Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Week Eight Recipe: Gumdrops

This week's recipe could technically be a craft as well as a recipe; it's homemade gum drops.  Well, maybe more like homemade jello jigglers.  The inspiration came from Mom on time out.

They looked so yummy I had to give them a try.  The recipe couldn't be any easier.
Here's what you need:
  • 1 1/2 cups no sugar added applesauce 
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 3 oz packages of Jell-O
  • 2 small envelopes unflavored gelatin 
  • 1 tsp fresh lemon or lime juice 
Here's what you do:

Spray a 9x13 baking dish with cooking spray and refrigerate the pan while you prepare the mixture.  

Combine all the ingredients in a saucepan and let it set for one minute.  Bring the mixture to a boil over medium high heat and once there boil for one minute.  Make sure you keep stirring during the heating process.  

Pour the mixture into the refrigerated pan and then place back into the fridge until set (three hours to overnight).

Turn the set mixture out onto a cutting board sprinkled with sugar and cut into your desired shape.  I used mini Noah's ark cookie cutters.  You could also just use a knife and cut squares.  

Let them dry overnight and then roll in sugar to coat.  

This was one of those things I just had to try and admittedly they were fun to make.  My friend's son gave them a thumbs up! 

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