Crunchy Brownie Crisps

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Crispy, crunchy, wafer thin brownies are spectacularly tasty for snacking on their own or alongside a dish of ice cream. (They are also delicious as ice cream sandwiches!)

Crispy, crunchy, wafer thin brownies, for snacking or dessert - gluten free and traditional recipes by Barefeet In The Kitchen

I tried the original version of this snack for the first time while I was in Miami, and from the very first bite, it was one of the most addictive store-bought snacks I’ve ever tried. We were all hooked. Each brownie crisp tastes like the very best corner bite of a traditional pan of brownies.

If you haven’t tried this yet, you really do need to. It’s a snack/dessert like no other! I knew I needed to create my own version so that my family would be able to enjoy it as often as we wanted. Lucky for me, my friend Rebecca beat me to it and I barely had to adapt her recipe to meet our needs.

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This is a gluten free homemade version of the very well-known crispy crunchy brownies. My kids went crazy over this treat and my friends and I enjoyed ours with bowls of ice cream last night. When I tell you these babies are crunchy, don’t just take my word for it, make them for yourself.

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Crunchy Brownie Crisps

5 from 4 votes
Recipe adapted from and with thanks to Foodie with Family
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 24 servings


  • 1 large egg white
  • ½ cup white sugar
  • ¼ cup light flavored olive oil or the cooking oil of your choice
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ½ cup all-purpose flour*
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

*Gluten-Free Alternative

  • cup brown rice flour
  • 2 tablespoons potato starch
  • 2 tablespoons tapioca starch


  • Preheat the oven to 325°F. Line a large baking sheet, 18×13 inches, with parchment paper. In a mixing bowl, whisk the egg white until it is frothy, about 1 minute. (I used the whisk attachment on my stand mixer, although this could certainly be done by hand.) Add the sugar, and whisk again until combined. Add the oil, water, and vanilla, whisk until smooth again.
  • Add the cocoa, flour, baking soda, and salt, and whisk once more until smooth and shiny. The batter should be pourable and similar to cake batter. Scrape it onto the parchment lined baking sheet and use a spatula to spread it close to the sides of the pan. It should be very thin and as even as possible. Sprinkle the chocolate chips across top of the batter.
  • Bake for 15 minutes, remove from the oven and slice (or score) into desired sizes. Return the pan to the oven and bake an additional 10 minutes. Remove from the oven and let cool completely before breaking the brownie crisps along the scored lines. Enjoy!


The parchment for this recipe is non-negotiable. It is required in order to remove the crunchy brownie crisps from the pan. They will stick like crazy to the pan if you try to make this without a liner. I have not tried this on my Silpat mats, but it should work that way as well.
STORAGE NOTE: I stored my brownie crisps in a container with the lid cracked slightly. This should prevent them from softening in an airtight container. Of course, if your family is anything like mine, the brownie crisps won’t last long enough for that anyways.


Calories: 70kcal · Carbohydrates: 9g · Protein: 1g · Fat: 4g · Saturated Fat: 1g · Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g · Monounsaturated Fat: 2g · Trans Fat: 1g · Cholesterol: 1mg · Sodium: 38mg · Potassium: 40mg · Fiber: 1g · Sugar: 6g · Vitamin A: 2IU · Calcium: 4mg · Iron: 1mg
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Crispy, crunchy, wafer thin brownies, for snacking or dessert - gluten free and traditional recipes

{originally published 8/8/14 – recipe updated 6/23/22}

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Hi, I’m Mary. I’m the author, cook, photographer, and travel lover behind the scenes here at Barefeet In The Kitchen. I'm also the author of three cookbooks dedicated to making cooking from scratch as simple as possible.

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  1. Goodies Gone Gluten Free says

    Hey, Mary, you know what these would be great for? Replacing the graham crackers for S'mores! I'm going to the mountains this weekend and was about to go buy (or make) some gluten free graham crackers for our S'mores…but this will be so much better! Thanks!

  2. Anonymous says

    This sounds amazing. I can't wait to try them. I love brownies and also love crunchy. Whats not to love with these.

  3. Anonymous says

    Just in time! I'm having my 3 sisters over for our annual luncheon in a week, and two of them are on gluten-free diets. I've been trying to come up with a fun dessert, and this will be it!
    Thank you!

  4. Anonymous says

    made these last night – sprinkled with mini choc bits, heath bits and pecans. came out amazing. just put another batch in the oven – i'm going to bring them to mom tomorrow. She'll LOVE!

  5. huayyu says

    I tried making this and the brownies got stuck in the wax paper. Any suggestions on how to troubleshoot it? Is wax paper different from parchment paper?

    • Mary says

      Yes, wax paper is much thinner, anything like this will stick to it. Parchment is heavy and stiff and nothing will stick to it in the oven.

  6. John in Oban says

    Just used half a cup of gluten free plain flour and substituted chopped crystallised ginger for choc chips – delicious – thanks for the recipe – so nice to get a recipe which works spot, exactly as per instructions. I’m so used to following cake recipes where I’ve had to bake at least twice as long as stated that I was very pleasantly surprised 🙂5 stars

    • Mary Younkin says

      Hi Michaela, I haven’t tested it with that specific ingredient, so I can’t speak to how it will work. If you do try it, let us know how it turns out for you!

  7. Varitta says

    I have tried with glutenfree plain flour. It was good. My kids love it so much. But after baking, it’s not that crispy. May be it’s too thick. So, i had to bake longer.5 stars

    • Mary Younkin says

      We usually eat them in a couple of days. They’re probably fine for a few more than that, but they haven’t lasted long enough for us to see for ourselves, Chang.

  8. Kay says

    I love the taste. Thank you for nice recipe. Do you bake fan mode? Mine come out not soft but not totally crisp too.5 stars

  9. Shellisa McDonald says

    Hi Mary,

    I have a question with the Gluten Free Brownie Brittle Recipe. Can I simply use Bob’s 1 to 1, or Cup 4 Cup, or Measure instead of the three listed asterick ingredients?