Peanut Brittle, Gluten and Dairy Free

Peanut Brittle, gluten and dairy free!  What more could you ask for when you love peanut brittle?  You say “but I have a peanut allergy”?  No worries, try substituting Savi Seeds for the peanuts and enjoy!

Peanut Brittle, Gluten and Dairy Free

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  • Yield: ~5 pounds
  • Difficulty: medium


  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup light corn syrup (rice syrup if avoiding corn)
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 cup warm water
  • 2 cups Dry Roasted Peanuts (or Savi Seeds if you have a peanut allergy)
  • 1/4 cup soft (not melted) Vegan butter
  • 2 tsp gluten free baking soda


  1. Now, I will say right up front that if you don’t have a very large pan, cut this recipe in half.  I use the tin foil oven mats.  Spray or grease your pan, or sheet, that you will be using to cool the brittle.

  2. **Note:  I did speak with a Kraft representative regarding the gluten free status of their dry roasted and honey roasted peanuts.  She assured me that if there was any gluten ingredient in the product that it would be listed on the container.  She also included that any natural or artificial flavorings or coloring are purchased from another site and they cannot confirm that these ingredients are gluten free. If they are listed in the ingredients, then to assume the product is not safe*** 

  3. As this recipe goes together quite quickly, I measure out all of my ingredients and have them at hand.

  4. I used Earth Balance buttery spread.  It works just as well as the sticks and is more cost effective.

  5. In a 2 quart, non-stick pot, combine sugar, corn syrup ( or rice syrup), salt, and water over medium heat and bring to a boil to dissolve sugar.

  6. Once the sugar is dissolved, add the peanuts or Savi Seeds.  Continue to cook over medium heat.

  7. Using a candy thermometer, bring to hard ball stage (I take my thermometer to just above the 325 degrees F mark with vegan butter, otherwise 305 degrees with real butter ).  Continue to stir frequently during the boiling process to prevent sticking.

  8. Remove from heat and quickly, but carefully add the butter and baking soda.

  9. Quickly whip the butter and soda into the hot mixture.

  10. It will ‘puff’ up and feel ‘airy’ while mixing.  The mixture will be a lighter yellow when using Vegan butter than when using real butter.

  11. Quickly pour onto prepared pan.  Using a fork, move the mixture back and forth on the pan to level it out.  Allow to cool completely.  If you are having cool weather where you live, placing your pan outside on a deck railing will speed this process.

  12. Once cool, break into bite-size pieces.

  13. Store in a jumbo storage bag, air tight container, or quart canning jars.  Keeping air tight, this brittle will keep for 5-8 months, depending on humidity in your area.

  14. Peanut Brittle also makes a splendid Christmas gift, especially for those who you want to recognize such as post or mailman, attorney, CPA, ladies at the bank, etc.  Small gift bags can be purchased very inexpensively at ‘Dollar’ Stores.  Ribbon can be purchased just about anywhere these days to jazz it up a little.  Attach a candy cane and a name label to personalize it even more.

  15. Participating in:  [Gluten Free] Weekly Meal PlanHomestead Barn HopMake Ahead Meals for Busy Moms‘Made From Scratch’ MondayMy Meatless MondaysAnd Love It TooRecipe Box LinkyTempt My Tummy TuesdayTotally Tasty Tuesdays,  Slightly Indulgent TuesdayHearth and Soul Blog Hop, Ducks ‘n A Row,  Gluten Free WednesdaysAllergy-Free WednesdaysDining With Debbie,  Allergy Friendly Friday,

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Comments: 9

  1. jan December 23, 2012 at 3:25 am Reply

    mmm, I want some now!

    • Mary December 24, 2012 at 9:55 am Reply

      Jan, this is really such an easy recipe, I don’t know why I don’t make it more often :) Give it a try and let me know how it works for you. The taste is unbelievable. You can make it with regular ingredients in a 1:1 ratio if you don’t have dietary restrictions. Hope you have a Merry Christmas!

  2. Peggy December 23, 2012 at 3:23 pm Reply

    I’m curious, what are savi seeds? I have never heard of them.

  3. Jennifer | The Deliberate Mom December 24, 2012 at 2:31 pm Reply

    This looks absolutely amazing!

    Wishing you a Merry Christmas!

    • Mary December 25, 2012 at 5:13 pm Reply

      Thank you Jennifer! Hope you are having a beautiful Christmas!

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  5. Carolyn January 15, 2014 at 2:41 am Reply

    Made this last night for my friend for her birthday …. Huge hit. Everyone loved it!

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