Gluten Free Popcorn Peanut Brittle

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Sweet, salty and crunchy, it’s everything you could want in a movie night snack, but when you have a migraine, you may feel like you can’t make it through. No worries, Excedrin® to the rescue!Popcorn Peanut Brittle

Migraines are a torturous part of my life. Too often they have made me miss activities due to the intense pain they bring. I was first diagnosed with migraines in high school and to this day have at least 8 migraine days a month. I have tried prescription medication, but have had no luck. Over the years I have learned that when I know a migraine is starting, I need to take my Excedrin® Migraine.


If you think that you are suffering from migraines, talk to your doctor. When a migraine starts I need fast relief. I don’t have time to hope that my medicine will work, I need to know it will. Excedrin® Migraine delivers fast relief for my migraines, with the relief in as little as 30 minutes. There is a reason it is the #1 Neurologist recommended solution for migraines. (Among OTC medicine for migraines. Symphony Health Solutions, 2016.)

Gluten Free Popcorn Peanut Brittle

Migraines always come at the most in-opportune times. As a mom, nights out are few and far between. After weeks of looking forward to a Girls Night Movie Marathon, I was just about to make my famous Peanut Brittle Popcorn when I started to see spots. Spots are a tell tale sign that a migraine is coming on. Rather than curl up in bed and miserably text my friends that I wasn’t going to make it, Excedrin® Migraine to rescue. I followed the directions on the box and it wasn’t long before the medicine kicked in and I was back to making Peanut Brittle Popcorn for my much anticipated movie night!

Gluten Free Popcorn Peanut Brittle

While Excedrin® Migraine has become a must have at my house, don’t use it if you’re under 18 or pregnant and consult your doctor if you think you are suffering from migraines and be sure to only use it has directed. As for me, thanks to Excedrin® Migraine, I was pain free, able to enjoy movie night and treat my friends to an incredible Peanut Brittle Popcorn treat. I’m sure you want to treat your friends as well, so here is the recipe!Gluten Free Popcorn Peanut Brittle

Peanut Brittle Popcorn is easy to make and only needs a few ingredients and a microwave! It works like this.

  1. Combine the sugar and corn syrup.
  2. Microwave for 1 minute.
  3. Add the peanuts, butter, and popcorn.
  4. Microwave for 3 minutes.
  5. Add the baking soda and vanilla.
  6. Spread on a greased baking sheet.
  7. Sprinkle with candies.
  8. Let cool, break apart, and eat!

Super simple- stir, microwave, stir, microwave, pour, and eat! Enjoy!

Find Excedrin® Migraine and Excedrin® Extra Strength at Walmart. Do you suffer from headaches? What are your best tips?

Gluten Free Popcorn Peanut Brittle
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3.88 from 31 votes

Gluten Free Popcorn Peanut Brittle


  • 1 cup sugar
  • ½ cup light corn syrup
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 4 cups popped popcorn
  • 1 cup roasted peanuts
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • ¼ cup mini m & m’s


  • Stir together sugar and corn syrup in large glass bowl.
  • Microwave for 1 minute.
  • Stir in butter, popcorn and peanuts.
  • Microwave for 3-5 minutes, just until sugar begins to caramelize.
  • Stir in baking soda and vanilla.
  • Pour onto grease baking sheet or silpat.
  • Let cool completely.
  • Break apart and serve!

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    March 25, 2017 at 12:54 pm

    How much sugar and syrup? I couldn’t find an ingredient list. Is the popcorn already popped?

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    March 2, 2017 at 12:45 am

    This looks delicious! And the Excedrine is calling to me as I currently have a migraine. 🙁

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    February 24, 2017 at 7:18 am

    That popcorn peanut brittle looks so yummy! Thanks for sharing. 🙂

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    February 23, 2017 at 11:45 pm

    I always use excedrine when I have migraines hit! This popcorn recipe looks like a great at home date night snack!

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    Aish Das-Padihari
    February 23, 2017 at 1:47 pm

    While I was growing up in India, peanut brittle was my most favorite snack. We don’t see peanut brittles here in the states that much, I think, because of the peanut allergy fear..but everytime I eat it, I’m flooded with my childhood memories.

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    February 23, 2017 at 11:07 am

    My kids would love this. Going to have to try this with SunButter.

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    February 23, 2017 at 10:17 am

    I don’t have worry about gluten Free this just looks good

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    Gloria @ Homemade & Yummy
    February 23, 2017 at 9:33 am

    Ok…I know ALL about migraines…and just the thought of it gives me a headache. When I get them….even this does not take the pain away. As for the popcorn…what a great quick easy treat. Perfect for a birthday party.

