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Gluten-Free Double Chocolate Bars (with squash)

These gluten-free double chocolate bars make for one delicious dessert. These gluten-free, veggie-filled, double chocolate brownies are the perfect after-dinner treat, or really, anytime treat!

Flourless Chocolate Chip Bars with Acorn Squash @RunninSrilankan

You could call these double chocolate squash bars because they are packed with roasted acorn squash. These bars are made without any butter, milk, or flour.

They are a delicious gluten-free and dairy free healthy-ish treat or even breakfast!


When my daughter was younger, I used to sneak all kinds of veggies into the treats I made her. In fact, I went a little further than just sneaking stuff into her treats.

If I recall, she was around two and a half when she had her first taste of bona fide cream-and-sugar ice cream at a friend’s birthday and was totally puzzled! Mainly because I had been giving her frozen banana-strawberry-yogurt “ice cream” up until then.

Chocolate Bar-Baked

Now, I had friends who didn’t support this sneaking around business; “Shashi, she needs to know what she is tasting”, they would often say!

But, it seemed to work for us – it kept things interesting and fun – and fuss-free in our house!

Flourless Chocolate And Squash Bars @RunninSrilankan

As the years rolled by, though, I started sharing some of the ingredients that went into making her cupcakes and cookies – but, she had grown to love them; so, she wasn’t too fazed.

Avocado in cupcakes, beets in pizza (yes, you read that right, that’s beets IN pizza), spinach in pancakes, and pumpkin in cookies – she ate them all without complaining!

However, now and then, I would throw in an ingredient I knew she detested – just to shake things up and see if she really truly disliked said ingredient.

No Flour Added Chocolate Bars with Acorn Squash @RunninSrilankan

For example, when I cook a bowl of quinoa, she claims to deplore it and won’t touch it – but, when I made her these lentil chocolate pancakes – there was no protesting as she gobbled them up!

The same happened when I made these gluten-free double chocolate bars. Or, you could call them double chocolate squash bars, or maybe even brownies, as they are not as dense as a brownie – but not as light and fluffy as a cake.

No Flour Added Chocolate And Squash Bars @RunninSrilankan

These Double Chocolate Bars are totally gluten-free and flour free.

That means absolutely no oat or almond or coconut flour at all – but you really wouldn’t know it.

And, these bars also happen to be dairy free!

Using squash with chocolate chips and cocoa and eggs, make these bars or brownies so totally decadent – perfect for dessert or even breakfast for that matter! I sure hope y’all give these bars/brownies a try!

Double chocolate bars without flour

Gluten-Free Double Chocolate Bars Recipe

Yield: 9
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 55 minutes
Additional Time: 3 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 3 minutes

Gluten-free double chocolate bars make for one delicious dessert. These gluten-free, veggie filled, double chocolate brownies are the perfect after dinner treat – or really – anytime treat

Ingredients

  • 4 Eggs
  • 1/2 cup Brown Sugar, Packed
  • 1/2 Acorn Squash, Roasted for 30 minutes
  • 1/2 cup Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Instant Coffee
  • 1/2 cup Dark Chocolate Chips

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  2. Cut an acorn squash in half. Save one half for another use, and roast the second half in the preheated oven for 30 minutes. When done, set aside to come to room temperature.
  3. Use an electric beater or stand mixer to mix the eggs till well blended.
  4. Scrape out the roasted acorn squash and add it to the eggs.
  5. Add the brown sugar to the egg mixture and beat until well incorporated.
  6. Using a spatula, fold in the cocoa powder, instant coffee, and dark chocolate chips.
  7. Spoon into a parchment-lined 9x9 baking tray and bake for 25 minutes.
  8. Allow to cool, then cut into nine squares.
  9. Enjoy!

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catspinningtales

Tuesday 10th of November 2015

These sound great. I am just curious if you could throw out a near estimate of how much pureed squash you are actually using in this recipe. I have some that I froze in jars awhile back, and wanted to defrost them to try out this recipe, but I am unsure how much each squash actually made! Thanks!

Shashi

Wednesday 11th of November 2015

Hey - I am so sorry, but I cut and roasted an acorn squash and used half of one - I didn't measure it - I'd hate to say a measurement and it be wrong...it wasn't a whole cup...maybe a half cup or a quarter...acorn squashes are not too big... I am sorry I'm not much of a help - I need to remake these and measure out exactly how much squash I use - then I will get back to you...

helene dsouza

Thursday 21st of May 2015

I am always excited when I read double chocolate, just because these bars are gluten free too. A friend of mine asked me to look out for gluten free. saved. :)

Curry and Comfort

Thursday 21st of May 2015

Wow, what an amazing idea with the squash!! I love how creative you are.... totally bookmarking this one to make. :)

Bill

Thursday 21st of May 2015

I only have one word for this recipe...Yum! I love that you use alternative ingredients with great results, Shashi! I've got to try these soon!!

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