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Fallout Gum Drops

Thanks to Fallout Wiki for photo.
Love gumdrops? How about some radioactive gum drops? Na, I'm just joking with you. Now that I have tested this great gumdrop recipe, I will never have to buy them again. You can make different flavors of gum drops by using different fruit juice and food coloring. Use your imagination and be creative!

3/4 cup green tea
1 (1.75-ounce) box powdered fruit pectin
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 ts. mint extract
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup light corn syrup
2 drops green food coloring
Granulated sugar, for finishing

  1. Use mini muffin pan. Spray with non-stick cooking spray.
  2. In a large heavy saucepan over medium-low heat, add the green tea, fruit pectin, mint extract and baking soda.
  3. Bring just to a boil (the mixture will foam up vigorously), then reduce heat to low (do not let the mixture boil again), and keep on the low heat.
  4. In a medium-size saucepan over medium-high heat, combine sugar and corn syrup, stirring constantly, and bring to a boil. Once the mixture comes to a boil, stop stirring, and let it boil until it reaches 280 degrees F. (soft-crack stake) on your candy or cooking thermometer. 
  5. Carefully and slowly pour the hot sugar/corn syrup mixture into the green tea mixture, stirring constantly. When the two mixtures are combined, remove from heat and add the food coloring(s) (if using). Let the mixture stand for 2 minutes. Pour the candy mixture into the prepared pan.
  6. Let sit at room temperature, uncovered, for at least 12-24 hours.
  7. Use a butter butter knife to remove the gum drops from pan.
  8. Add sugar to a zip lock bag.
  9. Add gum drops to bag and shake to cover with sugar.
  10. Store in a air tight container. Makes about 20-24. 
I haven't tested this out yet, but If you want the gum drops more firm then double the sugar and corn syrup. 

My version to Homemade Lemon Gum Drops.

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