Whether you want to chow down on homemade Girl Scout cookies, cakes, or candy bars, we’ve got better-for-you, gluten-free desserts you can easily whip up.
We rounded up the best sweet treats for you to savor, sans gluten thanks to Paleo-friendly ingredients.
So pick up those oven mitts, crank up the heat, and bake your way to dessert bliss. We added a few no-bake gluten-free desserts too, for when you’re in a pinch!
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1. Almond Butter Cup Cookies
These sweet treats are a yummy take on peanut butter cup cookies.
Recipe: PaleoHacks | Almond Butter Cup Cookies
2. Simple Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookies
Nothing beats a fresh, simple chocolate chip cookie with a glass of milk. Use this Paleo-friendly recipe and pair with a glass of almond milk.
Recipe: Delighted Mama | Simple Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookies
3. Paleo Samoas
Now you can have those delectable Girl Scout cookies too. Coconut, chocolate, and Paleo caramel make the best kind of tasty treat.
Recipe: Merit and Fork | Paleo Samoas
4. Coconut Flour Gingerbread Cookies
The Christmas season isn’t the same without gingerbread cookies. Don’t forget to leave some out for Santa to enjoy!
Recipe: PaleoHacks | Coconut Flour Gingerbread Cookies
5. Magic Cookie Bars
Cookies mixed with caramel, chocolate, and pecans to make seven layers of decadence—enough said.
Recipe: Peachy Palate | Magic Cookie Bars
6. Paleo Thin Mints
Whip up a healthier version of this classic Girl Scout favorite!
Recipe: All Day I Dream About Food | Paleo Thin Mints
7. No-Bake Cheesecake Cookies
The recipe omits all of the Paleo no-no’s and keeps things easy with no baking needed.
Recipe: PaleoHacks | No-Bake Cheesecake Cookies
8. Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Cake Cookies
This is an autumn-ready take on chocolate chip cookies. Add some pumpkin puree to the mix to give these classic cookies some fall flavor.
Recipe: Paleo Grubs | Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Cake Cookies
9. Paleo Chocolate Chip Scones
We all know that chocolate chip cookies are versatile, but did you know you can make Paleo-friendly scones out of them too? Oh, yum.
Recipe: PaleoHacks | Paleo Chocolate Chip Scones
10. Coconut Flour Shortbread Cookies
These coconut flour shortbread cookies deliver the perfect cake-y flavor without any of the gluten.
Recipe: PaleoHacks | Coconut Flour Shortbread Cookies
Cakes and Pies
11. Paleo Strawberry and Banana Cream Cake
A fruit-flavored cake with a creamy filling and a thick chocolate layer on top. The perfect dessert to a potluck, too.
Recipe: PaleoHacks | Paleo Strawberry and Banana Cream Cake
12. Carrot Cake Pops
Carrot cake is easy to eat by the mouthful. Especially when you make adorable, Paleo carrot cake pops. (P.S.: Bookmark this one for kids’ birthdays!)
Recipe: Healthful Pursuit | Carrot Cake Pops
13. Black Bottom Banana Cream Pie
Bananas and chocolate fuse together for a decadent treat.
Recipe: Against All Grain | Black Bottom Banana Cream Pie
14. Dark Chocolate Lava Cake
Just thinking about warm, gooey lava cake is enough to make your mouth water. This version boasts honey, almond butter, and chocolate chips.
Recipe: PaleoHacks | Dark Chocolate Lava Cake
15. Dreamboat Pineapple Coconut Cake
Thank goodness for coconut flour! This cake mixes it in with crushed pineapple, honey, and a light sprinkle of cacao nibs.
Recipe: Fresh Planet Flavor | Dreamboat Pineapple Coconut Cake
16. Double-Layer Chocolate Coconut Cake
Add Paleo Nutella on top to really give this cake an extra boost of decadence.
Recipe: Paleo in PDX | Double-Layer Chocolate Coconut Cake
17. One-Pan Apple Pecan Coffee Cake
Make this apple-pecan yumminess along with your favorite cup of coffee. You can even sub this in for breakfast if you really can’t keep your hands off of it.
Recipe: PaleoHacks | One-Pan Apple Pecan Coffee Cake
18. Grasshopper Pie
A minty-fresh pie. Coconut cream, maple syrup, and spirulina come together to make this tasty heaven happen.
Recipe: Eat Beautiful | Grasshopper Pie
19. Pumpkin Pie Bites
Great for the incoming cooler weather or a holiday dinner. The best part is they’re bite-sized, so you can have one before dinner without ruining your appetite, and enjoy them for dessert, too.
Recipe: Paleo Leap | Pumpkin Pie Bites
20. Funnel Cake Dippers
Perfect for a summer night after the fair. Also, you’re not making an entire funnel cake here, so you can have a portion that won’t send you into a food coma.
Recipe: PaleoHacks | Funnel Cake Dippers
21. Paleo Lemon Bars
This lemony-fresh dessert is a warm-weather classic that can be enjoyed any day of the year. Bite into the crunchy crust and soft, lemon-filled layer on top.
Recipe: Food Faith Fitness | Paleo Lemon Bars
22. Raw Caramel & Chocolate Slice
Chocolate and caramel are always an epic pairing. Not to mention the crust is made with raw almonds, dried dates, shredded coconut, cacao powder, and honey. No gluten here!
Recipe: Real Food Pledge | Raw Caramel & Chocolate Slice
23. Sweet Potato Protein Bars
The great thing about protein bars like these is that they can be eaten on the go for some extra protein, or offered for a healthy dessert. Melt some chocolate and drizzle on top for extra sweetness.
Recipe: The Lean Green Bean | Sweet Potato Protein Bars
24. No-Bake Strawberry Bars
Yup, no baking involved with this dessert—only dates, pecans, walnuts, maple syrup, cashews, coconut milk, and strawberries. Easy to make and easy to eat.
Recipe: PaleoHacks | No-Bake Strawberry Bars
25. Paleo Caramel Apple Pie Bars
Caramel and apple pie create a fun twist on an American favorite.
Recipe: Clean Eating with a Dirty Mind | Paleo Caramel Apple Pie Bars
26. Pumpkin Pie Bars with a Gingerbread Crust
Pumpkin pie and gingerbread cookies work hand-in-hand to create a mixed holiday treat.
Recipe: That Paleo Couple | Pumpkin Pie Bars with a Gingerbread Crust
27. Dark Chocolate Bacon Brownies
Bacon makes everything better—especially rich, chocolate brownies. It’s perfectly salty and sweet.
Recipe: PaleoHacks | Dark Chocolate Bacon Brownies
28. Salted Caramel Maple Pecan Bars
Salted caramel—need I continue? Maple pecan pie is never a bad idea; add in Paleo-friendly salted caramel (made with coconut palm sugar and maple syrup) for an irresistible treat.
Recipe: The Foodie Teen | Salted Caramel Maple Pecan Bars
29. Paleo Coconut-Blueberry Cookies Bars
These summery bars are moist, fruity, and flavorful.
Recipe: POPSUGAR | Paleo Coconut-Blueberry Cookies Bars
30. Chocolate Almond Butter Brownies
Swap the peanut butter with almond butter for these chewy brownies.
Recipe: PaleoHacks | Chocolate Almond Butter Brownies
31. Paleo Candy Bars
Guiltless candy bars with crunchy almonds inside? Sign us up!
Recipe: Dessert for Two | Paleo Candy Bars
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