You Wouldn’t Believe How Easy Homemade Fruit Jellies Are to Make

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Fruit jellies are such a fun and easy confection to make at home, and all it takes is a little patience for them to set up and you have homemade candies at your disposal!


  • 6 gelatin leaves
  • 1/2 cup of 100% fruit juice, not from concentrate, of your choice
  • 1/2 cup of water
  • 1 tablespoon of lemon juice
  • 2-3 tablespoons of sugar
  • Optional: extra sugar and vegetable oil


  1. First, put plastic wrap into a baking dish. This will make it easier to remove the jellies once they’re set.
  2. Then, soak the gelatin leaves in cold water for 5 minutes.
  3. While the gelatin soaks, combine the fruit juice and lemon juice in a pan over medium heat. Stir in the sugar and then bring it up to a boil. Once it reaches a boil, reduce the heat to a simmer.
  4. Turn the heat off, squeeze the gelatin leaves so they’re no excess water, and dissolve them into the juice mixture.
  5. Pour this into the lined baking dish and allow it to sit for 6-8 hours in the fridge until firm.
  6. Once they have firmed up, you can cut them into whatever shapes you like!
  7. You can also paint them with a little bit of oil and roll them in sugar for an extra sweet treat.