To celebrate Fourth of July I built an American flag made of gummy Lego JELL-O candy. These chewy coconut, cherry and berry gummies are fun and easy to make. If you’re throwing an Independence Day party your guests can snack on a chewy treat and have fun by stacking the blocks. Plus, this gummy has no corn syrup. Instead, I’m using honey and the white gummy is made of coconut milk, so this is a relatively healthy gummy recipe. The red and blue gummies are made of cherry and berry blue JELL-O. These DIY stackable JELL-O gummy Lego blocks are perfect for sharing with your guests and it’s a kid friendly recipe.
Watch the above video or click here to see how to make Lego gummies. Just keep in mind that if you make the full-sized version of the American Flag (as seen in the video), you’ll need to follow the full recipe below.
Also, I’m using the 50 Cavity Building Block Candy Mold by The Modern Gummy. I like this specific mold because the divots on the lid make indents on the bottom of the gummy bricks. This means you can stack the JELL-O gummies like Legos.
Here’s a list of some of the items you’ll need:
As a benchmark, the recipe for the
- coconut gummy fills up 4 candy molds
- cherry gummy fills up 4 candy molds
- berry blue gummy fills up 2 candy molds
Since the gummies need to set in the fridge for two hours, I’m using two of The Modern Gummy candy molds to speed things up. I know this seems like a lot of time, but it only take 20 minutes to prepare the liquid gummy mixture and to fill each mold. So, when the candy mold is chilling in the fridge, I’m able to work on other things– like developing other recipes, returning emails, and more.
To see how fun it is to make these red, blue and white gummies, watch my video tutorial below.
Here are some helpful tips:
- Spray vegetable oil on the mold before adding the gummy mixture
- Stir the coconut milk in the can to ensure even distribution of milk.
- Do NOT add water to thin out the coconut gummy recipe. If you add water, the coconut milk and water will separate when it sets. This results in an unevenly colored coconut gummy.
- The coconut gummy absorbs the red and blue food coloring from the cherry and berry blue JELL-O, so it’s best to store the gummies in separate containers until you’re ready to assemble.
- You only have a few minutes to get the liquid mixture into the candy mold before it firms up. If the mixture hardens, just add it back to a pot and melt it on low heat.
- When you put the lid on the mold, make sure “The Modern Gummy” mold on the base and lid line up first.
- Press down on the mold to squeeze out excess liquid. This will help form
- If there’s extra candy along the edges of the bricks, use a sharp knife to cut it off.
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To celebrate Fourth of July I built an American flag made of gummy Lego JELL-O candy. This is a fun and easy dessert recipe. If you’re throwing an Independence Day party your guests can snack on a chewy treat and have fun by stacking the blocks. Plus, this gummy has no corn syrup. Instead, I’m using honey and the white gummy is made of coconut milk, so this is a relatively healthy gummy recipe. Tthe red and blue gummies are made of cherry and berry blue JELL-O. These DIY stackable JELL-O gummy Lego blocks are perfect for sharing with your guests and it’s a kid friendly recipe.
- 8 packages Knox gelatine
- 4 tbsp Honey
- 2 cups coconut milk
- vegetable oil
- 12 oz cherry JELL-O mix
- 8 packages Knox gelatine
- 10 tbsp honey
- 2 cup water
- vegetable oil
- 6 oz berry blue JELL-O mix
- 4 packages Knox gelatine
- 5 tbsp honey
- 1 cup water
- vegetable oil
- Watch the video instructions here: https://youtu.be/PLO9cpkJ3rA
- Spray vegetable oil on the lid and base of each mold. I’m using 2 building block candy molds by The Modern Gummy. For links, see notes below.
- For the coconut gummy: In a small pot, whisk together coconut milk and gelatine until lumps are gone. Heat pot on low heat. Add honey and slowly whisk until mixture is a smooth and creamy consistency. Pour into a small bowl. Remove the top foam by using a spoon to skim the surface.
- Place both molds on a cookie tray. Use eyedropper to fill each brick to the top surface. Or, use plastic squeeze dispensing bottles (see link in notes).
- If there are little bubbles on top, use a chopstick or toothpick to pop the bubbles.
- Line up “The Modern Gummy” logo on the base and lid. Put the lid on top. To squeeze out excess liquid, press down on the top lid moving from left to right. Wipe away excess liquid on the sides. Refrigerate for 2 hours. Remove from fridge and pop out the gummies.
- Use a sharp knife to cut the edges if there’s extra gummy attached to the sides.
- For the cherry and berry blue gummies, follow the same procedure as the coconut gummy (except use the cherry and berry blue gummy ingredients, respectively).
- Store the white, red, and blue gummies in separate containers until ready to assemble.
- Put parchment paper on a cutting board. Arrange the red, white and blue gummies so it looks like the American Flag. (watch video instructions).
- Cover the flag with plastic wrap and store in fridge until ready to serve.
Tools that I used: 50 Cavity Building Block Candy Mold by The Modern Gummy: http://amzn.to/2sPZYkL 4oz plastic squeeze dispensing bottles: http://amzn.to/2scr94N Misto Oil Sprayer: http://amzn.to/2scecYX Whisk: http://amzn.to/2tbmF37