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Raspberry Jelly Candy is soft, sweet candy with bright raspberry flavor. Just 5 ingredients & under 10 minutes active time, they're a lovely holiday treat!
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3.5 from 4 votes

Raspberry Jelly Candy

Raspberry Jelly Candy is soft, sweet candy with bright raspberry flavor. Just 5 ingredients & under 10 minutes active time, they're a lovely holiday treat!

Ingredients

  • 1 1 3/4 oz box regular pectin
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 cup granulated sugar + more for coating
  • 1 cup seedless raspberry jam

Instructions

  • Line a 9x13 pan or quarters baker sheet with parchment paper.
  • Combine pectin, baking soda and water in a small bowl and set aside.
  • Combine sugar and raspberry jam in a medium saucepan and begin heating on medium.
  • Microwave the pectin mixture for 30 seconds. Stir and return to the microwave for an additional 30 seconds.
  • Once jam mixture begins to boil, microwave the pectin mixture once more, for 20-30 seconds until it begins to boil as well. Stir into the jam mixture in the saucepan.
  • Bring to a full, rolling boil and boil for 3 minutes. Pour onto prepared pan. Set in a cool, dry place where candy can be undisturbed. Let sit for a full 2 days.
  • Sprinkle candy with about 1/4 cup granulated sugar, or a mixture of 3/4 coarse sugar and 1/4 powdered sugar. Make sure sugar covers entire surface of candy.
  • Gently turn candy over onto another piece of parchment paper. (Some sugar will fall off- this is OK.) Peel parchment off the underside of the candy. Sprinkle with additional sugar. Let candy sit for several hours.
  • Cut into small squares, sprinkling with additional sugar as needed.
  • Store in an airtight container. Will keep refrigerated for 2-3 weeks. (Refrigeration is not necessary, but will allow it to stay fresh longer.)

Notes

Raspberry Jelly Candy is made in minutes with just 5 ingredients you might already have in your pantry! I've been searching for a recipe like this for years- I love gummy candy but each recipe I've tried has been too much work or the candy hasn't set. I finally made my own recipe and love it. They're soft candies that don't taste like jello, but more like a soft Turkish Delight, only MUCH simpler to make. They were fun to make and I think I could have even cut them smaller and had more to give out as gifts. They only require a few minutes of active time, but they do have to set for 2-3 days, so plan accordingly. I covered mine in regular granulated sugar, but I think they'd be fun covered in coarse sugar, or a mixture of coarse sugar and powdered sugar. You choose!