If you love magic bars, these caramel gluten free magic bars are a treat for you! Creamy, gooey sweetness on top of a gluten free graham cracker crust. The caramel comes from caramel chips, which melt right in!
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Don't these magic bars look good! You may recognize these as 7 Layer Bars, but for some reason, my bars only ended up with 6 layers. I must have forgotten another sweet addition, but these bars are already crazy sweet. If sweet desserts are your thing, grab a pan because you will want to eat these gluten free bars!
I have made several delicious 7 Layer Bars. The most popular magic bars are my Gluten Free Pumpkin 7 Layer Bars. They are full of creamy pumpkin fall flavors! If you love mint, these Gluten Free Peppermint 7 Layer Bars are something you would like to try.
I made a video to show you how easy these gluten free magic bars are to make (see below)...don't forget the caramel chips. I found them in the store today, I "think" they are new. They are from Ghirardelli and they taste like caramel but look more like a chip.
Are you ready to give this easy caramel magic bars recipe a try?
Place the graham cracker crumbs in a bowl and add melted butter. Mix well.
Dump the crumbs into a greased 8x8 pan and spread with a spoon to cover the bottom. Use the back of the spoon to press the crumb mixture down flat.
Next, add your condensed milk layer. You can use either regular condensed milk or dairy-free condensed milk made from coconut.
Add the layer of caramel chips. You will love the flavor these add!
Next, spread the shredded coconut layer over the caramel chips. If you love coconut as much as we do, you should check out these Gluten Free Almond Joy Cookie Bars!!
Add lots of chocolate chips!
What chocolate chips are best for baking?
You can use any type of chocolate chip for this recipe. Milk chocolate, dark chocolate, or bittersweet chocolate chips all taste delicious so use the one you like best! (I will say Ghirardelli is a very good for chips that are gluten free. If you want dairy-free chocolate chips, Enjoy Life makes great chips!)
If you love chocolate as much as we do, check out these Gluten Free Chocolate recipes!
Next, add sliced almonds. Feel free to substitute in walnuts, pecans, or any other type of nuts you like!
Bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes. Allow cooling completely before cutting.
Can you freeze these bars?
These magic bars freeze really well. In fact, I recommend freezing them to help the gooey ingredients mesh together. It also makes cutting them a LOT easier!
What kind of condensed milk is best?
This recipe works really well with both regular condensed milk and dairy-free coconut condensed milk. I chose to use coconut condensed milk because I am a coconut fanatic.
Make them dairy-free!
If you want these bars to be dairy-free too, use the coconut condensed milk I mention above and use Enjoy Life dairy-free chips (skip the caramel chips) and use a dairy-free butter!
Things you need to make this recipe:
- 2 cups crushed gluten free graham crackers
- 6 tablesoons butter
- 1 can condensed milk, I used coconut dairy free
- 1/2 cup chocolate chips
- 1/2 cup caramel chips
- 1 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
- 1/2 cup slivered almonds
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Put graham crackers in a bag and smash to crumbs.
- Add the crumbs to a bowl and mix with melted butter.
- Pour into an 8x8 greased baking dish.
- Pour in the crumb mixture.
- Pour 3/4 of a can of condensed milk on top and spread to cover the crumbs.
- Add chips and coconut.
- Drizzle remaining condensed milk on top of coconut. Add almonds.
- Bake for 22 minutes until done.
- Cool completely before cutting.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 10 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 361Total Fat: 23gSaturated Fat: 14gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 20mgSodium: 236mgCarbohydrates: 39gFiber: 4gSugar: 24gProtein: 4g
Please note this nutrition information is calculated by a recipe plugin and is an estimate based on the ingredients used in this recipe.
(*This blog post was updated from an older 7/2017 post with more information and a video.)