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Chewy Gingerbread Bars [Gluten & Dairy-Free]

  • Author: Lauren
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 9 bars 1x
  • Category: bar
  • Method: oven
  • Cuisine: dessert
  • Diet: Gluten Free


These chewy gingerbread bars are fudgy & soft on the inside, yet slightly crispy on the outside. Coated in a creamy white chocolate drizzle. They are gluten & dairy-free as well as paleo friendly!



Chewy Gingerbread Bars

  • 1/4 cup coconut oil or butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup coconut sugar (or brown sugar or golden Lakanto)
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp pink salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup tapioca flour
  • 1 + 1/2 cup almond flour, superfine
  • 1/4 tsp cloves, ground
  • 1/2 tsp ginger powder
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp blackstrap molasses
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup

White Chocolate Topping (or cream cheese icing, use this for dairy-free)

  • 1/2 cup white chocolate (I like these for lower sugar or you can just use regular. For vegan use a vegan white chocolate or sub with regular vegan chocolate chips of choice)
  • 1/2 tsp coconut oil



Chewy Gingerbread Bars

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F & line a square baking dish or loaf pan with parchment paper. Set aside.
  2. Mix the coconut oil & coconut sugar together in a medium-large bowl.
  3. Add the rest of the ingredients for the cookie bars to combine & mix until everything is well incorporated.
  4. Spread the batter into your prepared baking dish & spread evenly.
  5. Bake for 22-28 minutes, until the top is golden brown. Baking times will vary depending on the pan used. I used a wide loaf pan & mine took around 27 minutes. A fork should come out relatively clean when inserted when it is ready.
  6. Remove from the oven & let cool slightly in the pan for at least 15 minutes. This gives a super fudgey & chewy final gingerbread bar. 
  7. For the white chocolate topping, melt the chocolate chips & coconut oil for 30 seconds in the microwave or over low heat in a small saucepan on the stove until smooth.
  8. Spread over the gingerbread bars, slice & enjoy!

Keywords: gingerbread, white chocolate, grain free