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Homemade Gumdrops

  • Author: HoosierHomemade.com
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Category: Candy

Description

Soft, chewy and delicious. These Gumdrops can be made in any flavor.


Ingredients

  • 2 cups sugar {plus a little for rolling gum drops}
  • 11/3 cups applesauce, unsweetened
  • 2 small (3 oz) boxes Jello, any flavor
  • 2 envelopes (4 teaspoons) unflavored gelatin {like Knox}
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice

Instructions

  1. Line 13×9 pan with parchment paper, lightly spray paper with cooking spray
  2. In a large saucepan, combine all ingredients, let stand 1 minute
  3. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly, boil for 1 minute
  4. Immediately pour into prepared pan
  5. Place in refrigerator for 3 hours or until firm
  6. Loosen sides from pan with a spatula
  7. Life parchment paper from pan and place onto a cutting board
  8. Cut out gum drops using a knife dipped in hot water to cut squares or use a cookie cutter
  9. Roll Gum Drops in extra sugar, set onto wax paper until slightly dry
  10. Store in an airtight container

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