How To Make Homemade Gumdrops | Fun Valentine's Day Treat!
These homemade gumdrops and so easy to make and you can easily change up the flavor. Your children will have fun making them with you!
Serves: about 50
  • 1½ cups unsweetened applesauce
  • 2¼ cups of sugar
  • 2 boxes (3 oz) Strawberry Jello (or flavor of your choice)
  • 2 envelopes Unflavored Gelatin {like Knox}
  • additional sugar for dusting
  1. Spray 13 x 9 pan with non-stick spray.
  2. Combine all ingredients (except the sugar for dusting) in a pan.
  3. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly.
  4. Boil for 1 minute
  5. Pour the mixture in to a prepared pan and refrigerate until set.
  6. Dust a cutting board with sugar.
  7. Use a spatula to loosen the sides and turn out onto cutting board.
  8. Dust the top of Jello with sugar.
  9. Use cookie cutters to cut out gum drops.
  10. Roll edges in extra sugar and set onto wax paper for 1 hour to dry out slightly.
  11. Store in an airtight container for a few days (no more than a week).
Recipe by Moms Need To Know ™ at