It’s a chewy-ful world we live in. A sweet delicious place. Chewyful candies everywhere. The way they chew and taste. Makes me want to say…
IT’S A CHEWY-FUL WORLD. For you, so chew, so chew.
Now I can only hope at least one of you is a Devo fan and caught on to that song reference.
I have to admit, I’m personally not a huge fan of gummy candy. But, my kids and Baby Daddy are. And since moms get a kick out of seeing the other people in their broods happy, I thought I’d give it a go. Super easy to make and Picky Eater had a good time ‘helping.’
Just a little preface to the recipe. These are extremely gummy gummies. Chewy to the maxx. The recipe below is for one batch of a single flavor. We doubled it up to double the flavors.
Homemade Gummy Candies
makes 17 – 18 candies
(1) 3 ounce pack of flavored jello
(2) 1/4 ounce packs of unflavored gelatin
1/3 cup water
1 tbsp cornstarch (for dusting after set)
Empty jello and gelatin into a medium saucepan. Mix in the water, being careful not to get any of the mixture up the sides of the pan. Let the jello/gelatin and water sit for around 10 minutes, then move to the stove and bring to a boil over medium heat. Reduce heat and simmer for around 5 minutes or until gelatin/jello is completely dissolved. It will get thick, so don’t freak out.
Remove from heat and let cool for just a few minutes then transfer into a glass measuring cup or other heat proof container that will be easy to pour from. Carefully pour into candy molds. DO NOT SPRAY THE MOLDS WITH COOKING SPRAY. THEY DO NOT NEED TO BE GREASED.
I bought the heart & star candy molds from Michael’s for just over $1 each. If you have other shapes they will work just as well, just use molds with small cavities. Remember, these are extremely gummy/chewy so larger molds might prove to be gummy overkill.
Let the candies set in the molds until completely cooled (you can pop them in the fridge for 10 minutes to speed up the process)
Meanwhile, prepare the dusting bag by adding the cornstarch to a large ziplock bag. Once the candies are set, use your fingers to pull the edges away from the molds, pry the candies out completely.
They will be pretty sticky, which is why the next step is key. Drop them into the prepared ziplock bag and gently shake to coat them with cornstarch.
And, there ya have it. Gummy Candy, home brewed.