Gluten-Free Candy Recipes

Looking for gluten-free candy recipes? Allrecipes has more than 30 trusted gluten-free candy recipes complete with ratings, reviews and cooking tips.

Staff Picks

Angel Food Candy

Rating: 4.55 stars
Sugar and dark corn syrup are cooked with vinegar and tempered with baking soda to make a crunchy candy that gets covered in a chocolate coating.

Cathy's Peanut Butter Fudge

Rating: 4.35 stars
Cathy's mom developed this recipe a long time ago. You do need a candy thermometer. Enjoy!

Cream Cheese Mints

Rating: 4.35 stars
These seem to be everyone's favorite holiday candy recipe. Could be the melt in your mouth texture, or perhaps the sweet peppermint taste. Could also be the fact that this is the easiest candy recipe around! If stored in airtight container, these can be frozen for a couple months. These can also be made into pretty shapes by rolling in granulated sugar, pressing into candy molds, and dropping them out.

Chocolate Caramel Corn

Rating: 4.18 stars
Delicious chocolaty popcorn. You'll love this one!

Bavarian Mints

Rating: 4.49 stars
These mints were always a part of the holiday cookie exchanges in Nebraska.

Coconut Ice

Rating: 3.19 stars
A delicious and attractive candy snack for any coconut lover.

Elisa's Famous Fudge

Rating: 4.21 stars
This is a recipe my family loves! it is simple and does NOT require a candy thermometer like most fudges. It's pretty simple and does not take an expert to make it; because of this many people make variations to this recipe!! You can use any kind of chips and/or nuts. I hope you enjoy my recipe!

Peppermint Patties

Rating: 4.49 stars
I have made these every year as one of many Christmas treats. My family really loves them, it wouldn't be Christmas without them! When you dip, tap the fork on the edge of the pan to shake off excess. Slide the patty onto waxed paper -- you can use the fork to make a little swirl on the top to make it pretty.

Coconut Candies

Rating: 3.5 stars
Chewy coconut candies are made with just milk, sugar, coconut and vanilla.

Caramels I

Rating: 4.61 stars
I got this from a co-worker about 12 years ago. These are the best melt in your mouth caramels I have ever had, and I always have to make them for Christmas.

Yummy Pecan Pralines

Rating: 4.46 stars
Pecans are cooked to the soft ball stage with brown sugar, white sugar, evaporated milk and butter and then beaten and poured on a slab to firm up in these sweet, chewy candies.

Irish Potato Candy

Rating: 4.37 stars
A cute little confection that looks just like little potatoes. This kind does not contain potatoes; they are made using cream cheese and coconut.

Inspiration and Ideas

Elisa's Famous Fudge

"Perfect results; very easy and delicious. I called it Chocolate Butter Pecan fudge and my family loved it." – SweetTooth


"Well worth the time and effort, my family LOVED these caramels." – joesgirljeri

Planet Mars Almond Bars

Rating: 4.33 stars

Homemade caramel, almond, nougat bars that melt in your mouth!