Thursday, January 30, 2014

Gluten Free Mound Bars

Since going gluten free a few months ago, I've missed some favorite desserts that have a graham cracker crumb base, like cheesecake or the classic "Mound Bars."  I was brainstorming something I could use in place of graham crackers.  I've had good luck using Rice Chex to make coating for fried or baked chicken, so I figured I'd give it a whirl.

Oh. My. Gosh.  I think I've died and gone to heaven! I can eat homemade Mound Bars again.  The crust turned out so well, and it's easy to make. If you've read my blog much, you know I don't do many recipes. Cooking is not my favorite sport...baking I like, but cooking is just not fun for me.  I can cook well, I just don't enjoy it.  There I've said it. Normally I leave the food posts to all of you who are so amazingly good at it.  But I just had to share this recipe.

I could just share the recipe (I will) and skip all the unnecessary photos...but what's the fun in that?  It's all in the journey, am I right? If you must skip to the recipe below because I'm boring you to death you just can't wait to try them yourself, then by all means scroll down.

It only takes these 6 ingredients to make.

 Pour the Rice Chex into a food processor (or crush them in a bag with a rolling pin if you don't have a food processor).

Process until they look like graham cracker crumbs.

Melt butter, then add honey and mix well.

 Pour the honey butter over the Rice Chex crumbs and mix well.

Pat those yummy crumbs into the bottom of you pan.  Bake.

 Sprinkle on your toppings.  You could also add almonds or walnuts (or any old nut you want), but my boys are allergic, so I left them out.

 I used mini chocolate chips because I couldn't find the 6 bags of chocolate chips that I just bought, because my dear hubby put them away where I couldn't find them.  At least he put them away right?  These worked just fine.

 I pretty much cover most of the coconut.  What can I say...I looove chocolate!

Pour the can of condensed milk over.

Just look at that creamy, chocolatey goodness!

Bake and try to let them cool before tasting!

Is your mouth watering yet?

For homemade Valentine treats, cut them into hearts!  Sweeeet!

Gluten Free Mounds Bars
Green Willow Pond

2 1/3 C ground Rice Chex
1 stick of butter
2 T honey
7 oz bag coconut
1/2 to 3/4 bag of chocolate chips
1 can sweetened condensed milk

Mix melted butter and honey.  Pour over Rice Chex and blend well. Pat firmly into 13 x 9 inch baking dish.  Bake at 350 for 12 minutes; remove from oven.  While hot, sprinkle coconut, then chocolate chips and nuts (optional) on top. Pour sweetened condensed milk evenly over the top. Bake an additional 12 minutes.


This post is linked to these awesome parties:

Wowza Weekend Party at My Love 2 Create
Inspiration Monday at Twelve O' Eight
Project Inspired at An Extraordinary Day
Take it on Tuesday at Romance on a Dime
From Dream to Reality at The DIY Dreamer
Tuesdays with a Twist at MsMoozy's Open House


  1. I am saving this to try. Sounds wonderful!! I will make it when someone besides me is here though because hubby doesn't eat coconut so I would have to eat the whole thing myself-imagine that! xo Diana

  2. What a wonderful treat!!! I invite you to share it at my Thursday hop ( you can still link up today) hugs

  3. Deborah,
    Thanks for finding my blog now I have found you. These look so yummy I am going to try these. Thanks for the recipe.

  4. I am making this tonight! ANd I am not even gluten free! But I do have a bag of coconut that I need to use up from Christmas!

  5. It's always great to find a yummy recipe you can eat when on a gluten free diet.
    Mary Alice

  6. mmmm these look so yummy! thanks for sharing these delicious pictures and the recipe with us! I appreciate you stopping by:) Happily following you back and looking forward to partying with you later this evening! Have a great day! Hugs, Poppy

  7. looks so yummy, deborah--thanks for sharing!

  8. My mouth is watering...this looks delicious AND easy, my favorite type of recipe! Thanks so much for visiting my blog, Deborah!

  9. Sweeeet!! You can say that again! And add mouthwatering too!!! Oh my goodness....I love Mounds and I absolutely must try these. :) Pinning!!

    Thanks for sharing your sweet treat at Project Inspire{d} -!


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