Category Archives: Treats

Easy Gluten Free Cream Cheese Cookies

These melt-in-your-mouth cream cheese cookies are one of my families favorites! The cookies stay soft and moist for days… if there are any left.

Prep Time: 20 min
Cook Time: 10 min
Yields 32 cookies

Ingredients
1 (15oz) gluten free cake mix
1 (80z) pkg cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup butter (1/2 stick), softened
2 tsp vanilla
3 eggs
1 (16oz) cream cheese frosting

Directions
1. Preheat oven to 350°.
2. In large bowl, cream together butter and cream cheese. Blend in egg and vanilla. Gradually add cake mix to batter, combine until well-blended. Scoop rounded teaspoon sizes onto greased baking sheet.
3. Bake on top rack for 9-11 minutes, until edges are golden brown.

4. Let cookies set on hot pan for 5 min before transferring to wire rack. Cool on wire rack.
5. Once cookies are completely cool; frost with cream cheese frosting of your choice, and decorate with sprinkles.

I prefer homemade cream cheese frosting or Duncan Hines’ Creamy Home-Style Cream Cheese Frosting with these cookies. Enjoy!

Gluten Free Cream Cheese Frosting
This cream cheese frosting goes great with Easy Gluten Free Cream Cheese Cookies.

Flourless Gluten Free Chocolate Cake
Check out this rich, tasty chocolate cake; even your gluten-eating friends will want this recipe!

Flourless Gluten Free Chocolate Cake

This rich flour-less gluten free chocolate cake is not only simple and easy to make; it will even please your gluten-eating friends and family.

Prep Time: 10 min
Cook Time: 35-40 min
Serves 12

Ingredients
1 (12 oz) pkg bittersweet chocolate chips
1 cup & 3 tbs butter
1 1/4 cups sugar
6 eggs
1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 Tbs milk
1 Tbs light corn syrup (or honey)
1/4 tsp gluten-free vanilla extract (most vanilla is gluten-free)
3/4 cup walnuts, chopped (optional)

Directions
1. Preheat oven to 375°F. Spray 9-in springform pan with nonstick cooking spray. 2. Place 2/3 of (8 0z) chocolate chips and 1 cup butter in medium microwavable bowl. Microwave for 2 min, stirring between 30 sec. intervals, until completely blended. Add sugar and mix well. Add eggs one at a time, mixing well each time. Add cocoa into bowl and stir until blended. Pour batter into prepared pan.
3. Bake for 35-40 min, or until cake is firm in the center. Cool for 10 min. Run knife around edges of springform pan and removed sides of pan. Set cake aside to cool completely.
4. Meanwhile, begin making the chocolate glaze. Melt remaining (4 0z) chocolate chips and 3 Tbs butter in small microwavable bowl. Microwave for 1 min, stir until smooth. Add milk, light corn syrup and vanilla.
5. Once cake has cooled, pour glaze onto center. Use a spatula or back of spoon to cover the cake.
6. Chill cake for 30-60 min before serving to allow glaze to set. (But if you can’t help it, don’t worry, just grab a fork and indulge!)

This rich gluten free chocolate cake pairs well with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or a glass of cold milk. Enjoy!

Delectable Gluten Free Chocolate Dessert
This fast, easy and inexpensive dessert is perfect for any night of the week.

Are Snickers Gluten Free
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Gluten Free Caramel Puffed Corn

Indulge on this inexpensive, easy gluten free snack the whole family will enjoy. I brought this into work the other day and the whole bowl was gone within minutes. This is a great treat to bring to parties or keep to yourself for a bedtime snack.

Prep Time: 10 min
Start to Finish: 1 hour 10 min

Ingredients
1-8 oz bag ‘Kitchen Cooked’ puffed corn
1/3 cup margarine or butter
1-1/2 cups brown sugar, packed
1/3 cup light corn syrup
1 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup pecans (optional)

Directions
1. Preheat oven to 250°. Grease a large roasting pan. Pour puffed corn into pan.
2. Melt butter in large saucepan. Stir in brown sugar, corn syrup and salt. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly for 5 minutes. Remove from heat. Stir in baking soda; this will cause the mixture to thicken and rise. Stir in vanilla.
3. Immediately pour  caramel over puffed corn in prepared large roasting pan. Add pecans and mix well.
4. Bake for one hour, stirring every 15 min. Remove from oven.
5. Cool completely on wax paper. Break up any clumps and store in tightly covered container.

We eat a lot of ice cream at our house, so I saved a few of the 1 gallon ice cream containers to store snacks like this one in. This makes the delicious puffed caramel corn simple to store and easy access. Enjoy!

The Best Gluten Free Pumpkin Bread
This moist, rich pumpkin bread is truly one of the best gluten free recipes around.

Gluten Free JELL-O Cake
This moist, refreshing dessert is easy to make and perfect for any event.

Traditional Gluten Free Chex Party Mix

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Prep Time: 5 min
Cook: 10 min
Serves 9 cups

Ingredients
1/2  cup (1 stick) margarine
1 1/4 tsp seasoned salt
4 1/2 tsp gluten free Worcestershire sauce
3 cups Corn Chex Cereal
3 cups Rice Chec Cereal
1 cup salted mixed nuts
1 1/2 cup gluten free pretzels (optional)

Microwave Directions
1. In large microwave bowl melt margarine on high 1 min.
2. Stir in salt and sauce. Add Chex, pretzels and nuts. Mix until coated.
3. Cook on high 6 min. Stirring every 2 min.  Spread on  paper towel to cool. Store in airtight container.

