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Cranberry Gumdrops Recipe

Cranberry Gumdrops Recipe

This unique treat combines two holiday favorites— the tangy flavor of cranberry and a sweet chewy candy. I've made them for years. They're popular with all ages.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + standing Cook: 10 min. YIELD:30 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 envelopes unflavored gelatin
  • 1/2 cup cold water
  • 1 can (16 ounce) jellied cranberry sauce
  • 2 cups sugar, divided
  • 3 packages (3 ounces each) raspberry gelatin
  • Additional sugar, optional

Directions

  • 1. In a saucepan, sprinkle unflavored gelatin over water; let stand for 2 minutes to soften. Add cranberry sauce and 1 cup of sugar; cook over low heat until sauce is melted and sugar is dissolved, about 10 minutes. Whisk until smooth.
  • 2. Remove from the heat and add raspberry gelatin; stir until completely dissolved, about 3 minutes. Pour into an 8-in. square dish coated with cooking spray. Cover and let stand at room temperature for 12 hours or overnight (do not refrigerate).
  • 3. Cut into 1-in. squares; roll in remaining sugar. Place on baking sheets; let stand at room temperature for 3 hours. Turn pieces over and let stand 3 hours longer. Roll in additional sugar if desired. Store in an airtight container at room temperature. Yield: about 5 dozen.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (2 each) equals 85 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 11 mg sodium, 21 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein.