So, I was at our local little place yesterday - love this shop - and ran through the old sweets I remember from childhood. Honestly, I've never liked the taste but I like the smell so I bought some. They odor such Christmas to me.

While I was talking to the auditor, she told me this recipe. I haven't tried it yet, but it looks simple and delicious and adds festive style to the simple old past of gummy bears. Let me know if you try it.

* Ingredients :

° 1 can (6 ounces) fruit pectin
° 3/4 cup water
° 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
° 1-1/4 cups sugar, divided
° 1 cup light corn syrup
° 2 teaspoons orange extract
° 5 drops each: red and yellow liquid food coloring

* How to make it :

Spray a 9-by-5-inch loaf pan with cooking spray; Sit aside.
Mix pectin, water, and baking soda in a medium saucepan (the mixture will be frothy).

Combine 1 cup of sugar and corn syrup in a large saucepan.
Cook over high heat for 4 minutes, or until the pectin mixture runs out of foam and the sugar mixture comes to a full boil (boiling that doesn't stop bubbling when stirring), stirring frequently in both saucepans.

Bit by bit adding pectin mixture to boiling sugar mix, stir constantly.

Boil about a min , stir constantly.
Removing from heat.

Adding extract also food coloration .
Immediately pour into the prepared skillet.

Leave it at room temperature for 3 hours or overnight, until the candy has cooled and set.
Sprinkle 1 ¼ cups remaining sugar on a large sheet of wax paper. Flip the candy onto the wax paper.

Cut candy into 3/4-inch squares, stopping occasionally to dip knife into warm water.
Roll the candy with sugar so that it is evenly covered.

Place one layer on wire racks.
Leave it exposed at room temperature overnight.

Stored in an secure container at room temperature.

Enjoy !