Strawberry Jujubes

Homemade jujubes
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Prep: 5 mins
Cook: 5 mins
Total: 10 mins
Servings: 32 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
48 Calories
0g Fat
11g Carbs
2g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 32
Amount per serving
Calories 48
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 4mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 11g 4%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Protein 2g
Calcium 4mg 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 chewy, fruity gelatin-based treats take their name from the store-bought candy, often sold in movie theaters. Fortunately, this version produces a candy that's easier on the dental work. You can substitute other fruit purees--such as raspberry or blackberry--for the strawberry puree.


  • 2 ounces unflavored gelatin
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 1/2 cups strawberry puree (strained)
  • 1/2 cup granulated (or superfine sugar to coat; more or less as needed)

Steps to Make It

  1. Prepare a 6-inch square pan by wetting it lightly with water, and wetting a knife or cookie cutter.

  2. Stir together the gelatin and sugar in a medium saucepan, then add the puree and 2/3 cup water.

  3. Stir over medium heat until the sugar and gelatin are dissolved.

  4. Bring to a boil, then cover and boil for 5 minutes.

  5. Pour into the prepared pan and allow to set completely.

  6. Once set, turn out of the pan onto waxed paper. Cut into squares or shapes with the prepared, wetted tool of your choice.

  7. Roll candies in granulated or superfine sugar.