We have all loved and enjoyed these candies as kids and even now as adults, we love to have a bite of these chewy, fruity candies once in a while!! They are one of the most addictive little things, so full of flavor and all the tiny, sparkly sugar coating the candies make them so pretty too!! Today, I will be sharing my easy version of Jujubes | Recipe for Homemade Jujubes, which tastes just amazing and needs very little time and ingredients to put together! 🙂

Making these candies at home may seem like a task at first but they are one of the easiest candies or sugar treats you’ll be putting together. They are perfect for your Christmas platter too, as you can make a large batch in minutes without much prepping!! I have been making these for a few years now and they always turn out super delicious and just like the store-bought ones! My Jujubes | Recipe for Homemade Jujubes is something you should definitely try this festive season!

Jujubes | Recipe for Homemade Jujubes

Jujubes | Recipe for Homemade Jujubes can be made in a few ways, however, I always make them with gelatine and a few more simple pantry essentials. I just feel agar-agar may not get a good texture for the jujubes. You can try it with agar-agar if you prefer however, I don’t have any experience with it so far. I will always suggest gelatine to get the perfect chewy texture.

Although it’s a fairly straightforward recipe, there are some points to keep in mind when making them and also the ratio of the ingredients is very important. You can choose the colors and flavors to your liking, I will share my version in the recipe card that follows.

Along with my Jujubes | Recipe for Homemade Jujubes, you can make some other yummy things for Christmas!

Eggless, No-Cook Marzipans
Bolinhas/ Goan Coconut Cookies
No-Soak, Fruit Cake
Nankhatai
Shankarpali 
Chocolate Walnut Fudge

Jujubes | Recipe for Homemade Jujubes

Since I made them especially for the Holidays, I added just two colors here. You can use multiple colors and flavors. I don’t prefer using special molds for making Jujubes | Recipe for Homemade Jujubes, I always set them in any square baking tin. Then once they have set, I just cut them into squares and so and so forth we go! They always turn out perfect and we love them to bits! 🙂

Let us start making a batch of deliciously juicy Jujubes now!! 🙂

Grease the tins you are going to use for setting the jelly to make jujubes with oil or butter. Set it aside. I prepped two tins for two colors of jelly.

The proportions I have used is for one batch, I made two batches for two colors. You can make as many batches as you need per color. 

Take 100 ml of hot water in a bowl, add the gelatine to the hot water. Set it aside for about 10 minutes to allow the gelatine to bloom.

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Next, in a saucepan, add the sugar and 100 ml plain water. Place this on medium heat and allow the sugar to dissolve completely.

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Keep boiling it until it reaches a hardball stage. (drop a little bit of the syrup into a bowl of cold water, if it can be rolled into a ball, it’s ready).

Next, add the bloomed gelatine into the sugar syrup. Mix well and ensure the gelatine has dissolved completely. Also, add the liquid glucose and the lemon juice and mix well.

Jujubes | Recipe for Homemade Jujubes

At this point, the mixture is very thick and not very free-flowing. It has a thick ribbon-like consistency when you drop some off the spatula. Add the color and the flavor at this stage and mix really quickly. (I added red gel color and raspberry essence for the first batch)

Pour the mixture into the greased tray. Let it sit at room temperature for 9-10 hours to allow it to set completely.

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Once it has set for 10 hours, unmold the jelly, it will have the perfect texture, you can cut it very easily. Roll the squares in castor sugar (fine granulated sugar).

Follow the same proportions and steps to make the green jelly. (I added green gel color and pineapple essence for the second batch).

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You can make more batches for each color and follow the same proportions of ingredients and the steps. You can choose the colors and flavors.

Store all the jujubes in an airtight glass container. They stay fresh for 6-7 days at room temperature and almost 15 days if refrigerated.

Jujubes | Recipe for Homemade Jujubes
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Jujubes | Recipe for Homemade Jujubes

Jujubes | Recipe for Homemade Jujubes are chewy gummy candies made with simple ingredients and some food colors and flavors. They look absolutely pretty and very inviting too! You should definitely make a batch this Holiday Season!! 

Course Dessert
Cuisine Continental, Goan, Indian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 25 bite-sized squares per batch
Author Shreya Ashish Tiwari

Ingredients

For one batch -

  • 200 gms sugar
  • 100 ml water at room temperature
  • 100 gms liquid glucose
  • 100 ml hot water
  • 25 gms gelatine
  • 2 tsp lemon juice
  • castor sugar, to coat the jujubes as needed
  • food colors, flavors as needed

Instructions

  1. Grease the tins you are going to use for setting the jelly to make jujubes with oil or butter. Set it aside. I prepped two tins for two colors of jelly.
  2. The proportions I have used is for one batch, I made two batches for two colors. You can make as many batches as you need per color. 

  3. Take 100 ml of hot water in a bowl, add the gelatine to the hot water. Set it aside for about 10 minutes to allow the gelatine to bloom.

  4. Next, in a saucepan, add the sugar and 100 ml plain water. Place this on medium heat and allow the sugar to dissolve completely.
  5. Keep boiling it until it reaches a hardball stage. (drop a little bit of the syrup into a bowl of cold water, if it can be rolled into a ball, it's ready).

  6. Next, add the bloomed gelatine into the sugar syrup. Mix well and ensure the gelatine has dissolved completely. Also, add the liquid glucose and the lemon juice and mix well.

  7. At this point, the mixture is very thick and not very free-flowing. It has a thick ribbon-like consistency when you drop some off the spatula. Add the color and the flavor at this stage and mix really quickly. (I added red gel color and raspberry essence for the first batch)

  8. Pour the mixture into the greased tray. Let it sit at room temperature for 9-10 hours to allow it to set completely.

  9. Once it has set for 10 hours, unmold the jelly, it will have the perfect texture, you can cut it very easily. Roll the squares in castor sugar (fine granulated sugar).

  10. Follow the same proportions and steps to make the green jelly. (I added green gel color and pineapple essence for the second batch).

  11. You can make more batches for each color and follow the same proportions of ingredients and the steps. You can choose the colors and flavors.

  12. Store all the jujubes in an airtight glass container. They stay fresh for 6-7 days at room temperature and almost 15 days if refrigerated.

Love,
Shreya

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Jujubes | Recipe for Homemade Jujubes

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