Giovanna’s Dream Bars

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The Everyday Art of Gluten-Free: 125 Savory and Sweet Recipes Using 6 Fail-Proof Flour Blends

By Karen Morgan

Published 2014

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This is an heirloom recipe passed down from my grandmother to my mother, and from my mother to me. I now pass the gluten-free version on to you and yours. The collection of flavors and textures makes these bars pretty darn dreamy. They’re best served warm.


  • 1 recipe Short Crust
  • 1⅓ cups (295 g) packed light brown sugar</


Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C).

Divide the short crust dough in half; wrap one half in plastic wrap and place it in the freezer to chill for 15 minutes. Meanwhile, roll out the remaining half into a rectangle no thinner than ⅛ inch (3 mm). I like my crust a bit thicker so I