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How to Make Gummy Candy

If that salty tub of popcorn has lost its charm for movie night, this guide will give your homemade snacks a little more jiggle.


  • Step 1: Stir in gelatin Mix your favorite flavor gelatin and the unflavored stuff with the cold water in the measuring cup, a little at a time, stirring constantly to prevent clumping.
  • Step 2: Rest Allow the mixture to rest for at least 10 minutes so the gelatin has time to absorb the water.
  • Step 3: Melt gelatin mixture Melt the gelatin mixture by placing the measuring cup in a pot of simmering water and stirring the mixture until it melts.
  • TIP: Add a pinch of powdered Vitamin C to make the gummies sour.
  • Step 4: Fill molds Fill your silicone mold with the gelatin using a large syringe or a turkey baster for easy and even filling.
  • Step 5: Cool candy Let your gummies cool to room temperature on a counter or table, or put them in the refrigerator if you're in a hurry.
  • Step 6: Peel back mold Peel back the mold to release your gummy candy. No oil or spray is needed. Enjoy immediately or pack them away for later.
  • FACT: The gummy bear was invented in 1922.

You Will Need

  • 1 package flavored gelatin
  • 3 tsp. unflavored gelatin
  • u00bd c. cold water
  • A heat-proof measuring cup
  • A heat-proof spatula
  • A large pot
  • A large syringe or turkey baster
  • A silicone candy mold
  • Powdered Vitamin C (optional)

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