Very Easy Gum Drops 

I was looking for something easy to make for St. Patrick’s day and came across these gum drops. I already had all the ingredients in my house so figured I could whip these up pretty easily. They don’t require a lot of ingredients and they actually do taste like gum drops! Recipe below.


  • 1 1/2 cups Applesauce
  • 2 1/4 cup Sugar
  • 2 boxes (3 oz) Lime Jello
  • 2 envelopes Unflavored Gelatin {like Knox}


  1. Combine all ingredients in a pot and boil. Stir constantly.
  2. Let boil for 1 minute.
  3. Grease a pan and pour the mixture into the pan.
  4. Put in refrigerator to set. (I let mine set overnight, but 3 hours should do the trick)
  5. Spread sugar on a piece of wax paper and with a spatula take your gum drop mold out of the pan. (It will be sticky, but the sugar will help it not stick)
  6. With a cookie cutter of your choosing cut out the pieces and roll them in sugar.
  7. Let stand for a couple hours to harden and dry.

I wanted to do shamrocks, but I didn’t have a shamrock cutter so flowers will do! They do actually taste like gum drops and they were super easy to make. You can use any flavor of jello you want.