Review of Betty Crocker® Shake-N-Pour™ Dessert Mixes

I am all over any products that help you save time (and steps) in the kitchen.  I'm also a big fan of (don't hate me) disposal options to cut down on the number of dishes I have to do by hand.
We recently tried Betty Crocker® Shake-N-Pour™ Dessert Mixes as a way to make our dessert routine painless.  Our findings were mixed..

First, I like the concept: Open the bottle, add water, mix, and pour into your pan or cupcake pan.  In reality, however, there was always some trouble getting the batter mixed.  The first time I did it, I had clumps of dry powder in my mix.  Be very careful to read the instructions and follow them exactly.  The second time was much better.

Second, the mix is pretty tasty.  It's like a typical box mix, but with no need for eggs, oil, etc.

Third, there is quite a bit of waste.  In addition to the plastic containers (which could be resued for something else, I suppose), there was almost a 1/3 cup of batter clinging to the insides of the container.  I so badly wanted to scrape it out with a spatula, but the shape of the bottle makes it impossible.  All that yummy batter went to waste..

For kids who are just getting into baking, this is a fun way to bake.  I could also see them being a good option for camping (you can just pour them into baking skillet for a nice griddle cake.)  I don't know that they will replace my regular Betty Crocker box mixes, however.

You can find three flavors: Chocolate Brownie, Confetti Cupcake, and Chocolate Cupcake in the baker aisle of your grocer.  Lear more at the Betty Crocker website.

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  • All three varieties of the Betty Crocker Shake-N-Pour Dessert Mixes 
  • 60 minute baking timer 
  • Treat stand 
  • Oven mitt  
To be entered to win, just let us know which of the 3 flavors you'll want to try first. You have until October 5th at 11:59 pm CST to get your entries in. One entry per person, please. We will pick one winner at random from all eligible entries. This giveaway is open to U.S. residents ages 18+. See our full rules here.

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