My daughter, Jazlyn, is anaphylactic to egg, dairy, peanuts, and tree nuts. When she was first diagnosed, I found it very difficult to find recipes and foods that didn't taste like "allergy" food. Over the last 15 years I have had a lot of fun developing and changing recipes so that they are safe for her. I love to share my recipes so that other families can realize how yummy "allergy" foods can taste. You don't have to sacrifice taste or your favorite foods, you just have to rethink how to make them. I made a promise to Jazzy that I would do my very best to find a way for her to eat any food she wants to try. So far I have been able to keep that promise. I hope your family enjoys these recipes as much as we do.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Egg Free, Dairy Free, Nut Free Crunchy Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

Growing up, my mom made a soft chocolate chip cookie bar. This is my version, but with a crunchy cookie instead. If you like your cookies softer, use a smaller pan so that the cookies are thicker.

Crunchy Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

3/4 cup dairy free margarine, softened
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 tbsp vanilla extract
2 cups flour
1/2 tsp salt
1 1/2 cups safe chocolate chips

Use an electric mixer to cream the margarine, sugar, brown sugar and vanilla. Add the flour and salt then beat until thoroughly combined. Fold in the chocolate chips. Press the dough evenly into a parchment paper lined baking sheet. Bake at 350 for 20-25 minutes or until the edges are golden brown. Cut into bars before the cookies are completely cooled.

Shared with What's Cooking Wednesday, Allergy Free Wednesday, Link it up Wednesday, Delicious Dishes, Creative Thursday, Full Plate Thursday, It's a Keeper ThursdayFantastic Thursday, Tastetastic ThursdayAllergy Friendly FridaysFood on FridaysFoodie FridaySweet Tooth Friday, Weekend PotluckSweet Saturday, Seasonal Inspiration, Check Me Out Saturday, Sweets for Saturday, Think Pink Sundays, Sundae Scoop, Sunday Round Up, Church Supper, Sweet and Simple SundayScrumptious Sunday and Southern Sundays.


  1. A good friend of one of my kids has a milk allergy. I never know what to serve when he is here. This is a great recipe I think he can have all the ingredients. I'd love for you to link up at Fantastic Friday. Hope to see you there! http://www.fivelittlechefs.com/2012/06/fantastic-thursday-link-party-1.html

  2. Just make sure that you use dairy free chocolate chips and margarine. We use Enjoy Life Foods brand chocolate chips and Fleishmann's Unsalted sticks for the margarine. If you don't have those safe ingredients, there are tons of other recipes for you to try. I would love to link up at your party.

  3. Hi Lori,
    Your Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars look awesome, a special treat. Hope you have a great week end and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  4. It's great how simple to make this into bars instead of individual cookies. Thank you so much for sharing this recipe on foodie friday.

  5. Thanks for linking up at Fantastic Thursday at Five Little Chefs! Hope to see you there next week!

  6. Great recipe! Thanks for sharing on Southern Sundays. Hope to see you again soon.

  7. Great recipe. Looks yummy. Thanks so much for stopping by Creative Thursday last week. I couldn’t do these parties without you. Can’t wait to see what you link up this week. Have a great week.