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.