Gluten-Free Triple Chunk Oatmeal Coconut Cookie Bars

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Yield: 24 bars

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Need a cookie in a jiffy without babysitting batch after batch? Here's a decadent cookie bar using our gluten-free cookie mix and a super blend of flavors and textures. Just spread the dough in a pan and you'll have cookies in 25 minutes or less! Add your own favorite combination of dried fruits, chips, and nuts.

Gluten-Free Triple Chunk Oatmeal Coconut Cookie Bars

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gluten free, quick-n-easy
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Yield: 24 bars
Published: 09/26/2013

Ingredients

  • 1 box King Arthur Gluten-Free Cookie Mix
  • 10 tablespoons soft butter
  • 1 large egg
  • 4 tablespoons water
  • 3 cups add-ins of your choice (chips, dried fruit, oats, nuts, etc.)

Tips from our bakers

  • Three cups of add-ins is ideal for this cookie bar. We like 1 cup oats, 1/2 cup coconut, 1/2 cup white chocolate chunks, 1/2 cup chocolate chips, and 1/2 cup butterscotch chips.

Directions

1) Preheat your oven to 350°F. Lightly grease a 9" x 13" pan lined with parchment paper.

2) Prepare the cookie dough according to the box instructions, using the amounts of butter and water in the ingredients list at left.

3) Stir in 3 cups of any combination of chips, dried fruit, or nuts.

4) Spread the dough evenly in the prepared pan.

5) Bake the bars at 350° for 20 to 25 minutes. The top should be lightly browned when they are done. Cool them to lukewarm before serving.

Yield: 24 bars.

Reviews

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  • star rating 10/28/2014
  • Susan from Greensboro, NC
  • Another GF winner - thanks to KAF! Couldn't be easier, I followed the recipe as written and for my three cups I added a cup of oats, 1/2 cup flaked coconut, about 2/3 KAF cappuccino chips, 1/3 KAF cinnamon chips, and 1/2 cup of Ghiradelli 60% chocolate chips with about a tablespoon of Nestle Tollhouse mini-chocolate morsels to get to a full 1/2 cup with the darker chips. Next time I will probably do 1-1/2 cups oats and 1-1/2 dried fruits (cranberries, apricots and golden raisins) and sprinkle coconut on top of the bars to toast while baking - yum! This is a great versatile recipe I will turn to again for my GF baking.
  • star rating 01/12/2014
  • Jennifer from Fairfax, VA
  • Thank you for the bar cookie variation, Amy. These were a quick solution when I needed a last minute dessert! Next time, I think I'll try oatmeal, coconut, dried cherries or cranberries, chocolate chips and pecans!
  • star rating 01/12/2014
  • Sadie from WV
  • I often add two ripe mashed bananas (omit water) to this mix along with some chocolate chips and bake in a 9x9, I end up with wonderfully tasting thick banana chocolate chip bars. I'm trying peanut butter next. Thanks KA.
  • star rating 12/14/2013
  • Emmalee from Manhattan,KS
  • These bars are great! Easy and Tasty.
  • star rating 12/12/2013
  • threeltlbirds from KAF Community
  • I baked all day and these are by far the best cookies of the day - and the only GF ones! I will DEF make these again - using the KAF mix really speeds things up. Baked in an 8x8 because I didn't have the 9x13. Added 10 mins to cooking time. Chocolate chips, coconut and oats. Fab. A genuine, "real" cookie tasting treat for those with GF needs.
    I'm so glad you liked it! That makes my day! ~Amy
  • star rating 11/30/2013
  • Resa from Delaware
  • star rating 10/14/2013
  • Kathy from Oakdale, CA
  • My first time using King Arthur's GF cookie mix and was very surprised and delighted how tasty they were. A tip: I found that if you overhang the parchment paper you can then lift the cookie out of the pan and use a pizza cutter to cut into bars. Also, when putting dough into pan if you wet your fingers you can press the dough easily into the pan. I will be buying this mix again!
    Great tips, Kathy - Happy GF Baking! Irene@KAF
  • star rating 10/05/2013
  • GEM from Rochester, NY
  • Sounds great but would love to know how to make something similar using your GF flour mix
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