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How to Make Gummy Candy

Learn how to make gummy candy in this Howcast food video featuring pastry chef Katie Rosenhouse.

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So today I'm making gummy candy. I'm starting with a half cup of cold water, and to that I'm going to add three packets of plain gelatin. I'm just going to open these up, you can find these in the store, they're available in the little box. I'm using Knocks but any kind will do, and I just want to add this gradually so it won't clump up. So just with a nice spatula or spoon make sure that your constantly stirring. Stir, stir, stir. You can see it's turning into a gelatin kind of a mess here. Which is perfect, just what we're looking for.

So I'm just going to stir that around and last but not least I'm going to add one whole packet of Jello, because I'm really just going for it. And I'm using the blue one, but any flavor you like will do. Just pour it in there and again stir it around so nothing will clump up. So that is it, I'm going to take my candy and I'm going to move it to I have a pot of water simmering on this stove. And then I'm just going to heat it up inside this pot of water.

So I'm using a glass measurement cup and I'm just letting the heat from the water, kind of heat up my mixture. So this way none of my gelatin is going to end up burning, it's all very safe, very kind of a gentle process. You could also just pop it right into the microwave if you prefer and that's fine too. I'm just going to let that kind of simmer, and get nice and thick.

So my mixture has melted so I'm ready to go, and here I have a nice cute little I have like a jewel mold. You can get any kind of plastic mold that you like or any other kind of candy mold that. The little bears are really fun and adorable. But just while my gelatin is still nice and smooth and liquid, I'm just going to go ahead and pour it right into my mold. You can even go ahead and fill it the way up to the top or as big as you like them.

That is it. I'm going to let those sit up on the counter for about 10 to 15 minutes or until they're nice and firm to the touch, to keeping them to the heat of your house you might need a little longer or a little less. But as soon as they're firm I'm going to take them out of the mold and we're ready to go.

So my blue gummy candy are still setting up but I have some that are already done, so these are just the same just with a lemon flavor and a cherry flavor. The same recipe and you could see them getting nice and firm and chewy.

Now if you want to get that kind of classic sour candy coating, you take a little bit of sugar mixed with a touch of citric acid. And what that's going to do is give our candies a nice sour coating. And that's it or you can leave them plain or you can just drench them in sugar. Anything that you like, but anyway, enjoy.

That's how you make gummy candies at home.

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