Goody-Goody Gumdrops Recipe
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Goody-Goody Gumdrops Recipe

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Jewel-toned squares made by SueAnn Bunt of Painted Post, New York are softer than store-bought gumdrops.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + standing Cook: 10 min. + chilling
MAKES:64 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + standing Cook: 10 min. + chilling
MAKES: 64 servings


  • 3 envelopes unflavored gelatin
  • 1-1/4 cups water, divided
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 4 drops each red and green food coloring
  • Additional sugar

Nutritional Facts

1 piece (not calculated with additional sugar): 23 calories, 0g fat (0g saturated fat), 0mg cholesterol, 3mg sodium, 5g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 0g fiber), 1g protein .


  1. In a small bowl, sprinkle gelatin over 1/2 cup water; let stand 5 minutes. In a small saucepan, bring sugar and remaining 3/4 cup water to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly. Add gelatin mixture; simmer and stir over low heat until gelatin is completely dissolved, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat; stir in extract.
  2. Divide mixture between two bowls; tint one red and the other green with food coloring. Transfer each to a greased 8x4-in. loaf pan; cool completely. Refrigerate, covered, 3 hours or until firm.
  3. Loosen sides from pan with a knife; turn onto a sugared cutting board. Cut into 1/2-in. cubes; roll in additional sugar.
  4. Let stand, uncovered, at room temperature 3-4 hours or until all sides are dry, turning every hour. Yield: about 1 pound (64 pieces).
Originally published as Goody-Goody Gumdrops in Taste of Home December/January 1997, p18

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bikenviken 14570
Reviewed Nov. 10, 2008

"Oh... and it was kind of annoying to have to keep them in the fridge all the time..."

bikenviken 201636
Reviewed Nov. 10, 2008

"These were good but I found them to be a little too sticky."

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