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Sour Green Apple Gumdrops

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“I adapted this from similar recipes found online. Mixing the Crystal Light with the sugar they're rolled in gives them a great burst of sour flavor to help offset the sweetness a little. This recipe is also easily customizable to get the flavor you want.”
3hrs 30mins
130 gumdrops

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Spray a 9" x 13" pan on bottom and well up the sides with nonstick spray.
  2. Combine 4 c sugar, 1 packet appletini Crystal Light and all other ingredients in a large saucepan and allow to rest for 1 minute.
  3. Stirring constantly, bring to a boil over medium heat. Boil for 2 minutes.
  4. Pour into 9" x 13" pan.
  5. Place in refrigerator to cool for at least 3 hours. Pan may rest on counter for ~15 minutes to significantly reduce sloshing while being moved.
  6. Spray a nonporous cutting board with nonstick spray.
  7. Run a knife along the edge of the pan to loosen the gumdrops, then turn onto greased cutting board.
  8. Cut into ~3/4 inch cubes. A greased pizza wheel is highly recommended, or a cookie cutter can be used to make fun shapes.
  9. In a small bowl, combine 2/3 c sugar and 1 packet appletini Crystal Light.
  10. Roll gumdrops in sugar/Crystal Light to coat.
  11. Allow to sit uncovered for a couple hours until dry.
  12. Store in an airtight container.

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