I have a confession to make: I love gummies. Regardless of shape, I love them all. Sweet, chewy and oh so delicious. I love most things gummy. When I was checking out a fellow blogger’s post here , the little hamster wheel in my brain started turning. I could and should totally do this! It looked easy enough, right? Her directions were very clear. I figured that if I messed them up, it would still make a good ”fail” type blog post at the very least. All you really need is unflavored gelatin (sorry, vegetarians), water, a small box of Jello and something to use as a mold. The latter took me a while to find. Neither my pantry or Wal-Mart had anything good. The Hubster wanted to shop at Target, so I popped in there and as soon as I walked in the door, I saw exactly what I needed in their “Dollar Spot”. They were blue trays labeled as “ice trays” for 1$ each. I bought two and was good to go. They’re hard plastic, but the bottoms of the “design” are silicone so it’s easier to pop the contents out. Now, let’s get to making some gummies!
- 2 packets of unflavored Gelatin (1/4 oz each)
- 1 small box of Jello ( I made two batches. One Grape and one Lemon because I’m fancy like that)
- 1/3 c of water
- something to use as a mold (I used an ice tray from Target)
- Put your 1/3cup water into a small pan on the stove
- Take your 2 small packets of unflavored gelatin and your Jello powder and spinkle over the top.
- Let sit for 5 or so minutes.
- after your mixture has sat for a while, it’s a clumpy sort of powdery mess. Don’t worry!
- Heat the mixture on high for 1-2 minutes. Stir and heat until the mixture is combined.
- Pour into molds. (I made a little bit of a mess but this mess peels right up, so it’s all good)
- Let your molds sit for about 20 minutes
- Unmold your gummies. Don’t be afraid to really dig ‘em out of there. I did and it didn’t hurt them one bit
- Enjoy and TRY not to eat them all.