Gluten and Dairy Free Toffee Recipe

I’ve been saving this recipe for Gluten and Dairy Free Toffee  just for Home for the Holidays…Gluten-Free Style.  This is sure to be an amazing daily blogging event taking place from Monday, November 28 through Friday, December 23 and is being hosted by Shirley at gluten free easily. There are 25 bloggers sharing their stories and recipes for the holidays.  There is also a ginormous prize bin that will have you picking your chin up off the floor with almost 100 prizes.  There are  books … including cookbooks, resource books; iPhone apps; gluten-free magazine subscriptions; tools to help you know if a product is safe you to eat; and much more.  For all the information see the schedule and prizes at the end of this post and visit the gfe announcement.

These 3 books have been awarded and this giveaway is closed.  However there is a new drawing every day so make sure you check out the schedule so you know where to show up!

Today we will have 3 prizes to enter to win on this blog.  You have until 10 pm EST on Wednesday November 30th to enter to win one of these three prizes:

The Gluten-Free Almond Flour Cookbook from Elana’s Pantry.

Gluten-Free in 5 Minutes by Robin Ryberg

The Steamy Kitchen by Jaden Hair (not a 100% gf cookbook but many naturally or adaptable recipes)

Winners will be announced weekly on gfe.  Comments on this blog post will close at 10 pm on Wednesday November 30th.

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If you would like a few more entries or chances to win, here are some ways.  Just remember if you do any of these leave a comment here letting me know each one you did.  Don’t leave one comment with a summary.  Each comment here counts as an entry to win today’s prizes and to be entered into the drawing for the grand prizes.  You can:

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Now remember there are tons of prizes and even multiple copies so if you don’t win here there will be a new giveaway every day until December 23rd.  Oh and here is the best part.  Every daily entry makes you eligible for the final giveaway, so the more blogs you visit and more entries you offer, the more your odds of winning the grand prize, second prize, or third prize will increase.  Winners of the daily giveaways will be announced weekly on gluten free easily, along with the final announcement sharing the final week’s winners as well as the grand prize, second place, and third place winners.

Grand Prize, Second Prize, and Third Prize (remember … all of your entries throughout this event are eligible for this final giveaway) 

Grand Prize–A top-of–the-line Vitamix—woohoooo! Specifically, Vitamix is offering its Super Healthy Lifestyle package, which includes a 5200 machine and a 32 oz. dry grains container for grinding your own, gluten-free flours. (affiliate link) Note that on Cyber Monday (11/28), Vitamix will be offering this package at $499 as part of its holiday special; that’s $50 off the normal price. The winner will also receive a copy of the e-book, Eat Fresh and D-Tox Your Life. This e-book is the perfect companion for this amazing Vitamix; read more here 

Second Prize—A $150 shopping spree at Free From Gluten( Free From Gluten is the largest gluten-free store offering everything from basic products like gluten-free flours and xanthan gum to those niceties like Enjoy Life semi-sweet mini chocolate chips (hey, some would say those are essentials!) and special products like baguettes and ice cream cones. Take a moment to check out their site … I’ll wait … (tick, tick, tick, tick) … now wouldn’t it be fun to spend $150 at their site? 

Third PrizeCaveman Cookies giveaway package ($89 value). 

One large bag of each of the current three flavors , OriginalTropical, and Alpine($28.95 value) plus one large bag of the soon-to-be released new flavor, Rainforest ($9.95 value; will be shipped as soon as available; anticipated end of Dec); 1 large variety pack ($32.50 value), and 1 t-shirt ($17.50 value; your size, your color). 

Gluten and Dairy Free Toffee

Oh you’re going to like this one for sure but be warned you’ll be seeking the Toffee Anonymous support group.  Once you start eating this it’s hard to stop.  I made a batch and my family ate it all in just a couple of days.  I then made a batch and shared it with a group of gluten free gals and they ate it all in one day!  This will make great gifts for your family, friends, neighbors and even teachers.

