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Homemade Gummy Bears, AKA Gummy Heaven

One of our favorite treats is Gummy Bears. What I don’t love is all the corn syrup and artificial nasties you find in most store bought versions, or the organic ones cost $30 a pound. So I thought in this economy everyone wants to save money and make more things at home, so I thought you all would enjoy our recipe. There is so many versions you can make, this recipe is just a basic one.


  • How to make a gummy sweet. Homemade Gummy Bears - Step 1
    Step 1

    In a medium sauce pan combine the first 3 ingredients, stir slowly over medium heat. You don’t want to whisk it up because you’ll get froth at the top.

  • How to make a gummy sweet. Homemade Gummy Bears - Step 2
    Step 2

    Take a candy mold and spray lightly with non-stick spray. If you don’t have a candy mold use a 9×9 baking dish and cut them into squares, kinda like turkish delights.

    Once your mixture in the pan becomes clearish and not cloudy and more its ready to add your flavor extracts and a couple drops of food coloring, if you want and then to go in the molds.

    Its easier to pour this into a glass measuring cup with a pour spout to pour into the molds at this point.

  • How to make a gummy sweet. Homemade Gummy Bears - Step 3
    Step 3

    Pour liquid into your molds up to the edge. Allow to cool on the counter top for about 30 minutes and then turn out on to a cookie sheet.

  • How to make a gummy sweet. Homemade Gummy Bears - Step 4
    Step 4

    Store in a plastic bag in the fridge. Of course they probably won’t last that long!

  • Step 5


    Theres lots of things you can try with these like….

    Substitute 1 cup of herbal tea for one of the cups of juice for a nice change. I love hibiscus.

    Add a couple drops of food coloring for a brighter color( I don’t like to personally, but you might ;0)

    Substitute 1/2 of cup of apple sauce or pureed fruit for 1/2 cup of juice.

    Sour Gummys~ Take 1 TSP of citric acid and 1/2 cup of sugar and combine. When you pull your gummys out of the mold roll in the sour sugar for super sour gummys!

    Alternate Recipe~
    1 6 oz package of Jello mix
    5 packets of Knox Gelatine
    1 cup of water

    Follow instructions as listed. This makes a yummy, but less healthy version. ;0)

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Hester A.
Hester A. · Sheffield, England, GB · 12 projects

Do you think this will work with vege-gel instead of gelatine? Anyone tried it yet?

kevin.payne.77 · Cleveland, Ohio, US

Is there a particular reason for avoiding certain types of juice as you mentioned? I am just curious.

Heather R.
Heather R.

I made these this afternoon and they were great. I've tried several other recipes from Pinterest, but this was by far the best, although very sticky.

I used 12 oz grape juice concentrate, 1/2 C applesauce, 9 packages unflavored gelatin and 1 C sugar. Once they were set, I coated them with cornstarch so they wouldn't stick together. Great snack for our 9 hour road trip!

neondoll>_< · La Cañada Flintridge, California, US · 8 projects

ok, i want to like eat the screen of my computer now!!

Eien · 3 projects

Always love the tasty but healthier sweets.

Sunkissed♥ · Sydney, New South Wales, AU · 5 projects

this is beyond awesome!

*Witchy Rachie*
*Witchy Rachie* · Holon, IL · 70 projects

so wait--as far as the consistency is concerned, are these more like gummy bears or fruit snacks? i hope you know what i mean.... :-P

Stacee M.
Stacee M. · 1 project

I can't wait to hear what you all think of them .;)

Monklin · Laredo, Texas, US

I am excited to try this now! Happy


CO + K User

i wil be trying theesse!

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