Gluten-Free Candy Recipes

With over 30 trusted gluten-free candy recipes like fudge, mints, caramels, and pralines, you can eat the sweets you crave.

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Angel Food Candy

Rating: 4.5 stars 121
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: 4.5 stars 79
Cathy's mom developed this recipe a long time ago. You do need a candy thermometer. Enjoy!

Cream Cheese Mints

Rating: 4.5 stars 303
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 stars 11
Delicious chocolaty popcorn. You'll love this one!

Bavarian Mints

Rating: 4.5 stars 57
These mints were always a part of the holiday cookie exchanges in Nebraska.

Coconut Ice

Rating: 3 stars 42
A delicious and attractive candy snack for any coconut lover.

Elisa's Famous Fudge

Rating: 4 stars 56
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: 4.5 stars 244
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 30
Chewy coconut candies are made with just milk, sugar, coconut and vanilla.

Caramels I

Rating: 4.5 stars 174
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.

Irish Potato Candy

Rating: 4.5 stars 302
A cute little confection that looks just like little potatoes!

Yummy Pecan Pralines

Rating: 4.5 stars 59
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.

Inspiration and Ideas

Elisa's Famous Fudge
Rating: Unrated 56
"Perfect results; very easy and delicious. I called it Chocolate Butter Pecan fudge and my family loved it." – SweetTooth
Rating: Unrated 174
"Well worth the time and effort, my family LOVED these caramels." – joesgirljeri
Emily's Famous Marshmallows
Rating: 4.5 stars 160

These marshmallows are the real thing. Husbands love 'em, kids love 'em, picky eaters scramble for 'em. Better than store bought! Taste great in hot cocoa.