Oct 21, 2011

Homemade Gummy Candy

I have a list of homemade candies that I want to make. Yesterday I posted the homemade butterfingers, YUM! I actually have a lot of homemade chocolate candy bar recipes, but as some of you might know, I prefer gummy candy to chocolate..shock...GASP...I know.

So I went on search for some homemade candy recipes that weren't chocolate based. I found this recipe almost right away on Skip to My Lou. I thought to myself, "Self, you can't go wrong with homemade gummy candy."

So I went and bought some gelatin. Next, I raided our Jell-o stash...yes we have one. Then we found some candy molds at a craft store. This recipe is fast, easy and the candy totally stores well (we prefer them in the fridge). My Little Men LOVED this candy. In fact, this was the treat of choice for days. Hubby LOVED them. We had so much fun making this recipe we have already done it twice. So many variations. SO much fun.

Here is all you need:

2-3 oz boxes of Jell-o
3 packets of plain gelatin (there are four in a box)
2/3 cup water
candy molds*

a helper or two...

*We had a 10 pack of candy molds. You will get more if you use smaller molds. I always made two batches at time. We filled 6-7 molds depending. 

FIRST- Pour the water into a medium-large sauce pan. Sprinkle the gelatin and Jell-O over the water.

Let is sit for 5-10 minutes.

Then put the saucepan on the stove. Heat to boiling on medium high heat Stir constantly and keep on heat until the gelatin and Jell-O dissolve. 3-5 minutes. Remove from heat and let the mixture cool for a minute.

Then transfer the mixture into a container that you can pour from.

Then start the careful, meticulous pouring...this part is not for the kiddos...well either is the stove part, but I figure you all would know that.

You do not need to prepare the molds at all. The candy will come out fine without it.

Let the candy set for at 20-30 minutes. Then to get the candy out you need to use one finger, it will stick to it a little, then pull down and back gently. The candy should kind of peel out of the mold. Be careful to not roll the candy down on itself because it will stick.

Lay the candy out on a sheet of wax paper. The candy will be stickier in the very beginning. In a couple hours it will be much less sticky.

You can eat some right then and there or you can store it in a rubbermaid container. Like I said earlier, we put ours in the fridge.

I promise you this, you will have fun AND you will be addicted to making your own gummy candy.


Cinderella, the A-Train and Our Little Caboose said...

We may have to try this! I bet Noah would love it!

Leimay said...

YUM... I am in Australia though so we don't have Jello but i'm assuming our Jelly is the same thing.
Can i ask how big the sachets of gelatin are but? I have a container of powdered gelatin and would really love to give these a go. With 4 kids i can see these being a big hit and i always have the ingredients in the house (we have a jelly stash too... i usually buy 10 pkts at a time!)

Larissa@Just Another Day in Paradise said...

Leimay, the gelatin are in 1 oz pouches, 4 ouches per box. The recipe calls for 3 pouches. Hope that helps!

The Gibson's said...

I want to try these too!!! Maybe one day next week. Thanks for posting these fun recipes!

Whatever Dee-Dee wants said...

This looks so easy. I am going to have to make some.

Two Dollars said...

I've made a healthier version with blended fruit and knox gelatin.

Leimay said...

Thanks greatly, that will help a lot i can weigh the gelatin i have and have a go at making these now :)
Hello Super Hero Gummy Candy lol

Stockhoff Family said...

I may have missed this Q & A, but can you use sugar free? Thanks darling daughter

Larissa@Just Another Day in Paradise said...

You can use sugar free. I am not sure the taste difference, but it should work the same.

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Jocelyn said...

This is awesome!!! I am so pinning this to try out with my kids!!!! I have so many candy molds just sitting in my basement just waiting to be used. Thank you so much for a fun way to use them!!!

Randi S said...

sweet just saw this on pinterest; can't wait to try it out!

tiddy ferguson said...

I am trying this out tonight! So excited!

Larissa@Just Another Day in Paradise said...

I hope you loved it!

knotcross said...

I was looking around and found a video but it left out the size of the jello pack. Looking at you post it is so complete and easy to follow. Now about chocolate why can't we dip these gems in semi sweet chocolate?

Anonymous said...

I could hug you right now. Gummy candy is my friend during "that" time of the month, and this recipe has made my life a hundred times easier. Thank you :)


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