Saturday, August 2, 2014

Gluten Free Flourless Monster Cookie Bars

This is one monster of a cookie!  There is absolutely no flour in these Gluten Free Flourless Monster Cookie bars, but don't let that fool you into thinking they are lacking...they are certainly packed with lots of other goodies! Crunchy peanut butter, oats, chocolate chips and monster sized M&M's make up this amazing cookie bar.  You can certainly use regular sized M&M's or even mini ones, but I found these monster sized ones and thought they were fitting for a monster of a gluten free cookie bar!  You can also makes these into individual sized cookies, but it is so much easier to make a big tray of it.  These Gluten Free Monster Cookie Bars are so great to take to picnics and pot lucks as they make a large tray of bars.
Gluten Free Flourless Monster Cookie Bars

I love making flourless recipes, because I know not everyone can find, or wants to buy, all the gluten free flours and starches it takes to make a good gluten free dessert.  These Gluten Free Flourless Monster Cookie Bars are easy to put together and to bake...and even easier to eat!  These bars have a nice chew to them with little bits of crunchy peanuts throughout from the peanut butter...and they certainly aren't lacking in melted chocolate thanks to the chocolate chips in the dough and the M&M's on top!  You will love this gluten free treat.

Recipe from: Goodies Gone Gluten Free
Adapted from: Barefeet in the Kitchen
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2/3 cup butter, room temperature
1 1/3 cup light brown sugar
1 cup white sugar
3 eggs
1 1/2 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. vanilla extract
2 cups (16 oz. jar) chunky peanut butter
6 cups gluten free old fashioned oats
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/2 M&M's candies for topping (I used mega M&M's)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.  Beat together the butter and sugars.  Add the eggs, vanilla and baking soda.  Stir in the peanut butter.  Add the oats and stir again until well combined.  Mix in the chocolate chips.

Press the dough onto the bottom of a parchment lined large baking sheet, or jelly roll pan.  Top with the M&M's and lightly press them into the dough.  Bake for 16-17 minutes, until the bars are lightly browned and just past looking wet on top.  They will not be firm, but they will set up as they cool.

Flourless Monster Cookie Bars

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