Homemade Jelly Candies Recipe

These Homemade Jelly Candies are perfect for the jelly candy lover in your family! Soft and jiggly with a sugary crust, they're sure to please! You'll also find 25 of the best easy Christmas candy recipes all in one place!

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(This recipe is called Applesauce Candy in our Dining On A Dime Cookbook, volume 1.)


1 cup applesauce*
1 cup sugar
1 sm. pkg. fruit gelatin (3 oz.)
extra sugar for coating


  1. Combine applesauce and sugar in a saucepan.
  2. Bring to a boil and cook 2 minutes.
  3. Dissolve the gelatin in the applesauce mixture.
  4. Pour into an 8×8 inch pan.
  5. After 24 hours, cut into 1 inch squares and roll in sugar.
  6. Roll in the sugar a second time 24 hours later. Makes 64 pieces.


*Puree fruit cocktail, peaches or pears if you like instead of applesauce,