Apple Jelly Candy Recipe

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Soft and fruity, these old-fashioned squares get a bit of crunch from chopped walnuts. Rolling the candy in sugar gives it a pretty look for the holidays. —Helen Orestad, Powderville, Montana
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 20 min. + chilling
MAKES:77 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 20 min. + chilling
MAKES: 77 servings


  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1-3/4 cups unsweetened applesauce
  • 2 envelopes unflavored gelatin
  • 1 package (3 ounces) lemon gelatin
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Superfine, confectioners' and/or granulated sugar

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 32 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 3mg sodium, 7g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 0 fiber), 0 protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1/2 starch.


  1. In a large saucepan, combine the sugar, applesauce and gelatins; let stand for 1 minute. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly. Boil for 15 minutes. Remove from the heat; stir in walnuts and vanilla.
  2. Immediately pour into a greased 11-in. x 7-in. baking dish. Cover and refrigerate overnight. Cut into 1-in. pieces; roll in superfine, confectioners' and/or granulated sugar. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Yield: about 6 dozen.
Originally published as Apple Jelly Candy in Country Woman Christmas Annual 2011, p68

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