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Star-Spangled Gumdrops

Celebrate with these Star-Spangled Gumdrops this Memorial Day weekend! Perfect for 4th of July and Labor Day weekend as well!
Course Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword gumdrops, star spangled gumdrops
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 36
Calories 44kcal
Author Trish - Mom On Timeout


For each color you want:

  • 1 1/2 cups sugar divided
  • 3/4 cup applesauce I used natural - no sugar added
  • 3 oz JELLO 1 pkg - I used Cherry and Berry Blue
  • 1/4 oz unflavored gelatin 1 envelope - Knox brand
  • 1/2 tsp lemon juice I used bottled


For each color you want:

  • Coat a 8x8 baking dish with cooking spray. Place in refrigerator.
  • Combine 1 cup sugar, applesauce, JELLO, unflavored gelatin and lemon juice in a medium saucepan. Let stand for 1 minute.
  • Bring to a boil over medium heat stirring constantly.
  • Boil for 1 minute and then immediately pour into cold baking dish.
  • Refrigerate until firm {about three hours should do it. I left mine in overnight.}
  • Generously dust a cutting board with sugar.
  • Loosen the sides of the gelatin with a spatula and invert onto cutting board.
  • Use small, sharp cookie cutters to cut out gumdrops.
  • Sprinkle sugar over a piece of waxed paper and place gumdrops on top of sugar. Let dry for about 8 hours or until slightly sticky.
  • Roll in remaining sugar and store in an airtight container.


Calories: 44kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 12mg | Potassium: 4mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 1IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Iron: 1mg