This recipe for gluten-free peanut butter oatmeal fudge bars makes a huge pan of treats, which makes it perfect for bringing to potlucks and parties. I always come home with an empty pan! These gooey, fudgy gluten-free oatmeal bars are so good, no one will know they are gluten-free.
Have you ever had revel bars? That’s what these are, but I asked around and hardly anyone I knew had ever heard of revel bars, so I left it off the title. But if you know what revel bars are then you can call these gluten-free revel bars.
I remember having revel bars for the first time when I was a little girl. My best friend Alyson’s mom always made the best desserts, and I remember sampling a revel bar in their kitchen one day. A few years ago, I suddenly remembered them and started looking for recipes.
I tried several and ended combining them and then adding my own spin of peanut butter in the filling to get these, which I think are pretty perfect!
You know I love the combination of chocolate and peanut butter together in desserts. It really is my favorite dessert combo. When I’m craving this combo, I either make gluten-free peanut butter brownies, gluten-free buckeye brownies, gluten-free Reese’s brownies, or these peanut butter oatmeal fudge bars.
These gluten-free oatmeal fudge bars are really easy to make, using ingredients you probably already have in your well-stocked gluten-free pantry.
Notes on ingredients for these gluten-free oatmeal peanut butter chocolate bars:
- Gluten-free oats: For the oats, I have several brands that I’ve tried and love. Be sure to buy certified gluten-free oats – if they aren’t certified gluten-free, I recommend avoiding them. I recommend the Wyoming grown GF Harvest Gluten Free Old Fashioned Rolled Oats or GF Harvest Gluten Free Organic Rolled Oats both available from Amazon or the Montana grown Gluten-Free Prairie Oats also available from Amazon. I don’t recommend using quick oats.
- Gluten-free flour: As always, it is important to use a really good quality gluten-free all-purpose flour blend (not one that contains bean flours)! I’ve tested this recipe successfully with gfJules King Arthur Measure for Measure and Gluten Free Mama’s Almond blend and recommend any of those.
- If the gluten-free flour blend you use already has xanthan gum or guar gum in it, then omit the xanthan gum called for in this recipe.
- Peanut Butter. Use your favorite creamy peanut butter here as long as it isn’t too oily. You want it to be a normal creamy type salted peanut butter. I use Jif Natural usually, but have used regular Jif as well as other brands. If you have a peanut allergy, you can use almond butter instead as an equal substitute.
- Chocolate: I used semi-sweet chocolate chips. Use your favorite variety!
You’ll need a jelly roll baking pan for making these. The one I use and recommend is this one, that I like because it comes with a lid too so you can cover your treats without anything sticking to the surface.
You’ll drop the dough in little mounds over the peanut butter fudge layer. This is what the finished pan of gooey treats looks like after baking, before you cut them up:
Store in an airtight container at room temp or in refrigerator.
I also freeze remaining bars for lunchbox treats. I recommend wrapping them individually in plastic wrap and then placing them all in a larger freezer Ziploc bag if you want to do that. If you pull one out in the morning to add to a lunch, keep it in the plastic wrap. It should thaw and be ready to enjoy at lunch!
Seriously, make these soon! Your family and friends will thank you!
Gluten-free Peanut Butter Oatmeal Fudge Bars Recipe:
*Please use a good quality gluten-free all-purpose flour. Avoid blends with bean flours or mainly rice flour as they yield a gritty or bad-tasting product. * If the gluten-free flour blend you use already has xanthan gum or guar gum in it, then omit the xanthan gum called for in this recipe. As an Amazon Associate and member of other affiliate programs, I earn from qualifying purchases.
To assemble bars:
See blog post for notes on ingredients.
*Please use a good quality gluten-free all-purpose flour. Avoid blends with bean flours or mainly rice flour as they yield a gritty or bad-tasting product.
* If the gluten-free flour blend you use already has xanthan gum or guar gum in it, then omit the xanthan gum called for in this recipe.
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I hope you and your family enjoy these revel bars as much as we do!
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.