Gluten-free Heath Bar Brownies

Heath Bar Saucepan Brownies

Did you know that you can make brownies using just one saucepan? It’s true! This is the easiest brownie recipe you will ever make. And it only gets one pan dirty to mix everything together. Can’t beat that! If you add heath bar pieces to make Heath Bar Saucepan Brownies, your friends and family will love you forever.

Rory eating heath bar brownies
Rory is a brownie fan …
Heath Bar Mania

If you find yourself with extra Heath Bars on hand due to Halloween, you need to make these brownies. If you don’t have extra Heath bars on hand, get to the store and pick some up. Look for it in the baking aisle near the chocolate chips. If you need another recipe using leftover candy, make this nutty candy bar fudge. If you want more recipes using Heath Bars, believe it or not, click here on the Hershey’s website to find some.

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This super simple brownie recipe takes just a few ingredients. I first started making brownies this way when I was in high school and I have rarely strayed from the saucepan approach ever since. It’s just too easy to make them any other way!

heath bar saucepan brownies

We like to change up the recipe a bit depending on what time of year it is and what I have in my pantry! For this batch, we went with Heath Bars! Yum. If you don’t have Heath Bars nearby, you can substitute chocolate chips or chopped chunks of chocolate. Still delicious!

These decadent Heath Bar saucepan brownies are great for dessert but they also pair well with coffee for breakfast… πŸ˜‰ Enjoy!

Gluten-free Heath Bar Brownies
Gluten-free Heath Bar Saucepan Brownies
Heath Bar Saucepan Brownies Recipe
heath bar saucepan brownies
4.89 from 9 votes

Heath Bar Saucepan Brownies

One pot is all you need to mix up these amazing heath bar saucepan brownies.
Course Dessert
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 16 brownies
Author Erin Brighton


  • 1 1/2 c sugar
  • 1 c butter (2 sticks)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup flour (I used Pamela's gluten-free)
  • 1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 cup chopped heath bar (approximately)


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Grease an 8x8 pan.
  3. In a medium sized saucepan, combine the sugar and butter over medium heat. Stir with a wooden spoon or heat resistant spatula.
  4. When the butter has melted, add the vanilla. Stir.
  5. Set aside to cool for about five minutes.
  6. Add 3 eggs. Stir well to combine.
  7. Add 1 cup flour, 1 cup cocoa powder, salt and baking powder. Stir well.
  8. Spread in a greased 8x8 pan. Gently spread heath bar pieces over the top.
  9. Cook at 350 degrees for about 30 to 35 minutes.

heath bar saucepan brownies

For more fun brownie recipes … check out the list below!

Rocky Road Gluten-Free Brownies

Decadent Saucepan Brownies

Cookie Dough Swirl Brownies

Seven Layer Brownie Bars (Gluten Free!!)

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Erin Brighton

I am a native New Englander now living in beautiful Charlotte, North Carolina and enjoying summers in sea-breezy Scituate, Massachusetts with my five small kids and two large dogs. I love to cook easy, local, and gluten-free for friends and family.

24 thoughts on “Heath Bar Saucepan Brownies”

    1. Thanks, Christina! In this house, I am obsessed with heath bar and have converted all the others. πŸ˜‰

  1. Yum! At Tulane, a friend used to make brownies and top them with white chocolate and chopped up heath. I might need to add white chocolate to yours and do the same.

  2. I am making used to take to a friend’s house for Thanksgiving. I am also going to have white chocolate chips to the top and the mix. Fact that they are gluten free it’s so helpful because several of the guests cannot eat gluten, but need to remember they are not sugar free or Butterfree so I must make sure not to eat more than one! It will be a challenge.

  3. In the photo I see your have chocolate chips but I don’t see that the recipe calls for them? Am I missing something? Thank you!

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