Gluten Free? No Problem! Here are 41 Purim Treats Just For You
Purim means that you and your children are likely to be surrounded by lots and lots of candy and baked treats. But, if you have a gluten sensitivity it will make this time of year feel like a real struggle.
Luckily, there are plenty of gluten free options and recipes that are unmistakably delicious, and perfect for Mishloach Manot. From Gooey Brownies and Caramel Crunch Popcorn, to Peanut Chews and Fruit Rolls, we have goodies that everyone can enjoy.
So this year, don’t feel deprived, make some of the recipes below and have a very happy Purim!
- Lazy Hamantaschen (Vegan, Oil Free) by Miriam Diamant
You want the hamantaschen but you have no patience to create circles, pinch corners, and go through the steps? Trust me. I get it. That's why I created these Lazy Hamantaschen Cookies. They're simple, they're delicious, AND they contain no oil, eggs, or dairy!
- Orange and Date Hamantaschen by Ksenia Prints
The dough of these sweet Purim cookies is made gluten free using a blend of store-bought gluten free flour mix and almond flour. Filled with a sweet date-orange-nut filling very classic in taste.
- Edible Paint Purim Cookies by Esty Wolbe
This is a super fun edible activity that you can use to liven up any of your favorite cookies!
- Chocolate Liqueur Pudding Cups by Naami Jearolmen
Watch this pudding disappear faster than you made it! This dessert can be frozen and served as a delicious frozen treat as well. Heaven!
- Apple Oat Crumble by Beth Warren
Try this Apple Oat Crumble to satisfy that sweet tooth, boost nutrition and fiber, and get fuller faster.
- Chocolate Date Bark by Sheindy Unger
A clean, naturally sweetened treat made of just five all-natural ingredients to enjoy with a warm drink.
- Sugar Free Peanut Butter Cookies by Sheindy Unger
These cookies come together in about a minute in the food processor. They’re a great bite-size treat to satiate your sweet tooth using totally clean, all-natural ingredients.
- Chocolate Caramel Apple Sticks by Malky and Yossi Levine
This treat has all the flavors of caramel apples, but it’s a lot easier to prepare. Slice, dip, set, and enjoy!
- Pomegranate Chocolate Clusters by Malky and Yossi Levine
Tart pomegranate and sweet chocolate come together to form one delicious treat.
- Cheese Crowns by Chani Salzer
Flaky, light, and decadent is the way I would describe these cheese crowns. For those of you who have never tasted a cheese crown, you have to add this to your baking list.
- Hazelnut Date Biscotti by Rorie Weisberg
Dates have a great chewy texture and delicious sweetness, so they star in many of my recipes. Once you try this recipe, you’ll be making a lot of it!
- Full 'n Free Grain-Free Hamantaschen by Rorie Weisberg
Using Rorie’s grain-free mix makes these hamentaschen not only gluten-free but grain-free and high in fiber and healthy fats, making it the low glycemic way to bake. These delicious hamentaschen are refined sugar-free using minimal amounts of honey and silan. Recipe updated in March 2022. Enjoy Purim’s traditional favorite with ingredients that love your body back!
- Homemade Caramel Turtles by Faigy Grossman
You know those delicious gooey turtles (or pecan caramel chocolates) that everyone keeps reaching for on the chocolate platters at simchas? Well, here they are! Use the caramel recipe below in the Milk Munch Bars if you'd like, or keep on swiping from the pan – it's just as good on its own!
- Chocolate-Doused Fruit Rolls by Esther Ottensoser
An easy and elegant way to uplevel a simple fruit leather roll.
- Melt-In-Your-Mouth Almond Cookies by Alexandra Zohn
Make sure you eat them very close to a plate, as these cookies are so delicate that they crumble at the first bite! Almonds are a great source of vitamins, minerals, protein and antioxidants. They may help prevent diabetes and heart disease. Even though nuts have a high fat content (but the good kind); some studies have suggested that almonds (and other nuts) may help prevent weight gain. This recipe originally called for margarine, but that word is not included in a healthy eating dictionary! I love using pure coconut oil, which really does the trick adding a hint of coconut flavor that tastes even a bit buttery, without any trans fats.
- Sugar-Free Banana Quinoa Muffins by Rorie Weisberg
Although I love my banana nut muffin recipe, I have been getting emails requesting a sugar free muffins without nut butter. I created this quinoa muffin years ago and I'm excited to share it with you!
- Two Tone Peanut Chews by Esther Ottensoser
Peanut chews have become a simchah and dessert favorite for sweet tooths of all ages.
Sesame Quinoa Bars by Chavi Feldman
The addition of quinoa and sesame adds an addictive crunch to this spin on the typical nutty granola bar. This healthy and delicious treat will provide your kids with a satisfying snack that’s high in protein and healthy fats and low in refined sugars. Now that’s a win-win in my book!
