Baked Goods

Oatmeal Cookie Gluten Free Magic Bars

A fun twist on a classic, these sinfully sweet and easy to make, gluten free oatmeal cookie magic bars have everything you love and prep in minutes!

Oatmeal cookie magic bars cooling on a rack

This post is part of a collaboration between My Gluten Free Miami and Goodie Girl Cookies. All opinions are my own.

Cookie Bars

I love cookie bars, they are so easy to make and quick to prep. No rolling into balls or refrigerating dough. Less clean up. What’s not to love?

I also only have one rack in my little oven, so it can take me forever to bake individual cookies. While I still bake cookies from time to time, I realized a while back, cookie bars are my friend (like these Monster Cookie Bars!). They are so much easier, and recipes like these Oatmeal Cookie Gluten Free Magic Bars are a breeze to whip up.

Goodie Girl Oatmeal Cookies and magic bars

Magic Bars

What is a magic bar? It’s a bar cookie that comes together like magic! Simple right?

Really, the trick is you start with a pre-made cookie, traditionally a graham cracker, but I decided to use Goodie Girl’s Oatmeal Cookies and it was amazing. So much more flavor than a plain graham cracker, they made these gluten free magic bars shine.

Steps to make oatmeal cookie magic bars, first 3 layers

Steps 3-6 of Oatmeal Cookie Magic Bars

There are only a few steps to putting these magic bars together. Make the crust, and add condensed milk, chocolate, coconut, more chocolate and bake!Bite of Oatmeal Cookie Gluten Free Magic Bar

Oatmeal Cookie Gluten Free Magic Bars

I still can’t get over how simple these were to make. The sweetened condensed milk forms this dulce de leche, caramel layer that bubbles up onto the sides and gives it these chewy corners.

The corners were my favorite part. I chose to use a 9×9 pan for these because I wanted a thicker bar. I felt like the thickness was perfect, but if you wanted to make them in a 13×9 pan, you could, they will just be much thinner. With the smaller pan, the cookie crust really stands out.

stack of gluten free cookies

I know it’s hard, but these have to cool before they are cut. If they aren’t cool they will fall apart. I left them out for 30 minutes and then put them in the fridge for 30 minutes before cutting.

If you are like me, and always on the search for east, gluten free recipes that take little prep and few specialty ingredients, then these bars are for you! Grab a box of Goodie Girls Gluten Free Oatmeal Cookies and get baking!

Happy Gluten Free Eating!

Oatmeal Cookie Gluten Free Magic Bars

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plate of gluten free oatmeal magic bars
Prep Time:
10 minutes
Cook Time:
30 minutes
Yield: 12
Category: dessert
Cuisine: American


  • 1 1/2 cups gluten free oatmeal cookie crumbs
  • 6 tablespoons melted butter
  • 1 14 ounce can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 cup mini chocolate chips
  • 1 1/4 cup shredded coconut


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Lightly grease 9 x 9 pan or line with parchment paper.
  3. Mix together cookie crumbs and butter. Press into pan.
  4. Pour sweetened condensed milk over crust.
  5. Layer with chocolate chips (reserve a few to sprinkle on top).
  6. Layer with coconut.
  7. Top with a few chocolate chips.
  8. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.
  9. Allow to cool completely before cutting.

Nutrition information

Serving Size: 1 bar
443.69 kcal
24.78 g
14.4 g
52.7 g
5.53 g
2.85 g
40.49 g
207.91 mg
0.27 g
29.31 mg
Nutrition label for Oatmeal Cookie Gluten Free Magic Bars
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  • Reply
    April 4, 2018 at 8:37 am

    oh my goodness these look mouthwatering, I had a friend in college that made some bars like this. LOVE that they are gluten free.

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      April 17, 2018 at 10:32 pm

      They are so good and so easy to make gluten free!

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    April 3, 2018 at 11:12 pm

    OH GOOD GRIEF these look so SO good! I am making these TOMORROW. 🙂

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    Kaila (The Wanderlust Celiac)
    April 3, 2018 at 10:45 pm

    I love your photos of ALL the layers of the magic bar. These look like they’ll be a hit at any family gathering. 🙂

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      April 17, 2018 at 10:31 pm

      Layers are so fun!

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    April 3, 2018 at 8:50 pm

    These are so easy! I love recipes that have few ingredients and don’t involve a lot of clean up.

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    April 3, 2018 at 8:48 pm

    You had me at shredded coconut. OMG! These look amazing!

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      April 17, 2018 at 10:28 pm

      The shredded coconut was so good!

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    April 3, 2018 at 8:22 pm

    Magic bars come together so fast! I wish you hadn’t put the nutritional info. There goes my diet!

    • Reply
      April 17, 2018 at 10:30 pm

      Just ignore that part 🙂

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    Alisa Fleming
    April 3, 2018 at 7:06 pm

    Oh wow, just 5 ingredients – these are deadly! Love that you used oatmeal cookie for the base. That’s so much fun!

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      April 17, 2018 at 10:30 pm

      They were so yummy!

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    Madison Haycock
    April 3, 2018 at 7:06 pm

    These look so delicious! I love all the layers and flavors! Seriously, these are going to go so quickly! I could eat a whole pan by myself!

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      April 17, 2018 at 10:30 pm

      I had to give them away, I was losing all self control!

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    April 3, 2018 at 5:35 pm

    These look super tasty! We love cookie bars, too. I bet my 4yo would love to make (and EAT) these!

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      April 17, 2018 at 10:29 pm

      So good, the corner pieces are the best!

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    April 3, 2018 at 3:18 pm

    I love anything with coconut on it! This looks so good I’ve never seen oatmeal paired with coconut.

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      April 3, 2018 at 3:27 pm

      I never considered pairing oatmeal cookies with coconut either, but they are so good!

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    Aditi Wardhan Singh
    April 3, 2018 at 10:56 am

    I’m not much of a sweet tooth. But this for srue seems like something that would satisfy my rare cravings. I’m going to try this for sure.

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      April 3, 2018 at 3:28 pm

      So good, and I’m sure you can freeze them for whenever the craving hits.

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    April 3, 2018 at 10:18 am

    These look SO good! It’s hard to find gluten free baked goods that taste good. I think by making them with a premade cookie, you’re probably missing some of the grittiness that comes along with baking with gluten free flour. I’m pinning these to make later!

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      April 3, 2018 at 3:29 pm

      Yes! Premade cookies make these so easy!

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    April 3, 2018 at 10:13 am

    Making magic cookie bars is so simple a process and something the grandkids can help with. After I get the base done I let them help sprinkle on all the other different layers. They don’t last long around my house.

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      April 3, 2018 at 3:29 pm

      That’s a great idea! I should have let my little one help!

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