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    Lane & Holly @ With Two Spoons
    February 23, 2017 at 9:02 am

    Love the popcorn! Looks delicious!

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    February 23, 2017 at 6:50 am

    That looks like a delicious snack. Lucky you have found something to help with your migraines.

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    Camilla Hawkins
    February 23, 2017 at 6:48 am

    What a brilliant and easy recipe, I think my daughter would love to make this as is a big popcorn fan:-)

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    Jaclyn Quinones
    February 22, 2017 at 10:12 pm

    This looks really good! I would love to try to make it!

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    Alisa Fleming
    February 22, 2017 at 9:59 pm

    I’m so sorry that you have to deal with migraines Amanda. My sister has had them, too, for decades, and I know they’re life-altering for her. Perhaps I should make her some of this brittle to go with her Excedrin – that would definitely make her smile!

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    February 22, 2017 at 8:59 pm

    This looks so good! I love the salty-sweet combo, and my best friend has celiacs, so I’ll have to share this with her too!

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    February 22, 2017 at 8:34 pm

    Popcorn and Peanut Brittle: 2 of my favourite snacks coming together as one. Love this recipe and will definitely try this.

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    February 22, 2017 at 8:20 pm

    Sweet, salty, and popcorn are a weakness… I need to make this!

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    Debra C.
    February 22, 2017 at 7:45 pm

    I’m sorry to hear about the migraines, it sounds awful! But on the flip side…that salty, yummy snack sounds amazing. So fun and festive. Yay for Girl’s Night!!

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    Luci's Morsels
    February 22, 2017 at 7:41 pm

    This popcorn looks delicious. I am wishing I had some to munch on! Yum!

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    February 22, 2017 at 6:57 pm

    This sounds so good. I love sweet and salty combinations!

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    Laura | Wandercooks
    February 22, 2017 at 6:34 pm

    Oh you poor thing, those migraines sound horrible. I’ve got a few friends who suffer badly from them so I’ll be sure to pass this info along. In the meantime though – those peanut brittle bites look amazing! 🙂

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    Rebecca Hicks
    February 22, 2017 at 6:21 pm

    Wow that looks DELICIOUS. I pinned it and can’t wait to make this brittle the next time I have a movie night. Thanks for the recipe!

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    Lisa | Garlic & Zest
    February 22, 2017 at 5:28 pm

    I’m so sorry to hear about your Migraine suffering. Fortunately, I’ve never experienced one and I hope that trend continues. That popcorn peanut brittle is another story — I’d like to experience that ALL THE TIME!

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    Igor @ Cooking The Globe
    February 22, 2017 at 5:01 pm

    This brittle looks amazing. Bookmarking to make this weekend!

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    Kristine-Bites of Flavor
    February 22, 2017 at 4:11 pm

    This looks and sounds seriously delish! What a great treat to make for a movie night in 🙂

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    Chandice Probst
    February 22, 2017 at 3:54 pm

    What a great sweet and salty snack!

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    February 22, 2017 at 3:14 pm

    Popcorn brittle??? I’ve never had or even seen popcorn brittle… yes please! I used to get headaches all the time and Excedrine is my go-to headache stopper 🙂

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    Cristi Comes
    February 22, 2017 at 12:42 pm

    This looks so delicious. I think I girls night movie marathon is in order soon. I have been so stressed and getting lots of headaches myself so a night off for some fun would be so good!

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    Jessica Bradshaw
    February 22, 2017 at 11:52 am

    This is perfect. I haven’t had peanut popcorn brittle, but now that is what I am craving. haha

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    February 22, 2017 at 10:35 am

    Oh my gosh this looks delicious! Popcorn and peanut butter is my fav!

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    Amanda | The Golden Girl Diary
    February 22, 2017 at 10:17 am

    This looks so yummy! I love that it’s GF!

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    Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine
    February 22, 2017 at 9:40 am

    Well that looks like such a fun sweet snack!

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    February 22, 2017 at 9:34 am

    this brittle looks Ah-mazing! I could totally chow down on this during movie night 🙂

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      February 23, 2017 at 6:24 pm

      Sounds good. But when do u add the m & ms?

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        February 23, 2017 at 6:35 pm

        Hi! You add them at the very end, once you spread the brittle sprinkle them all on top!

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        February 23, 2017 at 6:36 pm

        Hi! You add them at the very end, once you spread the brittle sprinkle them on 🙂

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