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.
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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