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Valentine's Day Dessert
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Bake some extra love into your relationship with these goodies for two!

Valentine's Day Gum Drops
By Trish of Mom On Timeout

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 cups sugar, divided
  • 1 1/2 cups applesauce (I used natural, no sugar added)
  • 6 oz package of Jell-O
  • 2 envelopes unflavored gelatin (.25 oz each)
  • 1 tsp. lemon juice )I used bottled)

Directions

1. Coat a 9×13 baking dish with cooking spray. Place in refrigerator.
2. Combine 2 cups sugar, applesauce, Jell-O, unflavored gelatin and lemon juice in a large saucepan. Let stand for 1 minute. Bring to a boil over medium heat stirring constantly. Boil for 1 minute and then immediately pour into cold baking dish. Refrigerate until firm {about three hours should do it.}
3. Loosen the sides of the gelatin with a spatula and invert onto cutting board or waxed paper that has been sprinkled with sugar. The sugar keeps it from sticking.
4. Use small, sharp cookie cutters to cut out gum drops.
5. Sprinkle sugar over a piece of waxed paper and place gumdrops on top of sugar. Let dry for about 8 hours or until slightly sticky.
6. Roll in remaining sugar and store in an airtight container.

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