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Homemade gummy candy is a fun kitchen project with kids that is surprisingly easy. If you like store-bought gummy candy, you’ll definitely want to learn how to make homemade gummy bears so that you will never be without this fun treat.
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When my boys head back to school Bella and I are always looking for fun projects! Yesterday, we decided that learning how to make gummy bears with jello would be a fun project with a sweet reward.
- 1 -3 oz box of flavored gelatin
- 2 – 1/4 oz packages of unflavored gelatin
- candy molds. (we used two candy gummy bear molds)
Gummy Candy Recipe
With a measuring cup, place 1/3 cup water in a small saucepan. Sprinkle the Jello and unflavored gelatin over the water. Let sit 5 – 10 minutes. (If you like chewier gummi candy add in another packet of unflavored gelatin.)
Place saucepan over medium heat and stir until gelatin is dissolved about 2-5 minutes. When the mixture is liquid and all gelatin has dissolved, remove from heat. Let cool a minute and then pour into a container that is easy to pour from. I use a small ceramic creamer pitcher.
Fill molds. If you save the inside of the advent calendar for projects like do, it works perfectly! The sheet of star molds worked a bit better than the bears because they are a bit deeper. However, I must say we were just needing an activity so our standards were pretty low— we thought they all turned out great!
Allow to cool completely, about 20 minutes. They may be placed in a refrigerator for about 10 minutes if the kids are eager to eat these DIY gummy bears. Once cooled to room temperature, the backs can be lightly dusted with corn starch, if desired.
Peel the gummi candy out of the molds. Don’t be shy, you won’t hurt them when peeling them from the molds. There is no need to oil the molds!
Enjoy! I hope you’ll love this fun gummy recipe with jello!
Make homemade stickers with the unused unflavored gelatin packets.
Notes: My son felt the blue ones weren’t flavorful enough. Next time we will try to adjust the gummy bears recipe to 2 boxes of Jello, 3 packages of unflavored gelatin, and 1/2 cup cold water. We are on the lookout for gummy worm silicone molds as the kids decided we need a couple of gummy options.! And, we also want to try a sugar free gelatin next time too. A lot of experimenting in our future.