These delicious Homemade Gummy Bears are the perfect DIY candy treat! Only 3 ingredients!
The Best Gummy Bear Recipe for Kids
My five year old is obsessed with gummy bears!
Whenever we go to the candy store at the mall, the rest of us are piling our bags with chocolate, while she sticks with gummy bears only.
Funny enough, she doesn’t like gummy worms or other shapes as much — gummy bears are the hands-down favorite.
When I found out how easy it is to make homemade gummy bears, I knew we had to give this a try!
Believe it or not, you can make DIY gummy bears at home with only 3 ingredients and water! (Hint: one of the ingredients is JELL-O!)
So grab your favorite JELL-O flavor and lets make some gummy bears!
Related: For the “grown-ups only” version, try our Rosé Gummy Bears!
Homemade Gummy Bears Ingredients
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- 1 box your favorite flavor of Jello (3oz)
- 2 packets of unflavored gelatin (1oz packets)
- ⅓ cup water
- ¼ cup cornstarch
Gummy Bear Molds and Supplies Used
How to Make Homemade Gummy Bears
First, watch this quick demo video to see exactly how to make homemade gummy bears like we did, then keep reading for photo step-by-step directions. A free printable copy of our gummy bear recipe is available at the bottom of the post.
Click video to play:
Prepare your molds by dusting with a light coating of cornstarch. (Click here to see the gummy bear molds we used).
Combine the Jello and gelatin in a saucepan with the water. Whisk together over medium-low heat until all the powder is dissolved.
Allow the liquid to cool enough to handle safely, but not enough to set.
TIP: You can use a medicine dropper to fill the molds – this keeps everything neat and clean.
After the molds are filled, allow them to cool for a bit before dusting the top with a light coating of cornstarch.
Place in the fridge to set – this should take about 15-20 minutes – then you can remove your gummy bears from the mold.
How to Preserve Homemade Gummy Bears
After the gummies are cool and set, toss them in a small bowl or bag with a couple Tablespoons of cornstarch. This light coating of cornstarch will keep the gummy bears from sticking to each other.
Store in an airtight container in a cool place, away from sunlight.
Grab a free printable copy of our Jello Gummy Bears Recipe:
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These delicious Homemade Gummy Bears are the perfect homemade candy treat!
- 1 Box Flavored Jello (A typical box is 3oz)
- 2 Packets Unflavored Gelatin
- 1/3 Cup Water
- 1/4 Cup Cornstarch
Dust the gummy bear molds with a light coat of cornstarch. Set aside.
In a saucepan place flavored jello and 2 packets of unflavored gelatin.
Add ⅓ cup water.
Mix together and let sit for 5 minutes.
Place the pan on low-medium heat and whisk continuously until the powder is dissolved. This will take about another 5 minutes.
Once dissolved use a dropper to place in molds.
Allow gummies to sit for 5-10 minutes to cool. Lightly coat the backs of the gummy bears with cornstarch.
Place the molds in the refrigerator for 15 minutes to fully cool and set.
In a shallow bowl, add 1 tbsp cornstarch. Pop the gummy bears out of the molds and into the bowl.
Lightly toss to coat the gummies evenly. The cornstarch will prevent the gummies from sticking together.
Store in an airtight container.
Note: Nutrition information is a rough estimate only; actual values will vary based on the exact ingredients used and amount of recipe prepared.
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Last updated on July 29th, 2019 at 11:51 am