Gumdrop Candy

Tresa Raymer 0

"A crusty sugar coating surrounding a soft gumdrop middle! This is a very easy candy recipe and can be made with any flavor of gelatin mix."


15 m servings 17 cals
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Original recipe yields 81 servings



  • Calories:
  • 17 kcal
  • < 1%
  • Fat:
  • 0 g
  • < 1%
  • Carbs:
  • 4.4g
  • 1%
  • Protein:
  • 0.1 g
  • < 1%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 3 mg
  • < 1%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Grease a 9x9 inch glass baking dish, and set aside.
  2. Place applesauce in a saucepan, and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Stir in 1 cup sugar, and return to a boil. Boil for 1 minute. Stir in gelatin mix, and boil for one more minute. Pour into the prepared pan, and chill for several hours or overnight, until firmly set.
  3. Once the gelatin has set, coat the top surface with white sugar. Turn the pan over, and tap the gel out onto a clean surface that has been dusted with sugar. Cut into 1 inch squares, and roll in sugar. Candy will be very sticky. Let the sugared squares set out to dry for at least a couple of hours before storing.
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  1. 10 Ratings


A note to correct the directions (they're not exactly how they were submitted). The mixture needs to come to a full rolling boil for at least one minute in between each step. After chilled, th...

I never use a recipe without first reading reviews, but this one I used before reading. They sound great, but like the other cooks, they didn't set right. I followed recipe to the "T" and I got ...

I am sorry. I usually don't even leave a rating if I find something bad but this was not good at all. I followed the improved directions and I ended up with a jam-like sticky mess. I found it wa...

My 11yr. old and I made these yesterday/today even though I was hesitant that they'd turn out after reading the reviews. They turned out great!! We used Wild Cherry jello, unsweetened apple sa...

I made these and my husband loved them. The only problem is that I know how to make candy so I tweeked the recipe so that it worked. By the way, all you have to do to keep the stuff from stick...

This candy never really firmed up enough even after I chilled it overnight. It was MUCH too sweet and didn't really have the right texture for a gumdrop. It is also physically impossible to "t...

I have this exact recipe from another source except in this other recipe it calls for one envelope of unflavored gelatin. I made that recipe according to directions. Like these directions. They ...

This recipe maybe for others was good but not for me, I am sorry but this was the messiest, sweetest, sour recipe I have ever tried