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Make Your Own Gumdrops

by Lisa Hawkins


  • 1 1/3 Cups Applesauce 2 Envelopes Unflavored Gelatin 1 6oz. Package fruit flavored gelatin 2 Cups Sugar 1 Tsp. Bottled Lemon Juice
  • Sugar
  1. Combine the applesauce, the unflavored gelatin, flavored gelatin, sugar, lemon juice in a saucepan. Bring to a boil and boil for for one minute, stirring frequently. Fill the loaf pan up with cold water and then pour out the water. Immediately pour the gelatin mixture into the wet pan. Allow the loaf pan to cool for 10 minutes and then put it into the refrigerator for about 3 hours, or until the gelatin is firm. Cut the candy into squares. Remove the squares and place them onto a ungreased cookie sheet. Allow to dry for at least 8 hours.
  2. After the candy has dried, pour some sugar into a bowl and roll the candy pieces in the sugar.

When cutting the candy, dip the knife into warm water to avoid the candy from sticking.
Try making 3 - 4 flavors, place them in a tin (separated by wax paper), and give the candy as a gift.

Just a note: I made these again yesterday with the kids and remembered something. When you try to get these out of the loaf pan, turn the pan upside down and lay a warm, wet towel on the pan. This will "melt" the sugar just a bit and the gumdrops will come right out.

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