Gluten-Free Brownie Bars

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. Bake: 30 min. + cooling


16 servings

Updated: Nov. 16, 2023
I can't eat dairy or gluten, but these gluten-free brownie bars are a satisfying substitute. The brownies will still seem soft when you pull them from the oven. They are done when the edges look very lightly browned. —Linda Speranza, Buckeye, Arizona
Gluten-Free Brownie Bars Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1 cup almond butter
  • 1/2 cup agave nectar
  • 1 large egg, room temperature
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 package (10 ounces) dairy-free semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts, lightly toasted


  1. Preheat oven to 325°. Line an 8-in. square baking pan with parchment, letting ends extend up sides; set aside. In a large bowl, beat the first 5 ingredients until blended. Stir in chocolate chips and walnuts. Spread into prepared pan.
  2. Bake until edges begin to brown and a toothpick inserted in center comes out with moist crumbs (do not overbake), 30-35 minutes. Cool completely in pan on a wire rack, at least 2 hours. Lifting with parchment, remove brownies from pan. Cut into bars. Store in an airtight container.
dairy-free semisweet chocolate chips
This recipe was tested with Enjoy Life semisweet chocolate chips.

Nutrition Facts

1 bar: 266 calories, 19g fat (5g saturated fat), 12mg cholesterol, 131mg sodium, 23g carbohydrate (17g sugars, 3g fiber), 6g protein.