- White Chocolate and Coconut Truffles by Sweet Moments: Rega Matok
Rich dairy truffles made from white chocolate, cream, and coconut are a sweet after-supper treat.
- “Pretty In Pink” Sandwich Meringues from the Dining In Cookbook
Spruce up your basic meringue cookie recipe by turning them into meringue sandwich cookies! By adding strawberry jello to the meringue and spreading strawberry jam in between you'll create these sweet and pretty treats.
- Carrot Muffins by Rorie Weisberg
Updated recipe! Easy and delicious carrot muffins made from carrot baby food and apple butter.
Halva Chocolate Log by The Peppermill
Impress your friends and family with this elegant and delicious masterpiece!
- Marzipany Gooey Brownies by Lisa Stander-Horel
Plan at least one day ahead for this recipe. The prep and baking actually goes rather quickly—it’s the waiting that takes time. For best flavor, these dense, chewy, gooey chocolate marzipany brownies have to be refrigerated overnight and then they are all yours.
- Cookie Dough Bites by Naomi Hazan
Attention all cookie dough lovers! Get your fix with these delicious no-bake cookie dough bites! They're fun to eat as little bites or even with a spoon! They're also completely gluten-free, paleo, and vegan!
- Minhag Purim Nunt from the Nitra Cookbook
A nunt is a pastry originating from Jewish cuisine which resembles nougat or brittle. The sweet treat is predominantly served at the Jewish celebration of Purim, where homemade foods and sweets are customarily given to neighbors and friends. This nougat recipe is made from just three ingredients – honey, nuts and sugar.
- Chocolate Chip Babka by Blends by Orly
Orly's patented gluten-free flour blends make creating pastries, like this classic babka cake, a cinch.
- Almost No-Bake Nutella Bars by The Baker's Daughter
These bars are really crunchy and satisfying. If your children attend a school with a nut-free policy, they make a fabulous after-school snack. I’m loving the Delinut flavor and look forward to trying out some more recipes with it – that is if I haven’t eaten the whole jar off a spoon first.
- Hamantashen with Gluten-Free Variation by Levana Kirschenbaum
- Cake Balls with Candy Crystal Topping by Chevy Slomovics and Raizy Janklowitz
- Caramel Crunch Corn by Estee Kafra
Family and friends will be thrilled with this nutty, buttery, homemade caramel corn.
- Poppy Seed (Mohn) Cake from the Nitra Cookbook
This flourless cake, made of little more than ground poppy seeds, eggs, and sugar, is a delicious, classic addition to your Purim menu.
- Rocky Road Fudge by American Girl and Williams-Sonoma
Just like the ice cream flavor, this rocky road fudge is chock-full of marshmallows and nuts. Choose your favorite type of nut or use colored marshmallows instead of white ones. Or, just leave out the nuts and marshmallows and make good ol’ plain fudge.
- Spicy Nut Mix from the Dining In Cookbook
Sweet, salty, and crunchy … a great snack to take anywhere or serve right at home.
- Granola Peanut Chews from the Nitra Cookbook
A sweet, nutty granola treat great for breakfast or after-school snack. Make a large batch to keep in the freezer; they'll taste great whenever you or your family need a pick-me-up.
- Coconut Chocolate Fudge Squares by Rorie Weisberg
If you’re absolutely craving a bedtime snack, these Coconut Chocolate Fudge Squares might be your best bet. Most sweet treats cause insulin to spike, even when they contain healthy sweeteners, like the honey in this recipe. The difference here is the coconut butter, which counteracts the effects of the honey and helps balance your hormones.
- Passion Fruit Meringue Tarts by Sabrina Oziel
These passion fruit meringue tarts are almost too pretty to eat ... but don't make that mistake! One bite and you'll be hooked.
- Chocolate-Dipped Gluten Free Coconut Crisps by Brynie Greisman
Crispy, chewy, and full of delicious coconut flavor, with just a hint of cinnamon. These are everyone’s favorite, especially straight from the freezer. Perfect with a cup of coffee or tea.
- Almond Clusters from the Dining In Cookbook
Chocolate, nuts, and dried fruit; a classic, addictive treat.
- Truffle Squares by Brynie Greisman
These squares are a delectable addition to any cake platter. They are very rich, so cut small portions. They taste best served cold, although at the photo shoot we all ate them room temperature and finished the entire plate!
- Truffle & Rosemary Popcorn by Shulamith Betesh
The full-bodied flavor of this popcorn makes it the perfect treat for those who prefer savory to sweet. Made half with white and half with yellow popcorn, truffle oil, and rosemary.
- Peanut Brittle by Victoria Dwek
This easy brittle technique can use any nut. The best part is, there’s no pot to watch!