I am in love with these Homemade Christmas Gumdrops! Get ready to IMPRESS your family and friends! These gumdrops are so versatile, they can be whatever jello flavor you want, cut them with cookie cutters, make them with a mold to give as gummy lollipops or pour the mixture into a pan and cut them in squares. These gumdrops are so much better than store bought. Moist on the inside and crunchy from the sugar on the outside. The PERFECT party treat! Like my Cherry Gumdrops I made for Valentine’s Day.
Wrap them in cellophane bags as a gift. These Homemade Christmas Gumdrops are on the big side so I only packed one per person.
If you are planning on decorating a gingerbread house this year…you could stick a skewer in the trees and use them in your scenery. 🙂
Here’s how easy these are to make. All you do is add ALLthe ingredients into a medium size saucepan, boil for ONE minute and pour into a mold or baking pan. I told you they were easy. Make FIVE different colors for a fun and colorful gift!
Save the scrapes for you and your kids to snack on and save the “pretty” ones to give as gifts.
I MADE TWO BATCHES OF THESE FOR MY GRANDKIDS YO CUT OUT. WE ATE THEM FASTER THAN THEY COULD CUT THEM OUT. I AM GOING TO MAKE THESE TO TAKE TO A CHURCH PARTY. EASY AS PIE. YUMMY.
That’s awesome Barbara!
Can I make these ahead of time and how do I keep them once I make them?
Hi Amy, I’m not sure how much in advance you can make them. I had them sitting out (uncovered) for 3 days and they were the same inside as the day I made them. I hope this helps. Merry Christmas! 🙂
how much water should be used? i always see “boil” but how much water does it need? exact amount as gelatin box or no water and it just uses the applesauce?
Hi Leslie, No water just sugar, applesauce, flavored gelatin and non flavored gelatin.
Sweetened apple sauce or unsweetened?
Hi Joyce, I used unsweetened apple sauce.
When do you put the lollipop sticks in
Hi Susan, Once the gumdrops are ready to eat, the lollipop sticks can be inserted.