Ever since I was a kid I can remember making food gifts for family, neighbors, teachers and other service workers to thank them.  We also would make extra to have around for guests that visited.  My mother and I would make pressed cookies that we would decorate with colored sugar.  I’d make chocolate chip cookies and she would make her famous brownies or 1,2,3,4 Cake.  We would hand them out and everyone was always happy to get a food gift.  The best gift of all was getting to be in the kitchen with my mom.   There is no greater gift that you can give your children than to bring them into the kitchen and teach them how to cook and bake for themselves and others.

I hope you will enjoy making this toffee as much as you do eating it and sharing it.  Grab some family members to help you in the kitchen and make a list of who you want to share this toffee with for the holidays.

If you are already a toffee fan than you know this recipe follows the basics set out some time ago and I’m not sure who to give the credit to.  Toffee using crackers is an old trick that I’ve put a spin on by using gluten free crackers and keeping it dairy free.

You may have noticed that my recipe has a little button Save Recipe.  This is a cool new system to keep track of the recipes you like in your own personal recipe box.  It will also make a shopping list from the recipes you save.  There are only a few of these on my site but I promise to start working on adding it to past recipes.  No more trying to remember where you saw that recipe you liked.  Enjoy!


If you are interested in the type of crackers I used they were from Natural Nectar and can be purchased at Whole Foods or through my affiliate link to Amazon where they sell them as a 12 pack, great if you are making gifts.

I wish you all the happiest of days during this holiday season.

Home for the Holidays Gluten-Free Style has begun and now it’s your turn to jump in.  Good luck and enjoy all of these amazing bloggers and fantastic prizes.

Here’s a complete listing of all the excellent bloggers participating followed by the list of prizes being given away.

Monday, 11/28– your host, Shirley Braden at gfe–gluten free easily
Tuesday, 11/29–ME! Diane Eblin at The WHOLE Gang
Wednesday, 11/30–Heidi Kelly at Adventures of a Gluten-Free Mom
Thursday, 12/1–Ali Segersten at The Whole Life Nutrition Kitchen (special thanks go out to Ali for working with Vitamix on our grand prize giveaway!)
Friday, 12/2–Sunny Busby at And Love it, Too!
Saturday, 12/3–Stacy Toth at Paleo Parents
Sunday, 12/4–Maggie Savage at She Let Them Eat Cake
Monday, 12/5–Melissa McLean Jory at Gluten Free For Good
Tuesday, 12/6–Kim Maes at Cook IT Allergy Free
Wednesday, 12/7–Alexa Croft at Lexie’s Kitchen (note that Lexie also created the gorgeous event badge—thanks again, Lexie!)
Thursday, 12/8–Brittany Angell at Real Sustenance
Friday, 12/9–Elana Amsterdam at Elana’s Pantry
Saturday, 12/10–Kelly Brozyna at The Spunky Coconut
Sunday, 12/11–Ricki Heller at Diet, Dessert and Dogs
Monday, 12/12–Iris Higgins at The Daily Dietribe
Tuesday, 12/13–Stephanie Fourie at Gluten Free by Nature
Wednesday, 12/14–Jules Shepard at Jules Speaks Gluten Free
Thursday, 12/15–Silvana Nardone at Silvana’s Kitchen (and Easy Eats)
Friday, 12/16–Heather at Gluten-Free Cat
Saturday, 12/17–Carol Kicinski at Simply…Gluten Free
Sunday, 12/18–Alisa Fleming at Alisa Cooks
Monday, 12/19–Linda Etherton at The Gluten-Free Homemaker
Tuesday, 12/20–Gigi Stewart at Gluten Free Gigi
Wednesday, 12/21–Zoe at Z’s Cup of Tea
Thursday, 12/22–Lillian Medville at Lillian’s Test Kitchen
Friday, 12/23—Shirley Braden at gfe—gluten free easily
Print Books (Cookbooks and Resource Books, or Combos)

