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Quick & Easy Gumdrops


  • 3 envelopes unflavored gelatin
  • 1/2 cup plus 3/4 cup water, divided
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon raspberry extract
  • Red food coloring
  • Additional sugar


  • 1. In a small bowl, sprinkle gelatin over 1/2 cup water; let stand 5 minutes. In a small saucepan, bring sugar and remaining water to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly. Add gelatin; reduce heat. Simmer 5 minutes, stirring frequently. Remove from heat; stir in extract and food coloring as desired.
  • 2. Pour into a greased 8-in. square pan. Refrigerate, covered, 3 hours or until firm.
  • 3. Loosen edges of candy from pan with a knife; turn onto a sugared work surface. Cut into 1-in squares; roll in sugar. Let stand, uncovered, at room temperature until all sides are dry, turning every hour, 3-4 hours. Store between layers of waxed paper in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

Nutrition Facts

1 piece (calculated without additional sugar): 19 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 1mg sodium, 5g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 0 fiber), 0 protein.


Average Rating: 4.75
  • suefalk
    Dec 12, 2018
    You won't be able to eat just one. These little gems are addicting! I'll be trying other flavors...but so yummy!
  • proberts14
    Aug 18, 2014

    Great recipe. I used lemon as it's my kids favorite flavor.

  • karynp6
    Dec 31, 1969

    I made them exactly as the recipe suggested and they were awesome, but I think next time I want to try cinnamon flavoring to take it up to the next level :-)

  • rena 55
    Dec 31, 1969

    These were easy to make and had a great taste. I used strawberry extract. I did leave them out over night to dry. My daughter loved them!

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