Easy Colorful Jello Soft Candy Recipe

Candies, candies, and candies. Who doesn’t love candies? And homemade candies are loved by kids, teenagers, and adults alike. Jello soft candies are not your typical homemade or store brought candies. These candies have my creative touch, but I am sure that you will find them super easy to make and extremely delicious to taste. Jello soft candy is a perfect way to satisfy your sweet tooth craving. Your coworkers, neighbors, friends, and family will love them all the same.

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Jello Soft Candy Recipe

Kello candy is easy and fun to make. The colorful, delicious, and savory treat is a great addition to your dessert course and an excellent gift for house warming parties, BBQ gatherings, and swimming pool parties.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 1 hr
Drying Time 1 d
Total Time 1 d 1 hr
Course Candies
Cuisine American
Servings 100 candies
Calories 15 kcal


  • 3-4 oz jello
  • ¼ cup sprite
  • 2½-3 cup Powdered Sugar


  • You will need a microwave to prepare this recipe. Grab a microwave-safe bowl and add sprite and jello to it. Let it heat for 20-30 seconds or until the Jello is dissolved. Be careful while heating the bowl; sprite can start popping when it is heated.
  • Now add 1 cup of powdered sugar in the jello-sprite mixture to a standard mixer bowl.
  • Beat the contents until well combined. Now add the remaining sugar in small portions. ¼ cup is a great way to go here because it is easy to dissolve.
  • Keep on mixing until a soft dough starts to form. 
  • Grab a cutting tray or clean the counter of your kitchen. Spread ¼ cup of powdered sugar and knead the dough on it until it stops being sticky.
  • Now transfer the dough into an airtight container.
  • Now make dough of 2-3 different colors with the help of the above steps.
  • Once all the colors are ready, roll the dough into snakes. Just a pro tip: cut the dough into quarters or sixths because of making rolls. It will result in smaller snakes, and they will be easy to cut.
  • Now you need to do some stacking. Stack all the different color snakes on top of each other and make sure there is no space between them.
  • Grab a sharp knife or a pastry cutter to cut the stacked snakes into ½ -1-inch pieces.
  • Now comes the step which will test your patience. Place the candies on the silicone baking mat and let them rest for at least 24 hours. It is a really important step. Skipping it will disturb the texture and end result.



Note 1: Increase or decrease the amount of powdered sugar according to the dryness in your surroundings. Humid areas need more powdered sugar for making jello candies.
Note 2: If the snakes don’t stack upon each other, dip your fingers in sprite and rub the snakes. They’ll get super sticky.
Disclaimer: Video shown in the above recipe might be different from our recipe, we’ve included different recipes for reader’s ease. You could follow any of the recipes to suit your needs better. But, we recommend using the recipe shown in the text form, as we have used this recipe by ourselves.
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Nutritional Information

Calories: 15 Kcal, Carbohydrates: 4 grams, Protein: 1 gram, Sodium: 4 milligrams, Sugar: 4 grams

Please note that the nutritional information may not be 100% correct. It can change with respect to changes in the recipe.

Some Tips for Making Jello Candies

  • You will need a scale to measure out jellos. If you are new to making desserts that need an exact amount of ingredients, then we have a great scale for you. This super economical and highly accurate scale is a great choice for all households.
  • Use a bench scraper to cut the dough into candies. This will give you perfect-sized candies.
  • Never cut the dough snakes before 24 hours. Without a 24 hours drying, the candies will result in a gummy texture. We don’t want that to happen.
  • If you have leftovers (which is very rare), store them in an airtight container.

Related: Buttercream Candy Truffles Recipe

Final Words

Jello soft candies are perfect for occasions like Christmas parties, kid’s birthday parties, or making home candy for your little ones at home. They are light on the pocket, easy to make, and very tasty.


1 thought on “Easy Colorful Jello Soft Candy Recipe”

  1. 5 stars
    Ohhh! what a great way to kick off Christmas celebration ideas, and provide some inspiration for me! I will try this tasty treat at my birthday party.


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