Cinnamon Gumdrops

Cinnamon Gumdrops
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Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 20 mins
Total: 30 mins
Servings: 64 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
27 Calories
0g Fat
7g Carbs
0g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 64
Amount per serving
Calories 27
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 13mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 7g 3%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Total Sugars 7g
Protein 0g
Vitamin C 0mg 0%
Calcium 1mg 0%
Iron 0mg 0%
Potassium 0mg 0%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Spicy, sweet, and chewy, cinnamon gumdrops are a fun twist on the traditional fruit-flavored gumdrop. This recipe requires some careful timing coordination, so make sure your ingredients are measured and your equipment is handy before you begin. Cinnamon oil can be found in many baking or cake supply stores.


  • Cooking spray

  • 1 cup sugar, more for coating

  • 1 cup light corn syrup

  • 3/4 cup water

  • 1 package (1 3/4 -ounces) fruit pectin

  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda

  • 8 drops food coloring

  • 1/8 teaspoon cinnamon oil

Steps to Make It

  1. Prepare an 8-inch pan by covering it with aluminum foil and spraying it with nonstick cooking spray.

  2. Combine 1 cup of sugar and the corn syrup in a large heavy-bottomed saucepan over medium heat. Stir constantly until mixture is vigorously boiling, about 8 to 10 minutes.

  3. Continue cooking, stirring occasionally, until the candy reads 280 F on the candy thermometer, soft crack stage.

  4. While you are waiting for the candy to reach the proper temperature, mix the water, pectin, and baking soda in medium saucepan. Place over high heat and cook to boiling point. Remove from heat and set aside to cool slightly.

  5. Once sugar/corn syrup mixture is at the soft crack stage, place the pectin mixture back on high heat. Stream the sugar mixture into the pectin mixture slowly, while stirring.

  6. Continue to cook the candy, while stirring constantly, for an additional minute.

  7. Remove from the heat, and stir in food coloring and cinnamon oil.

  8. Pour into prepared pan and let set until firm.

  9. Cut with a sharp knife or cookie cutters, and roll pieces in granulated sugar.