Homemade Gummy Bears Recipe

Whether you’re in your eighties or merely seven years old, gummy bears will surely have you jumping with delight. This cute, addictive and branded piece of candy is unsurprisingly sold in every candy store today in every possible shape and size you could imagine. Gummies disguised as supplements are also available in the market or online stores like Gummies Garden for those with vitamin deficiencies.

Have you ever had the pleasure of biting off the head of a gummy bear? If not, don’t hesitate to try them now. These chewy, blissful delights can easily be made and devoured at home! Let your inner child take the reins, roll your sleeves, throw on an apron and prepare for the ride of your life.


Making gummy bears at home is, in fact, a piece of cake. Some homely and unpretentious items to whip up a heavenly batch of gummy bears include:

  • Two tbsp honey (can also be substituted with sugar).
  • Four tbsp plain, unflavored gelatin.
  • One cup of fruit juice (you can use orange, cranberry, blueberry, apple, pineapple or any other flavor you’d like your gummy bears to be.
  • A silicone mold for shaping the gummy candy.
  • A dropper (can be substituted with a small spoon as well) to pour the mixture into the mold.

Putting together the ingredients

Now that you’ve seen what types of ingredients you need to make a good enough supply of gummy bears, it’s time to piece together your ingredients and start making gummy bears at home.

Firstly, combine your fruit juice (whichever you’ve taken) with honey and unflavored gelatin in a regular-sized saucepan. Put the saucepan over low heat and stir until the entire gelatin is dissolved and all the liquids become one. Your gummy bear mixture is now ready.

Next, use a dropper or spoon and slowly fill your mold with your newly made mixture. Now it’s time to let your homemade gummy bears firm up and solidify in the refrigerator for 30-40 minutes at maximum.

After you have taken your gummy bears out of the fridge, carefully remove them from the molds. Push the corners away from the edges and squeeze from the center. This will pull the bears out of the mold easily and effortlessly.

You can store your gummy bears in the refrigerator to consume later on. (But there is no guarantee that they will last for very long) Don’t forget to use an airtight container for storing your edible bears.

Homemade sour gummy bears

Gummy bears are easy to make, but sour gummy bears are not far behind. Although gummy bears are sweet, fruity and widely enjoyed, sour gummies take everything to the next level with their sour, chewy taste and their sugary powder-coated texture. Sour gummy bears directly hit home with the very first bite that is taken.


Sour gummy bears have similar ingredients to those of simple gummy bears. For your convenience, all the building blocks of a simple recipe of sour gummies are listed below:

  • Three packets plain, unflavored gelatin.
  • Two envelopes Jell-O (whichever flavor you prefer).
  • One cup of water.
  • Half a packet of unsweetened Kool-Aid of your favorite flavor (Kool-Aid will contribute to the sourness of your gummies, but make sure you buy only the unsweetened ones).
  • A silicone mold for shaping the gummy candy.
  • A dropper (can be substituted with a small spoon as well) to pour the mixture into the mold.

Whipping up sour gummy bears

Once you have rounded up all the ingredients, you may begin by pouring the water in a standard saucepan and placing it over medium-high heat. Right after the water comes to a boil, add the unflavored gelatin, alongside with Kool-Aid and Jell-O.

Stir the mixture thoroughly until a glassy clear liquid is formed and gelatin is completely dissolved. After that, pour your freshly made mixture into the silicone mold with the help of a dropper or spoon.

Next, adjust your mold into the refrigerator to firm it up. Keep the mold in the fridge for 30 minutes approximately. When the mixture is firm and solidified, remove it from the refrigerator and pop the jellies out from the mold carefully, so they don’t stick to the bottom.

Lastly, sprinkle your sour gelatin-based bears with powdered sugar to provide a sugar-dusted texture. Now you can proudly serve and enjoy your very own homemade sour gummy bears.

Some tips and tricks to keep in mind when preparing homemade gummy bears

  • Always grease your silicone molds before pouring the mixture with cooking spray. This will help your bears to pop out effortlessly and easily.
  • You can easily find silicone molds in most bakery stores, or you can also buy them online.
  • If your candies are sticking together, sprinkle them with cornstarch or powdered sugar before storing them.
  • Place your molds over a baking sheet to make it easier to move around and also to avoid spilling.