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Homemade Gummy Candy

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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

Ingredients

  • 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)

Instructions

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

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33 Comments
  • Alison
    April 5, 2014

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

    • Camille Gabel
      April 6, 2014

      Thanks Alison! They are quick enough to make that you could definitely do more than 1 color!

  • Alison
    April 5, 2014

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

  • Kim Anderson
    March 18, 2014

    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!

    • Camille
      March 18, 2014

      Thank you so much, Kim! We’ve made these a lot because the kids love them!

  • sara
    March 17, 2014

    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 🙂

  • Miz Helen
    March 15, 2014

    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!
    Come Back Soon,
    Miz Helen

  • Barb
    March 12, 2014

    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.

    • Camille
      March 13, 2014

      Maybe because of the acid in the juice? I hadn’t thought of that.

  • Erlene
    March 9, 2014

    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.

    • Camille
      March 13, 2014

      Thanks for stopping by, Erlene! They are a HUGE hit with my kids!

  • Jen
    March 24, 2013

    These are so adorable and great to make with the kids over Easter! Thank you 🙂

    • Camille
      March 24, 2013

      Thanks, Jen! Have fun with them.

  • Janine - sugarkissed.net
    March 21, 2013

    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.

  • Kimberly
    March 20, 2013

    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

    • Camille
      March 21, 2013

      Hi Kimberly! Thanks for following!

  • 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?

    • Camille
      March 19, 2013

      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.

  • Lorraine
    March 18, 2013

    These are so cute and look so good! I love gummy candies! Thanks for linking up at Sweet & Savoury Sundays! 🙂

  • Miz Helen
    March 16, 2013

    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!
    Come Back Soon,
    Miz Helen

  • Katherines Corner
    March 14, 2013

    what! I am making these for our grandkids…pinned Thank you for sharing your lovely blog at the Thursday Favorite Things hop xo

  • Heather Walter
    March 14, 2013

    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 🙂

    • Camille
      March 14, 2013

      Oh, these are so fun! Every time I make them I think they might be a tad chewy? But I’m not a gummy person – everyone else is. If you leave them out for a while, they get less sticky.

      • Heather Walter
        March 14, 2013

        I bought the stuff to make them today. I got a box of lemon and a box of grape jello. I couldn’t find good molds, so I headed to target. They had “ice cube trays” in the dollar spot. They were in the shape of berries and I thought they were personally small for ice, but perfect for little candies. I’m hoping to get the post up soon-ish. I’ll let you know when I do!

        • Camille
          March 15, 2013

          Those mold sound so cute! Can’t wait to see them!

  • Jeni
    March 13, 2013

    Super cute! They look so yummy!