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Chewy Apple Candies

 Chewy Apple Candies
This chewy fruity candy is a refreshing change of pace from traditional chocolates and fudge. It keeps well in the refrigerator— if you have any left over!
42 ServingsPrep: 10 min. + chilling Cook: 20 min.

Ingredients

  • 1-1/4 cups raspberry or cinnamon applesauce, divided
  • 2 envelopes unflavored gelatin
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 teaspoons McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1 cup coarsely chopped walnuts
  • 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar

Directions

  • In a large bowl, combine 1/2 cup applesauce and gelatin; set aside to
  • soften. In a 2-qt. saucepan, bring sugar and remaining applesauce to
  • a boil. Add gelatin mixture; return to boiling. Boil for 15 minutes,
  • stirring constantly. Remove from the heat; stir in vanilla and nuts.
  • Pour into a buttered 8-in. square pan. Cover and chill overnight. Cut
  • into 1-1/2-in. x 1/2-in. pieces; roll in confectioners' sugar.
  • Refrigerate for several hours. Store in an airtight container in the
  • refrigerator. Yield: about 7 dozen.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (2 each) equals 68 calories, 2 g fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 1 mg sodium, 13 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein.