Fruit jellies are a simple and sweet treat, but when you give them a pina colada flavor, you just might find them addicting.

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
5 mins
additional:
23 hrs 45 mins
total:
1 day
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Spray an 8x8-inch baking dish with non-fat cooking spray. Place dish in refrigerator.

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  • Combine granulated sugar, applesauce, pineapple-flavored gelatin, unflavored gelatin, lime juice, and coconut extract in saucepan.

  • Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly. Boil for about 1 minute. Remove saucepan from heat, and cool at room temperature for about 10 minutes. (Do not pour boiling hot liquid into a chilled glass dish.)

  • Remove baking dish from refrigerator, and pour warm mixture into the cooled baking dish. Refrigerate until firm, 1 to 2 hours.

  • When firm, remove from refrigerator, lift one side with a spatula, and turn out onto a cutting board or parchment paper sprinkled with granulated sugar.

  • Using a sharp knife, cut gelatin into squares or use a small cookie cutter for decorative shapes. Coat the jellies on all sides with sugar. Place on a rack, and allow to dry overnight.

  • Store in an airtight container.

Cook's Note:

If you want a thicker piece of candy, use a smaller baking dish

Nutrition Facts

199 calories; protein 1.7g 3% DV; carbohydrates 49.8g 16% DV; fatg; cholesterolmg; sodium 40.4mg 2% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
02/06/2017
I m the writer of this recipe and I just made a batch of fruit jellies for homemade Christmas gifts. Here s a tip that will make these even easier to make. Instead of rolling each piece in the sugar put some sugar in a bag add some fruit jellies shake and they ll be quickly (and easily) coated. Although pina colada is still my favorite flavor I wanted some multi-color jellies so I used four Jell-O flavors: pineapple (for the pina colada) lime grape and strawberry banana (omitting the coconut extract and lime juice on all but the pineapple). Also instead of cutting into squares I used small cookie cutters to make them more decorative. UPDATE 2.6.17 Made a new flavor using raspberry Jell-O and raspberry extracts really tasty! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/06/2017
I m the writer of this recipe and I just made a batch of fruit jellies for homemade Christmas gifts. Here s a tip that will make these even easier to make. Instead of rolling each piece in the sugar put some sugar in a bag add some fruit jellies shake and they ll be quickly (and easily) coated. Although pina colada is still my favorite flavor I wanted some multi-color jellies so I used four Jell-O flavors: pineapple (for the pina colada) lime grape and strawberry banana (omitting the coconut extract and lime juice on all but the pineapple). Also instead of cutting into squares I used small cookie cutters to make them more decorative. UPDATE 2.6.17 Made a new flavor using raspberry Jell-O and raspberry extracts really tasty! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/16/2014
Simple and DELICIOUS!!!!!! These really came together in a snap and the flavor and texture was spot on. Make sure to sugar your surface VERY well before turning this out to cut it...it's sooooo sticky lol. I'm trying orange and raspberry next and may even dip a few into chocolate...I can't wait! Lutzflcat Thanks for sharing such a wonderful recipe and a definite keeper YUM YUM YUM!!!!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/13/2017
I had a lot of fun making these and they're very tasty. I made as directed but next time I will try to make them using organic stevia and/or coconut sugar. I also made a batch of raspberry lemonade flavor using raspberry gelatin and lemon extract. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/05/2017
These were fun to make as I had never made anything like this before! I used cherry flavored jello and cherry extract for the coconut in the recipe. I kept everything else the same and they turned out great! I used silicone heart shaped molds for a Valentine's Day theme. They turned out so cute! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
12/22/2019
I did make these. First let me say I never do reviews so this is a first. I make these little treasures every year for Christmas gift bags. I also never change recipes however I did a ton of testing and came up with some wonderful tweaks. I always make a double batch using a 9x13 glass pan. So instead of trying to find oils and keeping them fresh and on hand I found adding correlating kool aid flavors to the mix pumps the flavors just right. 1 pack per double batch. I also add 1 extra pack of gelatin per double batch. Not as sticky to handle and come out with the consistancy of chuckles candy. Coat the top of your already set candy in the dish before you even take it out. Super fun to make great tasting candy. I always use miniature cutters. Good luck with these little gems. Read More