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Homemade Gum Drops Candy Recipe

Gum Drops Recipe

Gum Drops

Among all the sweets, and I mean candies, gum drops will be my children’s favorites. In fact, I may even hide it from my 3 years old son, who can eat an entire pack all by himself. Gum drops will be the first candies I’ve even made , and since then I managed to change the recipe a few times ,trying to cut down the amount of sugar, and to my surprise after reducing the sugar amount 50% less than the original recipe required ,the gum drops still taste really good and sweet and adding some lime juice turned out to be another flavor enhancement .

I would suggest using silicone ice molds when making these candies, to have no problems when squeezing the candies out, without damaging the shape.Or in case you can’t find those , just line a loaf pan with foil, spray with oil and use it as a mold. Later you can slice the candy into square or rectangle shapes, with greased knife.

Enjoy the recipe and stay healthy:)

Gum Drops

Ingredients

Gum Drops

3 packs of unflavored gelatin (7-8 grams each) plus 1/2 cup cold water

1 cup of sugar, plus a few tablespoons extra for dipping the candies

3/4 cup water

1tbs fresh lime or lemon juice

Food coloring & flavor extract at your preference

You will need silicone molds for freezing the gumdrops and an oil spray ,to grease the molds

Gum Drops

Directions

Gum Drops

In a big bowl mix gelatin with 1/2 cold water and set aside

In a heavy bottom sauce pan bring to a bowl the 1 cup of sugar and 3/4 cup water

Add the lime juice

Lower the heat and let it cook and simmer for 7-10 minutes or until the mixture thickens

Turn off the heat and add gelatin mixture, mix to incorporate

Divide the mixture into three portions

Add a few drops of food coloring and 1/3 Tsp extract to each

Mix and pour into lightly greased molds

Freeze 3-5 hours or until gumdrops harden

Remove from fridge, let it stand for 10 minutes and start removing from molds

Dip in sugar and enjoy!

Gum Drops

Posted in Candies.

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5 Comments

  1. Enjoyed watching your interesting video. Is so simple to make the gum drops candy and is so colourful and I am sure kids will get attracted to it. Thank you for sharing your recipe Heghneh.

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