantastic. Really chocolatey without being overpowering. Also, the taste is consistent throughout the cake. The addition of strawberry frosting created a really tasty flavor profile for the cupcake overall! 🙂

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Overall: This was an awesome cake mix with great texture, flavor, and value. I really liked it, and am planning to go stock up on some before my local Aldi runs out of these special buy mixes!

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Have y’all tried any of these special buy LiveGfree products? If so, let me know what you tried, and how you liked it in the comments!

Have a Tremendous Thursday!!

Love,

Olivia

Chocolate Mint Protein Cookies

As promised yesterday . . . I’m sharing the recipe for Gluten Free Chocolate Mint Protein Cookies. 🙂

IMG_3940Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 2 1/2 Cups Powdered Sugar
  • 1 Cup Cocoa Powder
  • 1 TBS Corn Starch
  • 1/4 tsp Himalayan Pink Salt
  • 3 Large Eggs
  • 1 TBS Vanilla
  • 1 Cup Chocolate Chips
  • 2 Chocolate Mint NoGii Bars 
  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F
  2. Mix Powdered Sugar, Cocoa Powder, Corn Starch, and Salt until well blended.
  3. Chop up your NoGii bars (I chopped them into around 16 squares, but they don’t need to be perfect.) Then, throw them into a food processor, and grind until they look like this:     IMG_3933
  4. Add the ground NoGii bars into your dry ingredients, and mix well.
  5. Whisk 2 egg whites and your vanilla for 30 seconds. Add in one whole egg, and whisk another 20 seconds.
  6. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients. Mixture will be quite stiff, but keep mixing!
  7. Add in your chocolate chips, and mix until combined.
  8. Grab two cookie sheets, and line them with parchment paper.
  9. Drop by rounded spoonful on the cookie sheets. You should end up with twenty-four medium cookies (twelve on each sheet.)
  10. Bake for 14 – 16 minutes, switching racks halfway through.
  11. Let cool on cookie sheet for a minute before transferring to a wire cooling rack.
  12. Allow to cool for two more minutes before serving. Enjoy!!

IMG_3935Two cookies will have six grams of protein, making them perfect for a quick jolt of protein mid-afternoon!

If y’all make these, let me know what you think of them in the comments below!! 🙂

Have a Wonderful Wednesday y’all!!

Love,

Olivia

Super Simple 3 Step Mint Chocolate Fudge!

Okay y’all, just in case yesterday’s recipe was too easy for you, I figured I’d share one with a bit more complex steps. 😉
On another note . . . this fudge is super duper tasty — like “hide this, or your family might eat it” all kinds of tasty.
Here’s the recipe:

Ingredients:

  • 3 Cups Semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1-14oz. can sweetened condensed milk
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 3 drops peppermint extract

Recipe:

  • In a heavy saucepan over low heat, melt chocolate chips with the sweetened condensed milk and salt.
  • Once all chips are melted and the mixture has achieved a fudgy texture, remove from heat and fold in vanilla and peppermint oil.
  • Spread evenly into a foil-lined 8″ square pan and chill until firm (around two hours). Then turn the fudge onto a cutting board and cut into squares.
Here’s what it looks like fresh out of the pan post chilling:
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Here are the first few squares on the cutting board:
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Hope y’all enjoy this recipe. If you aren’t a huge chocolate mint fan you can switch this up!

Here are a few ideas:

  • Omit the peppermint extract for plain chocolate fudge.
  • Use almond extract and add in 1/2 cup of chopped maraschino cherries for chocolate cherry fudge.
  • Add one cup of chopped nuts: try pecans, walnuts or pistachios.
  • Omit one cup of chocolate chips and add in two cups of peanut butter chips when melting the fudge.

Whatever flavor you choose to make, this recipe is super simple and would make an awesome gift for any chocolate lover on your Valentine’s gift list!

Let me know in the comments if you make this! I’d love to hear what y’all thought of this recipe. Plus, I would love hearing from you — comments are great!

Have a Stupendous rest of your weekend!
Love,
Olivia