Gluten Free Party Food Ideas – Delicious Chocolate Fudge Brownies

Whether you’re catering for your own prince or princess, or the worried mum of your child’s friend’s, we’ve got you covered.

Our gluten free party food ideas will have you hosting the best gluten free party ever!

Super fudgy chocolate brownie cookies are bound to be a hit, with a slight crunch on the outside, and delicious softness inside.

Kids Birthday Party Food Ideas Gluten Free Chocolate Fudge Brownies

Prep Time: 15 mins
Cook Time: 12 mins
Total Time: 27 mins

Makes: 14 Brownies


  • 7 oz (200 g) dark chocolate, chopped
  • 9 tbsp (125 g) unsalted butter, cubed
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup (100 g) white sugar
  • 1 cup + 1 tbsp (130 g) plain gluten free flour blend (I’ve used a simple store-bought blend of rice, potato and maize flour with no added xanthan gum)
  • 1/4 tsp xanthan gum
  • 3 tbsp (20 g) cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • pinch of salt

Cooking Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 355 ºF (180 ºC) and line two baking sheets with baking/grease proof paper.
  2. In a heat-proof bowl above a pot of simmering water, melt the chocolate and butter together. Once melted, set aside to cool slightly.
  3. In a stand mixer (or using a hand mixer with the double beater attachment), beat the eggs and sugar together for 5 – 6 minutes, until pale, fluffy and greatly increased in volume.
  4. Add the melted chocolate to the egg mixture, and mix briefly until the chocolate has been evenly incorporated.
  5. Sift together gluten free flour, xanthan gum, cocoa powder, baking powder and salt, and add it to the mixer. Mix for 30 seconds to 1 minute, until all flour has been incorporated and no flour clumps remain. Scrape the sides and the bottom of the bowl with a spatula to ensure the cookie batter is as smooth as possible.
  6. Using a cookie scoop (or an ice cream scoop, or even just a spoon), transfer ~2 tbsp of the cookie batter onto the lined baking sheet, keeping at least 1 inch between them.
  7. Bake in the preheated oven at 355 ºF (180 ºC) for 12 minutes. The cookies should be slightly crackly on top, with a shiny crust. They will be soft when they come out of the oven, so leave them on the baking tray for about 1 minute before you transfer them to a cooling rack.
  8. Sprinkle with a bit of sea salt and enjoy!

These fudgy chocolate brownie cookies keep well in a closed container in a cool dry place for about 1 week.

Nutritional Information

Amount per Serving (1 Biscuit):

Calories: 222 | Total Fat: 14.1g | Saturated Fat: 8.3g | Cholesterol 43mg | Sodium 80mg | Carbohydrates: 22.5g | Fiber: 2.2g | Sugar: 11.5g | Protein: 2.7g

Nutritional information is software generated. Please check with a nutritionist for any specific advice.

Wrapping It Up

These pancakes are super delicious and a favourite of my kids. Let me know if you try them, or share with me some topping ideas you tried. Enjoy!

Michelle McDade


  1. Hi Michelle, wow this article is timely. My son’s birthday is coming up soon and I must say this will be perfect for the birthday party. Thanks for painstakingly listing the ingredients and the instructions on how to prepare the chocolate fudge brownies. I bet you it will surely be a hit for my kids especially the birthday celebrant. Thanks for your wonderful and timely article. I will definitely get back to you on how it went.

    • Good luck with the brownies. They are really delicious. I will be posting more gluten free party recipes so keep an eye on my website. Michelle 

  2. Thanks so much, Michelle. These are delicious and easy to prepare! I’m not bothered by gluten myself, but so many people are and they’re always grateful when I tell them dessert is gluten-free! Frankly, I think gluten-free is not only healthier but tastier, too! These are as delicious as they look–and not only for kids!!

  3. Hi Michelle McDade,

    Thank you for sharing this great visionary post. Birthday or a wedding anniversary, if the cake is not? We all love to eat cakes. But it is not always possible to buy from outside, But if the cake can be made at home. Then there is no word. It is also good to eat cakes made from biddies and to agree to health compared to outside purchasing cakes. Making a cake at home is a lot of trouble. Yet it is not impossible that I read this article and found out. I must say it is suitable for a birthday party. Thank you for listing ingredients and ingredients on how to prepare chocolate fudge brownies. I will create chocolate fudge brownies on my birthday which will be my new experience. I’ve already bookmarked this article and I’ll definitely share it with my family and friends.

    • Thanks for your feedback. I look forward to hearing how you go with cooking the Brownies. Let me know if you think they are delicious and keep your eye on my website for more great gluten free kids party food ideas.

  4. Wow! What an excellent recipe of delicious Chocolate Fudge Brownies? My mom always loves to make various cake and food item for birthday. I have seen her checking you tube video for new recipe. I am going to share this article with her. I believe this will help her to make chocolate fudge brownies. I hope next birthday will be enjoyable to all of my friends and family members. Thanks for sharing this excellent article.

    • Thank you. I hadn’t considered video of the recipe but that’s a great idea. I hope your mum enjoys the Nora ids. Thank you for your feedback. Michelle 

  5. Hey,

    This is a great article . Gluten free brownies that are perfectly chewy and fudgy all at the same time .These are perfect for those intense chocolate craving . I love the simplicity of them and they are a perfect fix for a chocolate craving . I am making these brownies today . I can hardly wait , given all the wonderful reviews . Thanks for the sharing this recipe .

    • Thanks for your feedback. My kids really love these in there lunchbox. Let me know how you go. I’m working on bringing you more great recipes ever week. Michelle 

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