Homemade Valentine Gum Drops Recipe

Homemade Valentine Gum Drops Recipe

Valentine’s Day sweets and treats are always fun, but do you know what is a little bit extra special? HOMEMADE Valentine candy. This Homemade Valentine Gum Drops Recipe isn’t just fun to eat though, it’s also really fun to make. Making the actual gum drop mixture. Then the fun part is cutting out the hearts. It’s a fun way to get the kids involved in making the Valentine treats. This set of heart-shaped cookie cutters has a variety of sizes to choose from, but any small cookie cutters will work!

Homemade Valentine Gum Drops Recipe Ingredients

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Homemade Valentine Gum Drops Recipe

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

Homemade Valentine Gum Drops Recipe Process

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 cutters 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 Valentine Gum Drops Recipe - Red Hearts

Homemade Valentine Gum Drops Recipe
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Ingredients
  • 1½ cups Applesauce
  • 2¼ cup Sugar
  • 2 boxes (3 oz) Strawberry Jello
  • 2 envelopes Unflavored Gelatin {like Knox}
Instructions
  1. Spray 13×9 pan with non-stick spray.
  2. Combine all ingredients in a pan.
  3. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly.
  4. Boil for a minute.
  5. Pour into prepared pan and refrigerate until set.
  6. Dust cutting board with sugar.
  7. Use a spatula to loosen sides and turn out onto cutting board.
  8. Dust top of Jello with sugar.
  9. Use heart shaped 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.

 

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Comments

  1. burgerlady_009@yahoo.com' Carol Nine says:

    I really like that these have apple sauce as an ingredient. Candy with something in it that’s good for you is a real plus.

  2. So creative! Love this idea!

  3. nes6458@comcast.net' Nancy Sweet says:

    Can I use candy molds to make these???

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