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Apple Jelly Candy

 Apple Jelly Candy
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
77 ServingsPrep: 20 min. Cook: 20 min. + chilling


  • 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 McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract
  • Superfine, confectioners' and/or granulated sugar


  • 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.
  • 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.
Nutritional Facts: 1 piece equals 32 calories, trace fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 3 mg sodium, 7 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, trace protein. Diabetic Exchange: 1/2 starch.