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Dark Chocolate Lava Drops (Gluten-Free Recipe)
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1/2 cup Land O Lakes® Butter

3 ounces gluten-free bittersweet baking chocolate

3/4 cup sugar

1 large Land O Lakes® Egg

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 candy pieces, unwrapped

1/2 cup sparkling sanding sugar or sugar

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Heat oven to 350°F.

  2. STEP 2

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

  3. STEP 3

    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.

  4. STEP 4

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

  5. STEP 5

    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.

Tip #1

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.

Tip #2

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

Tip #3

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.

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