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apple cider gummy candy

Apple Cider Gummy Candy

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Set Time 11 hours
Servings 20 large gummies
Author Heather


  • candy thermometer


  • 1/2 cup apple cider
  • 2 teaspoons citric acid split-some goes in the candy and some is used for rolling the finished candies
  • 1 ounce unflavored powdered gelatin 4 (.25 oz) envelopes or about 3 tablespoons
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar plus 1/4 more for rolling finished candies
  • 1/2 cup water


  • In a small bowl, stir together juice, 1/4 cup water and citric acid. Stir to dissolve. Add in gelatin and stir. Allow to sit 15 minutes to soften the gelatin.
  • In a small saucepan over medium heat mix 3/4 cup sugar and 1/4 cup water. Bring to a boil. Allow to boil until mixture reaches 300 degrees Farenheight on your candy thermometer. Remove from heat and allow to cool for a few minutes.
  • In a medium size saucepan over low heat add sugar syrup and gelatin mixture. Cook for 5 minutes stirring constantly. Don't allow mixture to boil.
  • Pour candy mixture into greased molds (or a greased cake pan) and allow to sit for at least 3 hours or overnight.
  • Remove from molds. Roll candy in sugar or sugar and citric acid. (1/4 cup sugar to 1 teaspoon citric acid). Lay on cooling rack to dry for 8 hours or overnight. Store in an airtight container for up to a week.