Homemade gummy bears are just as good - if not better - than store bought gummies. They are also fun and easy to make with your kids. See how to make gummy bears with just a few simple ingredients.See Transcript
Transcript:How to Make Homemade Gummy Bears
Hi, Cliff Wildman here with About.com Food. Gummy Bears, everyone loves them, but what everyone doesn't know is how easy they are to make at home. This is a great project for the kids on a rainy day and the end result is just as good as what you would buy in the store. Let's check it out.
What You'll Need
For this recipe we'll need a couple of candy molds, you can get these at any arts and crafts store.
We'll need one third cup of water, one three ounce package of flavored gelatin and two one quarter ounce packets of non-flavored gelatin.
Add Gelatin to Water
In a small sauce pan put one third cup of water and slowly pour in the plain gelatin and then also add the flavored gelatin. Let this sit for about 10 minutes. This is so the water can work through the gelatin.When that 10 minutes is up we'll put the sauce pan on medium heat for about three to four minutes - you want to stir the gelatin until it is completely dissolved.
Pour Gelatin Into Molds
Once this mixture is completely liquid we'll take it off the heat and pour it into a glass measuring cup and then you'll take your candy molds and pour the right amount of gelatin into each mold.
Put Molds in the Freezer
Once you have those set leave them on the counter for a couple of minutes, then you'll want to put them in the freezer for about 10 to 15 minutes. Now the gummies should be pretty firm, so we'll take them out of the freezer after that fifteen minutes and the last step that is optional is to take some corn starch and cover the backs so they won't stick together. So I'm going to apply the corn starch and use my hand to wipe off the excess, then we can go ahead and peel the gummies out of the mold and they're ready to eat.
This is a really fun recipe for kids, they taste great - try out some different flavors and molds. I hope you try this recipe out and for more videos check out About.com
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