Homemade St. Patrick’s Day Gum Drops Recipe

Homemade St. Patrick's Day Gum Drops Recipe

Browsing through Pinterest for St. Patrick’s Day treats there seem to be two common themes: Adult-oriented treats made with Guiness, Bailey’s, Beer, etc. and Cupcakes. For something that doesn’t fall into either of those categories we have this fun Homemade St. Patrick’s Day Gum Drops Recipe. They aren’t just fun to eat though, they’re also really fun to make. It’s super easy to make the actual gum drop mixture.

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Then the fun part is cutting out the shamrocks. It’s a fun way to get the kids involved in making the St. Patrick’s Day treats. Any set of small cookie cutters will work, but this set of shamrock cookie cutters has a variety of sizes to choose from, with the two smallest being perfect for gum drops! It’s available with prime shipping from Amazon, so if you order it now, you should have it within the next two days.

Homemade St. Patrick's Day Gum Drops Recipe Ingredients

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Homemade St. Patrick’s Day Gum Drops Recipe

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

Homemade St. Patrick's Day Gum Drops Recipe Mixture

DIRECTIONS
Grease 13×9 pan.
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 shamrock 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 St. Patrick's Day Gum Drops Recipe Process

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Homemade St. Patrick's Day Gum Drops Recipe
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Ingredients
  • 1½ cups Applesauce
  • 2¼ cup Sugar
  • 2 boxes (3 oz) Lime Jello
  • 2 envelopes Unflavored Gelatin {like Knox}
Instructions
  1. Grease 13x9 pan.
  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 shamrock shaped cookie cutter 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. I love this! Not only is it very easy but I bet it tastes great too!

  2. These look yummy. I love gum drops and never thought about making them at home.

  3. These look delicious. I know my Niece would enjoy making these with me. We’re going to have to try out this recipe.

  4. This really looks very delicious. Thanks for the share. I will be making these this week.

  5. How fun! I pinned this one for later!

  6. Aunt Laurel shine finucane says:

    What does everyone else do with the scraps if they had used the green small cookie cutter? I gotten several with weird shape because of Christmas versions clip that I had found if you would be questioning on do we have to use a rolling pin to roll the gum drops around in sugar; I am also trying to make new version of the gum drops as to more out of the scraps by covering it up in parchment paper & pressing down hard with other objects; I had put sugar on top of the parchment paper before taking the ingredients out of the brownie pan; sugar rather stick to my fingers compared to the gum drops; I turn them over & other side has no sugar or land with it on my fingers; I had to put sugar in a container & place the gum drops on top of it; sprinkle more sugar on top of the gum drops & had to put 2 more gum drops on top; only because I had ran out of apple sauce so I did a tiny bit extra of lemon juice but try to get more apple sauce out of the measuring cup; with the spatula & lemon juice. I was hoping to make hearts but because of the apple sauce I couldn’t.

  7. Laurel Finucane says:

    I put sugar on top of mine before cutting today; the sugar dissolves into the gum drop; last time I had made it & felt sticky & sugar was dissolving I put sugar & gum drops in the fridge & when taking them out; they where disaster; no sugar & they where sticking to together!!!

  8. Such a cute idea! Perfect for St Pat’s Day
    Maria

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