Tuesday, December 20, 2011


Oh my goodness, these are good!  I probably did not need to figure out how to make these!  I'll have to limit myself to only making them at Christmas.  These are a fruit jelly candy that is very much like the Applets and Cotlets I used to love eating - these are made of mangoes, so I'm calling them "Manglets."  They could be made with any type of fruit sauce.

Manglets - makes about 72 squares
1 1/4 cup mango sauce (I boil Trader Joe's frozen mango cubes with a little water for about 20 minutes then run it through the blender)
2 envelopes unflavored gelatin
2 cups organic sugar
2 tsp. homemade vanilla
*optional 1 cup chopped nuts
Corn free powdered sugar

1.  Put 1/2 cup of the mango sauce in a small bowl and sprinkle the gelatin over it.  Mix thoroughly and let sit for about 10 minutes.
2.  Add the rest of the mango sauce and the sugar to a pan and bring to a boil over medium heat.  Add the mango/gelatin mixture and boil for 15 minutes - keep stirring it.  Take off the burner and add the vanilla and optional nuts.
3.  Grease an oblong glass baking dish (about 11 x 7) and pour in the mixture.
4.  Cover.  Let it sit for a day.  Cut into squares, cover with powdered sugar, and store in a covered container with waxed paper in between the layers.


  1. This sounds delicious. I tried to make something similar with frozen cherries, but I was just guessing about amounts. I am going to try this using your recipe soon.

    1. Cherries sound like they would be delicious! Let me know how they turn out. I tried them with cranberries and they were good but didn't jell - kept meaning to try again with more gelatin, but haven't gotten around to it yet.