Homemade Gum Drops have been on my list since before Christmas, and I simply ran out of time. When I was thinking about Valentine’s Day treats, I remembered these and knew they would be perfect. Just like Homemade Marshmallows, they are lots easier than you would think, and of course taste better too.
These Gum Drops are soft and sweet but not too sweet. I started with a Taste of Home recipe, and the secret…applesauce. Who would have known?
The beauty of this recipe is that you can change the flavor simply by changing the flavor of the Jello. To make them special for Valentine’s Day treats, I cut them into heart shapes using the mini cookie cutter from the Romance Set, the same ones I used for the Valentine’s Cupcakes with the Hearts in the center.
After the Gum Drops set up in the refrigerator, loosen sides from pan with a spatula and turn them onto a cutting board. I found it easiest to cut them this way.
Won’t these be perfect for teacher gifts? Or even as classroom treats? I found these little treat boxes in the dollar section at Target, there were maybe 4 or 5 in a package. Another fun classroom treat are the Valentine’s Day Cookie Pops that I shared, did you see them?
I always loved helping out in the classroom for parties? Are you sending in Valentine’s Day treats with your kiddos? Or maybe the office?
Linking to…Gooseberry Patch