Chocolate Raspberry Jellies Candy

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Chocolate Raspberry Jellies

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 Gooseberry Patch Hometown Christmas Cookbook Giveaway

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post on behalf of Gooseberry Patch. All opinions are my own.

I am so excited to have the opportunity to review and giveaway a copy of the new Gooseberry Patch Hometown Christmas cookbook. I have been a Gooseberry Patch fan for years. My MIL Bonnie also loves all things Gooseberry  Patch we often gift each other Gooseberry Patch calendars, desk calendars and cookbooks at Christmas. 

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As soon as I got my review copy of the Gooseberry Patch Hometown Christmas (affiliate link) I started paging through the recipes. I couldn’t wait to try a few but as soon as I came across the Chocolate Raspberry Jellies Candy recipe in the Tree Trimming Treats chapter I knew I had to make that recipe first. I’ll tell you why in a moment.

What I love about the Hometown Christmas cookbook

Everything! what is not to love. If you’ve been a reader for long you know I love old vintage recipes or family recipes that have been passed down. I have a nice collection of my husbands grandmothers and great grandmothers cookbooks. What I love about those old family cookbooks is the history that comes with the recipes. In the Gooseberry Patch Hometown Christmas cookbook I get the same feeling of nostalgia as I read through the recipes.  

Hometown Christmas is packed full of reader submitted Christmas recipes. Each recipe has a little story about the recipe. I love reading about the history of a recipe. Old family recipes excite me and I love making them.

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Chocolate Raspberry Jellies Candy

As soon as I saw this Chocolate Raspberry Jellies Candy  recipe and read the story from Teanda Smith from Saint Albans, ME about how her Dad loved the Raspberry Jellies candy that used to come in chocolate gift boxes. Her story  reminded me of how I had also loved these candies as a child and how my grandmother would always let me eat the raspberry jellies out of the gift boxes she received during the holidays.

I made a couple of slight changes to the recipe. I made my Chocolate Raspberry Jellies Candy  in Wilton candy molds (affiliate link). I also used LORANN candy flavoring instead of Raspberry extract. And I used Wilton Candy Melts instead of the chocolate chips. Dipping anything in chocolate can be tricky sometimes. I have used chocolate chips in the past but Wilton Candy melts are so much easier to use. They don’t seize as easily. You can use whatever works for you. Some people have no problem using chocolate chips. 


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Homemade Holidays Raspberry Jellies


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Chocolate Covered Raspberry Jellies Candy
  • 1-3/4 oz. package powdered fruit pectin
  • ¾ cup water
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup light corn syrup
  • 1 dram bottle LORANN Raspberry Flavoring or 2⅛ teaspoon Raspberry Extract
  • 1 bag Wilton Dark Chocolate Candy Melts
  • 1-2 tablespoons Crisco Shortening
  1. In a 2-quart saucepan, mix pectin, water and baking soda; stir until foamy.
  2. In a separate 2-quart saucepan, mix sugar and corn syrup.
  3. Place both pans over high heat at the same time.
  4. Cook both mixtures. stirring constantly, about 4 minutes, until foam in pectin mixture has thinned and sugar mixture is boiling rapidly.
  5. Stirring constantly, pour pectin mixture in a slow steady stream into the boiling sugar mixture. Continue boiling one minute longer.
  6. Remove from heat, stir in flavoring or extract.
  7. Immediately pour into a greased 9x5 loaf pan or greased candy molds as I have used.
  8. Let stand at room temperature overnight until firm.
  9. Turn candy out onto wax paper sprinkled with sugar. Cut candy into ¾ inch squares with a knife dipped into warm water if you used a loaf pan.
  10. If you used candy molds turn the candy out and roll in sugar.
  11. Allow candy to air dry over night before dipping in chocolate.
  12. Dip squares or molded jellies into melted chocolate. Return to wax paper until hardened.
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  1. Ann F. says

    Thank you for the recipe! I love Gooseberry Patch and I have become one of your fans also. I like that this is made with the flavored oils because I can use Orange and chocolate and orange is my favorite combination. :)

  2. Diane says

    Gooseberry Patch has beautiful cookbooks and the recipes inside them are fun and delicious. Would love to have them.

  3. Maureen says

    I do not have a Goosebery Patch but from what I have checked out from others and the library I love the down home nature of the books.

  4. Dixie says

    This sounds like an amazing recipe…I also loved the jelly candy from those jellied candies. And what a great opportunity to win a Gooseberry Patch Hometown Cookbook…thank you!!

  5. Melissa says

    I love Gooseberry Patch because out of every recipe of their’s that I have tried, not one has tasted anything but great!

  6. Debi Lowery says

    I have been collecting Gooseberry Patch books for years. Each year for the holidays, I pull them out to get recipes and ideas for that year. I have started giving books to our married daughter for her own collection, she loves them too.

  7. Joan says

    I love Gooseberry Patch cookbooks because the recipes don’t have hard to find ingredients and they are usually country style cooking.

  8. Sue Ellison says

    I love Gooseberry Patch because they have delicious recipes and I don’t have to go out to find some strange ingredient, most things are already in my pantry.

  9. Kristin says

    I LOVE Gooseberry Patch cookbooks! I have quite a few of them, but not this one…yet! They always have the good, old-fashioned, home cooking that I love! None of that “foo foo” food. Just good, comforting, stick-to-the-ribs recipes!


  10. Danielle Jones says

    I like the Gooseberry patch because they have recipes that you can actually make. You know the normal food that you can find all the ingriedents too.

  11. Ashley Trail says

    I would like to win this book, and for my mom, because she loves the Gooseberry Patch books and they always have great recipes. She eats no carbs and gets her happiness from baking any and everything that you could possibly imagine, yea yea poor me !! haha


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