Gumdrop Squares

Cooking Recipes Catalogue

Gelatin, water and sugar are cooked, flavored, tinted and allowed to set up overnight before being cut into squares and rolled in sugar.

INGREDIENTS (for 3 servings):


  • Sprinkle gelatin over cold water and set aside.
  • In a medium saucepan over medium heat, bring 3/4 cup water to a boil. Stir in 2 cups sugar and boil 5 minutes. Stir in gelatin mixture. Allow to boil gently for 15 minutes.
  • Dip three shallow, small pans in cold water, then remove. Remove boiling mixture from heat, and divide evenly among three heat-proof bowls. Flavor one bowl with peppermint, one with lemon, and one with cinnamon. Tint the peppermint green, the lemon yellow, and the cinnamon red. Pour each mixture into its own pan and let rest overnight to set.
  • Turn gumdrops out onto a sugared board and cut into squares with a sharp knife. Roll cut gumdrops in sugar. Let stand until firm.