Print Friendly, PDF & Email




2 1/2 cups sugar, divided

1 1/2 cups applesauce {I used natural, no sugar added}

2 pkg {3 ounces each} red or green gelatin {i.e. cherry, lime, etc.}

2 envelopes unflavored gelatin

1 tsp lemon juice {I used bottled}


Coat a 9 x 13 baking dish with cooking spray. Place in refrigerator.

Combine 2 cups sugar, applesauce, red OR green gelatin, unflavored gelatin and lemon juice in a large saucepan. Let stand for 1 minute.

Bring to a boil over medium heat stirring constantly.

Boil for 1 minute and then immediately pour into cold baking dish.

Refrigerate until firm {about three hours should do it. I left mine in overnight.}

Loosen the sides of the gelatin with a spatula and invert onto cutting board or waxed paper. You can see how firm it is here:

Use small, sharp cookie cutters to cut out gumdrops. It helps to dip the cutters into hot water first.

Sprinkle sugar over a piece of waxed paper and place gumdrops on top of sugar. Let dry for about 8 hours or until slightly sticky.

Roll in remaining sugar and store in an airtight container.

Leave a comment