Gluten-free Dairy-free Chocolate Candy Cookie Bars recipe. A healthier-for-you version of M&M cookie bars, made without dairy, refined white flour, or refined sugar, and made with healthier chocolate candies that don’t have artificial colors or flavors.

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I know I just posted a cookie recipe buuuut I had to post these Gluten-free Dairy-free Chocolate Candy Cookie Bars because it’s cookie season and you NEED these gooey chewy bars in your life.

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If you love gooey chewy chocolate chip cookies or if you love a good M&M cookie… or both… then these Gluten-free Dairy-free Chocolate Candy Cookie Bars are for you!

Warning: these cookie bars disappear very quickly!

They taste amazing and are made with healthier ingredients, but you would never know it based on how delicious they taste.

Ingredients needed to make these Gluten-free Dairy-free Chocolate Candy Cookie Bars

  • almond flour
  • tapioca flour
  • coconut flour
  • cream of tartar
  • baking soda
  • salt
  • olive oil
  • coconut sugar
  • egg
  • egg yolk
  • vanilla extract
  • chocolate candies
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I like to use a combination of cream of tartar and baking soda to replace baking powder in recipes. I use this All Natural Cream of Tartar and love it!

Baking powder often contains gluten, cornstarch, and aluminum, so I avoid it while baking. But I still sometimes want the results of baking powder, so that is why I mix baking soda and cream of tartar together.

Cream of tartar is a byproduct of fermenting wine into grapes and is used to help make baked goods more chewy. When combined with baking soda, it becomes a leavening agent ( aka it helps your baked goods puff up while baking).

I also used Little Secrets Dark Chocolate Candies to make these cookies. I liked cooking with them and using them instead of M&Ms because they are dairy-free and they are made without any artificial colors or flavors.

You can use regular chocolate chips or any brand of chocolate candies as well.

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How to make these cookie bars

It’s actually pretty easy to make these Gluten-free Dairy-free Chocolate Candy Cookie Bars.

In one bowl, you mix together the almond flour, tapioca flour, coconut flour, cream of tartar, baking soda and salt together.

In another bowl, you mix together the olive oil, coconut sugar, egg, egg yolk and vanilla extract together.

Then, you add the bowl of dry ingredients into the bowl of wet ingredients, along with the chocolate candies and mix.

Then, the last thing that needs to be done is to bake these bad boys!

For me, it worked to bake these about 22-23 minutes. They will look like they aren’t ready to be taken out, but trust me, they continue to set as they continue to cool in the pan.

If you want these cookie bars to be more gooey, cook them 22-23 minutes, and if you don’t cook them for 25-28 minutes.

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Other Healthy cookie bar recipes

Paleo Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Cherry Cookie Bars

Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars 

Paleo Brookies (Brownie/Cookies Bars)

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Gluten-free Dairy-free Chocolate Candy Cookie Bars

Servings: 16 bars
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 22 minutes
Total Time: 32 minutes
A healthier-for-you version of M&M cookie bars, made without dairy, refined white flour, or refined sugar, and made with healthier chocolate candies that don't have artificial colors or flavors.

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 325F. Line an 8×8 inch baking pan with parchment paper, leaving a slight overhang on at least two opposite sides.
  • In a medium bowl, mix the almond flour, tapioca flour, coconut flour, cream of tartar, baking soda and salt together with a fork. Set aside.
  • In another bowl, mix the olive oil and coconut sugar with a fork until blended. Add the egg, egg yolk and vanilla extract and continue stirring until thoroughly mixed and the mixture has thickened.
  • Pour the dry ingredients and chocolate candies into the bowl of wet ingredients and mix until combined. Do not over mix.
  • Pour the batter into the lined pan and evenly spread it out with a spatula.
  • Bake for 22-26 minutes or until the top puffs and the sides start pulling away from the pan. It will look underdone, but the bars will continue to set as they cool.
  • Let the bars cool completely in the pan before lifting them out using the parchment paper. I like to slice them into 12 or 16 squares.
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: dairy-free candy cookie bars, gluten-free candy cookie bars
Author: Dominique | Perchance to Cook