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Cut-Out Gelatin Candy

No recipe image available.This homemade fruit-flavored, sugar-coated candy gelatin can be cut into squares or festive holiday shapes.

Recipe Ingredients:

2 cups granulated sugar
2 pouches liquid fruit pectin
2 tablespoons water
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 1/3 cups light corn syrup
1 envelope unsweetened fruit drink mix, any flavor
Additional sugar for rolling

Cooking Directions:

  1. Spray a 13x9x2-inch baking pan with cooking spray; set aside.
  2. Measure sugar into a bowl; set aside.
  3. Stir fruit pectin, 2 tablespoons water and baking soda in 4-quart saucepan (mixture will foam slightly), and cook on high heat, stirring constantly, until foam has thinned. Remove from heat; stir in 2 cups sugar, corn syrup and drink mix.
  4. Stirring constantly, bring mixture to full rolling boil on high heat and boil 3 minutes. Remove from heat and stir mixture until bubbles have thinned.
  5. Pour immediately into prepared pan. Let stand at room temperature until mixture is cool and firm, about 3 hours.
  6. Loosen edges with point of sharp knife. Invert pan onto wax paper which has been sprinkled with about 2 tablespoons sugar. Sprinkle an additional 2 tablespoons sugar over top of candy.
  7. Cut into 1-inch squares or decorative shapes with small cookie cutters. Roll candy pieces to coat in sugar, shaking off excess.
  8. Let stand overnight, uncovered, at room temperature before wrapping or storing.

Makes 24 servings.