Copycat DOTS Gumdrops Recipe

Why take a trip to the convenience store when you can make these delightful jelly candies in your very own kitchen? The best thing about this recipe is that you can use your favorite flavors and colors to create your own custom candy. It’s also a fun cooking activity to try with kids!

Copycat DOTS Gumdrops Recipe

How To Make Copycat DOTS Gumdrops

Prep: 5 mins
Cool and Chill Time:: 8 hrs 20 mins
Total: 8 hrs 25 mins


  • 1 pkg. Jell-O, large
  • 2 envelopes sweetened Kool-Aid powder
  • 3 envelopes unflavored gelatin powder
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • granulated white sugar, for outer coating


  1. Stir together all ingredients in a bowl and heat until dissolved in a microwave.

  2. Pour the mixture onto a dinner plate and let it set for 20 minutes or so.

  3. Chill in the refrigerator overnight or until completely set.

  4. Peel the gelatin disk from the plate.

  5. Roll it up like a jellyroll and slice into thin balls. Dip in sugar.

  6. Place back in the fridge so sugar can set before serving.


  • Sugar: 1g
  • :
  • Calcium: 1mg
  • Calories: 1kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 1g
  • Potassium: 1mg
  • Protein: 1g
  • Sodium: 1mg
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