ROD RECIPES 02/15/2010 National Gumdrop Day
When : Always February 15th
National Gumdrop Day honors the popular, gelatin-based candy. Gumdrops have been a favorite candy for many decades. Nowadays, the "Gummi" candies which are the same gelatin base, are the most popular gumdrop type of sweet.
On National Gumdrop Day, you know what to do... eat Gumdrops to your heart's content!
Test your Knowledge: Quiz: What children's board game includes Gumdrops? For the answer, scroll down.
Our research did not find the creator, or the origin of this day. It was most likely started by a candy maker.
This is referred to as a "National" day. However, we did not find any congressional records or presidential proclamations for this day.
The popular Candyland board game by Milton-Bradley. First introduced in 1949, it includes Gumdrop Mountain and Gumdrop Pass.
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CELEBRATE THE DATE RECIPE
Gumdrop Popcorn Balls
8 cups air-popped popcorn
1 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup light corn syrup
1/3 cup water
1 tablespoon butter
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 cup orange gumdrops
1/2 cup red gumdrops
1/2 cup yellow gumdrops
Place popped corn in mixing bowl; set aside.
In small saucepan, over medium-high heat, bring sugar, corn syrup, water, margarine, and salt to boil. Cook, stirring, until sugar dissolves. Cook, without stirring, for ten minutes or until reaches hard-ball stage of 254 degrees F on candy thermometer. Remove from heat.
Wearing oven mitts to shield against splatters, carefully stir in vanilla extract. Pour over popped corn; using prepared spoon, toss until well coated. Stir in gumdrops.
Wearing rubber gloves, form into 2-inch balls; let cool on baking sheet.
286 Calories; 1g Fat (2% calories from fat); 1g Protein; 71g Carbohydrate; 0mg Cholesterol; 135mg Sodium
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