Sunday, August 14, 2011

Goodie Goodie

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Gumdrops!

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Pretty little homemade gumdrops.

I found a recipe for them in the book Celebrating Candy and wanted to give these sugary treats a try.

Plus, it’s just fun to try new things.

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You’ll need some unflavored gelatin…

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…four tablespoons or about six envelopes.

Add the gelatin to cold water to soften.

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And then add sugar and boil.

Pour the mixture into pans…

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…and add a little bit of flavored extract.

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Of course you’ll want to make them in a few colors.

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You’ll only need to add a drop or two of food coloring though.

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Here’s where I could have made things go a little easier. I didn’t have the recommended pan size to make these. Instead I had this large pan with nine much smaller cavities.

Let’s just say I got myself into a sticky situation.

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After you pour the mixture into the pans, you’ll need to let it chill overnight in the fridge so it will set up and allow you to cut it into cubes.
This is where it would have helped to have a bigger pan. I made quite a mess trying to remove the set gelatin out of these small shapes.

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But after a little struggling, I managed to get cute cubes that I could cover in sugar.

Now the hard part. Let them sit for a couple of days to crystallize.

Ugh. Waiting.

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See. I told you I struggled. But about halfway through pouring into the pans I decided to spray a few with Pam even though the recipe didn’t require it. I was skeptical.

So when in doubt, spray … or use non-stick pans. That could have made it less messy, too.

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These were so fun to see actually come together. Despite my sticky fingers.

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But even more fun was packaging them into cute little goodie bags.

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Goodie Goodie Gumdrops.

I made these labels to fit 3.75 X 6 inch treat bags. (Print the Goodie Goodie pdf )

You can use these for other treats, too.

Cute. Cute.

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The bags will hold about 8-9 gumdrops each depending on how big you cut your cubes.

Goodie Goodie Gumdrops

4 Tbsp gelatin (that’s about 6 envelopes)
1 cup cold water
1 1/2 cups boiling water
4 cups sugar
1/4 tsp flavored extract like lemon or peppermint
1-2 drops food coloring (I used four colors)
extra sugar for coating

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3.75 X 6 inch treat bags
Goodie Goodie labels (print the Goodie Goodie pdf)

  • In a large pot, soften gelatin in cold water for five minutes.
  • Stir in boiling water until gelatin dissolves.
  • Stir in sugar.
  • Bring to a boil over medium-high heat and boil for 25 minutes. Stir constantly.
  • Pour mixture into 4 – 3X5 pans.
  • Add 1/4 tsp extract and 1-2 drops food color to each pan.
  • Stir until thoroughly combined.
  • Cover pan and chill overnight in the fridge.
  • Cut gelatin mixture into 3/4 inch cubes using a knife dipped in hot water.
  • The gelatin may pull, but continue cutting.
  • Separate cubes and roll in sugar until coated on all sides.
  • Place gumdrops on wax paper and leave at room temperature for two days to crystallize.

Store in an airtight container.
Makes about 8 dozen 3/4 inch gumdrops.

You can also make 2 – 8X8 pans or 1 – 9X12 pan depending on the number of colors you want to make.

Adapted from the book, Celebrating Candy.

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Enjoy!

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Mandarrr said...

at first glance, i thought you had made pate de fruit and i was intrigued. haha. [:

August 27, 2011 02:12 PM
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A. Cole said...

sounds good :)

August 27, 2011 08:14 PM
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Tal said...

Yummy! Definitely gonna try these with my kids. Thanks!

August 28, 2011 05:35 PM
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Jenny said...

Can agar be used as a substitute?

August 28, 2011 07:01 PM
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Princess In The Kitchen said...

I would really like to try these sometime, they’re so cute.

August 28, 2011 07:33 PM
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Larkin said...

I made them!!! And they were yummy!!!!!! Thanks for the awesome recipe, it woked perfectly!!! :)

August 29, 2011 08:05 PM
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michelle said...

Love it! My favorite!! Loved the name! When I was in school for design I had to make up a company. I called it “Goody Goody Gumdrops” and it was a gumdrop company! Thanks for your work!!!

August 30, 2011 02:19 PM
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Joy said...

That is a cool recipe.

August 31, 2011 10:27 PM
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Samantha said...

