Homemade Gummy Candy

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
  • 1 3 oz box of flavored gelatin (Jell-O)
  • 2¼ oz pouches of unflavored gelatin (Knox)
  • ⅓ 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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  1. says

    Love this idea and am doing it with my girls next week. I’ve pinned it and am now your newest follower.

    Stop on by.

    Kimberly @ mypinterestreality.com

    • says

      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.


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