If I take my kid to the store and allow him to pick a treat, 9 out of 10 times he’s going to pick something gummy. One time the only gummy thing he could find was Sour Patch Kids and even after I warned him that they were very sour, he had to have them. Good lord, that was not fun once he realized just how sour they were.

When I came upon this fun gummy candy recipe, I knew I had to get the kid to help me make it. It was very simple – the hardest part was locating a candy mold because it seems Michael’s is the only place in town that carries them! There wasn’t much for kids to do except stand but my kid enjoyed watching the process and loved eating them!

Gummy Candy
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1 3 ounce box of Jello
  • 2 1/4 ounce packets of unflavored gelatin
  • candy molds
  1. Place water in a small sauce pan. Sprinkle the Jello and unflavored gelatin over the water. Let sit 5 – 10 minutes.
  2. Place sauce pan over medium heat and stir until gelatin is dissolved, about 2-5 minutes. When mixture is liquid and all gelatin has dissolved, remove from heat. Let cool a minute and then pour into a container that is easy to pour from. I use a small ceramic creamer pitcher.
  3. Fill molds.
  4. Allow to cool completely, about 20 minutes. They may be placed in a refrigerator for about 10 minutes if the kids are eager.
  5. Once cool, the backs can be lightly dusted with corn starch, if desired.
  6. Peel the gummy candy out of the molds. Don’t be shy, you won’t hurt them when peeling them from the molds. No need to oil the molds!



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