Homemade Gummy Bears
It's easier than you think to make your own gummy bears at home. All you need is flavored and unflavored gelatin and water, as well as a bear mold.
- Serves: 17 persons
- 3ounces flavored gelatin
- 1(1/4-ounce) envelope unflavored gelatin
- ⅓cup cold water
- Optional: 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon citric acid (for sour gummies)
Step 1Gather the ingredients.
Step 2Spray a paper towel with nonstick cooking spray , then rub it lightly around the bear cavities in the mold to coat them with a thin layer of oil.
Step 3In a small bowl, combine both gelatins and the cold water.
Step 4Whisk them together, then let them sit at room temperature for 10 minutes to allow the gelatin to soak up the water and soften.
Step 5Place the bowl in the microwave and cook for 30 seconds, then whisk well. Microwave for another 30 seconds and stir. The sugar should be dissolved and the mixture well mixed. If not, microwave for another 10 to 15 seconds until the sugar and gelatin are completely dissolved. Pour it into a measuring cup with a spout.
Step 6Pour the gelatin into the cavities. Alternatively, you can use a food-grade dropper to drop the mixture more precisely into the molds.
Step 7Place the candy mold in the refrigerator for about 20 minutes to set the gelatin.
Step 8To remove the bears, carefully push the sides away from the edges and toward the center, then pull them up and out of the molds. Repeat with other colors and flavors of gelatin, as desired.
Step 9Serve and enjoy.