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


  1. Combine Knox with the 1/2 cup water and the juice from half the orange. Set aside for 6 minutes.
  2. Combine 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.
  3. Add Knox mixture to syrup, and stir until completely dissolved.
    Pour into an 11x7-inch pan lined foil and sprayed. Chill for several hours.
  4. Turn 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)
  5. Note:
    Use other flavors for other holidays with other flavored extracts and colors.

Printable Recipe Card

About Halloween Gumdrops

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

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