How to Make Gummies

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Gummies are a favorite sweet treat of kids and adults alike. While it can be convenient just to grab a bag of them off the supermarket shelf, making your own gummies at home can be surprisingly easy.

If you want to be even more health conscious, you can choose a gelatin alternative that is vegetarian and vegan friendly like agar agar or Vegan Jel. You can see and control exactly what goes into your snack.

This low-hassle recipe could be a rainy-day activity to do with kids. With few ingredients and steps, anyone can learn how to make gummies.

Green gummies on a plate.

Step #1. Prepare Ingredients

Gummy ingredients in a bowl.

In this tutorial, we will teach you how to make homemade gummies. Prepare the following ingredients:

  • 1 cup of your favorite Jello powder (4 – 85 gram packages)
  • 4 tbsp. unflavored gelatine powder
  • 2 cups warm water
  • 1 tsp. vegetable oil
  • Candy molds

Step #2. Mix the Jelly Powder with the Gelatine

How to Make Gummies Step 2
How to Make Gummies Step 2-2

Mix the Jello powder with the unflavored gelatine.

COOKING TIP: If you prefer sour gummies, try adding up to 2 teaspoons of food grade citric acid.

Step #3. Add Warm Water

Adding hot water to powders in a bowl.

Add warm water to the powders.

Step #4. Mix Well

Mixing water with powder in a bowl.

Mix very carefully using a spoon, making sure that it has dissolved completely. You want to try to avoid creating bubbles.

Step #5. Pour into Mold

Pouring gummy mixture into silicone mold.

Very lightly oil your favorite shaped silicone molds with vegetable oil. Place the molds on a baking sheet and use a dropper or measuring cup with a spout to pour the mixture into the molds.

Step #6. Refrigerate Gummies & Remove from Mold

Removing gummies from silicone mold.

You can add these gummies to our Churro Snack Mix!

Gummies drying on a cutting board.

Refrigerate for 12 hours or overnight (until they have fully set), and remove the sweets from the mold. At this point, they can be eaten.

If you want the gummies to be more chewy, lay them out on wax paper or a baking rack and allow to air-dry for a day or two. They will become chewier.

Step #7. Serve

Green gummies on a plate.

The gummies can be stored in an air-tight container at room temperature. They should last a few days.

This recipe is simple, but allows room for lots of creativity. While bears are the most well-known gummy candy shape, you don’t have to be limited by it. There are loads of different shaped silicone trays available for you to have fun with. You can add any flavors you want. There are many different jelly flavors, and you can even try a sugar free or vegetarian alternative.

Why not spike them with a bit of booze for an adult twist? Just remember to clean your dishes before making a second flavor.

What kind of gummy flavor is your favorite?

Green gummies on a plate.

How to Make Gummies

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Gummies are a favorite sweet treat of kids and adults alike. While it can be convenient just to grab a bag of them off the supermarket shelf, making your own gummies at home can be surprisingly easy. Another bonus is that homemade gummies don’t have any extra added sugar that major candy brands use.
Prep Time 15 mins
Chill Time 12 hrs
Total Time 12 hrs 15 mins
Course Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 12
Calories 73 kcal

Ingredients
 
 

  • 1 cup of your favorite Jello powder - 4 – 85 gram packages
  • 4 tbsp. unflavored gelatine powder
  • 2 cups warm water
  • 1 tsp. vegetable oil

Instructions
 

  • Mix the Jello powder with the unflavored gelatine.
    Stirring gelatin and sugar together in a bowl.
  • Add warm water to the powders.
    Adding hot water to powders in a bowl.
  • Mix very carefully using a spoon, making sure that it has dissolved completely. You want to try to avoid creating bubbles.
    Mixing water with powder in a bowl.
  • Very lightly oil your favorite shaped silicone molds with vegetable oil. Place the molds on a baking sheet and use a dropper or measuring cup with a spout to pour the mixture into the molds.
    Pouring gummy mixture into silicone mold.
  • Refrigerate for 12 hours or overnight (until they have fully set), and remove the sweets from the mold. At this point, they can be eaten. If you want the gummies to be more chewy, lay them out on wax paper or a baking rack and allow to air-dry for a day or two. They will become chewier.
    Gummies drying on a cutting board.
  • Serve. The gummies can be stored in an air-tight container at room temperature. They should last a few days.
    Green gummies on a plate.

Equipment

Candy molds
Dropper

Nutrition

Calories: 73kcalCarbohydrates: 12gProtein: 5gSodium: 76mgSugar: 12gCalcium: 4mgIron: 0.1mg

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