OMG Bakerella, I’m about a few weeks new to your website, with some free time on my hands tonite, I have been on your website for 3 hours already :) And got a list of what sweets are next. I’ve been doing cake pops, cupcakes, choc.dipped everything lol, and a few other treats for a while now, and decided I wanted to expand my baking knowledge and skills, I saw the ice cream cone cake pops before and when I googled it I got your website (Thank you Google!) Although it was so simple I was giving all my credit to you, after sharing it with family on a Sunday afternoon, I got an order from my brother-in-law that following Saturday :) And I just got done cutting and sugaring my goodie goodie gumdrops, perfect, no problems at all just waiting for it to crystallize. THANK YOU BAKERELLA! Your my baking lady role model :)

September 1, 2011 04:34 AM
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Sally said...

cute! have you tried making different shapes with mini cutters? just wondering if you think that would work.

September 1, 2011 10:31 AM
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Tori said...

These are so fun. I am going to make these for a bake sale for a sweet 5 year old boy in my neighborhood that has cancer. I’m making them blue and yellow. Blue because that’s his favorite color and yellow because that is the color used to bring awareness of childhood cancer. Now I just have to decide on flavors.

September 1, 2011 01:19 PM
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Anu said...

Can we use agar agar instead of gelatin? Jus wondering… If it’ll work I’ll make some rightaway :)

September 3, 2011 12:23 AM
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Katie said...

how freakin cute! :)

September 3, 2011 09:47 PM
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Sara said...

I just made these, and I have a few questions: 1) is it okay if the mixture caramelizes a bit? It was fine until the 10 minute mark, and then I saw strands of brown forming! I stirred even faster after that, but it continued to caramelize (though more evenly). It also seemed to end up a bit ‘gritty’, which seems to happen to me a lot when I try to make my own candies. Why is this? Would it happen because of using hard water (which is what comes out of my tap)? Too high of heat? My pans have very nice, thick bottoms, so I don’t think that’s an issue. 2) When I added the flavouring (I chose mint), I think it all evaporated out! How much can I let the mixture cool before adding the flavouring next time?
I really love making my own candies, so I really hope these turn out!

September 5, 2011 05:40 PM
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Crystal said...

I made these super fun and easy. The only thing I would change is it says only a drop or two of flavoring…..I really think they need more than that!

September 6, 2011 11:34 AM
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Carolina said...

Can I use flavored gelatine instead?

September 6, 2011 02:05 PM
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Jill said...

We have been making gumdrops for that past few years as Christmas treats and have definitely learned some lessons! Line the pans completely with foil. Then once the gelatin is set you can simply lift the whole block out and cut it outside of the pan! So much easier. Also try some natural flavors- they are amazing! I think our favorites have been anything citrus (using fresh-squeezed juice and zest), and coconut (using coconut milk, and rolling them in toasted coconut sugar!). Now I am pining for gumdrops… Love your packaging!

September 9, 2011 12:10 PM
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Karla of Dreamaginarius Arts said...

yummmmmmmmmmmmmm!

September 9, 2011 12:57 PM
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Carla said...

Bakerella,

These were SOOO much fun to make! Everyone was pretty impressed that they were homemade. I loved making them but I have a question. Mine turned out to still be pretty soft in the middle, even after crystallizing for 2 days. Did yours? Or how do I fix that? Thank you! You are so incredible and a huge inspiration to me! Thanks for all you do. PS Im really glad you and your mom are feeling better. God is using you in a powerful way. Dont ever stop :)
-Carla

September 13, 2011 08:40 PM
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Laura (Creativity Unmasked) said...

Love it. :) I just shared your post link at http://creativityunmasked.blogspot.com/2011/09/six-for-saturday-or-sunday_17.html Now to get brave and try for myself! ~Laura

September 16, 2011 06:49 PM
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Kathy said...

What a great idea! They would be perfect for my son’s birthday favors. What program did you use to create the labels? TIA!

September 26, 2011 04:49 PM
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Marty said...

I just made the gumdrops…….the worst part of making them is chilling them overnight and then waiting two days to crystalize! I am so excited about these….I have tried other recipes and they are basically jello blocks rolled in sugar. I did line my pan with parchment paper as suggested by another reader, and so am hoping it comes off the paper easily. Anyway, your site is awesome, and love the uptown-downhome feel of your recipes. So pleased I found your site. Thanks for all the great recipes!

September 29, 2011 11:49 AM
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Tam said...

Anyone tried making these with agar agar flakes or another substitute for gelatin by chance?

October 12, 2011 04:34 AM
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tyler said...

So I tried this and my candy turned out dark brown and hard. I think the 25 minutes is wrong? where did I go wrong?!

