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Gluten-Free Almond Buckeye Bars

Gluten-Free Almond Buckeye Bars
  • Prep 25 min
  • Total 4 hr 35 min
  • Servings 16

A classic holiday candy gets a twist with this decadent dark chocolate cookie bar with creamy almond butter filling and topped with a rich chocolate ganache. A 7-ingredient dessert that is simple and impressive for any holiday gathering! ...MORE+ LESS-

Ingredients

1
package (14 oz) Immaculate Baking Co.™ refrigerated Gluten Free double chocolate cookie dough

Filling

1/2
cup butter, softened
1/3
cup Justin’s™ classic almond butter
3/4
cup powdered sugar
1/4
teaspoon pure vanilla

Frosting

1
cup dark chocolate chips
1/4
cup heavy whipping cream

Steps

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  • 1
    Heat oven to 325°F. Line 8-inch square pan with foil or cooking parchment paper, allowing overhang of 2 inches over sides of pan. Spray with cooking spray. Remove cookie dough from refrigerator; let stand 15 minutes. Break cookie dough into small pieces; press evenly in bottom of pan. Bake 22 to 25 minutes or until set. Cool completely, at least 1 hour.
  • 2
    In medium bowl, beat softened butter and almond butter with electric mixer on medium speed until smooth, scraping side of bowl. Gradually beat in powdered sugar until smooth. Beat in vanilla. Spread evenly over cooled crust.
  • 3
    In 1-quart saucepan, heat chocolate chips and whipping cream over low heat, stirring frequently, until chips are completely melted and smooth. Carefully pour and spread topping over filling. Refrigerate uncovered about 2 hours or until cooled completely. Using foil or parchment to lift, remove bar from pan, and peel foil or parchment away. Cut into 4 rows by 4 rows. Stored covered in refrigerator.
  • Buckeye candies are traditionally chocolate-dipped peanut butter balls. The name comes from their resemblance to the nut of the buckeye tree.

Expert Tips

  • Cooking Gluten Free? Always read labels to make sure each recipe ingredient is gluten free. Products and ingredient sources can change.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Bar
Calories
290
Calories from Fat
170
% Daily Value
Total Fat
19g
30%
Saturated Fat
9g
46%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
25mg
8%
Sodium
105mg
4%
Potassium
100mg
3%
Total Carbohydrate
27g
9%
Dietary Fiber
1g
7%
Sugars
20g
Protein
2g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%
4%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
2%
2%
Iron
10%
10%
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 3 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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