Gluten-Free Brownie Brittle Recipe

This batch of brownie brittle is topped with chopped salted almonds and dark chocolate. . Elizabeth Barbone

Part cookie, part brownie, this brownie brittle is as easy to make as it is to eat. A batch comes together in under 30 minutes. While the brittle tastes great on its own, adding chocolate chips, chopped nuts, and other toppings takes it over the top. Add about 1/2 cup of of your favorite toppings. Any more, and the toppings will overwhelm the brittle.

Why this recipe works:

  • Thinly spread on a baking sheet, the batter becomes crispy with just small note of chewiness, like the edge of a traditional brownie.
  • Cocoa powder, not melted chocolate, ensures a deep chocolate flavor without adding too much richness to the recipe.

Recipe Details

Gluten-Free Brownie Brittle Recipe

Active 5 mins
Total 30 mins
Serves 48 pieces


  • Nonstick cooking spray

  • 1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoon (2 1/4 ounces) white rice flour

  • 1/2 cup (3.5 ounces) granulated sugar

  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder

  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda

  • 1/4 teaspoon table salt

  • 2 large eggs

  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 1/2 cup toppings, such as chocolate chips, chopped nuts, toffee pieces, and/or other candy


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line an 18- by 13-inch rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper. Spray parchment lightly with nonstick cooking spray.

  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together white rice flour, granulated sugar, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt. Add eggs, oil, and vanilla. Whisk until a smooth, thick batter forms. Spread batter out onto prepared baking sheet into an approximately 17- by 13-inch rectangle. Sprinkle topping evenly over batter.

  3. Bake until set, about 16 minutes. Immediately cut into bite-size pieces with a pizza cutter or large knife, then allow to cool on the baking sheet. Store in a covered plastic container for up to 4 days.

Special Equipment

18 by 13-inch rimmed baking sheet

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Nutrition Facts (per serving)
37 Calories
1g Fat
6g Carbs
1g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 48
Amount per serving
Calories 37
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1g 2%
Saturated Fat 0g 2%
Cholesterol 8mg 3%
Sodium 21mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 6g 2%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 1g
Vitamin C 0mg 0%
Calcium 2mg 0%
Iron 0mg 2%
Potassium 13mg 0%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)