More Make It Fast, Cook It Slow and Totally Together Journal combos–by Stephanie O’Dea, three combos (3)
Simply … Gluten-Free Desserts by Carol Kicinski, 2 signed copies (2) each with a package of Carol’s Gluten-Free Flour mix
Artisanal Gluten-Free Cooking by Pete and Kelli Bronski, one signed copy (1)
Gluten-Free Baking for Dummies by Jean Layton and Linda Larsen, one copy (1) (release date Dec. 6)
Gluten-Free on a Shoestring by Nicole Hunn — 2 copies (2)
Gluten-Free in 5 Minutes by Robin Ryberg — 2 copies (2)
Gluten-Free Makeovers by Beth Hillson – 2 copies (2)
The Gluten-Free Almond Flour Cookbook by Elana Amsterdam, six signed copies (6)
The Gluten-Free Cupcakes Cookbook by Elana Amsterdam, six signed copies (6)
The Gluten-Free Asian Kitchen by Laura B. Russell, two copies (2)
The Dairy-Free Gluten-Free Kitchen by Denise Jardine, ONE EXCLUSIVE ADVANCE COPY (1)
The Pure Kitchen by Hallie Klecker, two copies (2)
Cooking for Isaiah by Silvana Nardone, three copies (3)
Free for All Cooking by Jules Shepard, one signed copy (1)
The First Year: Celiac Disease and Living Gluten Free: An Essential Guide for the Newly Diagnosed by Jules Shepard, one signed copy
Healthier Without Wheat by Dr. Stephen Wangen, three signed copies (3)
Sugar Nation by Jeffrey O’Connell, four copies (4)
Wheat Belly by William Davis, three copies (3)
Dangerous Grains by Ron Hoggan and Dr. James Braly, two copies (2)
The Food Allergy Kitchen by Amra Ibrismovic and Carmel Nelson, one copy (1)
The Whole Foods Kosher Kitchen* by Lévana Kirschenbaum and Lisa R.Young
The Spunky Coconut Cookbook 2nd edition, by Kelly Brozyna, one signed copy (1)
Grain-Free Baked Goods and Desserts by Kelly Brozyna, one signed copy (1) –Paleo Comfort Foods by Julie and Charles Mayfield, three copies (3)
Go Dairy Free* by Alisa Fleming, two signed copies (2)
Modern Spice, by Monica Bhide, one copy (1) (in combo package with Monica’s app, iSPICE)
Perfect One-Dish Dinners*, by Pam Anderson, one signed copy (1)
The Whole Life Nutrition Cookbook*, by Ali Segersten and Tom Malterre, two signed copies (2)
The Steamy Kitchen*, by Jaden Hair, one copy (1)

E-books (Cookbooks and Resource Books)

Gluten-Free Goddess E-Book: Best Loved Recipes by Karina Allrich (1)
The Gluten-Free Diner Cookbook by Diane Eblin, one copy with tote bag (1)
7 Quick Start Tips for Living a Healthy Gluten-Free Fit Life, by Erin Elberson, five copies (5)
Sweet Freedom*, by Ricki Heller, one copy (1)
Combo Set of following: Good Morning Breakfasts, Desserts Without Compromise, and Anti-Candida Feast Book by Ricki Heller, one copy (1) of set


Easy Eats, three subscriptions–electronic (3)
Delight, two subscriptions–print (2)
Living Without, two subscriptions–print (2)


Cook IT Allergy Free by Kim Wilson-Maes, three apps (3)
iSPICE by Monica Bhide, one app (in combo package with her cookbook, Modern Spice; already mentioned above) (1)


GlutenTox Testing Kit, two packages (two tests in each kits) (2)
*Indicates prize is not exclusively gluten free, but offers much that is gluten free or easily adapted

475 Responses to Gluten and Dairy Free Toffee Recipe

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  12. Kristina Lewin November 30, 2011 at 12:16 am #

    Thanks for this post and for the tip on where to get that type of cracker because I've never seen it before!

    • Diane Eblin November 30, 2011 at 6:39 am #

      Kristina I gave a link for Amazon. Whole Foods has them too.

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    that toffee looks amazing!

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    I can't wait to try this recipe. It is sure to be a hit at my house this holiday season!

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    Oh, I MUST try this recipe during Christmas vacation! Soooo excited! :O)

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    ooo looks like a yummy treat!

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    This toffee looks great! YUM!

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  33. Pat @ Elegantly GF November 30, 2011 at 7:46 am #

    What an absolutely gorgeous recipe! I really want to try some of this!

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    Sugar is already addictive but this has to be over-the-top!

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    The toffee sounds great!

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    this looks so awesome!! Definitely going to make for Christmas!

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