Today I'm sharing tips on how to make gummy bears. This recipe tastes great with corn syrup or clover honey. Making homemade gummy bears is fun for kids and adults, especially with this easy recipe! It only takes 10 minutes to stir up the gummy candy mixture. Then the yummy gummy bear ingredients firm up in the gummy bear molds in the fridge. You can even give these gummy bears as edible gifts!
Servings: 300gummy bears
Author: Chewable Structures
Vegetable oil spray
1 1/3cupwarm water
2 1/2tbspcorn syrup(or clover honey)
Place all the gummy molds on a baking sheet. Spray vegetable oil on the gummy bear molds. (see tip 1)
Add the water and gelatin to a small saucepan. Whisk until combined. Heat up on medium low heat.
Add the corn syrup (or honey) and stir until combined.
Add your favorite Jello powder and gently stir until all of the Jello powder disappears. It should take around 1-2 minutes.
Remove the pot from the heat and let it cool for a few minutes.
Using a small spoon, skim the surface to remove the top foam (similar to the way you would remove oil from gravy. (see tip 2)
Pour the gummy mixture into the plastic squeeze bottle (see tip 3 and 4).
Carefully squeeze the gummy mixture into each crevice of the gummy mold. (see note 5)
Place the gummy molds in the fridge to set for 20 minutes, then pop the gummy bears out of the mold.
Store gummy bears in an airtight container in the fridge.
Tip 1: Grease Up The Gummy Bear Mold If you don’t have vegetable spray, add 2 tsp of vegetable oil to a small bowl. Then, dip a silicone brush in the oil. Poke the bristles into each crevice of the gummy bear mold.Tip 2: Remove The Top Foam If you don’t remove the top foam your gummy bears will be covered in tiny little bubbles.Tip 3: If The Gummy Candy Hardens Before You Get It Into The Gummy Mold Don't worry just reheat the gummy mixture on medium low heat in a small saucepan. Or, place it in a microwave safe dish and microwave it on high for 20 seconds.Tip 4: Speed Things Up With Plastic Squeeze Bottles Instead of The Eyedropper Although gummy bear molds usually include a small eyedropper, I always use a 4oz plastic squeeze bottle instead. Why? Every time you refill the eyedropper it sucks up tiny air bubbles, which then create tiny bubbles in your gummy mixture. Plus, the squeeze bottles can hold more mixture so you don’t waste time constantly refilling.Tip 5: Don’t Fill The Gummy Candy Bear Mold To The Very Top If you want pretty gummy bears, fill the gummy bear mold until there’s a 1 mm gap at the top. This way the backside of your gummy bear will have a clean flat surface.