This is the latest chapter in my candy making obsession… I mostly just think about making candy but since I have perfected my fudge and caramels, I am now turning my attention to gumdrops. I wouldn’t called these gumdrops exactly, but they are pretty tasty! Next time I’m gonna try more fruit juice and then experiment with different flavors…
Mix in small bowl:
4 envelopes of unflavored gelatin
2 ounces cranberry juice concentrate, thawed
3 ounces cold water
Let this stand while you boil your syrup. This will get very thick! Don’t worry, it will be just fine!
2 cups sugar
3/4 cup water
I didn’t get any pictures of this part. :o(
Lay a piece of parchment paper on the counter. Sprinkle liberally with sugar. Peel the gelled candy off the foil and onto the sugared paper. Sprinkle the top with sugar, too.
Now cut out your candies with a knife, small cookie cutter or pizza cutter into desired size and shapes.
Sprinkle them with sugar on all sides to prevent sticking.
Place back in fridge.
Chill them up to 2-3 days more before serving.