Simple Gummy Candies

Gummy Candy
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  • 25 mins
  • Prep: 20 mins,
  • Cook: 5 mins
  • Yield: 20 servings
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Attention gummy lovers! Your favorite chewy treats are surprisingly easy to make! That's right, no more relying on old bags of maybe chewy, maybe stale gummies to get you through a craving. Now you can recreate that soft, chewy magic right in your home kitchen! 

These Simple Gummy Candies are easy, yes, but they're also more flavorful than store-bought gummy candies. Best of all, you can customize them by choosing your favorite flavor, and picking fun candy mold shapes. 

You can use any variety of molds that you like, from expensive metal or polycarbonate ones to inexpensive, thin plastic ones—they will all work equally well. This recipe yields about 20 1.5” candies, and you’ll get more or less depending on the exact size and depth of your molds.

If you don’t have candy molds, you can also use ice cube trays (there are a lot of cute silicone ones in different shapes available!) or even just pour the mixture into a pan, then cut it into small squares or other shapes when it’s set. Candy molds make the gummies cuter, but they’ll taste just as good no matter how you serve them!

Want more gummy candy fun? Try these popular recipes for Homemade Gummy Bears and Cola Gummies!

What You'll Need

  • 1 package (3 oz) flavored gelatin (like Jell-O brand)
  • 6 1/4-oz packages (1.5 oz total) unflavored gelatin
  • 1/2 cup cold water
  • Candy molds of your choice
  • Nonstick cooking spray

How to Make It

1. Prepare the candy molds by making sure they are clean and dry, then spray them with a very light coating of nonstick cooking spray. Place the molds on a baking sheet.

2. Combine the unflavored gelatin, flavored gelatin, and cold water in a small saucepan. Whisk everything together very well until it’s combined and the gelatin has dissolved.

3. Place the saucepan on the stove over medium heat. Continue to whisk occasionally while the mixture heats up and becomes a liquid.

4. Once the gummy mixture is fully liquid, remove the pan from the heat and pour the gelatin into a measuring cup or other container with a spout. Carefully fill each cavity with gelatin, then transfer the baking sheet with the candy molds to the refrigerator so the gummy candies can full set. 

5. Once the candies are set, remove the gummies by carefully pushing the sides of the candy away from the edges of the mold and toward the center, then pull them up and out of the molds.

6. Homemade Gummies can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator or at cool room temperature for several weeks.