Halloween Gumdrops

Pat Duran


These orange gumdrops will sure please any kid big or small-
Can make other colors and flavors for other holidays!

Jen's Favorite recipe.

★★★★☆ 2 votes
about a pound or so
10 Min
5 Min
Stove Top


4 pkg
(small envelopes)knox unflavored gelatin
1/2 c
cold water
juice and peel of 1/2 an orange , if desired to use
3/4 c
2 c
granulated sugar
1/4 tsp
orange extract
3 fl
drops each of red and yellow food coloring
granulated sugar for coating 1-2 cups

How to Make Halloween Gumdrops


  • 1Combine Knox with the 1/2 cup water and the juice from half the orange. Set aside for 6 minutes.
  • 2Combine 3/4 cup water with sugar. Cut peel from orange 1/2 in large chunks and add that to sugar mixture. Bring to a boil, then simmer for 5 minutes. Remove from heat, then remove and discard orange peel (or keep for other baking such as nut bread,cakes or cookies).Add food coloring and extract sugar mixture.
  • 3Add Knox mixture to syrup, and stir until completely dissolved.
    Pour into an 11x7-inch pan lined foil and sprayed. Chill for several hours.
  • 4Turn out chilled set block onto cutting board well coated in sugar. Spread more sugar over the top. Cut into cubes.
    Place cubes in a baggie filled with sugar, and toss to coat evenly. Chill again up to 2- 3 days. Use a colander to remove excess sugar from gumdrops before serving-(save sugar for baking other goodies)
  • 5Note:
    Use other flavors for other holidays with other flavored extracts and colors.

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About Halloween Gumdrops

Course/Dish: Candies, Other Snacks
Main Ingredient: Sugar
Regional Style: American