Clear Jel for making gummy drops

Gummy Fruit Drops

Gummy Fruit Drops
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Prep Time 1 hr
Cook Time 1 d
Total Time 1 d 1 hr
Course Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 20


  • 1/4 cup + 2 tsp Clear Jel
  • 1 1/3 cup fruit juice/puree
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 T. bottled lemon juice


  • Mix Clear jel with sugar in a bowl.
  • Add fruit juice to a small saucepan and cook over medium heat.
  • Once the juice/puree starts to simmer add the Clear Jel/sugar mixture and whisk till the mixture comes to a gel.
  • Add lemon juice and boil for one minute. Remove from heat.
  • Cool mixture for about 15/20 minutes and then spoon into pastry bag or zip lock and cut a slit with a scissor.
  • On your dehydrator place plastic wrap or used your fruit roll up try.
  • Spray with non stick spray.
  • Start making drops of even size on the tray using your bag. This recipe will make two full trays for the Nesco dehydrator.
  • Add cover of the dehydrator and turn it on to 135 degrees and dry for 12 hours.
  • Check the doneness when the drops have solidified. It may take longer if your drops are bigger, from 12-18 hours but if you pull them apart if will look like a gummy worm does!


Here is the finished product... They are not perfect but I just wanted to demonstrate how easy they were and your kids will love it!
When you are done you can store these in individual food saver bags to put into the kids lunches or put them in canning jars using the jar attachment and seal them for an afternoon snack! You will only need to buy one for regular mouth and one for wide mouth that will come off after each sealing!
Here is how the pros do it!!
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