Perfect for bake sales, after school treats, and potlucks, these gluten-free chocolate chip cookie bars will be a hit with all the chocolate lovers! They’re easier and quicker to make than cookies.
So many of you have tried and love my gluten-free chewy chocolate chip cookie recipe, that I thought I’d post a few adaptations of it this year. First up – gluten-free chocolate chip cookie bars!You’ve got to make these yummy gluten-free chocolate chip cookie bars. In making these bars instead of cookies, I made a few changes. I don’t know about you, but I’ve had some disappointingly dry cookie bars before. I didn’t want that to happen here, so I increased the butter so that these bars wouldn’t be dry at all. It was a good decision!
Secondly, I used two different sizes of chocolate chips. I wanted to make sure there was a bit of chocolate in every single bite! I used both regular semi-sweet morsels and mini semi-sweet morsels.
You could also mix it up by using some milk chocolate and some dark chocolate. But definitely consider including some mini ones for sure. They help make sure that you don’t get a single little bite that isn’t chocolatey!
Notes on ingredients for these gluten-free chocolate chip bars:
- Flour: tested successfully with Gluten Free Mama’s Almond Blend and Cup4Cup. Other varieties of flour that are not only rice based should work okay in these. With the two I recommended, there isn’t any grittiness. I can’t guarantee that with your favorite blend, but do feel free to try it!
- The cream cheese is a key ingredient here. Don’t skip it!
- So is the butter. Mmm, butter.
- Chocolate chips: for good chocolate chips that are easy to find at most grocery stores, I love Guittard semi-sweet chocolate baking chips. They are made in a gluten-free, and peanut-free facility. If you’d like chocolate chips that are certified gluten-free as well as top 8 free, I love and recommend Enjoy Life semi-sweet chocolates available as mini chips or mega chunks.
I like sprinkling a few more chips on them for the last couple minutes of baking for that shiny, slightly melted look like you see in the pictures above. If you’d like that too, just reserve some of the chocolate chips called for in the recipe.
However, if you’re wanting to pack these up to mail to someone, I’d skip the chocolate chips on top so they aren’t so messy.
After these cool in the pan, then you can slice them up. I recommend you use a plastic knife to cut these. I recently bought this one and it works so well! This keeps you from scratching up your pan, and it slices through the bars so cleanly instead of getting gunked up.
You can slice these up as big or small as you’d like. I usually think about how many people will be eating them at whatever gathering I’m bringing them to, and slice accordingly.
These would be a fun treat to bring to share at a potluck or to mail to a loved one. Let me know if you make them and what flour you used!
If you make these and love them, please come back and give this recipe a 5 star rating in the recipe card! Feel free to comment with tips or to share any successful substitutions you made.
Gluten-free Chocolate Chip Bars Recipe:
All the yummy flavor of my chewy gluten-free chocolate chip cookies in a much easier, quicker bar cookie form! *omit xanthan gum if gluten-free flour blend has xanthan or guar gum already As an Amazon Associate and member of other affiliate programs, I earn from qualifying purchases.
Gluten-free Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars
All the yummy flavor of my chewy gluten-free chocolate chip cookies in a much easier, quicker bar cookie form!
*omit xanthan gum if gluten-free flour blend has xanthan or guar gum already
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I hope you love these! Let me know if there’s another gluten-free bar cookie you’d like me to have a recipe for!
Wednesday 26th of April 2023
I made these for an end-of-year school celebration and they were eaten quickly by everyone. I used the GF King Arthur measure for measure flour and I thought the texture was excellent for being GF. We are brand new to celiac, so that is what I had on hand. I am curious to try your recipes with the flours recommended!
Thursday 30th of March 2023
I used King Arthur Gluten-free measure for measure flour. I did have to cook them for 30 minutes because they did not look done at 25 minutes. They tasted amazingly delicious and were not oily or gritty and definitely did not taste gluten-free! My husband doesn't like anything I make that is gluten-free because of the texture or after taste that a baked item may have, but he really loved these chocolate-chip bars!
Thursday 30th of March 2023
This was the best gluten-free chocolate chip cookie bar ever!! I baked these for my friends, and they were a big hit! Thank you so much for sharing this absolutely delicious and perfect gluten-free dessert!
Monday 20th of March 2023
Looking for some help. I've made the bars many times. I had a specific request for actual cookies. I weigh ingredients,used cup 4 cup, chilled overnight and my test sheet spread and dripped into my oven. Added more flour and again dripped into my oven. Any other suggestions?
Monday 23rd of January 2023
Cup 4 Cup flour weighs 140g per cup so do I use 315g or 2 1/4 cup since they are different. The recipe says 282g but that would only be approximately 2 cups using cup 4 cup. It could make a big difference in whether they are too dry or the opposite.