How to Make Gummy Bears
Here’s some good news for gummy bear lovers everywhere. These little sugary treats are quite easy to make on your own. In this DIY age, why not try your hand at some homemade gummy bears? It’s not even the least bit stressful and requires a mere three ingredients to get the job done. The great thing is that you’re totally at liberty to play with the recipe a bit, add flavors you wish the store-bought options came in. The experience will be as fun as the final product is delicious, that’s for sure. All in all, this DIY gummy bears will rock your world. So, anyone who is keen on how to make gummies should sit tight.
Gummy Bear Recipe
There are so many different options out there and so many routes to take recipe wise. In addition to making gummy bears of practically any flavor, there’s the option of making them sour. For both ways there’s an ingredient list below that is incredibly accessible. With these at your disposal, you can make the best gummy bears ever.
- Bear shaped molds
- 3- ounces of flavored gelatin (pick any flavor you want but make sure this isn’t sugar-free)
- ¼ cup of cold water
- ¼ ounce of unflavoured gelatin
- ½ teaspoon of citric acid (for sour gummies only)
Once you can get a hold of all these ingredients, then you practically already have the gummies. The recipe is so simple that it will have you wondering why you’ve been buying gummy bears all this time.
- Measure out all the ingredients
Being prepared constitutes a huge part of the whole process. Start out by measuring all the ingredients needed and arranging them in such a way that you have easy access to them. This differs for everyone, but when in doubt, put everything in nice little containers ready for use.
- Prep the mold
Next, you need to ensure that the mold is good to go once needed. You don’t want any sticky accidents and there’s a sure way to prevent that. Simply give a paper towel a little spritz of cooking spray. Then proceed to slather it lightly on the bear-shaped holes present in the mold. This ensures that they are well lubricated and that the aforementioned sticky mess does not come to pass.
- Prep the gelatin
Grab yourself a small bowl then mix the flavored and unflavoured gelatin with the cold water. You’re going to have to whisk them until they are well blended together. Then proceed to let them sit for 10 minutes, at room temperature. This step will ensure that they gelatin completely soaks the water up. The end result will be a nice soft mixture that forms the base of your gummies.
- Break out the microwave
After it has rested for some time, the next step is to microwave the mixture for about 30 seconds. After the first 30 seconds, give it another whisk. Have another go for an additional 30 seconds and stir the mixture. What should happen is that the sugar should be well dissolved and the mixture itself should look clear. If the sugar is not dissolved, then give it another go in the microwave for about 15 seconds. After that, the sugar and gelatin should have surely dissolved into one unified mixture. When this is done pour your well-mixed gelatin into a measuring cup fitted with a spout. This will make the pouring it out a lot easier.
- Fill the mold
With your spouted jug, pour out the gelatin mixture into the bear-shaped cavities of your mold. If you’re following the recipe to the letter then a total of 14 homemade gummy bears should be created. There’s always room for tweaking here and there if you want more or less. From experience, it’s safe to say that more is definitely better in this case.
Once the mold is filled to your satisfaction, the next step is quite simple. Put the mold in the fridge for about 10 minutes. This should set the entire mixture and bring you one step closer to a delightful and delicious batch of homemade gummy bears.
- Take them out/serve
10 minutes is all you need for your wonderful creations to be ready. To take them out of the mold, simply shift the sides away from the edges of the mold. Make sure you’re shifting them towards the center. This makes it a lot easier to yank them out of the mold. If it’s a bit difficult to take them out of the mold, then simply pop them back in the fridge for a few more minutes.
Voila! You have a delicious batch of DIY gummy bears and the best thing is that this is such a simple process that you can repeat it over and over again. Explore as many flavors and colors of gelatin as possible. The world is your gummy oyster.
For Sour Gummies
Once you take the gelatin out of the microwave and the mixture is no longer grainy, this is the best time to add the citric acid. It will blend right in and the flavor will be more evenly distributed if it’s added at this point. Simply whisk in either ¼ or ½ teaspoon of citric acid. This all depends on how sour you want the final product to be.
Making the gummy bears is one part of the equation, storing them is a different ball game. If they are any leftovers, the best way to keep them potent for a handful of weeks lies in proper storage. Get yourself an airtight container and put them in the fridge. Room temperature could work as well, just make sure its cool room temperature.
For anyone looking to know how to make gummy bears, this is a nice, straightforward and easy route to take. But there are so many variations and ingredients you could add to the mix in order to add all the pazazz that store-bought options cannot go near.
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