Chocolate Raspberry Jelly Candy

Close-up of a spoon pushing raspberries through a strainer
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  • Total: 30 mins
  • Prep: 20 mins
  • Cook: 10 mins
  • Chill: 4 hrs 30 mins
  • Yield: 40-60 pieces (40-60 servings)

These are not the traditional ring-shaped jellies, but they are just as tasty. Raspberry gelatin centers are covered with chocolate, then cut into bite-size candies. You can easily vary the flavor of these goodies by substituting other flavored gelatins and corresponding fruit purees.

Ingredients

  • Bottom Layer:
  • 6 ounces chocolate (special dark or semisweet, chopped)
  • 2 tablespoons shortening (not butter or margarine)
  • 2 ounces food-grade paraffin (Gulf wax)
  • Jelly Layer:
  • 1 cup raspberry puree (canned or homemade)
  • 2 cups water
  • 5 packages raspberry-flavored gelatin mix (3 ounces each)
  • Coating:
  • 12 ounces chocolate (special dark or semisweet, chopped)
  • 3 tablespoons shortening (not butter nor margarine)
  • 4 ounces paraffin (Gulf wax, chopped)

Steps to Make It

Prepare a 9x13x2-inch baking pan by lining a pan with nonstick foil or plastic wrap.

For the Bottom Layer:

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. Melt chocolate, shortening, and paraffin in a double boiler. Remove from heat and cool until just warm to the touch but still liquid.

  3. Spread evenly into the bottom of the pan and chill to set while making the jelly layer.

For the Jelly Layer:

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. Bring raspberry puree and water to a boil. Remove from heat.

  3. Add the gelatin and stir until gelatin is completely incorporated; at least 3 minutes. Let cool to room temperature, stirring occasionally.

  4. Pour over bottom chocolate layer and refrigerate, uncovered, at least 4 hours until set.

  5. Line a large 15-inch cookie sheet with butcher paper, shiny side up. Remove the sheet of candy on the foil or plastic wrap to a flat surface and peel down the sides until flat.

  6. Using a long, sharp knife, cut the candies into even squares and place each piece 1/2 inch apart on butcher paper.

For the Coating:

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. Melt chocolate, shortening, and paraffin in the top of a double boiler until smooth. Remove from heat and let cool until just warm to the touch.

  3. Spoon liquid chocolate over each square to cover each completely. Chill about 30 minutes to set chocolate.