Homemade Gumdrops

Homemade Gumdrops

Blogger Stephanie Wise of Girl versus Dough shares how to make her favorite homemade candy—gumdrops!

Prep Time



Total Time






envelopes unflavored gelatin
cup cold water
cup water
cups sugar
Food color
Flavored extract
Additional sugar
  1. Lightly spray candy molds or miniature muffin cups with cooking spray.
  2. In large bowl, sprinkle gelatin on 1/2 cup cold water; set aside.
  3. In small saucepan, heat 3/4 cup water and 2 cups sugar to boiling over high heat. Reduce heat; simmer uncovered 5 minutes until sugar is dissolved and mixture thickens slightly. Remove from heat; carefully add to gelatin mixture, stirring until gelatin is dissolved.
  4. Divide mixture into 4 small bowls (or more, depending on how many colors/flavors you want). Tint each bowl with 4 to 5 drops food color, then stir in 1/2 teaspoon extract. Carefully spoon mixture into molds. Refrigerate 8 hours or overnight until set.
  5. Carefully remove gumdrops from molds, using a butter knife as needed to coax gumdrops from molds. Roll gumdrops in sugar; place on waxed paper. Let stand at room temperature 24 hours to crystallize slightly. Store tightly covered at room temperature.
Makes 24 large gumdrops
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Combine flavored extracts for unique flavors, like vanilla-orange and lemon-lime.
Don’t have candy molds or a mini muffin tin? Use mini loaf pans and cut the gelatin into squares to remove.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
        Exchanges: Free*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.