October 12, 2011 10:11 PM
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VANESSA said...

These are great… just made them for a candy buffet table I am putting together. Thank you. Love your site!!!

October 16, 2011 09:07 PM
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Tracie said...

If I was trying to keep with a theme would the gelatin hold a “white” color or would it just look sickly?
I’d like to do a “Frost” theme with blue and white.

October 19, 2011 03:46 PM
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neetu said...

hi angie i tried making gum drops replacing sam quantity of gelatin with carrageenan……..but they turned out little salty plz help……n also i would lik u to start a secton…”ask angie” whr we can ask u all r queries n u ans them in 2-3 days or so……thxs

October 23, 2011 02:03 AM
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Laura said...

Hello, I just find your blog and I love it!! I´from México and I love everything you do, your cake pops ando desserts are so beauttyfull. I hace a doubt, can I made spicy gumdrops using this recipe? Thanks!! You’re the best!

October 28, 2011 03:38 PM
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CountryAngel said...

This looks so delish!!! :) What is the recommended pan type and size to make this easier to do?

November 10, 2011 07:27 PM
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connie said...

cant wait to make!!

November 11, 2011 01:50 PM
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Anonymous said...

The gum drops look yummy but I absolutely love the photos!! Definitely frame worthy!

November 11, 2011 09:34 PM
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Dana said...

Yummy!!!!!!!!!”,!’!,!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

November 11, 2011 09:49 PM
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Anonymous said...

Just finished making these. They look great! We will wait until they crystallize before we can comment on the taste. The easiest way to cut these up was to use kitchen scissors dipped frequently in hot water. We used well-oiled foil pans and peeled them back as we were cutting.

November 19, 2011 09:45 PM
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Jenisse said...

I’ve done them but they result as gelatin little squares, delicious though, but jello, not gumdrops

December 7, 2011 11:23 PM
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Nicole said...

I just tried making these – and as others have said, I got a carmely gloppy mess….. Right at the 10 minute mark…

Can anyone advise what happened?? The site owner has yet to come back and answer anyone…

Thanks!

December 11, 2011 12:01 PM
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eileen said...

I made these but they cooked too fast and turned brown (sugar carmellized and burnt). If they look like they are starting to turn color turn them off and they are done. My mistake- never made candy before. I suppose stovetops vary. Next time I will cook a bit lower and watch more carefully. I did stir constantly and thought I followed directiions to a t but did not take stove variation into consideration and although I had a gut feeling the brown was a bad sign continued cooking for 25 minutes …I still had 5 minutes to go when the first clue of the brown :( so always go with yor gut. Also if you use peppermint oil just know it is way more potent than extract- my second mistake. The packaging is extremely cute and I cannot wait to try once more.

December 11, 2011 12:44 PM
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Collette said...

So I made these today, but instead of flavoring and food coloring, I made koolaid minus the sugar and used that instead as my source of water, flavor, and color. It turned out very nicely. I must admit this is a lot of pure sugar to eat at once.

December 11, 2011 09:22 PM
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Couldn't be parve said...

I just tried to make these and ended up with a burnt mess after only 15 minutes of cooking (stirring constantly). Do you know what temperature they are supposed to be cooked to? I want to try again but for my stove and pot the time seemed off so I would love to use a thermometer instead. Thanks so much for the inspiration.

December 14, 2011 09:30 PM
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cathy Colomb said...

I just tried to make these after reading all the comments. My first batch burned ugh The second batch started to burn and I took it off the burner and filled my pans. I did use cooking spray and the foam from the cooking spray is now a layer on the top?? I think the cooking spray is swirled in from when I put the coloring and flavoring in. We will see, they are setting up. I don’t want to give up!!! Yours look so beautiful :)

December 18, 2011 06:05 PM
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brenda said...

Should it really be flavored oils rather than extracts? The recipe was easy to make and they look great, but they don’t taste like I thought they would. I used more extract than called for, but wonder if it shouldn’t be the oils?

December 18, 2011 07:38 PM
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Noelle said...

Yes, oils not extracts. My brother and I just finished 8 batches using 8 different oils and they turned out great.

We used aluminum disposable containers sprayed with Pam and I cannot recommend them enough. They literally pulled right out, the whole batch in one piece, then we cut into strips and cut each strip with kitchen shears.

We’re planning to use these on our gumdrop tree for Christmas, thanks for the recipe and beautiful pictures!

December 19, 2011 12:17 AM
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Christa said...

