Make this easy 5 ingredient recipe for Crock-Pot Candy Cane Jelly and give it as gifts at the holidays to friends, family, neighbors and co-workers!
Slow Cooker Candy Cane Jelly
Who would have thought that you could make jelly from the good old fashioned candy canes!
This recipe for candy cane jelly is cooked in your slow cooker and then canned up in jars using the water bath canning method for long term food storage.
The mason jars of candy cane jelly are so pretty and would make for a fun and festive gift to give to friends, family and neighbors as Christmas gifts.
While this jelly is good on your morning toast like any good jelly is, However, I actually prefer to use this crockpot candy cane jelly either as a dip for pretzels (the chocolate covered pretzels are even more AMAZING).
And my husband likes to take a couple of big tablespoons and stir it into his vanilla or chocolate ice cream to add a lovely peppermint flavor.
This homemade candy cane jelly is unlike anything you have ever made before and I really hope you will give it a try this holiday season!
Equipment Needed For Crock-Pot Candy Cane Jelly Recipe:
- 6 Quart, 6.5 Quart Or 7 Quart Slow Cooker
- Cutting Board
- Large Mixing Bowl
- Liquid Measuring Cup
- Dry Measuring Cups
- Large Stockpot
- Pint Sized Canning Jars
- Water Bath Canning Set
Frequently Asked Questions
This recipe uses 1 (1.75 ounce) box of powdered pectin such as Sure Jel brand. Other brands of powdered (not liquid) pectin will work as well.
This recipe was canned in 1 pint jelly canning jars. But you could also use smaller half-pint jars.
Making your own apple juice in the slow cooker with fresh apples and water is a great way to use up fresh apples. However, if you would like to skip that step you can use 6 cups of store-bought apple juice instead.
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This post was originally published in December, 2011. We have polished it off and given it an update in November, 2011. We hope you enjoy!