SAM 2642 Edited e1314742813487 Jellies for Ellie!

While I have had a variety of cupcakes and cookies and breads and brownies in my oven over the course of the past few months, my cousin Janelle has had only one thing in hers: a bun. That bun in Janelle’s oven, now known as Ellie, made her grand entrance into the world while I was in the midst of posting about peaches last week, but today I finally got around to making some jellies for Ellie.

I may have cheated a bit on the first batch, recipe courtesy of Skip to my Lou. Since last week I wrote that cutting and then baking or frying store-bought tortillas does not really count as “homemade” tortilla chips, I can’t rightfully say that mixing a box of flavored Jello and unflavored Knox gelatin together really counts as homemade gummi candies. But that is exactly what I did for the red jellies.

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I then made a second batch using a recipe from about.com. For the juice, I put a pear and an apple down the juicer chute (yes, there is a juicer in the house but not a food processor), then mixed the juice with unflavored gelatin, corn syrup, sugar, and gel food color.

I used two candy mold trays for each batch of jellies. To make pouring the mixture into the candy molds a bit easier, transfer the liquid into a measuring cup with a spout or other small pitcher. Once the jellies set, it is necessary to use a firm hand to remove them from the molds. I was a bit timid with this at first, thinking that I would tear the candies, but they held their shape just fine.

As for the taste, I preferred the first “cheat” recipe. Those jellies tasted more flavorful and had a firmer texture, which I preferred.  All in all, this was a fun, easy project that returned some tasty, cute jellies. Just not as cute as Ellie…

Ellie Edited Jellies for Ellie!

Gummi Candi
 
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Recipe type: Candy
Ingredients
  • 1 box flavored Jello
  • 2 envelopes unflavored gelatin
  • ⅓ cup water
  • or
  • ⅓ cup fruit juice
  • 2 envelopes unflavored gelatin
  • 3 tablespoons corn syrup
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • gel food colors
Instructions
  1. If using the Jello and unflavored gelatin, place all ingredients in a saucepan and allow to sit (to soften) for one to two minutes.
  2. Over low heat, stir until well combined.
  3. Pour the mixture into a mixing cup with a spout or a small pitcher and pour into candy molds.
  4. Allow to cool and sit until firm, approximately 20 minutes.
  5. If using juice and unflavored gelatin, place both ingredients in a saucepan and allow to sit (to soften) for one to two minutes.
  6. Add the corn syrup and sugar.
  7. Over low heat, stir until the sugar is fully dissolved and the mixture is well combined.
  8. Add the food colored as desired.
  9. Pour the mixture into a mixing cup with a spout or a small pitcher and pour into candy molds.
  10. Allow to cool and sit until firm, approximately 60 minutes.
  11. Remove candy from molds and enjoy.
Notes
Place the filled candy molds in the refrigerator to speed the time it takes for the gummi candy to set.

 

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