No need to give up delicious treats just because you can’t eat gluten or dairy! Try this recipe for Gluten Free Dairy Free Seven Layer Bars, and see if you don’t love it just as much as the original! Easy to make and uses simple ingredients that you can easily find at most grocery stores. We are always looking for delicious GF DF recipe alternatives for our mom. When she had to make a drastic change to her diet by excluding dairy and gluten, we weren’t sure how to incorporate favorite family foods into our get-togethers anymore. Slowly, but surely, we’re beginning to find new ways to make our old favorites in ways that she can enjoy. This recipe for Seven Layer Bars (with step-by-step photos below) has been my favorite GF DF dessert recipe to date. You won’t be missing a thing with these! And I can get almost every single ingredient in my Walmart pickup grocery order. Win-win 🙂
How to Make Gluten Free Dairy Free Seven Layer Bars
I was able to add almost all of this to my grocery pickup order at Walmart, but I’m sure you can find the same ingredients at most grocery stores. The only ingredient that wasn’t readily available at the grocery store was DF GF butterscotch chips. I bought a very reasonably priced 4-pack on Amazon. But I’ve also made this recipe with only chocolate chips, and it was delicious that way too; so don’t stress over the butterscotch chips.
The beauty of this recipe goes beyond being gluten free and dairy free. It’s also awesome because we get to skip the step of making the graham cracker layer. Less work = winning in my book! Start the layering by adding the butterscotch chips, chocolate chips, and pecans inside the crust.
Pour the sweetened condensed milk on top.
Top it off with shredded coconut and bake!
You can cut it into bars if you want the traditional look (which is what I did for these photos). But I think it’s easier just to cut them into wedges and serve like a pie.
If you love these bars, be sure to check out more of our GF DF recipes below the recipe card!
Gluten Free Dairy Free Seven Layer Bars
Yield: 8 servings
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No need to give up delicious treats just because you can’t eat gluten or dairy! Try this recipe for Gluten Free Dairy Free Seven Layer Bars, and see if you don’t love it just as much as the original! Easy to make and uses simple ingredients that you can easily find at most grocery stores.
• MiDel Gluten Free Graham Cracker Crust
• 1/2 cup Enjoy Life Chocolate Chips (any variety)
• 1/2 cup DF Butterscotch Chips (see link in post)*
• 1/2 cup pecans (halved or chopped)
• 11.6 ounces Sweetened Condensed Coconut Milk**
• 3/4 cup shredded coconut, divided
How to cook Gluten Free Dairy Free Seven Layer Bars
1. Preheat oven to 350ºF.
2. Layer the chocolate chips, butterscotch chips, pecans, and 1/4 cup of the shredded coconut inside the graham cracker crust.
3. Pour the sweetened condensed milk over the filling. Sprinkle the remaining 1/2 cup coconut on top.
4. Bake for 20-25 minutes, until the coconut is golden brown and the sweetened condensed milk is also golden and bubbling around the edges.
5. Let cool completely before cutting and serving. Also good chilled.
*If you don’t have DF butterscotch chips, just double the chocolate chips instead. It will still be good! **This amount doesn’t have to be exact, but try to get it close. For example, if your store only has cans in 7.5 ounces, I would use 1 and 1/2 cans in this recipe. Note: your bars (made according to this recipe) will NOT be as thick as the ones pictured in this post. I played around with the recipe after making the photographed batch and found that I liked them much better made with a smaller amount of chips, pecans, and coconut. I found that thinner bars allow the sweetened condensed milk to thicken up and caramelize better than thick bars.
Ashton and Keaton began blogging together in 2016 as a passion project. Both siblings are lovers of food, family gatherings, and entrepreneurial pursuits, which made starting a food blog together a no-brainer.
Welcome! I'm Ashton. My brother, Keaton, and I started this blog several years ago out of a shared passion for our family recipes. Keat stays behind the scenes most of time these days, which means I'm the one you'll see when you come to visit.