Gluten-free Chocolate Oatmeal Chews

Gluten-free Chocolate Oatmeal Chews | The Baking Beauties

It is another dark, rainy, windy, cold day here in Manitoba. I know…you’re jealous, right?? Come on, admit it. :) OK, I don’t even want to be here right now. As the long weekend approaches, we’re really hoping that the temperatures will rise a bit. The camper is being loaded, the kids are excited, and we’re all looking forward to getting out there for a few days. I’m positive that no matter what the weather is, we’ll have a great time! What does your family do for the long weekend?

If you’re looking for a quick simple treat to whip up for a BBQ or get-together, give these gluten-free Chocolate Oatmeal Chews a try. As long as you can tolerate gluten-free oats, there is a whole new world of desserts and treats that you can still enjoy. This is one of them.

This recipe was given to me by my sister-in-law to switch over to “de-glutenize” it. :) Quite a tasty square, actually.


Gluten-free Chocolate Oatmeal Chews
  • 3/4 cup margarine
  • 1 cup lightly packed brown sugar
  • 1 1/4 cup featherlight flour mix (see note)
  • 1 1/2 cups gluten-free quick cooking rolled oats
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 4 cups mini marshmallows
  • 1 cup milk chocolate chips
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Cream margarine and sugar.
  3. Combine flour, oats, baking soda and salt.
  4. Add dry ingredients to creamed mixture, mix well.
  5. Set aside 1 1/2 cups of mixture. Press remainder on greased 9x13-inch pan.
  6. Sprinkle marshmallows and chocolate chips and crumble mixture on top.
  7. Bake in preheated oven for 18 minutes.
  8. Cool & cut into squares.
The featherlight flour mix is from Bette Hagman. It is 3 cups rice flour, 3 cups tapioca starch, 3 cups cornstarch, 3 tablespoons potato flour (not starch).



  1. ladybugsandbees says

    Ahhhh this looks divine! My two favorites – chocolate and marshmallow. I wonder if adding some coconut would work. I am a mallow cup lover. LOL! Bring these over and we will have a cup of Joe and banana bread and your bars.

  2. Jeanine says

    You bet, coconut or nuts would go great in these bars! Mmm…

    If you weren’t so far away, we’d meet for coffee. I’ll definitely be giving that banana bread of yours a try. It sounds delicious!

  3. CDM says

    Ohhhh how I wish I had bought the GF oats I saw in the store last weekend. These bars look unbelievable delicious!!!

  4. Jeanine says

    Eliana, thank you! Funny thing, I wasn’t very happy with the pic. Thanks for the compliment. :)

    CDM – BUY THE OATS!!! :) They are pricey, but they are so worth having on hand! Especially since you can also make monster cookies and no-bake chocolate cookies using them as well. Delicious! :)

    Betty, they were extremely chewy! And so easy to switch to GF too. :)

  5. Colleen says

    Oh my, Jeanine … these look simply to die for! (So much so that I just did a quick check on Recipezaar for the non-GF version.)

    Thanks, as always, for the inspiration! I’m so glad you’re getting to enjoy so many delicious treats these days… and providing a wonderful service for people as well.

    And your weather reminds me so much of ours lately. All or nothing. Lots of sun or LOADS of rain. Hopefully summer will be sunny and warm.

    I hope you enjoyed your weekend trip…

  6. Sophie says

    Look at all of these tasty recipes I’ve been missing out on :D! I love the sound and look of these, lots of mouthwatering going on, that’s for sure :)!

  7. Smith Family says

    This was super yummy! If you want a unique twist to the recipe, add caramel sauce intead of marshmellows.

  8. Jeanine says

    Caramel sauce…now that sounds GOOD!! Can you just use bought caramel sauce? How much, a small jar? I bet that would be fantastic!

  9. Alisha says

    I just want to let you know that I love these! I make them all the time and they are my roommates favorite dessert and they don't have to eat gluten free! I like to use half almond flour and half the flour blend and put some sliced almonds on top. Oh, I also add a little bit of cinnamon to the mix. Thank you for this and all of your other recipes!

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