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Gluten Free PayDay-Style Candy Recipe

Summertime Potluck – Easy Slow Cooker Recipe

I love this time of year, with lots of outdoor barbecues and get-togethers. But just because the weather has warmed up and you are eating in the backyard, that doesn’t mean you need to neglect your slow cooker.

Slow cooking during the summer months is actually a fantastic way to keep your kitchen cool. Slow cookers give off very little heat while in use and won’t compete with your air conditioning, plus they can be used anywhere there is an outlet. So, if you have a screened-in porch, plop it there for the day!

One of my best tips for those who are gluten-free or who have any other types of allergies is to bring food with you wherever you go. Bring something so good that everyone wants to eat it, allergies or not.

Here is one of my favorite potluck take-alongs for the summertime months. Enjoy!

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Gluten Free PayDay-Style Candy Recipe

Here is one of my favorite potluck take-alongs for the summertime months. Enjoy sharing the gluten free version of this popular candy!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time3 hrs
Cooling Time1 hr
Total Time3 hrs 10 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 3 Pounds
Calories: 2057kcal


  • tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 3 cups baker’s sugar
  • 1 cup light corn syrup
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 4 cups lightly salted peanuts


  • Line two baking sheets with parchment paper or nonstick foil.
  • Use a 6-quart slow cooker. Place the butter into the slow cooker insert and add the sugar and corn syrup on top. Pour in the vanilla.
  • Cover and cook on high for 1 hour. Stir well, then add the baking soda. (It will sizzle and the mixture will be milky-yellow and the sugar might still look granulated.)
  • Cover again and cook on high for another 30 minutes. Stir in the peanuts. Cover and cook for another 15-30 minutes, or until the sugar mixture is brown and looks the color of peanut brittle.
  • Using oven mitts, carefully pour half of the pot onto each baking sheet and spread out with a spatula. Let cool at room temperature for about an hour, then break into pieces.


Nutrition Facts
Gluten Free PayDay-Style Candy Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 2057 Calories from Fat 990
% Daily Value*
Fat 110g169%
Saturated Fat 24g120%
Cholesterol 40mg13%
Sodium 1647mg69%
Potassium 1510mg43%
Carbohydrates 241g80%
Fiber 17g68%
Sugar 204g227%
Protein 54g108%
Vitamin A 465IU9%
Calcium 214mg21%
Iron 4.5mg25%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Disclaimer: All nutrition facts on Gluten Free & More are meant only as a guide and may differ depending on product brands used or ingredient substitutions. Some errors may occur, so you are encouraged to confirm the recipe’s ingredient and nutrition suitability for your own diet.
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