Helping Hands Gluten-Free Bakery Review

'Tis the season to eat cookies. Fa la la la la la la la la.

...that's how it goes, right? In my head, it most definitely does.

Helping Hands Bakery and Bake Works is a Colorado-based gluten-free bakery founded by Bridget Lane. After Bridget's three young sons were diagnosed with autism, she was inspired to help her community and always provide a place for her little ones to work as they grew older.  

Our Mission:Helping people with special needswork in a fully inclusive environment
that helps to grow their
self reliance &  self-esteem while they earn honest pay. 

Luckily, even all the way in Maine, I had the opportunity to try quite a few of their goodies!  


Included in my baked-deliciousness were bars of Pumpkin Tea Cake, Boulder Bars, and Chocolate Chip Bars, and packages of Snickerdoodle Bites, Chocolate Chip Cookie Bites, Cranberry Flax Bites, and Monster Bites. All gluten-free and absolutely amazing!

I loooooved the Pumpkin Tea Cakes! Light, rich, and the perfect size for an afternoon snack! (Yep, Jace loved them too!) The Boulder Bars and Monster Bites have more of a chocolatey-richness and are more dense than the others, but equally tasty! The Snickerdoodle Bites were light-as-air, melted in your mouth, and weren't too sweet, which I loved!

If asked to choose a favorite, I'd have to pick the Cranberry Flax Bites. They are super-moist, and have the perfect balance of sweet and a little bit of tang from the cranberries.  They were ALL wonderful, and none tasted like the typical store-bought gluten-free baked goods. (Which I often have a hard time choking-down.) The taste, as well as the mission of the company, gives Helping Hands two thumbs up from me! (4, including Jace)

Helping Hands ships their goodies all over the US, and has many gluten-free items and bundles to choose from.  A 4pk of cookies retails for $19.99 including shipping, yum!  They currently have a special on Gift Cards...50% off! These make great holiday gifts, too.

You can purchase any items at

Helping Hands in on both Facebook and Twitter. Stop by and say "HI!"



Disclosure: I was not financially compensated for this post. I received one or more of the products mentioned above free of charge for review purposes. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.