Gum Drops Recipe
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:)
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
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!