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29 Gluten Free Birthday Treats

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Are you looking for the best gluten free birthday treats for someone’s upcoming special day? Look no further! Whether you’re planning a special birthday treat for your child to take into their classroom, you’re bringing them into the office or to a big birthday bash, there will be something perfect for you on this list. 

There are so many great gluten-free options for your next birthday celebration! From candy to cakesicles, cookies and so much more, these gluten free treats are all ideal for a special occasion.

This article has three categories to choose from: fun treats, cake and cupcakes, and cookies–all of which are sure to satisfy your sweet tooth!

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Fun Gluten Free Birthday Treats

Who says you need traditional birthday cake and ice cream? With these tasty gluten-free recipes, you can bring joy to your next birthday without sacrificing flavor or festivity.

No-Bake Coconut Candy
Coconut candy is the perfect make-ahead treat that you can store in your fridge a few days before you would like to enjoy it.
This delicious no-bake coconut candy recipe uses condensed milk, shredded coconut, chocolate chips and your choice of chopped nuts.
Get the recipe for no-bake coconut candy recipe here.
easy gluten free coconut candy
Gluten Free Lemon Lime Bars
Interested in a delicious dessert that’s sweet but with a hint of sour? Then these gluten free lemon lime bars totally have you covered!
This recipe has all the flavor of lemon bars and lime bars put together with a scratch-made, gluten free shortbread style crust.
Get the recipe for gluten free lemon lime bars here.
finished gluten free lemon lime bars on plate
Homemade Gluten-Free Pop Tarts
This super fun gluten free dessert is great as a party snack food. With a just a few simple ingredients and a few basic steps, you can have a delicious treat that satisfies your gluten-free diet without sacrificing taste.
It’s also a sweet breakfast or birthday treat on the go.
Get the recipe for gluten free pop tarts here.
Final Shot of Homemade Gluten Free Pop Tarts with Red Icing and Sprinkles
Mocha Espresso Truffles
The recipe for this simple espresso chocolate treat is naturally and completely gluten free. Mocha espresso truffles are fancy AND affordable!
Can you believe this super easy recipe only requires 3 ingredients? These truffles are a decadent dessert full of chocolatey goodness you don’t want to miss out on.
Get the recipe for mocha espresso truffles here.
mocha espresso truffles on plate vertical image
Homemade Toffee
This homemade toffee recipe is an easy, no-bake delicious treat everyone will love. It is even naturally gluten free.
Stick with the three simple ingredients to make an old-fashioned toffee, or dress it up with your favorite toppings!
Get the recipe for homemade toffee here.
3 ingredient homemade toffee with
Fruity Pebbles Cereal Bowls
Did you know Fruity Pebbles are gluten free? This amazing recipe takes your favorite breakfast flavors and turns them into a delicious dessert: an edible bowl for an ice cream sundae!
Make some sweet, fruity pebble cereal bars for a great stand-alone treat. Or make them as bowls to fill with your favorite scoop of ice cream! It is the perfect birthday treat or party dessert that kids will love too.
Get the recipe for fruity pebble cereal bowls here.
Close Up Fruity Pebble Ice Cream Cups with sprinkles and pink background
Chocolate Lollipops
Chocolate lollipops are the best gluten free no-bake treat for birthdays and special events. You can make a big batch and store them in an airtight container for months of enjoyment.
This recipe will even walk you through all the best gluten free chocolate brands and give you all the tips and tricks you need to use silicone chocolate molds.
Get the recipe for chocolate lollipops here.
assortment of gluten free chocolate lollipops, butterfly, star, flower, swirl, seal
Happy Birthday Donuts
These Happy Birthday Donuts are rich chocolate donuts loaded with chocolate chips and topped with a raspberry frosting and rainbow sprinkles.
They're a party in donut form! If that wasn't enough, they're gluten free, nut free, eggless and can easily be dairy free (vegan).
Get the recipe for happy birthday donuts here.
gluten free chocolate donuts topped with pink frosting and sprinkles
Vegan Chocolate Fudge
Looking for a sweet birthday treat that is gluten free, vegan friendly and still full of chocolate?
This vegan chocolate fudge is for you!
Get the recipe for vegan chocolate fudge here.
vegan chocolate fudge sprinkled with sea salt
Gluten Free Cakesicles
Have you ever tried a cakesicle before? They’re a hot new dessert trend and are like a cake pop, only bigger.
This recipe will take you through all the steps to make yours at home.
Get the recipe for gluten free cakesicles here.
gluten free funfetti cakescicle with heart sprinkles on white plate
Birthday Ice Cream
I scream, you scream, we all scream with joy for this fun birthday dessert.
Homemade birthday ice cream is a cool treat that can’t be beat.
Get the recipe for birthday ice cream here.
homemade no churn gluten free birthday cake ice cream in a green polka dot bowl
Keto Cake Batter Truffles
These keto cake pops are vibrant, easy to make, and absolutely delicious. You can make a small batch in under 5 minutes!
This easy recipe is also low carb, gluten-free, sugar-free, and grain-free.
Get the recipe for keto cake batter truffles here.
stack of two gluten free cake batter truffles with rainbow sprinkles
Homemade Raffaello Candy
The Raffaello candy you buy in a store is made with milk cream, blanched almond, a round wafer that contains the cream, and a layer of coconut flakes on the outside.
It is indeed a delicious snack and is one of a kind.
Get the recipe for homemade raffaello candy here.
gluten free homemade raffaello in bowl with almonds and coconut
Triple Chocolate Cheesecake Bars
These rich, creamy, triple chocolate cheesecake bars are tasty and so easy to make!
Try them out for your next birthday bash.
Get the recipe for triple chocolate cheesecake bars here.
low carb triple chocolate cheesecake bars stacked
Vegan French Macarons
These French vegan macarons are a delicious, eggless alternative to the traditional version!
Fill with soft buttercream which can be flavored or colored to your preference for a pretty birthday treat or dessert!
Get the recipe for vegan French macarons here.
stack of 2 vegan vanilla macarons on white marble
Oat Flour Brownies With Peanut Butter
These gluten-free, peanut butter brownies are chocolatey, fudgy and everything you want a brownie to be.
They even have a healthy twist – they’re sweetened with maple syrup!
Get the recipe for oat flour peanut butter brownies here.
gluten free oat flour chocolate brownies stacked and drizzled with melted peanut butter
Gluten Free Blondies Made With Almond Flour
Blondies are similar to brownies without all the dark chocolate.
These white chocolate chip gluten free blondies are bound to be a hit at your next party.
Get the recipe for gluten free blondies here.
heatlhy blonde brownies squares

