Best Food Gifts: Gummy LEGO Candy Christmas Tree
This Christmas tree made of stackable gummy LEGO candy might be one of the best food gifts, ever. Now you can play with your holiday gift and munch on it too!
- vegetable oil spray
- 4 cups warm water
- 2 cups light corn syrup
- 16 tbsp Knox gelatin
- 12 oz lime JELL-O mix
- 3 oz tropical fusion JELL-O mix
- 3 oz berry blue JELL-O mix
- 3 oz island pineapple JELL-O mix
- 3 oz orange JELL-O mix
The below proportions will fill one gummy mold. (Repeat these proportions for each JELL-O flavor). Watch the below recipe video for a better visual idea of how to make these yummy gummies!
Spray vegetable oil on the base and lid of The Modern Gummy candy mold. (See blog post for product link).
In a small pot, whisk together 1/2 cup of water, 1/4 cup light corn syrup, and 2 tbsp of Knox gelatin.
On low heat, continually whisk the mixture until all lumps disappear. Add 3oz lime JELL-O powder and whisk together for one minute until combined.
Pour mixture into a small bowl and let it cool for 2 minutes. Remove top foam with a spoon.
Pour the mixture into the plastic dispensing bottle and fill each brick in The Modern Gummy mold. (see blog post for product link).
Using the eyedropper, suck out any bubbles on top of the bricks.
Line up The Modern Gummy logo on the base and the lid, then place lid on top.
Push down on the top lid to squeeze out any extra liquid.
Put gummy mold in the fridge. Let it set for 1 hour.
Remove the lid and pop out the gummies.
If the bricks have extra gummy along the edges, use a sharp knife to cut the edges.
Repeat above steps and make 3 more batches of the lime gummies and 1 batch each of tropical fusion, berry blue, island pineapple and orange. In total, there are 8 batches of gummies.
Cut a cake board into 5” x 3.5” rectangles. Assemble the gummies into three layers as seen in the video.
Slide the tree on the cake board into small plastic gift bags and seal it tight. Place in the fridge until ready to give as a gift. The LEGO gummies will last for 2 weeks in an airtight container in the fridge.
Regarding quantity, in my video, the LEGO candy tree has three layers. The bottom two layers are lime gummies, which form the tree shape. The top layer is the tree decorations with smaller berry blue, tropical fusion, pineapple and orange gummies. If you want to make the exact same tree as in my video, this recipe will yield 6 trees that are 5” x 3.5”. If you only make one layer of the lime gummies, then this recipe will make 10 trees.
Regarding preparation time, it only takes 15 minutes to make the gummy liquid, but it needs to set in the fridge for at least one hour. This recipe fills 8 of The Modern Gummy molds, which yields 6 trees. Since I filled 2 gummy molds at a time, this recipe took around 5 hours (including the time to prepare the mixture and to set in the fridge).
Tools (see blog post for links):
The Modern Gummy’s Stacking 50 Cavity Building Block Candy Mold
4oz plastic squeeze dispensing bottle