Pucker up for these sweet and sour gummies, which pack some serious punch thanks to a secret ingredient -- citric acid -- which you can buy online or at any specialty baking store. Just make sure to enjoy them immediately once you've tossed them in the sugar mixture or they will become sticky.
One 3-ounce box flavored gelatin powder, such as Jell-O
2 tablespoons unflavored gelatin powder
2 tablespoons citric acid
1/4 cup sugar
Put two 50-count silicone gummy bear molds on a baking sheet and lightly spray with nonstick spray.
Combine the flavored gelatin powder, unflavored gelatin powder, 1 tablespoon of the citric acid and 1/2 cup cold water in a small saucepan. Bring to a simmer over medium-low heat, stirring frequently so that the sugar does not stick to the bottom of the saucepan, about 4 minutes. Do not boil.
Pour the mixture into a small liquid measuring cup. With a spoon, skim off any bubbles that have formed. Carefully fill the molds and gently shake to ensure the mixture settles to the bottom. Refrigerate until set, at least 2 hours.
Combine the sugar and remaining 1 tablespoon citric acid in a medium bowl. Carefully remove the gummy bears from the molds and toss in the sugar mixture. Enjoy immediately.
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