Gumdrops Recipe: great for Valentine’s Day

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 lovvy 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

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Directions:

Spray an 8×8 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.

gumdrops recipe

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

Gumdrops {recipe}: great for Valentine’s Day

Tatanisha
Thanks for stopping by! I'm Tatanisha! When I'm not blogging here on the latest Meijer Deals, our latest travel adventures or stuffing my face with a budget-friendly recipe, you can find me over at A Worthey Read! I love to do simple DIY projects, drinking wine, watching the latest reality show or just having fun with family and friends. I'm always looking for ways to save money, but value quality over quantity. I enjoy reading and also finding out ways to keep up with the latest social media changes!
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Comments

  1. Is that sweetened or unsweetened apple sauce?

  2. Wow! I had never even considered making my own gum drops! What a fun project to try! Pinning!
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  3. Wow, I didn’t know they were so easy to make. I have to give it a try. My granddaughters will love it.
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  4. Oh my gosh, these are wonderful! How fun!
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  5. 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.
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  6. 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 :)
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  7. I love this idea. It’s so different and so easy. I pinned it because I’m totally making these. Thanks!
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  8. 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 :)
    Emily recently posted…Valentine’s Day TreatsMy Profile

  9. 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!!
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  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
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  11. Great idea and looks so easy! Visiting from the Weekend Re-Treat.
    Kirsten Oliphant recently posted…Ginger Pear MuffinsMy Profile

  12. What a fun idea, Tatanisha! I have never done this before, but it looks yummy!
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  13. What a cool idea! Thanks for linking up at Sunday Features. I’m going to be featuring this on Sunday!
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  14. 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
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  15. 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.
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  16. 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. Tatanisha…I am sharing on my Denise Designed page today. Such a great idea to do with the kids.
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  18. 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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