Dark Chocolate Lava Drops (Gluten-Free Recipe)

Dark Chocolate Lava Drops (Gluten-Free Recipe)

Dark chocolate oozes from these warm gluten-free cookies.

60 min. prep time
32 cookies
353 Ratings


1/2 cup Land O Lakes® Butter
3 (1-ounce) squares gluten-free bittersweet baking chocolate
3/4 cup sugar
1 3/4 cups Gluten-Free Flour Blend (see below)
1 teaspoon guar gum
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
32 dark chocolate kiss-shaped candies, unwrapped
1/2 cup sparkling sanding sugar or sugar


Heat oven to 350°F.

Place butter and bittersweet chocolate in bowl. Microwave, stirring every 30 seconds, 1-2 minutes or until melted and smooth. Cool 10 minutes.

Add 3/4 cup sugar and egg to cooled melted chocolate mixture; beat at medium speed until well mixed. Add flour blend, guar gum, baking powder and salt; beat at low speed until well mixed.

Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Press 1 chocolate candy into each ball; form dough around candy to completely cover.

Place 1/2 cup sugar in bowl; roll balls in sugar. Place 1 inch apart onto lightly greased cookie sheets. Bake 9-11 minutes or until set. Cool 5 minutes on cookie sheet. Serve warm.

Recipe Tip

- To make ahead, shape cookies; roll in sugar. Place in container with tight-fitting lid. Store at room temperature up to 2 hours or refrigerate until ready to bake.

- To reheat, place 2 cookies onto microwave-safe plate. Microwave 15-30 seconds or until centers are melted. Do not over heat.

Gluten-Free Flour Blend: Combine 2 cups rice flour, 2/3 cup potato starch, 1/3 cup tapioca flour and 1 teaspoon xanthan gum. Use appropriate amount for recipe; store remainder in container with tight-fitting lid. Stir before using.

This recipe was developed using alternative flours and products labeled as “gluten-free.” The best source for additional information is the ingredient listing on product packaging. Learn about gluten-free baking.

Nutrition Facts (1 cookie)

Calories: 130

Fat: 6g

Cholesterol: 15mg

Sodium: 70mg

Carbohydrates: 21g

Dietary Fiber: 1g

Protein: 1g

Recipe #14575B©2009Land O'Lakes, Inc.

Recipe Comments & Reviews

This recipe was so good. My non gluten free husband even loved them. I added a little peppermint extract to the cookie, perfect for the holidays!
These cookies are sooo good. My children, all over 35, loved them. One took my recipe. I have decided to try them with some flavored chocolate, different kisses, and even chocolate bits.
The recipe is definitly a keeper.
aurora m.
These cookies are fantastic.I could not keep them on the plate. I make them up and either refrigerate or freeze and make them up as we want them. Highly recommend them!

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