Homemade Gummies

by Merissa on January 30, 2012

in Homemade for the Holidays

How to make homemade gummies. So easy!

Homemade Gummies

I've always wanted to make my own homemade gummies. When I finally got around to it I realized it's so much easier than I thought and takes very little time. These are delicious and my boys love them for a little snack or special treat.

Homemade Gummies

What you need:

  • 4 Tablespoons unflavored gelatin *See my note below*
  • 1 cup fruit juice

*A note on the gelatin... We've tried several different kinds over the years and our favorites are the Great Lakes Gelatin and Vital Proteins Gelatin.  Great Lakes brand is a bit less expensive but our preference is Vital Proteins since we feel it has less of a scent and dissolves better than the other.

Combine the gelatin with the juice and let it "bloom" while the juice is still cold. Place the mixture on the stovetop and mix the ingredients together. Make sure all the ingredients are mixed together well and there are no lumps. Put it on a saucepan on the stove and warm until melted begin careful not to burn it and stirring frequently. When it's melted, pour it into the molds, containers, or whatever you have. We love these Gummy Worm Molds! Let it sit in the freezer or fridge for 10 minutes. Peel the gummies off the molds after you take them back out of the fridge.

These would make a good part of a gift! You could use them in stockings or you could stick them in a gift basket or just make up a bunch of different flavors and make them the entire gift! Gummies can be stored at room temp for a little while but will last the longest (about a week) when stored in the refrigerator in an airtight container.

We've been making these gummies as a treat for years and they are always a welcome little snack. The unflavored gelatins that I linked to above have wonderful amounts of protein in each serving so this is a special treat that I don't mind making for the kids whenever they ask.

Have you ever made homemade gummies before?


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1 Bonnie December 4, 2010 at 12:03 am

what a wonderful idea and easy too!

You have a loveley weekend.


2 Bonnie December 4, 2010 at 12:07 am

Forgot to say your video was just fine. You are a very beautiful lady. I see you have long hair the way I do.


3 Mrs. Stam December 4, 2010 at 12:58 am

Wow I love this recipe!!! Our little girls would LOVE some thanks you so much to share this with us!!!


4 momma-lana December 4, 2010 at 2:45 am

I don't see a dork, I see a sweet young woman who has a real heart to help others through her blog. You have such great ideas and it is a joy to come here everyday and see what you are up to.


5 Merissa December 4, 2010 at 2:56 am

Thanks ladies:) I'm not much of an on camera person but I like to "talk" to my readers.

I'm hoping to get another video up tomorrow if I get the time. The cooking ones are kinda fun:)


6 Julie April 17, 2013 at 5:55 pm

I just made some gummies in daisy molds and they came out perfect!! Thanks so much for the recipe and video. I never knew making gummies could be so simple and so much fun! I’m making some for Mother’s Day gifts!


7 Rachel Sue December 4, 2010 at 4:33 am

This looks like fun! Chance would love to do this! Thanks for the recipe! 🙂


8 Nancy December 4, 2010 at 2:26 pm

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9 Debbie W December 4, 2010 at 11:33 pm

What a wonderful demostration you did. Look forward to seeing more. Never knew how to make these and you made it look so easy. Thank you.Look forward to making them with my little grand daughters and making them for Christmas for gift baskets. Kudos to you for doing this site and doing the video.


10 Kim January 16, 2011 at 2:40 am

Hi! My oldest daughter & I made these tonight while we were watching Little House on the Prairie (Season 1) thanks to Netflix. Anyway, they were a hit! We did cherry ones. I used the cylinder ice trays I had already for my water bottle ice & they worked fine. The gummies are a little sticky on top, but not too bad. How do you store them? In the fridge, on the counter, etc? Thanks so much for the recipe!


11 Merissa January 17, 2011 at 3:36 am

I keep them in the fridge:)


12 Travica April 14, 2011 at 1:52 pm

It was nice to hear your voice. My little man would love these. A new dessert to make around holidays!!


13 Jennifer August 11, 2011 at 2:00 pm

Have you ever tried sugar free gelatin in this recipe? I love gummies and will eat way to many, so lower calorie is good:)


14 Merissa August 11, 2011 at 2:01 pm

I have not yet but if you try it let us know how it goes!


15 Jennifer August 24, 2011 at 8:55 pm

Ok, I don’t think I would recommend the sugar free version…. something was just not quite right. Do yours have bubbly bottoms?


16 Merissa August 24, 2011 at 8:57 pm

Yes they did but I think I did the same as I do with some bread recipes and I tapped the bubbles out before I cooled them.


17 Laura September 29, 2011 at 5:07 pm

Thanks for the recipe- my kids will love to make this with me!


18 Marly January 31, 2012 at 10:39 am

I made these after reading and watching Merissa’s video and they are greaat! best when fresh in my opinion 😉


19 ruth October 24, 2012 at 12:34 am

hi is there a way to make this recipe with a subsitute for
1 pk. flavored gelatin
3 pk. unflavored gelatin
where i live we do not have the gelatin stuff
thank you


20 Merissa October 24, 2012 at 9:22 am

Unfortunately this recipe requires gelatin. I know it’s sold at Walmart but sometimes it’s hard to find so you might have to ask. Otherwise you could order it on Amazon.


21 Lori M March 3, 2013 at 10:20 am

Yummy! Just made these. So easy and tasty! Thanks for the recipe! Question for you, have you ever made them with fruit juice instead of a package of jello? How did they turn out? And I’m wondering if you need to add more gelatin if you use fruit juice, since you don’t have the gelatin from the jello box??


22 Merissa March 3, 2013 at 3:34 pm

You can use this recipe: http://www.littlehouseliving.com/easy-fruit-juice-gelatin-no-sugar.html and just double the amount of gelatin used to make gummies!


23 Lori M March 3, 2013 at 10:23 am

And P.S. I just found a site for homemade gummies, and she brushed them with cornstarch after they were done to prevent them from sticking to each other. Maybe I’ll try this and see how it works.


24 zapnear December 15, 2016 at 12:04 pm

Just found this recipe on your frugal holiday treats page. Definitely going to be making some of these for the kids on Christmas eve. May even have to leave some for santa 😉


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