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Gluten Free Magic Cookie Bars with a Chocolate Crust

Gluten Free Magic Cookie Bars made with a chocolate cookie crust. Also known as Seven Layer Bars or Hello Dollies, these bar cookies are a crowd pleaser.

Gluten Free Magic Bars from What The Fork Food Blog

Before Christmas, I promised you some Magic Cookie Bars and I just could not deliver. Every year there seems to be less time before Christmas and this year was no exception. So much to do, so little time. Throw in a couple of kids and 4 Christmas parties in 5 days and you’ve got yourself a jam packed holiday. 

Gluten Free Magic Bars from What The Fork Food Blog

I was on a mission this year to get all my holiday baking done early, that didn’t happen either. I got a few things done ahead of time but, of course, I left the rest until the day before I needed to deliver all my cookies, fudge and quick breads. Oops. Maybe one day I’ll actually stop procrastinating. Or get my sht together. Maybe..

Please tell me I’m not alone on that though!

Gluten Free Magic Bars from What The Fork Food Blog

BUT finally, here are the gluten free magic cookie bars I promised, in all their magic cookie bar glory. Better late than never, right? RIGHT.

One thing that sets these magic cookie bars apart is the crust. Instead of an all graham cracker crust, these ones are made with gluten free chocolate sandwich cookie crumbs. So. Good. If you really need to go full-classic with these, just use gluten free graham cracker crumbs instead. They just won’t be quite the same. More chocolate = mo’better.

Since it may be too late to package these up for Christmas gifts this year, bring them to your New Years parties 😉 Enjoy!

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Gluten Free Magic Bars from What The Fork Food Blog

Gluten Free Magic Cookie Bars

Yield: 36 bars
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes

Gluten Free Magic Cookie Bars made with a chocolate cookie crust. Also known as Seven Layer Bars or Hello Dollies, these bar cookies are a crowd pleaser.

Ingredients

  • 2 C gluten-free chocolate sandwich cookie crumbs
  • 1/2 C gluten-free graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/2 C (1 stick) butter, melted
  • 1 C semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 C butterscotch chips
  • 2 C shredded sweetened coconut
  • 1 C sliced almonds
  • 1 14 oz can sweetened condensed milk

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and spray a 9x13in baking pan with non-stick spray. Line with parchment paper and then spray the top of the paper with more non-stick spray.
  2. In a medium bowl combine the chocolate sandwich cookie crumbs, graham cracker crumbs and butter. Mix until combined. Transfer mixture to the prepared pan and evenly spread across the bottom of the pan, pressing to down with your hand.
  3. Top with (in this order) chocolate chips, butterscotch chips, coconut, almonds and sweetened condensed milk.
  4. Bake at 350 degrees for 30-35 minutes. Cool to room temperature and then refrigerate at least 2 hours before cutting. Cut into squares and serve.

Notes

If not using gluten-free cookie crumbs, I use 1 package of Double Stuff Oreo cookie crumbs and omit the graham cracker crumbs.

These magic cookie bars freeze very well.

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Marion

Monday 13th of December 2021

These Magic Cookie Bars are awesome. My daughter is on a strict gluten free diet and I always make them for her at Christmas time. The base used to fall apart until I used this recipe. This combination of crumbs turns out perfectly. Marion

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