Your friends and family will remember these chewy fruity candies long after they've licked the last bit of sugar off their fingers! They're a great gift any time of year.

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prep:
35 mins
total:
35 mins
Servings:
70
Yield:
70 servings
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Ingredients

70
Original recipe yields 70 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a large saucepan, combine 2 cups sugar, applesauce, red or green gelatin, unflavored gelatin and lemon juice; let stand for 1 minute. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly. Boil for 1 minute. Immediately pour into a cold 11-in. x 7-in. x 2-in. pan coated with nonstick cooking spray. Refrigerate for 3 hours or until firm.

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  • With a spatula, loosen gelatin from sides or pan. To remove, invert onto waxed paper. Using kitchen scissors or small sharp cookie cutters dipped on hot water, cut into 1-in. squares or shapes. Place on waxed paper. Dry at room temperature for about 8 hours or until slightly sticky. Roll in remaining sugar. Store in an airtight container.

Nutrition Facts

40 calories; protein 0.4g; carbohydrates 9.9g; fat 0g; cholesterol 0mg; sodium 6.7mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (13)

Rating: 5 stars
01/03/2011
These are a great little candy. Just like gumdrops. Due to some of the reviews saying they were sugary I was worried that all the sugar would not disolve when I boiled the mixture. I made it just like stated and had no problems. I'm not sure what they ment by sugary but these are gumdrops they are not ment to be healthy. I have also left these out on the counter for a week now in air tight conatiners and they are as fresh as the day I made them. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/04/2006
These were pretty tasty. I was expecting them to be more chewy, but they were pretty soft. Still held their shape and were easy to work with, though. Caution: VERY sugary ;) Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
12/22/2009
I hate to blow the reviews on this one, but I thought these tasted like super-sweet, grainy jello. Maybe I botched the recipe, but I followed the directions exactly... Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/10/2009
Fast and easy to make! I brought these over to a bbq and they were a big hit. I used the Jello Melon Fusion flavor, because of the summery flavor. Don't know if you are supposed to be refrigerated, but I am keeping them in there anyway. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/13/2007
very good and easy but do they need to be kept in refrigerator when done Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
12/20/2010
I haven't gotten to eat these yet, because they barely came out of the pan, stuck together, and then stuck to the waxed paper. I ended up with a ball of goo and waxed paper. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/29/2009
very sugary treat. Love using different gelatin flavors. Makes a beautiful treat platter. Nieces and nephews look forward to me taking these to holiday gatherings! Thanks for the recipe!! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
12/13/2011
They weren't hard to make, but they're not that good either. I think they're too sugary and they're a little gummier than they could be. I'll look for a different recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/08/2011
My mom made these last night, and I got them out of the pan and cut them up this morning with a pizza roller. Easy peasy! They are very smooth, very gummy, very flavorful. They're like Jello wigglers, except thicker and gummier. GREAT texture, GREAT flavor, GREAT-looking. I can imagine that they'll be a big hit with kids and those who don't like chocolate sweets. We will definitely be making these again! Read More
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