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Gluten-Free Toffee Bars

 Gluten-Free Toffee Bars
"My husband discovered he has celiac disease a couple of years ago, and I've had to find a whole new way of cooking.” These nutty, chocolaty bars are perfect for those with gluten intolerance. Pam Gianetti - Girard, OH
30 ServingsPrep: 25 min. Bake: 15 min. + standing


  • 2/3 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup white rice flour
  • 1/3 cup potato starch
  • 1/3 cup tapioca flour
  • 4-1/2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 4-1/2 teaspoons garbanzo and fava flour
  • 2-1/2 teaspoons xanthan gum
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup (6 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped pecans


  • In a small bowl, cream butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy.
  • Add egg yolk; mix well. Beat in applesauce and vanilla. In a small
  • bowl, combine the rice flour, potato starch, tapioca flour,
  • cornstarch, garbanzo and fava flour, xanthan gum and salt; gradually
  • add to creamed mixture and mix well.
  • Spread into a 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan coated with cooking
  • spray. Bake at 350° for 15-20 minutes or until lightly browned.
  • Sprinkle with chocolate chips; let stand for 5 minutes. Spread
  • chocolate chips over bars. Sprinkle with pecans. Let stand until

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Directions (continued)

  • chocolate is set. Cut into bars. Yield: 2-1/2 dozen.
Editor’s Note: Read all ingredient labels for possible gluten content prior to use. Ingredient formulas can change, and production facilities vary among brands. If you’re concerned that your brand may contain gluten, contact the company. This recipe was tested with Bob’s Red Mill garbanzo and fava flour.
Nutritional Facts: 1 bar equals 136 calories, 7 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 18 mg cholesterol, 94 mg sodium, 18 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 1 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 fat.