How to Make Gummy Bears
This recipe is to make traditional gummy bears or worms easily out of Jello, or any other shape. Personally, I made gummy turtles, since that was the cutest mold I saw at the store.
- A candy mold, 1.50$ from Hobby Lobby or any craft store
- 1 3/4 cups boiling water
- 1 6oz package Jell-O or a Jello knockoff brand.
- Measuring cup with pour spout - Use a glass one; plastic ones break eventually when exposed to boiling water
- 2 tsp Unflavored Gelatin - Knox brand or another
- A medium to large sized bowl
- Vegetable oil or Pam-type cooking spray
- paper towels
Making the Gummies
Either spray no-stick cooking spray on the candy mold then whipe it off again with the paper towel, or add a small amount of vegetable oil to a paper towel and whipe down the mold. Add Jello package and 2 tsp gelatin to bowl and mix together. Pour in 1 3/4 cups boiling water, and stir for about 2 minutes, until everything is definitely dissolved. Pour into the candy mold, and place it in the fridge. 30 minutes should be enough time for it to set if you're using a small gummy bear or jelly bean mold, but go for an hour to 2 hours if making larger shapes (like turtles). This makes a whole bunch of gummy bears - enough for three or four people. If you're making more than one color of gummy bear for a mix, expect to have gummy bears coming out your ears