Stove Top Directions
1. Preheat oven to 250.
2. In small microwave bowl, melt margarine.
3. In huge shallow roasting pan (15x10x2) add melted margarine, salt and sauce. Stir together. Add Chex, pretzels and nuts. Stir until all pieces are coated.
4. Heat in oven 1 hour. Stir every 15 min. Spread on paper towel to cool. Store in airtight container.

Crunchy Gluten Free Caramel Corn Chex
Mix up you’re traditional gluten free Chex mix with this tasty caramel recipe. 

Gluten Free New York Cheesecake
This light, refreshing cheesecake is unlike any cheesecake you’ve had before.

Old Fashioned Gluten Free Rice Krispies

Start to Finish: 10 min
Serves 12

Ingredients
4 cups mini-marshmallows
→OR 40 reg. marshmallows
5 cup Rice Krispies
1/4 cup butter
1 tsp gluten free vanilla
(most vanilla is gluten free)

Stove Top Directions
1. Melt butter in large sauce pan. Add vanilla and marshmallows, stir until melted. Cook 3 min longer. Add Krispies, stir until coated.
2. Press mixture evenly into greased 13x9x2in pan, use a buttered metal spatula for easier use.
3. Cut into squares when cool, about 1 hour.

Microwave Directions
1. Melt butter in large microwave safe bowl, about 40 sec. Add marshmallows, microwave for 2 min, stir, then continue with 1 min intervals until marshmallows melt, stir in between. Add Krispies, stir until coated.
2. Press mixture evenly into greased 13x9x2in pan, use a buttered metal spatula for easier use.
3. Cut into squares when cool, about 1 hour.

Gluten Free Caramel Puffed Corn
Indulge on this inexpensive, easy gluten free snack the whole family will enjoy.

Traditional Gluten Free Chex Mix
This tradition Chex mix recipe is always a crowd pleaser for all ages.

Crunchy Gluten Free Caramel Corn Chex

Prep Time: 15 min
Start to Finish: 1 hour 15 min

Ingredients
4 cups popped microwave popcorn
4 1/2 cups Corn Chex or Rice Chex cereal
1/2 cup honey-roasted peanuts, if desired
1/4 cup butter or margarine
1/3 cup brown sugar
2 Tbs corn syup
1/4 tsp vanilla*

Directions
1. Remove unpopped kernels from popcorn.
2. In large bowl mix popcorn, cereal and peanuts.
3. In medium bowl microwave butter, brown sugar, corn syrup and vanilla for 2 min, stir after 1 min, until mixture is boiling.
4. Pour over cereal mixture, stirring until evenly coated.
5. Microwave on high 5-6 min, stirring well every min. Spread on wax paper to cool. Stir the Crunchy Caramel Corn Chex occasionally on the wax paper to break up the mix. Enjoy!

Traditional Gluten Free Check Party Mix
This recipe is the perfect treat for any occasion.

Old Fashioned Gluten Free Recipes
This traditional recipe is great delicious and easy to make.

Gluten Free Strawberry Cake

 I found this strawberry cake recipe, by Laura Fraembs, in Radish Magazine the other day that looked too good to be true. To my surprise the recipe was gluten-free and literally a piece of cake to make.

This cake uses only store-bought gluten free cake mix, frozen strawberries, sugar, flour, eggs, oil, and water. Great cake that only takes an extra 2 minutes to make compared to regular store-bought cake mix.

The best part about this recipe is it will look as though you slaved all day over making this fresh strawberry cake with creamy frosting. No worries though, this recipe only takes 5 minutes to prepare and half an hour to cook!

Succulent Strawberry Cake
Inspired By: Laura Fraembs

Prep Time: 10 min
Start to Finish: 40 min

Ingredients
1 (18 oz) pkg gluten-free vanilla cake mix
4 Tbs. Tapioca Flour
1 (16oz) pkg frozen strawberries, thawed
4 eggs
1/2 cup vegetable oil
3/4 cup water
1 (3 oz) strawberry gelatin dessert
1 (12 oz) can cream cheese frosting

**Feel free to use any gluten-free flour you have around the house. Various frosting will work as well such as vanilla, strawberry and chocolate frosting. Low fat cool whip can also be used for a healthier substitute.
 

Directions
1. Preheat oven to 350°. Grease two 8×8-inch pans or one 9-inch spring foam pan.
2.In large mixing bowl, combine gluten free cake mix, flour, eggs, water, gelatin and half of the strawberries. Beat on medium speed for 4 min. Pour batter into well-greased pan.
3. Bake for 30-35 minutes. Complete taste test to ensure cake is cooked thoroughly.
4. Combine frosting and other half of strawberries into bowl and blend strawberries into frosting. Frost cool cake then serve and chill. Enjoy!

Note: Be sure to store the gluten free cake in the fridge. I cook this cake for only 30 min, so it will turn out nice and moist.
 

Radish Magazine
Check out other great recipes at Radish Magazine.

Gluten Free Strawberry Shortcake
This recipe is fun and easy to make, and only takes 15 min!