Homemade Gummy Candy from growingupgabel.com @thgabels #recipe

My family loves gummy candy in all shapes, sizes and flavors! A few years ago I discovered a recipe to make it at home so we tried it out. It was so easy! Just three ingredients and some kind of mold is all you need.  In half an hour, you will have your own gummy candy.

Homemade Gummy Candy from growingupgabel.com @thgabels #recipe

Gummy candy is about the easiest kid friendly recipe I’ve ever tried. My four year old could pretty much make these herself (except the “cooking” portion).  We aren’t really big Jell-O eaters, but I try to keep a few boxes in the pantry for a quick afternoon gummy candy making session when some boredom sets in.  Not exactly the healthiest of snacks but it’s fun to make!

Homemade Gummi Candy

You basically use three ingredients: water, gelatin and Jell-O.  I’m thinking you could also use just fruit juice instead of the Jell-O and add another packet or two of gelatin, but I haven’t tried that yet.   We usually make our gummy candy in candy molds, but I had a new silicone bunny mold I wanted to try out. The gummy candy made in the silicone mold was pretty sticky so just be aware of that!

Homemade Gummy Candy from growingupgabel.com @thgabels #recipe


Homemade Gummy Candy
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  • 1 3 oz box of flavored gelatin (Jell-O)
  • 2 1/4 oz pouches of unflavored gelatin (Knox)
  • 1/3 cup water
  • Candy molds (or mini muffin cups or ice cube trays)


  1. Place water in a small saucepan.
  2. Sprinkle Jell-O and unflavored gelatin over water and let sit for 5 minutes.
  3. Put saucepan on stove over medium heat and heat until the gelatin has combined with the water (takes about 2 minutes).
  4. Pour mixture in to a liquid measuring cup.
  5. Carefully (or not if your kid is doing it) pour gelatin mixture in to candy molds.
  6. Allow to sit until candy has set, about 20 minutes.

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33 comments on “Homemade Gummy Candy

  1. Great blog and idea, looking forward to try it for Easter week!! Maybe I will do 2 colors.

  2. Great blog and idea, looking forward to try it for Easter week!! Maybe I will do 2 colors.

  3. This is such a great post with wonderful pictures. The recipe is so simple. I’ve always been intimidated by making these things but your recipe makes it simple and easy! Looking forward to giving it a go!
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  6. Thanks for sharing at Tell Me About It Tuesday! I am featuring this as a hostess favorite, I hope you hop back over and check it out 🙂
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  7. Great idea for the Gummy Creations! Happy St. Patrick’s Day to Ya and thanks so much for sharing your awesome post with Full Plate Thursday!
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  8. So cute! Yes, I would definitely try the fruit juice with the gelatin, though I think there’s a fruit juice that doesn’t work with gelatin. Pineapple or apple? I’m not sure.
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  9. I’ve always wanted to make gummies and these are too cute! I’ll have to give this one a try. Pinned. Visiting from Insp. Monday Party.
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  11. These are so adorable and great to make with the kids over Easter! Thank you 🙂
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  12. Janine - sugarkissed.net on said:

    I love the idea of making gummies at home! The fact that these are cute and easy is an added bonus. These would be a lot of fun to make with my nieces for Easter.
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  13. Love this idea and am doing it with my girls next week. I’ve pinned it and am now your newest follower.

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  14. Awesome, Camille! Okay, so if you are really making a recommendation – do plastic molds work better than silicone if I have to buy one? Or are there pros and cons to either kind?
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    • I really don’t have a preference. The candy from the silicone molds was sticky at first, but after I let them sit out for a few hours, the stickiness went away. I think the major problem with the silicone molds is that they are deeper, so the candy may get thick.

  15. These are so cute and look so good! I love gummy candies! Thanks for linking up at Sweet & Savoury Sundays! 🙂
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  17. Hi Camille,
    What special little treats for Easter,love those little bunnies. Have a great St. Patrick’s Day and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday!
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  19. what! I am making these for our grandkids…pinned Thank you for sharing your lovely blog at the Thursday Favorite Things hop xo
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  20. I found you through the Hooking up with HoH Linky party. Let me just say that you blew my mind! I am a gummy candy addict, so this recipe could be either a blessing or a curse. I may have to do this on my own blog, with a credit/link back to you of course 🙂
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  21. Super cute! They look so yummy!
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