Heart-Shaped Gum Drops

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Heart-Shaped Gum Drops


  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup apple sauce
  • 1 3 oz. pkg. strawberry jello
  • 1 .25 oz. pkg. unflavored gelatin
  • 1 tsp. lemon juice
  • 1 cup sugar for coating


  • Spray 8x8 baking dish with cooking spray and place in refrigerator. In a saucepan, combine 1 cup sugar, applesauce, jello, unflavored gelatin, and lemon juice. Bring to boil over medium-high heat, stirring constantly. Boil for 1 minute. Pour mixture into cooled 8x8 dish. Refrigerate for 3-4 hours. Once firm, turn out onto baking sheet sprinkled with sugar. Using small heart-shaped cookie cutters, cut out gumdrops. Coat with sugar and allow to dry overnight. Store in airtight container.