Thursday, September 29, 2011

GCC Recipe Swap: Homemade Gummy Bears

In the morning we start our Homeschool Co-op classes where I'll be teaching a class called Willy Wonka's Candy Factory. It's basically cooking, because that's what I know, but in a way that the kiddos will like....CANDY! Tonight we tried out a recipe for homemade Gummy Bears and it was voted a hands down success. I happened to have a friend with a pile of old candy molds that we used for our shapes....few of which were actually teddy bears but we had lots of fun making these goodies. Hope you like them as much as we did.


Homemade Gummy Bears (or whatever)

1- 3 oz box of jello
5 envelopes of plain gelatin
1/2 cup water (or fruit juice)

Mix all three ingredients together in a small pan. Heat on low just until everything is melted, thin and runny. Spoon into molds and freeze for 5 minutes. If your molds are deep it might take another minute or two. Then pop out and eat. If you don't have molds you can put it on a cookie sheet and after freezing, cut out shapes with cookie cutters or freestyle with a pizza cutter.

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11 comments:

D @ The Shady Porch said...

Love Gummy Bears...or whatever! I never knew they were so easy to make. Good to know!

April @ The 21st Century Housewife said...

What a fantastic, fun recipe - and I can't get over how quick it is too! Thank you for sharing it. Wish I could come to your Willy Wonka's Candy Factory classes! Thank you for hosting the linky.

Wendy (The Local Cook) said...

Thanks for hosting! My recipe, turnip and turnip greens soup, probably doesn't sound all that appealing but it is REALLY good and very frugal :-)

Jennifer said...

Those look so fun and yummy! I can't wait to try them :)

Carol@easytobeglutenfree said...

What a fun recipe! Sharing it on Pinterest.

shopannies said...

I am going to have to try this for sure

Lynn W. said...

This looks neat! So do these actually turn out as the consistency of gummy bears, or more like jello?

Maria Matter said...

Hi Gayle!
just found your site & am excited to try some of the recipes here, following you!
Enjoy your wknd!

Mama Squirrel said...

We tried Jell-O "gummy worms" awhile back and they were a disaster, so I'm hesitating even though the photo is so pretty. These really did turn out for you?

Jackie said...

Great recipe. My kids are going to love these. They will be a hit at snack time.

Gayle said...

I can vouch for these gummies. They worked great. The flavor was faint but if you use the fruit juice in place of the water they have a much stronger flavor. They aren't the harder type of gummies like haribo's they are more life the softer fresher kinds I get in bulk at Win-co. But the real test is the kids and they all love them.