Gumdrops Recipe

This Gumdrops Recipe is super easy and versatile are made with a SECRET INGREDIENT that makes them HEALTHY, well, kinda ! Also it great for any occasion. Change the flavor for the holiday, and you have a sweet, chewy treat that everyone will love. They make perfect gifts too.

Soft, chewy and delicious. These Gumdrops can be made in any flavor.

Prep time 15 mins
Cook time 5 mins
Total time 20 mins


  • 2 cups sugar {plus a little for rolling gum drops}
  • 1⅓ cups applesauce, unsweetened
  • 2 small (3 oz) boxes Jello, any flavor
  • 2 envelopes (4 teaspoons) unflavored gelatin {like Knox}
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice


  1. Line 13×9 pan with parchment paper
  2. In a large saucepan, combine all ingredients, let stand 1 minute
  3. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly, boil for 1 minute
  4. Immediately pour into prepared pan
  5. Place in refrigerator for 3 hours or until firm
  6. Loosen sides from pan with a spatula
  7. Turn Gum Drops onto a cutting board
  8. Cut out gum drops using a knife dipped in hot water to cut squares or a cookie cutter
  9. Roll Gum Drops in extra sugar, set onto wax paper until slightly dry
  10. Store in an airtight containering dish. Refrigerate until firm {about three hours should do it. I left mine in overnight.}

Gumdrops Recipe
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