JustPoppin.comTM Gluten Free Sorghum Brittle

Thanks to our good friends at Justpoppin for giving us a fantastic Brittle recipe. Perfect as a gift or for a sweet treat.


2 – cups sugar

1 – cup light corn syrup

1 – cup water

3 to 4 – cups Popping Sorghum, popped

½ –  teaspoon salt

1 – tablespoon unsalted butter

1 – teaspoon baking soda

Equipment Needed:

2 – well greased cookie sheets
(with raised edges)

1 – candy thermometer


In a heavy 3 qt. saucepan, over medium heat, combine: sugar, corn syrup and water.

Cook until 243oF is reached on the candy thermometer.  Add 2 cups popped Sorghum and salt. Stir constantly.

Cook to 305oF.

Quickly stir in butter and baking soda and add remaining popped Sorghum.

Pour at once onto cookie sheets.  Spread evenly with a spatula.

  • For a more “Heath” type flavor and texture, place pans in 350oF oven and bake until golden brown. About 10 minutes. Watch carefully as it can burn quickly.

Break up when cool.

Store in an airtight container.


Unsalted raw nuts may be added when adding first batch of Sorghum ,or unsalted roasted nuts may be added just prior to adding butter and baking soda.

TIP: When pouring out the mixture, it helps to have 2 people. One to pour, and the other to steady the tray and start spreading.

NOTE: Avoid serious burns by being very careful to not get any of the mixture on your skin.

Tina Turbin





From our home to yours, Tina Turbin
If you have any questions or suggestions just email me at info (at) GlutenFreeHelp.info.

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10 thoughts on “JustPoppin.comTM Gluten Free Sorghum Brittle

  1. Oh my this looks soooo good! I read your review the other day of sorghum and I was anxious to give it a try. I don’t know why, but popcorn leaves me with a little tummy ache whenever I have it, so I thought why not try sorghum and see how that affects my stomach. So I ordered some and I will definitely try this recipe too. I love brittle!!!

  2. Brittle is the BEST! I’ve never made it myself though. It never really occurred to me that it could because it seemed really complicated, but your recipe really makes it seem pretty easy. I bet the kids would like to try this. We’ve tried popped sorghum before and it was super delicious!

  3. It’s been a while since I’ve left a comment, but I just had to say that yes sorghum is excellent popped and I recommend it to others who can’t have corn, but even if you’re not allergic to corn, you should still try this stuff because it’s sooo good and I think it’s better than real popcorn as a matter of fact.

  4. Great recipe. I burned the first batch though because I forgot about it. I was just a couple minutes late, and I had to start all over. So do remember to get it out of the oven in time!

  5. Thank you Tina for publishing this recipe. One of the really cool things about you writing and talking about our Popping Sorghum is seeing the comments that your readers write. It’s exciting to hear from folks that have tried, and enjoyed popping sorghum! That’s awesome.

    @Elizabeth Gill: We did too while developing this recipe! Charbroiled, blackened brittle! It is NOT appetizing AT ALL. And it took stepping out of the kitchen just for a moment and boom – time to open the windows and doors and turn the exhaust fan on. Be careful! 😀

  6. We gave it popped sorgum a try last night and it great! It was our movie time snack and everyone was satisfied. This afternoon we proceeded to make the brittle and it was also excellent. I forgot how good brittle is! I hadn’t had it in a while and now I’m just going to make some plain brittle all on it’s own.

  7. Hi Tina thanks for this recipe. My husband and I were just reminiscing about our homemade brittle we used to make years ago. I’ll take it as a sign that we need to make some more that I came across this recipe!

  8. I got this recipe through the celiac listserv and I’m so excited to try this!!! I miss brittle so much and I can’t even remember the last time I had it! It must have been 20 years ago, seriously!

  9. Well I can’t sleep tonight so I’ve been looking at your recipes trying to get ideas of food to make, and I am just beside myself! This brittle sounds soooo good right now, I wish I had the ingredients with me to make it right now!

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