Chewy Apple Candies

Total Time

Prep: 10 min. + chilling Cook: 20 min.


about 7 dozen

Updated: Oct. 15, 2022
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!


  • 1-1/4 cups raspberry or cinnamon applesauce, divided
  • 2 envelopes unflavored gelatin
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup coarsely chopped walnuts
  • 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar


  1. 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.
  2. 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.

Nutrition Facts

2 each: 68 calories, 2g fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 1mg sodium, 13g carbohydrate (12g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.