Just finished making these as holiday gifts for all the people I work with. The cute is killing me! Hopefully everyone likes them! Thanks so much for sharing this!

December 19, 2011 01:32 PM
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Francy said...

I should have read comment first!!!! They are so pretty I had to try, mine were brown! I just put them in the fridge so I don’t know if they will work but I tasted the brown mixture and they don’t taste burnt. SO I guess we’ll see. I am so dissapointed I wanted pretty ones!!

December 20, 2011 04:56 PM
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Hannah said...

I’ve tried this but couldn’t find gelatin at the shops and went with jelly…they are melting!!
Can I make the assumption that they will only work with gelatin?

December 23, 2011 01:40 AM
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jessica said...

25 minutes was WAY too long. at 19 minutes they started top burn. I am praying they still come out ok as I do not have time to redo them. The person who wrote this must have been using cheap pots. If you have stainless steel or cast iron you on need about 15 minutes on the stove.

December 23, 2011 11:51 AM
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Kayla said...

I made these for Christmas as a part of my treats bag and they were the most talked about candy in there :) I was stressing out because I’ve never made them before, but your instructions were perfect and they turned out beautifully. My partner was going to eat the entire tub of them if I wasn’t watching him the whole time.
Thank you so much!

January 19, 2012 06:54 PM
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Wendy said...

These are so beautiful but WAY too sweet! Do you think it’s possible to make them with less sugar or will that change the texture? Or maybe rolling them in the sour stuff??? Thanks!

January 25, 2012 07:20 PM
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Lisa @ Snappy Gourmet said...

Adorable!!!

January 28, 2012 08:59 AM
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Melissa V. said...

The only thing that I can say to help everyone out is …….. measure out the jello. Do one batch at a time, do not double or triple the batch. Also do not go over the 8×8 pan. I hope that this helps everyone. I know in reading there was a lot of questions and not that many answers. It is my third time redoing the gum drops.

February 21, 2012 10:32 PM
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Anti-O-Social said...

hi guys =)

i tried this recipe and they are now crystallizing the second day, still jello like inside… i did all what the recipe said hm… is the room temperature important? hope they get tuffi inside and not stay jello like =/

but made fun to make them haha i hope the best ;p they look an taste delicious but not the end product i wanted to have… waitin now some more days, reportin ;)

March 7, 2012 01:50 PM
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Dana said...

I used to make these as a kid growing up at Christmas time and made them red and green. They are so good and yummy. Fun treat.

March 16, 2012 04:38 PM
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Anonymous said...

hi i wus just wondering if there was any more kool candy recipies?????/

March 26, 2012 08:58 PM
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jenni 8) said...

hi bakerella jst wondering if the gum drops haddd to have evry thing ex actly mesured b/c i triied and the lil cubes just meltedSOS!!!!!

March 26, 2012 09:01 PM
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ann marie said...

These look so amazing and i cannot wait to try them. I was wondering, can make these gumdrops with flavored geletian, for example, sugar free jello or regular flavored jello

March 29, 2012 05:34 PM
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pam said...

so are these the consistency of jello or like orange slices

April 11, 2012 09:59 AM
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Holly said...

I would love to try these, your photos are amazing!!

April 24, 2012 07:35 PM
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Jill said...

Yum, this is a fun project to make with kids.

May 3, 2012 01:32 PM
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Bonnie said...

Thanks for the beautiful pictures of a fun easy project. I would love to feature your recipe on my website too. Come on over and check it out!

May 25, 2012 05:39 PM
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liz said...

Little sister is making these for fair! Hopefully a blue ribbon!?

July 19, 2012 04:37 PM
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Katey Goodrich said...

This is what i should be making for the kids treats instead of buying candy from the store. I wonder if any alternative sweeteners will work.

August 4, 2012 02:20 AM
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Eva said...

Gorgeous! I am a little intimidated by sweets but I want t give these a try

August 16, 2012 03:05 AM
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Victoria said...

Are these gluten free?

August 19, 2012 04:51 PM
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Chelsea said...

That is such a cute idea!! The goodie bags are adorable!

August 26, 2012 11:23 AM
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Angela said...

LOVE THE COLORS!!!

August 26, 2012 10:24 PM
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dijital101 said...

I’m making these right now except I’m replacing the water with espresso.

September 1, 2012 08:24 PM
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Janani said...

Tried to make this today, my sugar kept burning:(

I have set it in the refrigerator…. hope it comes out ok:)

September 4, 2012 03:39 AM
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Janet said...

