Simple Fruit Jellies Candy

Jelly pumpkins

The Spruce / Elizabeth LaBau

Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 10 mins
Total: 20 mins
Servings: 60 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
11 Calories
0g Fat
2g Carbs
0g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 60
Amount per serving
Calories 11
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 3mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 2g 1%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Protein 0g
Calcium 1mg 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.)

These simple jelly candies can be made using almost any juice, as long as it has been strained (if necessary). Try making a few different varieties to serve together. Also, experiment with making different shapes as well as rolling the jellies in sugar and leaving them plain.


  • 4 tablespoons unflavored gelatin
  • 2/3 cup fruit juice (strained, your choice)
  • 6 tablespoons sugar
  • 4 tablespoons corn syrup
  • Optional: food coloring
  • Optional: superfine sugar

Steps to Make It

  1. Prepare a 6-inch pan by wetting it lightly with water.

  2. Place the gelatin in 4 tbsp. of water to soften for about 5 minutes.

  3. Place the juice, sugar, and corn syrup in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Stir until sugar dissolves.

  4. Stir in the gelatin and continue stirring until the gelatin dissolves.

  5. At this point, add food coloring if desired.

  6. Pour into prepared pan and leave until completely set.

  7. When set, turn out of the pan and cut with a sharp knife or cookie cutter into desired shapes.

  8. Jellies can be rolled in superfine sugar, if desired, or served plain.