Sometimes a certain recipe just reminds you of home.  For me, it’s my great-grandma’s Old-Fashioned Gumdrop Bars.

Gumdrop Bars

Old-Fashioned Gumdrop Bars

From what I hear, my great-grandmother was a wonderful cook and made everything from scratch.  I feel lucky that someone made her write this recipe for her gumdrop bars down! 

Gumdrop Bars

I thought gumdrop bars were a common recipe until I found out that most people had never had them before.  These are one of my favorites so I’m excited to share them with you!

Old-Fashioned Gumdrop Bars Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 C butter
  • 2 C brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 C flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 C cut-up gumdrops (NOT spice drops or DOTS candies! And remove all of the black ones.  They are yucky!) Gumdrops can be tricky to find sometimes.  Our grocery store is hit or miss.  You can buy gumdrops on Amazon.
  1. Combine butter and brown sugar in a sauce pan.  Cook until bubbly, stirring constantly.  Once bubbly, cool to lukewarm and pour into a mixer.
  2. Add eggs and vanilla.  Mix until smooth.
  3. In a separate bowl, mix flour, baking powder, and salt.  Cut gumdrops into halves or fourths ad add a little at a time to the flour mixture, coating on all sides so they don’t stick together.
  4. Add flour mixture to the mixer and combine all ingredients together.
  5. Pour batter into a greased 9X13 pan.
  6. Bake at 350° for 20-25 minutes.  Sprinkle with powdered sugar.

Gumdrop bars

Old-Fashioned Gumdrop Bars
Author: Kara
Ingredients
  • 1/2 C butter
  • 2 C brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 C flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 C. cut up gumdrops (NOT spice drops!)
Instructions
  1. Combine butter and brown sugar in a sauce pan. Cook until bubbly, stirring constantly. Once bubbly, cool to lukewarm and pour into a mixer.
  2. Add eggs and vanilla. Mix until smooth.
  3. In a seperate bowl mix flour, baking powder, and salt. Cut gumdrops into halves or fourths and add a little at a time to the flour mixture, coating on all sides so they don’t stck together.
  4. Add flour mixture to the mixer and combine all ingredients together.
  5. Pour batter into a greased 9X13 pan.
  6. Bake at 350 for 20-25 minutes. Sprinkle with powdered sugar.

Do you have a family recipe that makes you nostalgic?

I hope you love these Gumdrop bars!  If you love old-fashioned recipes here are a few more of my favorites:

Old-Fashioned Lemon Bars

Old-Fashioned Lemon Bars

Old Fashioned Sugar Cookies

Old-Fashioned Sugar Cookies

Marshmallow Brownies

Chocolate Marshmallow Brownies