How To Make Jelly Candy

by Peggy

How To Make Jelly Candy

How To Make Jelly Candy

Does anyone know how to make jelly candies?

My 90 year old candy making father is trying to recreate a jelly candy that he made 20+ years ago.

He said that the recipe he used was on the package of jell powder that he bought from a company called Oranger (sp) in Massachusetts.

Is there anyone out there that can help him? We tried our best yesterday using and adapting an old recipe, but it was a dismal failure. We don't know how to go to fix it (came out more like a taffy).

Recipes or any help would be greatly appreciated.


Hi Peggy,

I love the fact that your candy making dad is still keen to keep his hand in. I hope I'm still enjoying homemade candy if I get to live till 90 too! :)

I'm not familiar with the brand of gelatin that your dad is thinking of, but I do have a recipe that you might want to try and see if it is the kind of result you're trying to achieve.

How To Make Jelly Candy At Home

This recipe gives you a jelly candy similar to a gummi candy but maybe not quite as chewy. If you do want it a little more chewy, you can add some extra unflavored gelatin to it.

Ingredients Needed:
  • 1 packet of Jello (any flavor) -
    3 ounce box
  • 2 sachets of unflavored gelatin (1/4 ounce each) or use 2-3 teaspoons if you've purchased it in a spoonable container
  • 1/3 cup of water

  1. Start by placing the water in a saucepan and sprinkling all of the Jello and gelatin over the water and stir it through. Wait about 10 minutes.

  2. Gradually heat the mixture, stirring constantly, until the gelatin is completely dissolved (about 3-5 minutes).

  3. Allow mixture to cool slightly and then pour into candy molds or ice cube trays. You don't have to grease the molds or anything, just pour it right in.

    You may find that using a squeeze bottle, turkey baster, or something with a pourable spout will make it easier for you to fill the molds without making a mess. ;)

  4. Allow the molds to set at room temperature until they are completely cool and set. Remove from molds and enjoy!

TIP 1: If you like a bit more of a tart taste (sweet & sour), you can add a pinch or two of Vitamin C powder (ascorbic acid) to the gelatin mixture when combining.

TIP 2: You can make this as a very simple and effective sugar free candy by using sugar free jello instead of the regular. Yum!

Do let me know if this is what your father is looking for and how your jelly candy or gummy candy turns out.

Angie from

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Oct 26, 2019
Jelly came out like taffy... NEW
by: Angie from

Hi Goldie,

My guess is that you cooked the mixture to a temperature that was too high. The hotter the temperature when cooking sugar, the more firm the results.


Oct 25, 2019
Jelly NEW
by: Goldie

I just try to make Ponegranate jelly and it turn out like taffy I did something wrong This is what I did 3/4 cup of juice, One pack of sure jell and 5 cups of sugar.

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