Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Gummi Bears

I finally got around to try some of the home made goodies. I decided to go with the easiest first- the Gummi Candies.

The first thing we did was sprinkle 1 package flavored gelatin and 3 packets unflavored gelatin over 1/3 cup water.

Then we heated it over medium heat and stirred until all the powder dissolved.

Then we tried to "pour" the mixture into the very tiny molds. This did not go well, as you can see.

So, we improvised with this medicine dropper and it worked great!

But, I made one very tragic, horrible, fatal error. I bought this...

The Sugar Free Jello was a mistake. The gummies were cute, and popped out nicely but have that disgustingly sweet aspartame taste that makes you want to gag and then die and then decide that it is just not worth it and you go buy bigger pants. Bleck! So, if you decide to make these, just go for the full on caloric sugar laden Jello. You will be glad you did. I mean is Jello really that bad? I think NOT!

Either way, it was fun to make and now I know how to whip up this special little treat in the jungle where we can't buy gummi bears...well, that is if we can buy Jello...I didn't think about the fact that we might not be able to get Jello. This might have been a huge waste of time. Crap.

P.S. I am sorry for saying "crap".


  1. You continue to crack me up. Lucy sure looks cute.

  2. Yummy! Where did you get the mold? I LOVE gummy bears and would love to try to make them myself. :)

  3. Jennifer, I got them from only $2 :)