White Chocolate Gumdrop Candy Cups

A super simple recipe using only two ingredients. These candy cups can be made quickly and will likely be gobbled up even faster.

I love making candy cups. They are great during the holiday season of Christmas and New Years. They are also great over Valentines Day and birthdays. I usually make 2 or 3 different kinds of cups every time which gives a variety of flavours.

There are many different types of cups to make using white chocolate or other kinds. Mixing in candy, nuts, dried fruits and more provide endless possibilities.

Candy with white chocolate and gumdrops

What Makes These Candies So Good?

I love these candy cups, and the simple combination of white chocolate with gumdrop candies is like a match made in heaven.

  1. Perfect For Holidays – If you do lots of baking and candy making for Christmas or other holidays, these white chocolate and gumdrop candy cups are perfect! Great for Easter as well.
  2. Texture White chocolate has a smooth and creamy texture, while gumdrop candies are often chewy or gummy. I love the contrast in textures.
  3. Fruity Explosion – White chocolate has a mild taste compared to traditional dark or milk chocolate, and gumdrop candies often come in an assortment of fruity flavours. Every bite is different!
  4. Nostalgia – Both the white chocolate and especially the gumdrop candies give feelings of nostalgia for me. Every one of these candy cups brings back childhood memories, special occasions and holidays.
  5. Visually Appealing – The appearance of white chocolate and brightly coloured gumdrop candies look so fun and inviting. It reminds me of an old time candy store!
candy melts in a glass bowl.

Ingredient Notes

So this is one of the simplest recipes on my website with only two ingredients.

  • White Chocolate Melts – I find that round candy melt wafers are best for this recipe. They melt easy and are not hard to bite into. If you prefer, you could use white chocolate chips.
  • Gumdrops – these gumdrops as basically like small mini jujubes. I bought them at my local bulk food store and they call them baking gumdrops. They look very similar to the candy called Dots.
Melted white chocolate in a bowl.

How To Melt White Chocolate

  • Fill the bottom part of saucepan with an inch or two of water. You can also use a double boiler.
  • Place the heatproof bowl on top (or the top of the double boiler). Make sure that the water level is not high enough where it is touching the bottom of the bowl.
  • Place the white chocolate candy wafers in the heatproof bowl or the top part of the double boiler.
  • Bring the water to a simmer over medium heat. The steam from the simmering water will gently heat the bowl above.
  • Allow the candy melts to gradually melt and make sure to stir occasionally with a silicone spatula or a wooden spoon.
Candy gumdrops added to a bowl with chocolate.

Add Gumdrops

Once the white chocolate is melted and smooth you can add the mini candy gumdrops.

Different Mix-ins? Instead of gumdrops there are so many different ingredients that you could mix into the melted white chocolate. You could add various other kinds of candy, dried fruit, nuts and so much more!

Melted chocolate in a bowl with candy mixed in.

Stir in the gumdrops so that they are well mixed in with the melted white chocolate.

melted chocolate being spooned into paper liner cups.

Spoon Into Cups

Now it is time to spoon the melted chocolate and candy into mini cups. I take paper candy cup liners and place them into a mini muffin tray. This will hold them in place and hold their shape while you add the candy.

I like to use two spoons and with one spoon I scoop up some of the melted chocolate and gumdrops. Then with the other spoon, I scrape the melted candy off the spoon and into the liner.

I like to fill the liners so they are about three quarters full or just close to the top. Once the liners are all filled, you should leave them in the mini muffin tray until they harden.

Bright coloured candy.

How To Store White Chocolate Gumdrop Candies

Once the white chocolate has hardened, the candy cups can be removed from the muffin tray. They can be placed in a sealed plastic or glass container. Keep them in a cool place and they will stay fresh for a couple weeks….. if they last that long!

A bowl filled with bright candy.

More Candy Cup Recipes

Candy Cane White Chocolate Candy Cups

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A sweet mini candy cup made with melted white chocolate, crumbled shortbread, crushed candy canes and red candy melts. The perfect sweet treat for Christmas holidays.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 36 candy cups


  • 3 cups white chocolate candy melts
  • 1 1/2 cups gumdrops


  • Put the white chocolate candy melts in a glass bowl. Rest the bowl on top of a pot half filled with water. The glass bowl must be large enough that it rests on top of the pot and is not touching the water at all. Bring the water to a low boil. Stir the candy melts until melted and smooth.
  • Stir in the gumdrop candies, and spoon into the candy cup liners so that they are about 3/4 filled.
  • They will harden as they cool.


Per serving:

Calories: 71kcalCarbohydrates: 13gFat: 2gSaturated Fat: 2gSodium: 12mgFiber: 0.01gSugar: 10g

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