Sign up for our NEWSLETTER and receive 150+ awesome recipes for special diets!

Butterscotch Maple Bars – Gluten Free and Allergy Friendly!

Butterscotch Maple Bars – Gluten Free and Allergy Friendly!

Here come the holidays! And we need some creative treats to prevent our loved ones with dietary restrictions from experiencing those feelings of deprivation that come from missing out on the holiday party foods.

This recipe is very allergy-friendly. It is free of gluten, eggs, and gums such as xanthan and guar gum. I did use butter in this recipe but you could substitute with something casein free if needed. I just really love butter.

These bars are delicious, but they definitely won’t be a daily food for my family. It is rare that we eat a sugary treat such as this. But my freezer is now well-stocked for the season that is upon us, so that this gluten-free, real-food family will be ready to attend any event on short notice!

I made these bars using freshly ground flour from my WonderMill Grain Mill. It is my new toy and I love it! I feel good about serving my family freshly ground flours, and you can’t beat the texture of the flour it makes! Since I have always had a hard time finding organic sweet white rice, which is an important part of many gluten free baked goods due to the texture it creates, I have used my Vitamix to grind down organic sushi rice, since it has very similar properties. This works well enough, but the texture is still a little grainy. With the WonderMill we get a much better texture without the wear and tear on my Vitamix!

We started by making these butterscotch chips from Heavenly Homemakers.

We used those chips to make the bars in the recipe below. You can do the same, or purchase gluten free butterscotch, chocolate, or white chocolate chips. We even made these bars with no chips and loved them!

Find my recipe for these awesome bars over at the Grain Mill Wagon.





  1. Those bars look awesome! I need to check out the Wonder Mill.

    Thanks for linking up at Motivation Monday. FYI – we changed the format of the party to have 4 separate categories – Inspirational Writing, Healthy Recipes, Crafts, and Home Decor/Organizing. Our hope is by organizing the posts by categories, our readers can find what they’re interested in faster.

  2. Chelsea Day says:

    Love it! If you haven’t linked up yet, come share your project on Teach Me Tuesday:

  3. Kristin says:

    Yum! Those look great! I had no idea you could grind your own flour, very cool.

  4. Becca says:

    Looks like it would be fun to have your own mill! And yummy looking bars!

  5. These bars look absolutely delicious! It’s lovely how allergy friendly they are too. Butterscotch is one of my favourite flavours.

  6. Miz Helen says:

    Hope you are having a great weekend and thank you so much for sharing your awesome recipes with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  7. Melody says:

    Oh my you can almost smell those!

  8. Sounds super yummy! Thanks for linking up to Healthy 2Day Wednesday!

  9. These sound awesome! I think I’ll make them for Thanksgiving. My kiddo is highly allergic to eggs, so I know just what you mean about them having to miss out on the treats sometimes. Actually, it just occurred to me I will make them for our church potluck this coming weekend. He often is unable to eat any treats at the potluck because of the egg situation, but these would work. Thanks!

    • Dawn Tasher says:

      I am so glad you found something suitable for him! I cook without eggs often because many of my clients cannot do eggs. We had IgG sensitivities to them in the past, most likely from eating them so regularly. So I try to avoid them where possible and enjoy them occasionally. Moderation is our friend. 🙂

  10. Rachel R. says:

    These look so good!

  11. Thank you for the recipe! We are always looking for sugar-free, gluten-free, and egg-free recipes!! Can’t wait to make them and do the same, enjoy a few, and freeze the rest to use as needed for holiday parties.

  12. Angel says:

    Looks wonderful. Your bars look great. Thanks for sharing at our Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop.
    Sew Crafty Angel

  13. ummm…yes please! Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop. You help to make it so much fun.♥

  14. Becky says:

    I’ll have to swing over and check out the recipe. Thanks for posting the link for the butterscotch chips and for linking up on Tuesday Greens!

  15. Becky says:

    these bars look really good! and they are safe! love that! adding to top 15 from foodtastic friday!

  16. […] and how to guides for keeping your gardens safe from pesky animals. Our most popular post was Butterscotch Maple Bars from Peeling Back the Onion Layers. Talk about a great dessert to plan for the upcoming holidays and serve with your hot beverage of […]

Leave A Reply