Last Updated on September 3, 2021
Today we’re going to be taking a look at chocolate wafer cookies substitutes. If you have a sweet tooth like me, you’ll definitely be familiar with chocolate wafer cookies. But if you’re not sure, we’re going to be looking at what they are, whether they’re gluten-free, and substitutes you might enjoy. Good news – there’s quite a few!
What Is A Chocolate Wafer Cookie?
If you’re not familiar with a chocolate wafer cookie, they’re a crisp, thin, dry cookie that’s usually used in desserts. However, they’re sometimes made into cookies with cream filling between them. Is that sounding familiar to you? Of course! You probably know one of the most famous chocolate wafer cookies of them all, Oreos.
You usually make them with flour and cocoa powder as the main ingredients. Oh, and of course, sugar. A whole lot of sugar. How else do you think they’d taste so good?
Are Chocolate Wafer Cookies Gluten-Free?
Unfortunately, most chocolate wafer cookies use wheat flour as a main ingredient. We know wheat is a no-go when following a gluten-free lifestyle. So for the most part, the ones you may find in store will not be gluten-free. There is some good news though! For Oreo and Nabisco Famous Chocolate Wafer substitutes – look no further. There are a few on offer for us.
Substitutes For Chocolate Wafers
Not only is there plenty of gluten-free chocolate wafer cookies available, there’s also products you can use instead of them. First, let’s take a look at some gluten-free chocolate wafers – shop-bought and homemade!
Oreo Gluten-Free Sandwich Cookies
Let’s start with the most famous of them all, the Oreo. If you’re living in the US, gluten-free Oreos are now available. And they’re just as delicious as the standard ones. They’re certified gluten-free and the labelling is clearly marked to give you peace of mind. If something is certified gluten-free, that means it’s met strict guidelines set by the FDA to ensure it’s completely safe for us to consume.
The main ingredients are white rice flour, tapioca starch, and whole oat flour. If you have a separate oat intolerance (which is very common), even though gluten-free oats are used, it may be best to avoid.
You can pick an entire box up of these treats for around $4 in your local grocery store. They even have Double Stuf Oreos available now too, which are available for around the same price.
Schar Chocolate O’s
Quite obviously based on the humble Oreo, Schar’s Chocolate O’s are just as delicious! They’re gluten-free, wheat-free and egg-free, which makes them the perfect alternative for us. Also, the main ingredients are soya flour and maize flour – so no need to worry about oats here!
Schar is a certified gluten-free brand that makes a whole host of products, so there’s no need to worry about the safety of their products at all.
Chocolate O’s are available in Europe and are only around £2 a box, which makes them a really affordable option.
Elite Gluten Free Chocolate Wafers
This brand is the most expensive of them all, but they are low sugar and kosher – which makes them suitable for a range of diets. Potato starch and vegetable oil are the main ingredients in these yummy treats. Whilst they aren’t certified, the packaging is well labelled gluten free, meaning it’s safe for consumption.
They’ll likely be available in your local grocery store, but they’ll set you back around a whopping $10!
Make Your Own
If you’re looking for a cheaper option and you’re handy in the kitchen, it may be best to try making your own. Especially if you’re looking for extremely thin ones to use in something like an ice cream sandwich. There’s a plethora of recipes online for you to choose from, but I’ve chosen my favorite.
Gluten-Free on a Shoestring is one of my go-to blogs. Her Gluten-Free Chocolate Wafer Cookies are simply delicious and simple to make. You’ll likely even have most of the ingredients lying around in your pantry. You’ll need gluten-free flour, xanthan gum, salt, butter, sugar, cocoa powder, eggs, and vanilla extract. It really is that easy!
Other Substitutes To Try
There are a few things similar that I think are worth mentioning. You could definitely use them as substitutions, especially if you’re just craving chocolate wafer itself.
Glutino Gluten Free Chocolate Wafers
I had to include these! They aren’t exactly a cookie, but they are chocolate wafers – which I think is enough for them to be in this section. They are gluten-free and kosher, and quite honestly, the perfect snack to get you through the day. The taste is very similar to that of a KitKat – and since my diagnosis, I have certainly been missing them.
They’re made with potato starch instead of wheat as the main ingredient and they are very moreish, so be sure to stock up!
Schar Gluten-Free Cocoa Wafers
Again, not strictly a cookie but definitely worth a mention. As mentioned earlier, Schar is one of my favorite gluten-free brands as it offers such a wide selection of products for us to enjoy. Made with rice flour, soy flour, and potato starch – these are perfect for anyone following a gluten-free diet.
You can pick them up in your local grocery store (or online) for around $8, which is definitely pricey – but certainly worth it as a treat!
Crazy For Cookies
I hope this post has helped you realize that although this diet can feel daunting at times, there are plenty of chocolate wafer cookies substitutes out there if you’re looking to fulfill your craving. If you have any recommendations that didn’t make it onto my list, please let me know. And if you have any recipes that you’re itching to share with the gluten-free community, leave it in the comments below. Sharing is caring!
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Hi, my name’s Zoë. I’m 28 years old and live in London, UK. I work full time as a freelance writer and critic for West End theatre. Writing has been a passion of mine for as long as I can remember. I spend most of my free time at the theatre, or at conventions. I’m married to the love of my life, and live in a small apartment with my fur baby, Lillie. I run two of my own blogs: No Safer Place and Stage to Page: both of which have won awards. I also have a YouTube channel where I talk about all things stagey.