I have some juice left over from making jelly and was thinking I would like to use it to make candy–gumdrops specifically. I just don’t know how much of the water i should replace with the juice. I guess trial and error and taste testing is the best way to figure it out.

September 11, 2012 03:09 PM
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Alecia said...

Okay, I just tried these and the whole thing was a bust. I stirred for 20 minutes over medium-high heat and it burned. I have no idea why, if the recipe is correct, that mine burned. I felt like 25 minutes seemed like an awful long amount of time and at medium-high heat. Please help me to understand what I did wrong!

September 12, 2012 10:58 PM
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Lori said...

I made these as a special treat for my younger brothers – and they turned out great!

The insides are a bit on the mushier-side – but they’re definitely holding together – so I’m wondering if they’ll firm up a bit over the next few (patient waiting) days.

I used disposable foil tins, sprayed them with pam, and sliced the gummy-block with a warmed pizza-cutter (I love my pizza cutter – in fact I use it for a lot of things; pita chips, puff pastry dough, and now gum-drops!)

We tried lemon, strawberry, and orange. :)

(I’m seriously considering coffee-flavored ones for a friend who loves coffee and all things gummy…LOL!)

September 13, 2012 06:32 AM
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cheryl said...

You can even try adding unsweetened cool aid to the mix to make it more like sour gummies and roll in citric acid (vit C powder).

September 18, 2012 07:37 PM
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belindadoveston said...

I tried making these three times, and every time the mix turned to toffee, even on low heat and less time. Not sure what I missed, but really want them to work. Advice?

September 28, 2012 09:44 AM
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ADM said...

Ooooh, the grownup flavors that come to mind…. jalepeno, black pepper, hot cinnamon….! Thanks for the recipe!

September 29, 2012 08:55 PM
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Priscilla said...

Could you use jell-o straight from the pkg.? It already has the color, flavor & the gelatin in the box.

October 1, 2012 08:49 PM
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cherie said...

Is this your blog also? Same gumdrops. Same Picture. http://gardenofholiness.blogspot.com/2011/12/goody-goody-gumdrops-easy-christmas.html

October 6, 2012 11:00 PM
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em said...

I will make these!

October 11, 2012 11:49 AM
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mary said...

How long do the gumdrops keep, if made now will they keep to give as Christmas gifts?

October 14, 2012 01:12 PM
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Tami said...

I made these on Friday afternoon and we tried them today. Like several others I fell like they are still kind of mushy in the middle. I was hoping they would be more firm like a commercial brand (sans the chemicals and the non-pronounceable ingredients) but, they are more like room temperature jello rolled in sugar. The recipe was super easy to follow though. I also sprayed a cooking spray in my pans but, wiped it around with a paper towel to remove any excess oil. My daughter LOVES them which is great! I was just hoping they would firm up a bit more. Anyone have any ideas? I didn’t have any issues with the mixture camelizing or burning. I did find that medium-high heat for the full 35 minutes was too hot so I kept turning the temp down but making sure I maintained a consistent boil.

October 14, 2012 04:45 PM
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Penny McCumber said...

Help!! I tried making this but used regular (grape) Jello gelatin instead of the unflavored gelatine. I figured it would work the same. Wrong! I kept it in the fridge overnight and it didn’t set up properly. It’s still very liquidy. Any ideas?

October 15, 2012 03:20 PM
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Anonymous said...

They look so amazing, but when I stirred constantly over medium heat they burnt after 10 minutes. Is it supposed to say 2-5 minutes instead of 25? I really wanted these to work!

October 17, 2012 01:19 AM
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beth vlasich pav said...

I first saw the picture for the gumdrops on Pinterest (& of course pinned it!). It’s so much fun. Then David Lebovitz picked it up and FB’d it. I can’t wait to try it. They are wonderful and I hope you think worth the learning curve!!! Thanks so much for sharing such a fun treat!

November 3, 2012 11:34 AM
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Dana said...

So I attempted to make these wonderful things and within 10 minutes of boiling the sugar/gelatin mixture, it burned. I had it on medium high heat just like the recipe says…can anyone please provide some tips on preventing this ? I can’t imagine going 25 minutes without burning! Thank you. !!!!

November 3, 2012 04:03 PM
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Becca C. said...

Love this recipe! Thanks for sharing this with us.

November 4, 2012 08:46 PM
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Wicked Goodies said...

Wow…just when I manage to conquer my cravings for gummy candies, you show me how to make them from scratch! Can’t wait to give them out as gifts. I am going to bust out my gelatin and all-natural food coloring for this pronto. Thanks for the share.

