It’s even better when you cut into the brains, er, I mean gumdrops. The cross section really shows the blood.
Have you ever made homemade gumdrops? I did. last year, for the first time. I made Red, White and Blue Gumdrop Stars, and I fell in love with their soft chewy texture. They are much better than store bought candies and the best part is that you can make them any flavor you like.
I’ll admit that making gumdrops can be a bit challenging, but I promise you once you get the hang of it, you’ll want to make them over and over again, in various shapes and flavors. I got a bit carried away the other day, and made three different batches of Halloween gumdrops. I’ll share the other two tutorials with you soon.
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Homemade Halloween Candy – Brain Hemorrhage Gumdrops
Ingredients: (makes 8)
butter (to grease pan and brain mold)
3/4 cup water
1 (1.75 ounce) package powdered fruit pectin (original not low or no sugar pectin)
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup sugar
1 cup light corn syrup
1/4 -1/2 teaspoon flavored oil (I used LorAnn Sour Apple oil)
optional, food coloring
red liquid food coloring
NOTE: You want pectin that is white or clear looking. I used Sure-Jell for this recipe. Pectin made my Ball has a brown hue to it, so I don’t suggest it for this project.
optional, food handling glove to help with greasing your molds
2 or 3 quart saucepan
glass bowl with spout or a glass mixing bowl
skewer or toothpick
Butter your brain molds before you make your batch of gumdrops.
The brains look eerily transparent without sugar, but they are pretty sticky, so I do recommend coating them.
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