Milk Chocolate Covered Raspberry Jellies

Have you ever been to the Oregon Coast? It’s my favorite place to go – summer or winter. We love everything about it. We hit our favorite places every time we go there: Cannon Beach Bakery, Bruce’s Candy Kitchen, the cookie store. You get the idea. For some reason the sweet tooth comes out when we’re close to the ocean. (I’m going to blame it on the ocean. Go with it.)

My absolute favorite candy to get at the candy store are the raspberry and orange jelly sticks (covered in milk chocolate.) They are like heaven in your mouth. I love the combination of flavors. This last time we went to the beach and I got my jelly sticks I was a little disappointed. The candy store expanded (and is now twice the size) which is nice, but the quality of the candy wasn’t as good and they are around $14 a pound. Ouch. So I started thinking, “I bet I can make these.” So I search the web and found a recipe that sounded great and went to work.

They were actually pretty easy to make.

Ingredients:
* 1.75 oz. box fruit pectin
* 3/4 cup water
* 1/4 tsp. baking soda
* 1 cup sugar
* 1 cup light corn syrup
* 1 1/2 tsp. raspberry flavoring
* red food coloring

In a small pan, combine pectin, water and baking soda and cook over high heat.

At the same time and in another larger pan, combine sugar and corn syrup. Bring to a constant, rolling boil.

Add pectin mixture and boil for 1 more minute, stirring constantly.

Remove from heat and add flavoring and food coloring. Stir.

Pour into a greased 8×8 glass pan.

Put on the counter and loosely cover with plastic wrap. Let sit overnight.


The next day, invert the pan onto a platter or plate covered in sugar. If it sticks to the pan, carefully loosen with a knife around the sides.

Cut into squares or strips and cover with sugar.


Let sit for an hour or so before you put into containers.


Of course I needed this covered in chocolate. I like just about everything covered in chocolate so this isn’t news, right?

We used Guittard Milk Chocolate A’Peels because I think this is the best candy making chocolate ever! And good chocolate is important!


Dip and set on wax paper to set.


I’ll still buy these when I go to the beach. It’s been a tradition for ages. But now I can make these at home (and they taste amazing!) I brought a little of the beach home. Yeah for me!


Look at how delicious looking these are!


Enjoy! I bet you can’t eat jut one!

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  1. The Oregon Coast is hands down my favorite place I’ve ever been. Oh and Seattle’s Pike Place Market. This post made me miss back home. I love the all of the candy stores and also look forward to going to Tillamook for cheese and ice cream. These candies look delicious. Yummy!

  2. Wow! Can’t wait to try these.
    mickey

  3. These are one of my all time favorite candies but I can’t buy them anymore b/c of Connor’s allergy. I am so going to try this at home! Thanks for the recipe.

  4. Those look so cool! I am pinning this for later.

  5. These would be wonderful for Christmas treats. Thanks for the idea!

    I lived in Eugene, Oregon for 11 years. We went to the coast all of the time, but our sweet treat to buy was Salt Water Taffy. 🙂

  6. My Mom used to make chocolate covered jelly slices every Christmas…even though they were made from store bought candy, they were heavenly. Thanks for the recipe. I think I feel my hips spreading just thinking about these.

  7. I used to work in a candy store when I was in high school, and LOVED these! So glad to have found this recipe and your blog through Sugar Bananas! Sweets This Week link party. I’m your newest follower – gotta keep tabs on the creative things you’re sharing!

  8. I never knew Guittard sold chocolate like that! I’m so excited to find this. These look so yummy – I always love your creations.

    Thanks for sharing with Sweets This Week.

    Sarah

  9. Oh, gosh, I can see why you love these candies! And I bet your homemade version is even more irresistible than the store brand 🙂

  10. Oh Erin!! I want some of these right now! They look incredibly delicious!! I also want to come and hangout with you at the beach next summer!

  11. Erin! It must be something about that salty sea air that makes us crave sweet things! I need to learn to make more varieties of candy than truffles. These look divine!

  12. These look great! I have never had this type of candy. Yikes, $14a pound. A similar thing happened to me when I went to buy fudge in Maine this summer. I was really surprised how pricey it was. I didn’t buy it; then later I wished I had…lol

    Yours look like they came out perfect:)

  13. These candies were fantastic, Erin. Thanks so much for sharing with me. What a treat!

  14. While we haven’t reviewed this particular Guittard product I found their bars and palates of chocolate the best I’ve ever used for melting.

  15. Your candy looks delicious. I wouldn’t be able to stop at one either!

  16. Mmmm….these look so yummy. I will definitely be making them soon!

    Brie from Darling Doodles

  17. What a great recipe for a very special treat. I have saved this recipe and will be using it for the holidays. Hope you are having a wonderful week and thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  18. I usually don’t like the chocolate covered jellies in the boxed chocolates but your look so good.
    Thank you for sharing at Bacon Time 🙂

  19. YUM! Your recipe looks really good! I would love it if you came over to Cast Party Wednesday tomorrow and shared this recipe with us.
    Thanks,
    I hope to see you there!
    http://ladybehindthecurtain.com

  20. I love food that brings back memories. I have been wanting to make jelly candy for the kids but never thought about dipped in chocolate. They may seriously love me forever!

  21. Good for you for makig it yourself! I bet it’s even better than the store-bought, though dangerous to have on hand:)

  22. yum…never had these before, but they sound delicious…thanks for sharing the recipe for sweetness! Pop Art Minis

  23. Hi Erin, this looks like the real thing! Glad you tried. Isn’t it sad that when companies get bigger, the quality suffers! I admire the small businesses who dont want to grow enormously to keep the quality high.

  24. Greetings! I saw this posted on Pinterest. Oh, you have made me so happy! When I was little in Brooklyn, I would always get these in the candy store. I would get the “Joyva Jell Rings” or the Joyva Jelly Bars. When my son was little, I’d buy them for him. Then we moved to Conn. and I would send away for them on the internet, or sometimes I was lucky enough to find them in stores, not often though. Now, with your recipe, I can try making them for my son! Thank you so much for sharing the recipe!
    Best,
    Gloria

  25. These look easy enough to make! Pinning them for sure. 🙂

  26. What d u mean by raspberry flavoring.. Do u mean like jello or is there a certain kind..

  27. I have tried making these twice, both times they came out very gooey and it was impossible to even cut them. I believe that I followed the recipe as directed. Any idea what would cause this to happen? Thanks.

  28. I’m not sure why they didn’t work out. Maybe reduce the amount of water in the recipe to make them thicker? Sorry they aren’t working for you.

  29. I’m curious what you mean by “raspberry flavoring.” I plan on making orange versions of these and am wondering if I can use orange extract for the flavoring.

    Thanks!

    • Absolutely! You can substitute any flavoring. I buy it from the candy making store and there is every flavor you can imagine. In the grocery store there are limited flavors but most carry raspberry and orange. They are by the vanilla. I hope you love them!

      Ha

  30. Hi! I know this is an old thread, but I just found this recipe and am excited to try it. How long do they keep? Is it best to keep in fridge to store? Thanks!