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Fruit Jellies

Yield About 3 dozen
Sweeten the holidays with homemade candy. Share edible gifts wrapped in festive boxes or bags.

Ingredients

  • 5 (1/4 oz.) packets unflavored gelatin
  • 3/4 cup strained fresh orange juice, lemon juice or raspberry puree
  • 1/2 cup superfine sugar, plus more for serving, if desired

Nutrition Information

  • calories 16
  • fat 0 g
  • satfat 0 g
  • protein 1 g
  • carbohydrate 3 g
  • fiber 0 g
  • cholesterol 0 mg
  • sodium 2 mg

How to Make It

  1. Line an 8-by-5-inch loaf pan with foil. Oil foil and set aside.

  2. Pour 1 cup water into a bowl; stir in gelatin and let soften for 5 minutes.

  3. Heat juice and 1/2 cup sugar until sugar is dissolved. Add softened gelatin and stir until melted. Pour mixture into prepared pan. Let stand at room temperature or refrigerate until firm, about 1 hour.

  4. Unmold jelly slab onto a work surface and cut into 1-inch pieces with a large, sharp knife or mini cookie cutters. If desired, roll jellies in more sugar just before serving.