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Pink Sugar

Simply Cooking

A recipe from my author-friend
Meghan White

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Gummy Bears


Special equipment: silicone bear molds with dropper

Yield: 125 gummy bears



3 oz. flavored gelatin

1 envelope of unflavored gelatin (¼ oz)

⅓ cup cold water

citric acid (optional)



  1. Use a baking sheet and lay out the silicone molds.

  2. In a small microwave safe bowl combine the flavored jello powder, clear jello powder, and  ⅓ cup cold water. Whisk together and let sit for 10 minutes to allow the gelatin to bloom.

  3. Microwave for 30 seconds. Give the mixture a stir, and microwave for another 30 seconds. Stir one more time.

  4. Using a food safe dropper fill each mold with the heated jello mixture. Place the cookie sheets with filled molds in the refrigerator for 20 minutes to set up.

  5. Remove the gummy bears from the molds. Enjoy!



  • For sour gummy bears: add some citric acid to the molds before you fill them, or just stir it into the jello mixture. You can also just sprinkle the citric acid on the gummy bears after they are set up. The acid will break down the gummy bears faster as you store them.

  • Store the gummy bears in the refrigerator. They will last for a few weeks.

  • A measuring cup with a spout can be used to fill the molds if you don’t have a dropper. I highly recommend a dropper. It’s much easier.

  • Silicone molds can be found on Amazon or at any craft store in the candy making section.

  • The gummy bears can be quite sticky when removing from the molds.

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