These gluten free chocolate chip cookie bars are a delicious treat. Made with naturally gluten free oat flour, brown sugar, and three different kinds of chocolate, these bars are sure to be a hit with everyone.
Gluten Free Triple Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars
An old fashioned chocolate chip cookie is good all on it’s own but you know what else is special? Cookie bars.
Cookie bars are the perfect combination of brownies and cookies, and they do not get enough respect in my personal opinion. They are chewy, fudgy, and just delicious.
These gluten free triple chocolate chip cookie bars are made with oat flour, brown sugar, and three different kinds of chocolate for ultimate decadence.
Not only are they delicious, these cookie bars are a quick dessert that comes together in around thirty minutes. Plus, you only need one bowl so cleaning up is a breeze.
This dessert is also naturally gluten free, thanks to using oat flour. Don’t have oat flour, don’t worry! I’ll show you how to make your own in this post.
Cookie Bar Ingredients
Oat Flour: To keep these bars gluten free, the recipe calls for oat flour which is cheap and easy to make at home.
Brown Sugar: For the perfect amount of sweetness.
Molasses: This adds a little extra chew and sweetness to the cookie bars.
Butter: Any good cookie bar recipe has a little bit of butter. I have not tested these with coconut oil, but you can likely swap coconut oil for butter in this recipe. Just know that the cookie bars will have a coconut flavor.
Chocolate: These cookie bars get their “triple chocolate” name because we are using three different types of chocolate in them.
Mini chocolate chips, semi-sweet regular sized chocolate chips, and a chopped up chocolate bar. Using three different kinds of chocolate ensures you get a perfect chocolatey bite each time.
Sea Salt: Helps to balance out all of the sweet.
How to Make Your Own Oat Flour
While I don’t mind using gluten-free flours like almond, cassava, or coconut flour, or a gluten-free flour blend on occasion, sometimes all you need is a little oat flour to get the job done.
Oat flour is also much less expensive than gluten-free flour blends which are often made up of several different kinds of flours and stabilizers to replace the gluten.
As long as you have gluten-free oats in your pantry, you can make a large batch of oat flour yourself, for pennies on the dollar, with a high-powered blender or food processor.
To make oat flour, just add a few cups of gluten-free oats to your food processor or blender. Pulse or blend until the oats completely break down and become the consistency of traditional flour. This process only takes a minute or so in my high-poweredVitamix and a few minutes in myfood processor.
Step One: First add the melted butter, brown sugar, egg, egg yolk, molasses, and vanilla extract to a mixing bowl. Stir until well combined.
Step Two: Next add in the dry ingredients (oat flour, baking soda, and salt) and stir until everything is well combined and you have a thick batter.
Step Three: Once the batter is well mixed, fold in the chocolate chips and the chopped chocolate bar until the chocolate is well combined in the batter.
Step Four: Transfer the batter to an 8×8 baking pan that has been lined with parchment paper. Bake the cookie bars for 25-30 minutes at 350 degrees or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
Step Five: Once the cookie bars are finished baking, let them come to a complete cool in the pan. It will be tempting to cut into them as soon as they come out of the oven or transfer them to another place, but do not do it!
Letting them come to a complete cool ensures that they do not fall apart when slicing them. Once the bars are completely cooled, slice them into either nine or sixteen pieces and enjoy!
Can You Freeze Cookie Bars?
Yes! Once the bars are completely cooled, put them on a sheet pan and then place them in the freezer. After the bars have completely frozen solid, store them in a freezer storage bag. You will have the perfect little snack at any time.