Recipe: Homemade Gummy Bears (Using Gelatin)

 I decided I needed a jello recipe that would set up at room temperature, so I realized that would be thicker more like gummy bears. So, here's my homemade gummy bear recipe. Keep in mind that I will be using gelatin. If you don't want to use it, use a different recipe.

Homemade Gummy Bears:
1/4 cup (50g) sugar
1 large or 3 small packages (27g) of unflavored gelatin powder
about 1/2 tsp powdered citric acid (optional)
1/3 cup (85g) corn syrup, rice syrup or glucose
1/4 cup (70g) water or juice
2 tsp artificial flavoring (optional)
food coloring (optional)

Lots of optional ingredients, which depends on taste. Use the flavor you want to use, whether that comes from juice or artificial flavoring. Citric acid will add a sour top note. And food coloring depending on whether you want your gummies to be colorful or not. However, because most of the ingredients are clear, you won't need much coloring, if you decide to use it.

Combine water, sugar and gelatin to a bowl and allow to sit for five minutes.

Stir after five minutes.
Heat in the microwave for 15 second bursts until the gelatin melts and sugar is completely dissolved.
Now is a good time to add the color, if you want to use it. Add the rest of the ingredients and mix until combined. Allow to sit for ten minutes.

Foam should float to the top in that 10 minutes. At this point, you should be able to spoon the foam off the top and you will be left with a beautiful gummy mixture.

Spray your mold with cooking spray. I didn't do this, but I would suggest using a paper towel to wipe off the droplets of the cooking spray. You will see why in the final photos.
Add the gummy mixture to the silicone molds. They can be anything you want. If you don't have a silicone chocolate mold like I do, you can also use a silicone ice cube tray. Just make sure the bottom is flexible to allow for easy release.
Allow the gummies to set for several hours. You can put them in the fridge to set up faster, but they will also set up at room temperature. The gentle pitting you see is from the baking spray droplets, which is why I suggest wiping it off after spraying. Make sure there's some oil left on the mold, but any droplets will cause dimpling in the gummies.
Once they are set up, you can remove them from the mold. Allow them to sit out at room temperature outside the mold for about 3 days for the most stability. They will slightly dry out over time and become more and more stable.
But these gummies are great. I love them and will definitely be making them more often.
Watch us make these cool gummies on our YouTube channel here:
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