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Gluten Free Magic Bars Gone Healthier

These are a huge hit at any gathering. Over the years, I have made a couple simple swaps to add just a little bit of nice to the naughty.

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Gluten Free Magic Bars Gone Healthier

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 24 Bars
Calories: 175kcal
Author: Kim Maes


  • cups gluten-free graham cracker crumbs crushed
  • ½ cup sugar healthier option: ¼ cup coconut sugar
  • ½ cup unsalted butter melted (healthier option: 6 tablespoons coconut oil, melted)
  • 1 14-ounce can sweetened condensed milk (healthier option: 14-ounce can sweetened condensed coconut milk)
  • 1 cup sweetened flaked coconut healthier option: 1 cup unsweetened flaked coconut
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips healthier option: 1 cup 70 percent cacao dark chocolate bar, chopped
  • 1 cup butterscotch chips healthier option: ½ cup carob chips
  • ½ cup chopped pecans


  • Place the rack in the center of the oven. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line a 9x13-inch baking pan with parchment paper and spray well with gluten-free nonstick cooking spray.
  • Place graham cracker crumbs and sugar in a medium bowl. Stir in the melted butter until thoroughly combined. Press into the bottom of the baking pan to form the crust. Rub oil or butter on hands and press the crust down with fingertips to get a smooth, firm crust. Bake for 10-12 minutes, until puffy in spots or the butter looks like it is sizzling in the pan. Let sit on a wire rack until completely cool.
  • Once the crust has cooled, pour condensed milk evenly over crust. Cover with coconut flakes, chocolate, and butterscotch chips. Press in firmly. Bake for 20 minutes.
  • Add nuts and bake for about 5-9 minutes, until golden brown. Cool completely before cutting.
  • Use parchment paper to lift bars out of the pan and place on a cutting board. Use a long, straight-edge knife sprayed with nonstick spray to cut the bars.


Nutrition Facts
Gluten Free Magic Bars Gone Healthier
Amount Per Serving
Calories 175 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Fat 10g15%
Saturated Fat 5g25%
Cholesterol 11mg4%
Sodium 73mg3%
Potassium 73mg2%
Carbohydrates 20g7%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 15g17%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 130IU3%
Calcium 12mg1%
Iron 0.8mg4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Disclaimer: All nutrition facts on Gluten Free & More are meant only as a guide and may differ depending on product brands used or ingredient substitutions. Some errors may occur, so you are encouraged to confirm the recipe’s ingredient and nutrition suitability for your own diet.
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