Come check out these Gluten Free Hidden
..Because what could be better than finding cookies hiding in between two layers of brownie? Well, how about finding out that those brownies and cookies were EGG FREE? I always get excited about that..since eggs are not my friend.
I used Schar's NEW chocolate cookies and crumbled them up to make this Gluten Free Hidden Cookie-Brownie Bars! What you end up with a fancy looking brownies that taste AMAZING and are so easy to make. Don't get me wrong..I do enjoy the more complicated recipes with multiple steps but sometimes I like simple/fancy more. I threw these beauties together to share with my family on Easter!
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- 3 Cups Blanched Almond Flour (I use Nuts.com)
- 3/4 Cup Cocoa Powder or Carob Powder
- 1/2 Tsp Salt
- 4 Tsp. Baking Powder
- 1 Cup of Granulated Sugar (any variety should work refined or unrefined- to make these sugar free use Xylitol).
- 2 Tbs Vanilla Extract
- 1/3 Cup Dairy or Nondairy Milk or Water.
- 1 pkg Schar Chocolate Chip Cookies, crumbled
- 1 Cup Chocolate Chips (Dairy or Nondairy)
- 1/2 Cup Coconut Cream or Heavy Cream
- Place a sheet of parchment into a bread pan. (9 x 5) Allow the paper to overhang slightly on the edges.
- Preheat oven t0 350 Degrees.
- Combine all ingredients except the Chocolate chip cookies in a bowl and mix until it comes together. Use your hands to assist in the mixing is needed- dough will be extemely thick.
- Press half of the dough into the prepared bread pan.
- Sprinkle with crumbled chocolate cookies.
- Press the other half of the dough on top of the cookie layer.
- Bake the bars for 20 minutes. until toothpick comes out clean
- While the bars cool, start the frosting, using a double boiler add the chocolate chips and cream. Mix constantly until chocolate chips have melted.
- Let frosting cool.
- Spread over the brownies.
When I call for coconut cream- I am referring to the cream that you get from the top of the can of coconut milk. You'll get tons of cream from a can of heavy coconut milk. (Just avoid buying the cans that say "lite" on them) Trader joes now sells cans of straight coconut cream- which is what I use. For most other brands you may need chill the can in the fridge to get the heavy cream portion to separate from the water!)