How to Make Gummies

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. 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.

Servings: 12

Prep Time: 15 mins.

Refrigeration Time: 2 hours

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
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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 at least 2 hours (until they have fully set), and remove the sweets from the mold. At this point they can be eaten, but they will be soft. If you want the gummies to be more chewy, lay them out on waxed paper or a baking rack and allow to air-dry for a couple of days. The longer you leave them out, the chewier they will become.

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?

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Gummies

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.
Course Snack
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Refrigeration Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 15 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 73kcal
Author Joss D

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

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 at least 2 hours (until they have fully set), and remove the sweets from the mold. At this point they can be eaten, but they will be soft. If you want the gummies to be more chewy, lay them out on waxed paper or a baking rack and allow to air-dry for a couple of days. The longer you leave them out, the chewier they will become.
    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.
Nutrition Facts
Gummies
Amount Per Serving
Calories 73
% Daily Value*
Sodium 76mg 3%
Total Carbohydrates 12g 4%
Sugars 12g
Protein 5g 10%
Calcium 0.4%
Iron 0.4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Nutrition information on In the Kitch is provided as a courtesy and is an estimate only. It does not include toppings.

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