Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Homemade Gummies

Alright, I like gummies. My SIL LOVES gummies. I make these every now and then.

I found the recipe over at Not So Idle Hands.She's pretty awesome in what she makes. And I love to eat, so this was perfect. Since I started making gummies, I've collected all kinds of molds and ice cube trays. I've found that the flexible silicone ice cube trays work the best for getting the gummies out. {I've found mine at DI/Thrift stores and at the Dollar Store.}

I love this recipe. It's quick and easy and you can change little things to make the gummies exactly how you want them. Be sure to go to the Easy Peasy Gummy Candy Tutorial!

I do have a double boiler {I got one cuz I get a chocolate melting kick every Christmas...} but I use the measuring cup in the saucepan of boiling water. It's easier to pour and clean up. {Also, don't use plastic forks or spoons, they start to warp... Trust me, I know.}

If the jello mix is still cloudy, just melt it for longer to make clear gummies. {They taste the same}

If you let the mix set for just a minute, the foam will rise to the top, making clearer gummies.

If you add less gelatin, the gummies will be softer.

If you add more water, the gummier will be softer.

When pouring the mixture from the measuring cup, speed and flow are good things to watch. Or you could just make 1 huge giant gummy

But I suggest against it. Fights break out over The Big One.

When they're done, put them in an airtight bowl and enjoy!

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