Homemade Gumdrops for Valentine’s Day

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If you are looking to make a sweet treat for Valentine’s Day you can consider making these Homemade Gumdrops. A super easy and fun recipe that is great for just about any holiday. This homemade gumdrop recipe is made with Jell-O so the colors and flavors are almost endless. Plus you can use just about any holiday or plain cookie cutter to make them special. For our Valentine’s Day Gumdrops I used strawberry Jell-O and a set of heart Wilton Cookie Cutters that I picked up at Kroger. If you would like to purchase the same set, you can find the Wilton Kisses and Hugs Heart Cookie Cutter available on Amazon too!

Homemade Gumdrops for Valentine's Day- A super easy and fun recipe that is great for just about any holiday.

Homemade Gumdrops for Valentine’s Day

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Gumdrops were always one of my favorite candies when I was growing up. I recall my grandparents having a dish on the counter top almost always. I remember sneaking a few extras from time to time, ha ha! They are just so addicting. Sugar coated yumminess.

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Homemade Gumdrops for Valentine's Day- A super easy and fun recipe that is great for just about any holiday.

The ingredients for your homemade gumdrops are super simple. Grab some Jell-O, plain gelatin, applesauce and of course sugar. You could even make up a batch and surprise your kiddos allowing them to make their own creations. What a fun activity!

Homemade Gumdrops for Valentine's Day- A super easy and fun recipe that is great for just about any holiday.

INGREDIENTS
1 1/2 cups Applesauce
2 1/4 cup Sugar
2 boxes (3 oz) Strawberry Jello
2 envelopes Unflavored Gelatin {like Knox}

Homemade Gumdrops for Valentine's Day- A super easy and fun recipe that is great for just about any holiday.

DIRECTIONS
Spray 13×9 pan with non-stick spray.
Combine all ingredients in a pan.
Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly.
Boil for a minute.
Pour into prepared pan and refrigerate until set.
Dust cutting board with sugar.
Use a spatula to loosen sides and turn out onto cutting board.
Dust top of Jello with sugar.
Use heart shaped cookie cutter to cut out gum drops.
Roll edges in extra sugar and set onto wax paper for 1 hour to dry out slightly.
Store in an airtight container.

Homemade Gumdrops for Valentine's Day- A super easy and fun recipe that is great for just about any holiday.

Homemade Gumdrops for Valentine's Day- A super easy and fun recipe that is great for just about any holiday.

Homemade Gumdrops for Valentine's Day- A super easy and fun recipe that is great for just about any holiday.

These Valentine Gumdrops will be perfect for gifting for Valentine’s gifts. Perfect for the kiddos, teachers, neighbors, etc. Just toss some in an inexpensive tin or box and you have a perfect and sweet gift.

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Homemade Gumdrops for Valentine’s Day

By: Jen CIncyshopper

Ingredients 

  • 1 1/2 cups Applesauce
  • 2 1/4 cup Sugar
  • 2 boxes, 3 oz Strawberry Jello
  • 2 envelopes Unflavored Gelatin {like Knox}

Instructions 

  • Spray 13x9 pan with non-stick spray.
  • Combine all ingredients in a pan.
  • Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly.
  • Boil for a minute.
  • Pour into prepared pan and refrigerate until set.
  • Dust cutting board with sugar.
  • Use a spatula to loosen sides and turn out onto cutting board.
  • Dust top of Jello with sugar.
  • Use heart shaped cookie cutter to cut out gum drops.
  • Roll edges in extra sugar and set onto wax paper for 1 hour to dry out slightly.
  • Store in an airtight container.
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7 Comments

    1. I Barbara! They are a gummy type of candy. If you plan to ship, I would place in small cupcake holders with parchment paper in between. I hope that helps.

  1. Oh these are so cute! I love gumdrops. I love how easy these are to make too. I can’t wait to try these. I think I’ll let my son help me make them. Pinned :)

    1. The recipe was delicious but mine after I made them started to like melt….water was on the pan…please advise how fo I keep this
      from happening