Gluten-Free Candies – Enjoy with Less Worry

by Tricia Fecteau

Gluten Free Candies

In the past, people who suffer from Celiac Disease are also deprived the opportunity to enjoy delicious foods. Gluten is the storage protein found in barley, rye, oats, wheat, and other related products.

Due to greater public awareness, gluten-free products are readily available anywhere, including candies. Discover some of the candy products which are 100% gluten-free and learn an easy gluten free candy recipe.

    • Butterfinger Bar (the original flavor only)

      It is a candy bar made from flaky, crispy texture that is covered in chocolate. Butterfinger’s crunchy flavor is enough to make kids ask for more. The crispy middle is just irresistible.

    • Baby Ruth

      It is a very delicious candy bar that has chocolate nougat, peanuts, and caramel, all covered in chocolate. The combination is perfect and the taste is superb.

    • Bob’s Candy Canes

      The manufacturer of Bobs said that their classically designed candy canes are gluten-free, without any chance of cross-contamination.

    • Jelly Belly Candy Canes

      These candy canes come in various flavors which are all gluten-free.

    • Jelly Belly Beans

      These delicious and chewy jelly beans are also gluten-free.

    • Tootsie Rolls

      They are the classic chewy chocolate candy that we all love.

    • Junior Mints

      These are chocolate coated mints.

    • Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups

      Peanut butter covered in chocolate then molded in paper cups. Reese’s has a very rich peanut flavor that really compliments the chocolate coating. It will surely satisfy any person’s sweet cravings. It maybe is the best gluten-free candy you can find.

    • Hershey’s Milk Chocolate Kisses

      Who doesn’t know these cute little chocolates? These “babies” contain the creamy chocolate taste that Hershey’s is known for.

    • Tic Tac Mints

      These popular mints already come in different flavors, all of which are gluten-free.

    • Skor bar

      Chocolate coated candy bar that has a layer of butter toffee inside.

    • Almond Joy

      It is a chocolate coated candy that has coconut and almond filling in the middle.

    • Laffy Taffy

      It is chewy taffy that comes in different fruit flavors.

    • Wonka Lik-M-Aid Fun Dip

      It is similar to Pixy Stix, but packaged in small pouches.

    • Bit-O-Honey

      This chewy candy contains almond bits embedded in honey-flavored taffy.

    • Nips

      It is creamy hard candy that comes in different flavors.

    • Oh Henry

      It is a candy bar made from peanuts, fudge, and caramel, all covered in chocolate.

    • Sno-Caps

      They are bite-size bits of chocolate covered with white candy sprinkles.

    • Wonka Pixy Stix

      It is powdered candy covered in wrapper that looks like a drinking straw. It comes in different fruit flavors.

    • Frooties

      Chewy candies that come in different fruit flavors.

    But if you are fond of homemade products, you can also try this simple recipe to make your own gluten free candy.

    Gluten-Free Caramel Candy


    • 2 cups sugar
    • 1 1/2 cups corn syrup
    • 2 cups heavy cream
    • 1 cup butter
    • 1 tsp. vanilla


    • Grease a 9×13 baking dish.
    • In a saucepan, mix the sugar, corn syrup, butter, and 1 cup heavy cream
    • Allow to boil while stirring often
    • Then add the remaining cream
    • Allow to reach (no stirring) to approximately 250°F
    • Test the mixture, if a drop of the mixture in cold water forms a firm but flexible ball, then you are set
    • Remove the mixture from heat then add the vanilla extract
    • Pour into the baking dish and refrigerate
    • When it is cooled, you can cut the caramel candy to preferred sizes

    So who says being on a gluten free diet is sad and gloomy? Enjoy these treats (in moderation) and happy eating!

    image courtesy Nomadic Lass

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