One of our favorite treats is Gummy Bears. What I donâ€™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.
In a medium sauce pan combine the first 3 ingredients, stir slowly over medium heat. You donâ€™t want to whisk it up because youâ€™ll get froth at the top.
Take a candy mold and spray lightly with non-stick spray. If you donâ€™t have a candy mold use a 9Ã—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.
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.
Store in a plastic bag in the fridge. Of course they probably wonâ€™t last that long!
Theres lots of things you can try with these likeâ€¦.
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 donâ€™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!
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)