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Gluten Free Soft Cookie Bars with Maltesers and Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting

Malteser Soft Cookie Bars with Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4


Cookie Bars

  • 100g butter melted
  • 100g brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 120g gluten free flour blend
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • 60g Maltesers


  • 100g cream cheese
  • 20g cocoa
  • 75g icing sugar


  1. Pre-heat the oven to 175ºC (350ºF).

  2. Line an 8x8” pan with parchment or aluminium foil.
  3. Melt the butter and set to one side until it cools a little. Then, beat in the sugar followed by the egg. Lastly, add the vanilla extract.
  4. Sift the flour and baking powder together and then stir into the wet ingredients, just until combined. Finally, stir the Maltesers through.
  5. Pour into the prepared pan and bake for around 18-20 minutes. Remove from the oven and allow to cool completely.
  6. For the frosting: sift the icing sugar and cocoa together and add to the cream cheese. Beat until nice and smooth. Spread over and then pop a few Maltesers on top, if you like. Slice and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Please note - Maltesers are NOT gluten free. They are an optional extra and can be excluded (or replaced with chocolate chips or other chocolate).