BEST ever Gluten Free Brownies

Frosted Brownies
Ready to put in the oven
Mixing batter in the bowl

Making Gluten Free Brownies was one of the first things I had to do when I discovered I had Celiac’s! Being a Pastor’s wife and going to all kinds of events that included FOOD, I had to make sure I was armed with some options. If the temptations were great and I did not have a choice for myself, failure was very likely. My daughter and grandson also have Celiac’s, so I had plenty of incentive!

SOOOOOO, I took an old time family favorite and modified it. I used a recipe from the old Church cookbook called “Youth Group Brownies”.

I would be remiss if I did not let you know that these are NOT a going to be easy to resist and you may have to do a few more reps or walk/run a few more miles after you have made them! That being said, everyone in our family LOVES these, Gluten Free or not! These are a family tradition and one of the first recipes I converted to GF.

Frosting ingredients in saucepan
Frosting ready to pour on brownies

One of the best things about them is how crazy simple they are to make! The only ingredient you may not have on hand would be the Hershey’s Syrup. That is a staple I do try to keep on hand, but it’s not always possible with a Chocoholic husband!

BEST ever Gluten Free Brownies aka “Youth Group Brownies”

  • 1 stick of butter
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 LB can of chocolate syrup
  • 1 cup Gluten Free flour + 1 Tablespoon


Use Pam or other release spray on a jelly roll (15.5” x 10.5”)  size pan.

Cream butter and sugar. Beat in eggs one at a time. Add syrup and then GF flour. Pour into       jelly roll pan and bake @ 350* for 20 mins. (Ovens will vary, so check after 15 mins. When batter starts to pull away from the sides it is done)


  • ¼ cup fat free half and half (may use milk or dairy free option)
  • 6 Tbsp butter
  • 1 ½ cups sugar
  • ½ cup chocolate chips

While brownies are baking I combine ½ n ½, butter, and sugar in a medium size saucepan. Melt over low heat and bring to boil as soon as brownies are out of oven. Let boil for 35 seconds, remove from heat and pour over ½ cup of chocolate chips and beat until smooth. Spread on warm brownies. Let cool or put in fridge to chill. Cut when cooled and keep in fridge. These freeze well, but we usually don’t have any around long enough to freeze!! LOL

Frosted and White Sprinkles added.