Homemade Gumdrops Recipe


If you need a cute and easy Valentine’s Day recipe, check out this amazing homemade Gumdrops Recipe.

gumdrops recipe

Gumdrops Recipe: great for Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and this is such a CUTE and easy recipe to make during the fun and love season! Making Gumdrops (which includes applesauce) just requires a few ingredients and your favorite people to make them. This would be great for a Classroom treat or to make a homemade Valentine’s Gift for someone that you love!

Or just make some because you love making everything from scratch. Regardless your fancy, enjoy this easy Gumdrops recipe!

Ingredients:

  • 1 Cup Sugar
  • ¾ Cups Apple Sauce
  • 1 3oz package Jell-O, Strawberry*
  • 1 .25oz package of unflavored gelatin
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 1 cup Granulated sugar for coating

 

Directions:

  1. Spray an 8×8 baking dish with cooking spray and place in the refrigerator.
  2. In a medium-sized saucepan, combine sugar, applesauce, Jell-O, unflavored gelatin and lemon juice.
  3. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, stirring constantly. Allow to boil for 1 minute.
  4. Pour mixture into cooled baking dish.
  5. Refrigerate for 3-4 hours or until firm.
  6. Once the mixture is firm, turn out onto a baking sheet sprinkled with granulated sugar.
  7. Using a sharp knife or cookie cutters cut out your gumdrops.
  8. Give the gumdrops on last good coat of sugar and allow to dry overnight.
  9. Store in an airtight container.

gumdrops recipe

Gumdrops {recipe}: great for Valentine’s Day

Gumdrops Recipe: great for Valentine's Day

Gumdrops Recipe: great for Valentine's Day

Ingredients

  • Ingredients:
  • 1 Cup Sugar
  • ¾ Cups Apple Sauce
  • 1 3oz package Jell-O, Strawberry*
  • 1 .25oz package of unflavored gelatin
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 1 cup Granulated sugar for coating

Instructions

  • Spray an 8x8 baking dish with cooking spray and place in the refrigerator.
  • In a medium-sized saucepan, combine sugar, applesauce, Jell-O, unflavored gelatin and lemon juice.
  • Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, stirring constantly. Allow to boil for 1 minute.
  • Pour mixture into cooled baking dish.
  • Refrigerate for 3-4 hours or until firm.
  • Once the mixture is firm, turn out onto a baking sheet sprinkled with granulated sugar.
  • Using a sharp knife or cookie cutters cut out your gumdrops.
  • Give the gumdrops on last good coat of sugar and allow to dry overnight.
  • Store in an airtight container.
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    26 Comments

    1. Laura
      January 16, 2014
      Reply

      Is that sweetened or unsweetened apple sauce?

    2. January 17, 2015
      Reply

      Wow! I had never even considered making my own gum drops! What a fun project to try! Pinning!

    3. January 19, 2015
      Reply

      Wow, I didn’t know they were so easy to make. I have to give it a try. My granddaughters will love it.

    4. January 19, 2015
      Reply

      Oh my gosh, these are wonderful! How fun!

    5. January 19, 2015
      Reply

      These are absolutely adorable! I am so excited about the idea of being able to make my own gumdrops in whatever shape fits the occasion/holiday! Pinning and plan to use A LOT! Thank you.

      • January 19, 2015
        Reply

        You’re welcome and thanks for pinning! These are the perfect treat!

    6. January 20, 2015
      Reply

      I’ve always loved gumdrops, but never tried making my own. Now that I see these, I want to try it! These are just adorable. Thanks for sharing with us at Motivation Monday 🙂

    7. I love this idea. It’s so different and so easy. I pinned it because I’m totally making these. Thanks!

    8. January 21, 2015
      Reply

      I’ve never thought to make my own gumdrops but I’ve very excited I found your recipe! I’ve added these to my Valentine’s Day Treats round up! Thanks for sharing and happy Wednesday 🙂

      • January 22, 2015
        Reply

        Thank you, they are super delicious and easy to make!

    9. January 21, 2015
      Reply

      I can’t wait to try this! I see an ” * ” next to the strawberry jello ingredient line, but it’s never defined. Is there something else to that? Thanks!!

    10. I never realized you could actually MAKE gumdrops! haha! thanks for sharing these on a link party. I’m a new food blogger and love meeting others. I’ve followed your social sites and hope we can connect on those. I’m excited to read more of your blog and maybe giving these gumdrops a try! Becky

    11. January 23, 2015
      Reply

      Great idea and looks so easy! Visiting from the Weekend Re-Treat.

    12. January 23, 2015
      Reply

      What a fun idea, Tatanisha! I have never done this before, but it looks yummy!

    13. What a cool idea! Thanks for linking up at Sunday Features. I’m going to be featuring this on Sunday!

      • January 24, 2015
        Reply

        Thank you Andrea for featuring my Gumdrops and thank you for stopping by!

    14. January 24, 2015
      Reply

      You always bring the most delicious and cutest things to our party! Thank you. Pinned and tweeted. We feel honored that you take the time to stop by our party. I hope to see you on Monday at 7 pm. We love to party with you! Happy Saturday! Lou Lou Girls

    15. January 27, 2015
      Reply

      Great recipe and I can imagine it being a great project with the kids. Thanks for linking up at Sunday Features. FEatured this recipe at this weeks party. And sharing on our FB today. Thanks.

    16. Cydnee
      January 28, 2015
      Reply

      I love gumdrops and these heart gumdrops are the cutest! What a great treat for Valentines Day! Thank you for joining us on #purebloglove. We enjoy having you every Thursday night at 8PM, EST through Sunday night. ~Cydnee

    17. January 30, 2015
      Reply

      Tatanisha…I am sharing on my Denise Designed page today. Such a great idea to do with the kids.

    18. February 8, 2016
      Reply

      These look amazing, and I love how you used the two heart-shaped cookie cutters to create such a fun shape!! I will be attempting to make these very soon!! Thanks so much for sharing this! *Hugs*

    19. Awesome! Pinned!

      BTW- I’m in Michigan too! Metro Detroit here…

    20. What a fun and sweet recipe! I’ve never thought to make my own gumdrops! Thanks for sharing at Merry Monday!

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