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Gluten-Free White Chocolate Butterscotch Bars...The Best Dessert Ever

Posted Sep 29 2010 7:05am

My dad has always been the biggest skeptic of gluten-free baked goods. He's a meat and potatoes kind of guy and there's nothing in the world that he loves more than good old fashioned cookies, cakes and pastries. Over the last few years as I've worked on developing new gluten-free recipes, my dad has always been the best taste tester because he's 100% honest and will tell me when my food tastes like crap...

So, when I made these white chocolate butterscotch bars for the first time, I was really worried about what my dad would think. All of my friends thought they were amazing, and my fiance (husband in just 11 days) thought they were "the best dessert ever." So, while we were visting my family last week, I made the bars and much to my delight, my dad agreed...they are the best dessert ever! They are jam packed with flavor, perfectly moist and the most sinful dessert of all time.

White Chocolate Butterscotch Bars

Yield: 24 bars

For the Crust:

1 ½ cups packed dark brown sugar

2 ½ sticks butter

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

¾ cup brown rice flour

¾ cup sweet rice flour

½ cup tapioca flour

1 tablespoon cornstarch

1 teaspoon xanthan gum

1 teaspoon baking powder

½ teaspoon salt

2 cups quick cook Bob’s Red Mill gluten-free oats


For the Filling

1 (12-ounce) package white chocolate chips

1 cup chopped walnuts

2 cups butterscotch sauce

2 tablespoon brown rice flour

2 tablespoons sweet rice flour

1 teaspoon cornstarch

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. For the crust, cream together the brown sugar, butter and vanilla extract in the bowl of a standing mixer.
  3. In a separate bowl, sift together brown rice flour, sweet rice flour, tapioca flour, cornstarch, xanthan gum, baking powder and salt. Add these dry ingredients slowly into the mixer. Once fully incorporated, slowly add in the oats. Mix together on medium speed until well combined.
  4. Grease a 9 x 13 inch baking pan and press half of the dough into the bottom of the pan. Bake for 10 minutes. Remove from oven and cool for five minutes.
  5. For the filling, sprinkle all of the white chocolate chips over the entire surface of the semi-baked dough.
  6. Heat the butterscotch sauce in the microwave for 20 seconds. Stir the brown rice flour, sweet rice flour and cornstarch into the sauce and stir until well combined. Drizzle the butterscotch mixture over the white chocolate chips.
  7. Crumble the remaining dough over the top of the filling. Make sure the top is completely covered with dough.
  8. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes until golden brown. Cool completely on a wire rack before slicing into bars. Serve with a glass of milk.

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