Gluten-Free Salted Caramel 7-Layer Bars! An ooey-gooey decadent treat with a sweet and salty twist. So easy to make!

Gluten-Free Salted Caramel 7-Layer Bars! An ooey-gooey decadent treat with a sweet and salty twist. So easy to make!

This post was created in partnership with Glutino.

If you’re in need of an ooey-gooey, decadent gluten-free treat look no further! 7-Layer Bars are also known as Hello Dollies (by my parents!) and Magic Cookie Bars. They really are magic so I think all these names fit!

What makes these particular 7-Layer Bars special is that the typical butterscotch chip layer is swapped for my favorite Glutino Salted Caramel Pretzels. If you haven’t tried these Salted Caramels pretzels you must. It takes these bars to a whole new level. I can’t be trusted with a bag of those pretzels!

7-layer bars always remind me of my Dad because they are his very favorite cookie treat. I also love these bars because they are so easy to make!

I was happy to find that using Glutino Graham Animals Crackers worked perfectly for the graham cracker crust. Those animal crackers are my favorite. They aren’t chalky or rice-flour tasting like other gluten-free grahams. You also might like this recipe for gluten-free blondies.
Gluten-Free Salted Caramel 7-Layer Bars! An ooey-gooey decadent treat with a sweet and salty twist. So easy to make!
This recipe also makes a whole 9×13 pan so they’re the perfect treat for a crowd. I love bringing a gluten-free option to parties so I can have a treat to eat too. The salted caramel pretzels add an unexpected sweet and salty twist!

Every time I’ve made these I try and give away as many as possible afterwards because they are too addicting. Everyone I’ve given them too has raved about how delicious they are. I hope you love them too!

Gluten-Free Salted Caramel 7-Layer Bars! An ooey-gooey decadent treat with a sweet and salty twist. So easy to make!

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5 from 2 votes

Gluten-Free Salted Caramel 7-Layer Bars

Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Servings 24 servings
Gluten-Free Salted Caramel 7-Layer Bars! An ooey-gooey decadent treat with a sweet and salty twist. So easy to make!

Ingredients

Instructions 

  • Preheat the oven to 350F. Lightly grease a 9x13 baking dish.
  • In the bowl of a food processor, pulse the animal crackers until they are in fine crumbs like sand. Add the butter and pulse briefly to combine.
  • Place the pretzels in a ziploc bag. Using a rolling pin or heavy spoon crush the pretzels into small chunks.
  • Press the graham cracker mixture into an even layer on the bottom of the pan. Layer the other ingredients in this order - pretzels, chocolate chips, and coconut. Pour the sweetened condensed milk over the top then sprinkle with the pecans.
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes until lightly golden. Allow to cool before slicing. Enjoy!

Notes

MAKE IT NUT-FREE: Omit the pecans.

Nutrition

Calories: 206kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 17mg | Sodium: 165mg | Potassium: 91mg | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 180IU | Vitamin C: 0.6mg | Calcium: 62mg | Iron: 0.3mg
Gluten-Free Salted Caramel 7-Layer Bars! An ooey-gooey decadent treat with a sweet and salty twist. So easy to make!

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Hi, I’m Erin!

BS Food Science,

MS Nutrition

I believe you can make amazing, gluten-free food with everyday ingredients that everyone will enjoy. I’m here to share my tried-and-true recipes with you!

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Comments

  1. Hi Erin,
    After reading the whole article I understand why you eliminated the butterscotch bits.
    Thanks again,
    Joan Schoppe

  2. Hi Erin,
    My granddaughter has just been diagnosed with celiac disease so I am very grateful for this blog.
    Six layers as I call them because we do not like coconut is one of her favs so this recipe is heaven sent.
    Just wondering why the omission of the butterscotch bits on top of the chocolate bits.?
    Also, a neighbor uses cup4cup gluten -free flour. Have you ever tried it?
    Again, my deepest thanks for this blog.

    Joan Schoppe

  3. 5 stars
    They bars are seriously magical. I mean salty, sweet, crunchy, smooth. It’s everything you could want in a treat.

  4. 5 stars
    I first tried these at a friends house and I had to make them myself. They were SO tasty! I love the little bit of salty and crunchy that goes with the decadent sweet flavors. Mmmm. I’m drooling just thinking about them.

  5. I’m having a difficult time finding the Glutino salted caramel pretzels anywhere, do you have any ideas for a substitute?

    1. Butterscotch or white chocolate chips would work great! You could add a few crushed regular gluten-free pretzels along with the chips. It would be delicious that way too!

  6. Love the recipe but when you try to print it, there’s an ad smack dab in the middle and No picture of the finished product. I understand the need for ads but on the printed recipe? Did not print because of it

    1. I wish I could think of a substitute for you but I don’t think there is anything that could replace it here!

    1. Yes! Most chocolate chips are naturally GF. I love the brand Enjoy Life or the chocolate chips from Costco!

  7. I love how you used glutino brand!! I can not wait to try these–I have everything to make them as well 🙂

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