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Homemade Candy Gumdrops Recipe

Gumdrop Recipe Weve Tried It

Are you in charge of bringing a sweet treat to your holiday party and still can’t decide what to make? How about Homemade Candy Gumdrops?

We found this recipe on Taste of Home:


2 cups of granulated sugar
1 1/3 cups of applesauce
2 – 3 oz boxes of gelatin (any flavor)
2 envelopes unflavored Knox gelatin
Extra granulated sugar for rolling gumdrops


Spray whatever you will be pouring the gumdrop mixture into with non stick cooking spray. If pouring into a pan for cookie cutters or squares use a 9×13-inch baking dish, otherwise spray your plastic molds.

In a medium saucepan add the sugar, applesauce, flavored gelatin and unflavored gelatin. Stir to combine and let sit for 1 minute.

Gumdrop process

Cook on medium high heat until the mixture starts to boil. Turn heat down to medium (still at a boil) and stirring constantly cook 1 minute. Pour into prepared dish or molds.

Place the baking dish in the refrigerator for 3 hours or until gumdrops are set and firm. If using a baking dish, use a hot spatula to pull the gelatin from the baking dish and place on a cutting board sprayed with non stick cooking spray or parchment paper.

Pour extra sugar into a rimmed bowl. Dip a cookie cutter into the granulated sugar and press firmly into the gelatin or cut into squares. To make it easier to cut the gumdrops into squares heat a knife with hot water.

gumdrop cut outs

To make sure it has completely cut through wiggle the cookie cutter back and forth.

Christmas Gumdrops

Coat the gumdrops in sugar from bowl. Letting the gumdrops sit out at room temperature allows them to continue to firm up.

Candy Gumdrop Recipe

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