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Gluten-Free Toffee Bars

Total Time

Prep: 25 min. Bake: 15 min. + standing


2-1/2 dozen

"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
Gluten-Free Toffee Bars Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 2/3 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 large 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 semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped pecans


  1. 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.
  2. Spread into a 15x10x1-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 chocolate is set. Cut into bars.
Editor’s Note: This recipe was tested with Bob’s Red Mill garbanzo and fava flour.
Gluten-Free Recipe
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Nutrition Facts

1 each: 136 calories, 7g fat (4g saturated fat), 18mg cholesterol, 94mg sodium, 18g carbohydrate (11g sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein.

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