November 20, 2012 11:02 PM
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Anonymous said...

Just finished making these! A little tricky to get into squares but so worth it! These are very similar to what we used to get from my great grandmother when I was young ;)

November 25, 2012 01:50 PM
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Anonymous said...

Wow Definitely gonna try this!!!

November 28, 2012 07:45 PM
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Amy said...

For all those burning their candy – I made these last night and can see why everyone is burning them. You should bring the mixture to a boil over medium-high heat but once it starts to boil turn it down to medium-low heat for the 25 minutes while you stir. I turned my stovetop down to its “3″ setting and while the mixture was still clearly boiling it wasn’t a crazy rolling boil. Just before the 25 minute mark it will start to grow in volume and turn white (you should use a big pot and not a saucepan for this reason). I did this twice and it worked perfectly. I added the color and extract, poured into bread pans sprayed with pam. and let chill. Don’t use foil because you get an uneven bottom that doesn’t look pretty. After chilling overnight set the bottom of the pan in a bigger pan filled with hot water to help start to get them loose. Run a knife around the outside and just pull it out as 1 huge piece (it won’t break, it holds together very well). Flip over onto a cutting board coated with sugar and cut with a knife that has been heated under hot water and dryed. You’ll need to rinse and dry the knife every few cuts. Also last note – 3/4″ cubes are way too big! 1/4 – 1/2″ seem better and will probably help with crystalizing too since they are smaller.

My gumdrop picture:
http://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-snc7/380844_10100334557012105_501914421_n.jpg

December 2, 2012 03:07 PM
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Mama B @ My Edible Journey said...

I love making candy. If you use a citrus flavour and mix some citric acid into the sugar these are rolled in, you get a gummi sour candy.

December 3, 2012 12:35 PM
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Anna Lisa Edwards said...

just made some cant wait to see the final result

December 4, 2012 09:24 AM
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Kathryn said...

I had lost my gumdrop recipe when my computer went kaputz! After searching online for another good one, I came across yours, and LOVE it!!!! I like to make raspberry and orange, and this year am adding a rum flavored one! THanks for your recipe!

December 5, 2012 08:06 PM
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Jessica said...

Created a batch tonight and added some tart & sour to them. Can’t wait to try!

December 11, 2012 12:31 AM
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Cynthia in Texas said...

These were really fun to make…if you didn’t giggle making these there is something wrong. My mother is visiting once again gir the holidays and this year we gone ” baking overboard” we have made English toffees, brittles, fudge, butter mints and now these little gems, my kids love them. Just a few suggestions. When we made these we used yhises

December 12, 2012 12:30 AM
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Cynthia in Texas said...

Okay I didnt mean for that to happen. When we made these we used thoses Pyrex glass dishes with lids.. the ones for leftovers in the 5in x 7in size sprayed with Pam and with a rubber spatula they pulled right out. I also used a metal pastry scraper to cut them..worked much better then a knife. One last thing…when you use flavoring extracts make sure they are PURE extracts..the gum drops will very flavorful. Hope this helps. I will surely be making these again.

December 12, 2012 12:43 AM
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Jennifer said...

I love the way your gumdrops look. They are beautiful. I am sad right now because I am looking at my gumdrops, the ones I made following this recipe exactly, but they still look wet and slimy after three days of sitting at room temp. What happened? Anyone else have this issue? Any advice will be appreciated. I think I’ll try one more batch because I really want them to turn out!

December 19, 2012 05:17 PM
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Aubrey said...

How many calories are these??

January 11, 2013 08:45 PM
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Dennis Pizzo said...

i think I may just buy a bag once a year at a candy store…looks like a big mess….and way too much sugar……

January 13, 2013 01:07 AM
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Amatullah said...

I want to make these so bad. Is there a way that I can substitute the gelatin with?

January 14, 2013 12:58 PM
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Melanie said...

I love the colors! Where did you get those? In all my measly years I have never seen neon food coloring.

January 16, 2013 10:24 AM
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Carla said...

Boiling for 25 minutes was WAY TOO long. The sugar started to carmalize and then when you put the goo into the pans, it was hard and not pliable at all. Any suggestions as to lower the boiling time???

January 20, 2013 02:30 PM
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Amanda said...

What cute little candies! They would be adorable for Easter, love them!

January 26, 2013 01:35 PM
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Nicole said...

How long will they stay good for?

February 1, 2013 11:32 AM
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