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How to make gummy bears

Updated February 21, 2017

When you are hungry for a delicious, sweet, chewy treat; make gummy bears to satisfy your sweet tooth craving. With a few simple ingredients and your favorite candy mold, your gummy bears will be ready to eat in no time. Make gummy bear candy in many different shapes and designs depending on the molds you use.

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  1. Mix the unflavoured gelatin and the flavoured gelatin together in a saucepan.

  2. Stir in ½ cup of cold water. Keep stirring the mixture until it turns into a soft ball or glob. For a deeper colour gummy bear, add a few drops of food colour to the mixture when you add the cold water. Use the food colouring that matches the color of the flavoured gelatin, if desired.

  3. Heat the mixture in the saucepan on a medium temperature making sure to keep stirring until all of the gelatin has dissolved.

  4. Pour the gelatin mixture into the bear molds. If you want a light sugar coating on your gummy bears, sprinkle superfine sugar lightly over the gummy bears when you place them in the molds.

  5. Put the molds into the freezer for 10 minutes, allowing them to cool.

  6. Remove the molds from the freezer and pop your gummy bears out of the bear molds.

  7. Store your gummy bears in an airtight container or plastic storage bag with a zip closure.

  8. Tip

    Check out the Recipe Link online for variations of these delicious candies including licorice, sour and extra fruit flavored gummy candy. (See Resources for link.)

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Things You'll Need

  • 1 package flavoured gelatin
  • 6 packages unflavoured gelatin
  • 1/2 cup cold water
  • Food coloring (optional)
  • Superfine sugar (optional)
  • Bear candy molds (any small candy molds can be used)

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