DIY Valentines Gum Drops

Valentine’s Day is only a few weeks away! Fun sweets and treats are so precious to give; yet, so simple to make. Are you looking for a new recipe that is homemade AND delicious? Try these homemade gum drops that can be altered for any holiday. (Green apple for St. Patrick’s day, Cherry or Strawberry for Valentines day, etc.) So grab the kids and head to the kitchen!

We choose watermelon. So we combined 2 boxes (or 6 oz total) of Watermelon jello total and 2 envelopes of unflavored gelatin into a saucepan. We then added 1 &1/2 Cups of applesauce and 2 1/4 Cups of sugar. With all the ingredients combined in the saucepan, we brought to a boil.

Boiled 1 minute.

Next, we poured the mixture into our glass cake pan and refrigerated until set.

After it was set we flipped it onto a sugar dusted counter top. (A cutting board would work too.) Then dust the top with sugar as well.

Using our mini heart set cookie cutters, we cut out the cute little gum drops. To prevent sticking, we dusted each edge with sugar as well. Place the gum drop or sugar dusted jello on parchment paper to dry for at least and hour. Store in air tight containers or go ahead and package them in the cute little holiday or Valentine’s Day snack-size Ziploc bags.

Happy Homemaking!