Anisette Gumdrops for Adults


The other day I was making Juice Gumdrops for the kids in my family, and I thought, "What if I made gumdrops with liquor for the adults?"  That’s what led me to making this Anisette version of gumdrops.  All of the adults I’ve given it to so far have given it the thumbs up!

Recipe for Anisette Gumdrops (For Adults)

3 (1 ounce) Packets of Plain Gelatin
3/4 cup Anisette (+1T. for good measure)
1 cup of Sugar
Anisette Extract (if desired)

1. Thoroughly mix the packets of gelatin with 1/2 cup of water.  Let sit for at least 5 minutes.


2.  Spray a 9 x 5" glass pan with cooking spray.  Use a paper towel to spread the spray evenly around the pan if needed.

3.  Mix Anisette and 3/4 cup of water in a small pot and bring to a boil.  Then add the gelatin mixture.  Stir until the gelatin is dissolved.  Then stir in the sugar.

4.  Simmer for 15 – 20 minutes, stirring often while the mixture thickens.  You can test the mixture for taste, adding a little anisette extract if needed.  (Be careful when testing because the mixture gets hot.)

5.  Pour mixture into pan.  Let sit until cool.  Cover and refrigerate for 2 days.


6.  Use a smooth knife to gently loosen the edges of the hardened mixture from the pan.  Then use a wide bladed spatula to remove the whole thing (in one piece) from the pan and  place it on a plate.  Cut the hardened candy mixture into 1" squares. 


7.  Dip each square in a bowl of sugar to coat the candy on all sides. 

8.  Put the candy in a container, separating each layer of candy with wax paper.  Refrigerate until you’re ready to serve.



Mama Lisa

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