15 February 2009

Goody Goody Gum Drops!

In case you did not know, February 15 is National Gumdrop Day. In honor of this holiday, I would like to share a recipe for old fashioned gum drops. According to creativehomemaking.com, it is pretty easy:


1 1/2 cups unsweetened applesauce
1 6-oz. package any flavor fruit-flavored gelatin
2 envelopes un-flavored gelatin
2 cups granulated sugar
1 tsp. lemon juice
Additional granulated sugar for coating


1. Mix the first 5 ingredients together in a saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring frequently. Bring to a boil and boil for 1 minute.

2. Spray a 9 x 9-inch pan with non-stick cooking spray.

3. Pour the gelatin mixture into the pan and refrigerate for 3 hours.

4. Cut the set mixture into 1-inch squares and carefully remove them from the pan.

5. Roll the candies in sugar until coated.

Refrigerate to store.

Happy gum drop making!


  1. i would actually really love to try making these. i'll bet one could get creative by using essential oils, like peppermint and lavender and basil and whatnot.

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