Gluten Free Birthday Cake & Cupcake Recipes

Hoping to go a bit more traditional with a gluten free birthday cake or cupcake but want to venture out from using a gluten free cake mix? These recipes have you covered!

Gluten Free Chocolate Cupcakes
Soft, moist, and so easy to whip up! They’re perfectly fluffy cupcakes with a rich fudgy chocolate flavor.
This is sure to become a favorite gluten-free chocolate cake recipe.
Get the recipe for gluten free chocolate cupcakes here.
gluten free chocolate cupcakes with chocolate butter cream on paper wrapper
Gluten Free Dairy Free Strawberry Filled Cupcakes
Gluten free, dairy free cupcakes with a special strawberry surprise inside!
These sweet birthday party treats made with a base of gluten-free vanilla birthday cake are sure to impress.
Get the recipe for gluten free, dairy free strawberry filled cupcakes here.
vanilla cupcakes with strawberry frosting and a fresh strawberry
Hazelnut Chocolate Cake
Can you believe this decadent chocolate cake has only four ingredients?
It’s naturally gluten free as well as dairy free and is based on an ancient Italian recipe.
Get the recipe for this hazelnut chocolate cake here.
slice of gluten free hazelnut chocolate cake with fudge topping and whipped cream
Gluten Free Ice Cream Cake
If you’ve ever wondered how to make a gluten free ice cream cake, you’ve got to check this one out.
This recipe will teach you all the tricks so you can get it right the first time!
Get the recipe for this gluten free ice cream cake here.
chocolate and vanilla gluten free ice cream cake with sprinkles
Gluten Free Cookie Cake
Is it a cake? Is it a cookie? It’s a cookie cake! It's soft and chocolatey in the center with crispy edges and piped buttercream.
Top with sprinkles to make it festive!
Get the recipe for this gluten free cookie cake here.
gluten free chocolate chip cookie cake with sprinkles and frosting on white plate
Gluten Free Tres Leches Cake
This gluten-free cake recipe is irresistibly sweet, moist, and tender.
Use a gluten-free flour blend for this sweet treat drenched in a 3 milk mixture and layered with fluffy homemade whipped cream, then topped with your favorite fruit of choice.
Get the recipe for gluten free tres leches cake here.
tres leches cake stacked with whipped frosting and mandarin orange slices
No Fail Gluten Free Vanilla Cupcakes
These no-fail gluten-free vanilla cupcakes are the MOST EASY recipe that you can find. Simple, tasty and amazingly fluffy!
Get the recipe for no fail gluten free vanilla cupcakes here.
simple gluten free vanilla cupcakes in red wrappers with buttercream frosting and red sprinkles
Gluten Free Funfetti Cake
A classic vanilla cake recipe loaded up with rainbow sprinkles inside and out.
This delicious dessert is made for a celebration and jam-packed with birthday cake flavor!
Get the recipe for gluten free funfetti cake here.
slice of two layer gluten free funfetti cake with white frosting

Gluten Free Birthday Cookie Recipes

Are you trying to find the perfect gluten free birthday cookie recipe for your next celebration? Look no further! This is an exploration of the best gluten free cookie recipes out there, perfect for birthday celebrations, classroom parties, and any other occasions.

Almond Flour Chocolate Chip Cookies
Not only do these almond flour cookies taste great, but they’re also high in protein!
You’d never guess they’re gluten free.
Get the recipe for gluten free birthday cookies here
stack of almond flour chocolate chip cookies on cutting board
Gluten Free Swig Cookie Copycat
They are soft and chewy sugar cookies, topped with a tangy frosting and served cold. SO GOOD.
This gluten free Swig cookie copycat recipe is every bit as good as the original and is super easy to make at home!
Get the copycat recipe for gluten free swig cookies here
stack of gluten free swig cookie copycats with pink frosting and jar of milk with blue straw
Gluten Free Brownie Cookies
Can’t decide between the decadence of a brownie and the comfort of a cookie?
Try a gluten free brownie cookie for the perfect birthday treat!
Get the recipe for gluten free brownie cookies here.
gluten free chocolate brownie cookies on parchment with sea salt and chocolate chips
Gluten Free Birthday Cake Sugar Cookies
These gluten free birthday cake sugar cookies are loaded with birthday sprinkles and taste like Funfetti cake batter.
If you love birthday cake, these cookies are for you!
Get the recipe for gluten free birthday cake sugar cookies here.
stack of five gluten free funfetti birthday cookies on plate

I bet you can’t wait to try these gluten free birthday treats!

Which delicious desserts are your favorite? The good news is that all of these gluten-free desserts are perfect for you or your family members on a gluten-free diet.

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