Remember the Wagon Wheel? I most certainly do, they were one of my favourite chocolate biscuits growing up. Well these not so little beauties (that’s the joy of home baking you can supersize them back to the original size!) are made gluten free and are so easy to sub the ingredients so that you an make them dairy free too.
How easy are the gluten free wagon wheels to make?
Now I won’t tell you porky-pies, these are a bit fiddly to make but your efforts will be rewarded grandly with gasps of ‘oooh’s’ and ‘aah’s’ when you present them to your family and guests this Halloween. Remember; a wagon wheel is not just for Halloween, it’s for life so simply remove the green food colouring (and possibly the jam) and you’ve got a year-round treat that the family will love you for!
Other Halloween inspired free from recipes
This wagon wheel recipe is part of another Free From Gang collaboration for #FreeFromHalloween so remember to check out my fellow gang’s links to their spooky recipes below.
and last but by no means least you have my Easy Halloween Rice Crispy Treats – Oozing Gruffalo Warts
If you love gluten free biscuits, you’ll want to get my FREE gift
Never miss out again…
Sign up to my weekly Friday newsletter and not only get a FREE e-Book (currently my Gluten Free & Vegan Cookbook) but also get VIP subscriber discounts on free from goodies delivered to your door.
Slimey Wagon Wheel Recipe
A childhood favourite made goolishly gluten free with slimey and oozing ‘blood’ (raspberry jam). The perfect treat for this Halloween to feed your spooky family big and small!
- 200 g Gluten Free Plain Flour
- 50 g Butter
- 50 g Golden Caster Sugar
- 1 Egg White
- 2 tsp Cocoa Powder
- Generous pinch of salt
- ¼ tsp Bicarbonate of Soda
- For the filling/coating :
- 100 g Marshmallows
- Seedless raspberry jam
- Green food colouring
- 300 g Milk Chocolate
- Preheat oven to 190°C
- In a large bowl or mixer cream together the butter and sugar until pale.
- Add the egg white and combine.
- Sift in remaining ingredients and combine. The mixture will be very crumbly. Take some mixture in your hand and make a fist, if it moulds it’s fine, if not add a tsp of water.
Tip the crumbly mixture onto a lightly floured surface and knead, the heat from your hands will encourage the mixture into dough.
No need to chill so gently begin to roll out, it may crack a little but not to worry, you can tease these minor crack back together. (a good tip for this is to roll towards the centre of the dough once it’s rolled out) The dough will need to be 5mm thick.
- Using a 3 inch/8 cm cutter, cut out 16 circles to sandwich together. Using a fork gently prick the entire top of each biscuit.
- Place on a prepared baking sheet, 8 to a tray should be fine as these do not spread.
- Cook for 10mins, they will change little in colour and will hardly rise.
- Remove from oven and transfer to a cooling rack.
To make the filling heat the marshmallows in the microwave for 30 seconds on 700-750W. Add enough green food colouring to create you slime effect.
Add a teaspoon of jam to the centre of 8 biscuit halves.
Dollop a spoonful of marshmallow onto the jam and tease the marshmallow to seal the jam in to prevent seepage then gently sandwich together, leave to set at room temperature for 5-10 mins.
- Dip the edges of the sandwiched biscuit into a bowl of melted chocolate quickly using a dip and turn method.
- Place on a baking sheet and Cover the top of the biscuit, to make the pattern effect simply sweep the spoon gently side to side in a zig-zag fashion.
- Allow to cool and set completely in the fridge, repeat the last step for the underside of the biscuit.
Don’t lose this recipe for my Wagon Wheels, pin it for later
I really love to read your comments and feedback and will always comment back. Do drop a line in the comment section if you liked this post I would love to hear your thoughts, if you share photos of your delicious creations, please do tag me or use the hashtag #Glutarama on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
Subscribe to my email list so that you get all my reviews and recipes straight in your mailbox PLUS a FREEBIE and access to some amazing gluten free DISCOUNTS
And one last thing! I’ve linked my Wagon Wheels with these other awesome Foodies websites, go check them out
*disclaimer: I use affiliate codes on my website, the vast majority are to Amazon. If you click on any of the links or images in the post and make a purchase my family will benefit from a small % of that purchase at no extra cost to you, in fact, for full transparency, in 2020 I’ve made my first £25, so it won’t make me a millionaire but it will treat me to a few coffees, Lord knows I need the caffeine!